Southport, CT August 20, 2008 – Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce a special, limited-production Ruger® New Vaquero® for the Cowboy Fast Draw Association (CFDA).
This high-gloss stainless steel New Vaquero comes with the “old-style” Vaquero hammer, giving fast draw shooters a time-saving advantage by providing a more natural fit for this style of shooting. Only 1,000 of these models will be produced and they will bear a special serial number sequence in honor of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association: CFDA-XXXX (0001-1,000).
“The popularity of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association is growing at an impressive rate, and we are proud to work with an organization that captures the spirit of American firearms enthusiasts,” said Sturm, Ruger CEO Mike Fifer. “Fast draw shooters are strong supporters of the Ruger Vaquero, and we are happy to provide them with a special model that gives them a feature they have been asking for – the “old-style” Vaquero hammer. This hammer will provide added comfort and help shooters save valuable time in fast draw competitions.”
Ruger New Vaqueros are designed to offer the original “Old West” single action look, size and feel. Built on a mid-sized steel frame, New Vaqueros have a patented Ruger reverse indexing pawl, which positively aligns the cylinder with the loading gate cutout for easy loading and unloading of cartridges. A beveled cylinder for easier holstering, checkered “hard rubber” grips, and a larger crescent-shaped ejector rod head in traditional form are additional features designed to make the New Vaquero one of the most user-friendly and durable single action revolvers on the market.
For more information about Cowboy Fast Draw Association, look up http://www.cowboyfastdraw.com/