This is a discussion on Ruger quality within the Ruger Pistols forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I've never had any issues with any of my Rugers. That's why I think Ruger makes the best product for the prices they charge....
I've only owned about seventeen guns in my life, and eleven have been Rugers. I've shot quite a few more. Only one of mine had to go back, for something that was okay but not as good as it should have been, a slightly large barrel/cylinder gap.
To me, regardless of price, Rugers are the best firearms, period. I'm glad they are a good value, or I couldn't have bought all the ones I've had.
I don't care for the polymer, monogrips, and some other features of newer Rugers, but all the makers are going that way. I would like to have seen Ruger resist the trend, but I guess business is business. At least they don't have a plastic Blackhawk, yet!.........
I love Ruger single action pistols. The only semi auto Ruger I own is my new SR 1911. Don't own any other models of semi auto. They just don't appeal to me. Still waiting for Ruger to build their 1911 in a compact carry with a three inch barrel.
I've never been much of a revolver fan, but do have a Single six, solid pistol. My first new Ruger was a P91DC, it's as solid as any revolver I've seen. My other Rugers, LCP, LC9, SR9c, have functioned perfect. Are they as beefy as the revolvers, or that P91DC, no, they have plastic in them, but still function like they should.
My first Ruger was my Mini-14. That was over 30 years ago. That was followed by a 10/22 and a M77-MKII target. I didn't get started with pistols until I retired 8 years ago and moved to Florida. New York, home of Upchuck Shumer, (where I lived the previous 55 years of my life) does not encourage the ownership and use of handguns. As Ronald Reagan used to say, I "voted with my feet" and moved to a gun friendly state. I now have a CCW and five pistols and one wheel gun. My only Ruger handgun is my SR1911 which is as tough and accurate as anything I own and carried on a tradition of toughness and quality that started with that Mini-14. I hope to make up my revolver deficiency with some Rugers. There's so many handguns and so little time