Ruger on target for million-gun goal

Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. issued a quarterly report of sorts last week on how the company is doing in reaching its goal of selling a million guns during its fiscal year – and in giving $1 from each sale to the National Rifle Association.So far, so good, as far as Ruger and the NRA are concerned. The Connecticut-based company — which employs more than 800 people at three New Hampshire factories — said it sold 315,100 guns in the third quarter that ended Dec. 31, bringing total sales to 871,000 — and $871,000 to the NRA.”Consumer support for the Million Gun Challenge to Benefit the NRA has been overwhelming, and has helped Ruger enjoy a robust 2011,” said Ruger’s president and CEO, Mike Fifer. “With one quarter left to go, we are hoping everyone will jump in and help us exceed the $1 million goal.”The third-quarter check presentation will take place at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The final donation will be presented during the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits to be held April 13-15 in St. Louis, Mo. — BOB SANDERS/NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

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