I have been in the world of publishing long enough to know that there are always space limitations, so you need to choose where you dig a little deeper. It most emphatically is not. I'll take them any time over a paperback. This book is not what I would ever consider expensive. Ruger has developed a number of great technological innovations, such as the transfer bar safety system, that have become a standard in the industry. Plus much, much more Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, Prasac and contributing author David Bradshaw provide a behind the scenes look at the men and the company producing some of the strongest guns on the planet, and the innovations that keep those firearms accessible to every gun owner who wants one. You probably noticed that he wrote the foreword of this book.
In typical fashion, he believed he could build a better mousetrap and actually explored the plausibility of producing an automobile of his own design, one inspired by the 1929 Bentley Vanden Plas Tourer. I hope you not only enjoy this book from an entertainment standpoint, but find it useful as well. Summary is that I like the book - but it could have been better. It is not, as author Max Prasac says, aimed at Ruger collectors. Photo by Matt Cosenzo The author is an avid and passionate handgun hunter of big game. A book tends to reflect constraints of content imposed by publisher.
All the photos are color and there are a lot of them. Max has clearly done his homework and enlisted the help of industry legend David Bradshaw. David Bradshaw, personal friend of the Ruger family and contributor to the design of several landmark Ruger revolvers, the reader will definitely gain new insights into the world of W. David Bradshaw's historical parts on Ruger history. Even customer service is handled in-house, so that the folks who build the guns get real-time feedback from the consumer.
On the eve of the Great Depression, heavily leveraged with the bank, Adolf lost it all, including the business, the house, and the farm. The section on custom models made from Ruger revolvers is especially well documented with some gorgeous photographs. Ruger revolvers are available, affordable, well made, and rugged — extremely rugged. How Ruger's technologies changed the modern revolver. He was one obsessed with design and possessed of a talent and vision for creating. I take it you don't handgun hunt.
And I am still looking for a history of the later years of production and models. The text is largely interesting, though it falls a little flat in some areas the painfully stilted language of the first chapter, where's the discussion of the. Only in production since 1993, again, limiting their coverage. This may be a bit of a harsh review, but unfortunately the book is positioning itself for such as it is, and as it's presented. If you, like myself, have owned many Gun Digest publications over the years you know what to expect; sloppy editing, poor reproduction of photos, some of which began as lousy, poorly lit amateur efforts. Engineers are on the floor of the factory and are able to address issues and fix problems immediately. His grandfather, also named Julius, fought in the Civil War, then became a portrait painter in Brooklyn, after the hostilities ended.
Ruger was no ordinary child. Wilson's book had nothing on custom guns. The actual manufactering history, is scant to non existent. This is, at its heart, truly a celebration of Ruger revolvers. Oh, and don't let the graphics designer just phone it in - use someone who understands what the photo is trying to convey and who is able to place it in an intelligent context on the page. Personally, I don't want to read a book that covers every possible aspect of any subject. I am sorry you feel this way.
That said, I happen to like handgun hunting and dedicated a very small portion of the book to hunting, despite your proclamation , and David Bradshaw, being a contributor, brought his significant silhouette experience to the table. Scott Olmsted, Editor in Chief, American Hunter I highly recommend this book for any fan of the revolver, the Ruger brand, or firearms in general. I highly recommend this book. Leave it on your desktop and not in your bookcase because you will be referring to it continuously. Rugers are not perfect, but they are very well engineered and solidly built, with many safety innovations, and Mr. While there, the young man designed and built a prototype semi-automatic pistol of high quality, sound design, and the potential to be affordable. It also gave me an excuse to include some beautiful photos of some gorgeous custom revolvers.
There is a lot in there I knew. The author's vast and personal knowledge of the many different revolver models makes this book most interesting and a true reference work. I would like to see the book that has it all. When needed, corrective action is decided and a person assigned the responsibility of fixing the issue. That is why I have Keith, Taffin, Prasac, McGivern, Wilson, and other books on the shelf. So, again, sorry it fell short of your expectations, and perhaps if you were a bigger fan of single-actions, or customs, or whatever, you wouldn't be leveling these complaints.
As was said, you can't please everybody with one flavor. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. A must-have volume for true Ruger enthusiasts. How is that the case with Ruger? Special chapters on Custom Ruger Revolvers and Hunting with Revolvers make this a treat to simply peruse, or to read in-depth. There is no painter, sculptor, mechanic, musician, doctor, scientist whom escapes fault.