Southport, CT June 25, 2009 – Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce a special Single Action Shooting Society (SASS®) Ruger® Vaquero®. The high-gloss stainless steel SASS Ruger Vaquero comes with the lower/wider Montado style hammer found on the stock Ruger Montado. The SASS Ruger Vaquero is chambered for .357 Magnum, features 4-5/8” barrels and black checkered hard rubber grips that contain the SASS logo. They will bear a special serial numbers featuring the letters SASS followed by the numeric sequence. The special edition single action revolvers will only be sold in two-gun sets of consecutive numbers and will ship in a special red two-gun carry case.
Ruger Vaqueros are designed to offer the original “Old West” single action look, size and feel. Built on a mid-sized steel frame, Vaqueros have the 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 and a larger crescent-shaped ejector rod head in traditional form are additional features designed to make the Vaquero one of the most user-friendly and durable single action revolvers on the market.
For more information on the new Ruger SASS Vaquero, available from all Ruger distributors, visit www.ruger.com/SASS .