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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), is pleased to announce that the Ruger® GP100® double-action revolver chambered in .357 Magnum was named "Best in Class '06" by the editor of Gun Tests magazine. This pick was announced in the December, 2006 issue of that magazine.
According to Gun Tests editor W. Todd Woodward, every December the editor selects "guns the magazine's staffers have endorsed wholeheartedly. From these evaluations I pick the best from a full year's worth of tests...".
The Best in Class Revolver '06 went to the Ruger GP100, selected from all revolvers, both single-action and double-action types. "It functioned with the most consistency and would likely offer the most durability," the review stated. "Due to the clean, rugged design of the sights combined with the consistency of the trigger, in both single and double-action, we never lacked confidence in firing the Ruger GP100 revolver," it concluded.
Also mentioned as a runner up in this category was the Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan® revolver chambered in .454 Casull/.45 Colt. "The Ruger Alaskan is one of the sturdiest and most impressive looking production guns we have seen," said the editors. "In our opinion, the Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan was more shooter-friendly than a .44 Magnum but was strong enough to take on the hottest loads. For portability, versatility and raw power, this gun is hard to beat."
"You must remember that the Ruger GP100 and Super Redhawk Alaskan® were selected out of more than 130 guns reviewed by these editors this year to be their picks as 'can't miss combinations of performance and value,'" said Sturm, Ruger President Stephen L. Sanetti. "The fact that they chose two Rugers as 'must buy' guns reinforces our goal of offering quality products desired by American shooters, at prices they can afford. We are honored to have two of our products selected as guns the editors of Gun Tests magazine would also buy for themselves."