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Old 05-10-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Ruger is using MIM

well...........big deal or not, i figured i just use the "ask" feature on the ruger website aand ask them about mim.

so i inquired about the use of MIM on the sp's and gp's.........they promised an email response within three days............and i did get a response.

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Thank you for using the Ruger On-Line Customer Support Request Form.

This e-mail is in response to your question or comment of 05/08/2011
Request No: 95236

Comment / question:

is Ruger now using some MIM parts in the sp101 and gp100???

if so, could you please advise what parts?

Response:
Yes, the Crane latch, cylinder latch, front sight.

If you need further information, please visit our website at www.ruger.com or contact us at:

Revolvers, shotguns, rifles, 10/22 Charger Pistol: (603) 865-2442
Pistols: (928) 778-6555
Serial Number History Information: (603) 865-2424

Please note: This e-mail is sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message.

Sincerely,
Ruger Firearms


so.........right or wrong........superior or inferior, mim parts are used on rugers. Guess since this is straight from the factory, any claims made to the contrary are innacurate............so in effect, perhaps the "MIM" issue in comparisons between smith and ruger will become a non-issue as MIM is apparently here to stay and used by both..........

there also has been some recent questions about mim spreading to the triggers themselves........we shall see...............

hearing that ruger is using MIM parts is almost like being told obama won the election...........sure did take the wind out of my sails on some personal notions about ruger superiority.............
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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Re: Ruger is using MIM

...at least those parts aren't super-stressed or torqued...unless one beats prisoners with one's revolver...they're still head-n-shoulders above everyone else...I would not be glad to hear of hammers and triggers, sears, etc being MIM...but I'm in the used market anyways...I just don't think the strength is there in MIM parts...kinda like cast in my mind...



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Re: Ruger is using MIM

Donít surprise me
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:50 PM   #4
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Donít surprise me
Unfortunately, it doesn't me either. Not a big fan of MIM parts. Sold a guy a Rock Island 1911 once, brand new. He took it right out on the range and the safety broke off of it before he fired the first shot. They say if they are done right, they are as good as anything, but if they are done wrong, when they fail, they fail big time. Once again, it proves that now that Bill is gone, Ruger is just another gun company. Shame.
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Re: Ruger is using MIM

It's all about the almighty dolla, folks.

I hope that if they have many failures Ruger will reconsider.



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Whats that made in Mexico ?????
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:25 PM   #7
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Metal injection molding....
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:55 PM   #8
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....when (what year) did Ruger start using MIM's....
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:45 PM   #9
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Re: Ruger is using MIM

don't have a clue..................there has been some ramblings on the ruger board about some sp's being recently received with a "hollow back" instead of a solid trigger and speculation about that..........

some are saying this will create a demand and artifical price increase for older rugers without the mim................quite a few are defending the practice as "modern methods".........and some are not worried about such few parts...but smith also started small with the introduction and it eventually spread to additional parts.......i would guess ruger is going to folow suit and hopefully learn from smith's experiences......

what i am curious about is the MIM parts used by ruger in any gun of theirs.........are the mim parts made by ruger or by an outside vendor????????????????????????????????????
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my my, and to think that I was given the guff over not liking the new bisley's that seemed to break so easy. Only cost me $341.92 per gun to make them right when they could have been made right at the factory. If I had wanted molded I could have gone with glock, maybe ruger will join up with glock and learn how to mold. sheepdog if I could have gotten use bisley 's that weren't completely worn out I would have them now. but those that have them are keeping them. I can well understand why.
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But I like beating people with my revolver! lol
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:21 PM   #13
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well, lets hope we don't end up with MIM transfer bars...........

i think H&R had a bad run of such and they were snapping on the shotguns.
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MiM parts have proven to be just fine so far haven't heard of any problems yet.
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There is nothing wrong with them . All the big company have switch to mim parts .
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