Ruger has a long and varied assortment of handgun manufacturing experiences. Their revolvers have been known to be second to none in durability.
Their semi-auto pistols have been a mixed bag of ongoing problems along with some serious successes.
The summaries below link to articles about Ruger handguns on this site.
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Ruger Revolver Articles
Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum: One of the most popular and durable small revolvers available. The SP101 is a serious shooter in a concealed carry size.
Ruger LCR .38 Special +p Revolver: Like my S&W Airweight, this revolver gets it done for concealed carry when you can't carry something larger. Revolvers this size are superior in their handling and dependability to any pocket .380. A typically great revolver from Ruger.
Ruger Alaskan .44 Magnum: Is all beef. This is a gun I had no complaints about. Monstrously built for rugged use, the pounding your arm gets with extended shooting is worth the effort and pain. For a short barrel, defensive magnum you can't ask for much better.
Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum: With an odd grip shape it wasn't a great shooting experience for me. In spite of that personal dislike the gun is as all Rugers have been. Built for punishment and durability.
Ruger Pistol Articles
Ruger Mark III Target Pistol .22 LR: Ruger has a long and proud tradition with this solid, strikingly accurate target .22. In our tests it lived up to its reputation.
Ruger SR9c .9mm: This pistol that started out in controversy and recall has become one of Ruger's proud accomplishments. With around 800 rounds through mine, it has performed flawlessly. It is now one of my daily carry guns.
Ruger P89 .9mm: This gun in the popular P series has a mixture of high regard and irritation in reviews. Mine doesn't change that much.
Ruger LCP .380: An improvement of the famous Kel Tec pocket .380 offering, Ruger has improved the dependability issues. Like all this size guns, it has its inherent disadvantages. All things considered, however, this is one of the best of them.