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Old March 15th, 2017, 12:24 PM   #1
 
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Getting conflicting info from Ruger

I've been trying to purchase a 300 black out barrel kit for my SR556 takedown without any luck. I live in California so any magazine over 10 rds is a no-go. I contacted Ruger customer service to see if they would sell me the barrel kit with 10 rd mags, or without any mags-their answer NO. At the SHOT show this year I asked there sales rep at the shooting range & he said they have no plans to sell kit with 10 rd mags. Said he had lost most of his business in California due to our stupid laws, and didn't want to have anything to do with us. Later at the convention center I talked to regional sales manager & he said yes they were working on a kit with 10 rd mags, but were working on marking the mags so you could see them while inserted in rifle. He said they expected to have them available in a couple of months. Check back with customer service last week and they still say no plans to ever sell kit with 10 rd mags. Send e-mail to their sales rep Kevin Goodwin on the 2nd asking what's up and have yet to get a reply. Can't help but feel they are making a mistake not selling to states with magazine restrictions, as more and more states are voting them in.



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I am sure another companies conversion will fit what about them?
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Contacting Ruger by phone always gets much better results than emailing them.
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I figured talking face to face to their regional sales manager I would get correct information. I even have video of him telling me they are working on a 10 rd magazine. He still hasn't replied to my e-mails.
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Yes, I could get a complete 300 black out upper from another company, but Ruger is the only one that I know of that has it with a piston system. With just a push of a lever and twist of the barrel I would be able to change calibers. Cleaning the take-down bwrrel is very easy. Also, I bought the rifle so that it could be taken down for easy carry/storage, so getting a standard upper would defeat that purpose.
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While other states do have mag limits, CA always takes things to a whole different level. Bullet buttons and all that crap, etc., that nobody else requires. So a manufacturer has to decide if designing something for that market alone is worth the effort. Just because a regional sales manager told you something doesn't mean it's going to happen, just that they are working on it. And just because some CS person tells you it isn't happening doesn't mean it isn't being worked on somewhere else. You need to just wait and see.

Years ago, back when there were a bunch of different computer brands with totally different operating systems, there was a software product I wanted that hadn't been released for the computer I had. I called the software company and was told they had no plans to release it for that computer. It took me a few months, but I sold my computer and saved up to buy a new one so I could get that software. The day I finally purchased the new computer I walked into a software store and there on the shelf was the software, now also offered for my old computer. ;-)
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Although California does have more than it's share of stupid gun laws, it is not alone in the restriction of magazine capacity.

Colorado
Illinois
Hawaii
Connecticut
DC
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York

are just some that come to mind that also have restrictions. So Ruger wouldn't be making a barrel kit for just California, and the way things seem to be going more and more states will be limiting magazines to 10 rounds.

I was just surprised that their reagional sales manager Kevin Goodwin didn't even reply to my e-mail after talking to me at the SHOT show.
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Although California does have more than it's share of stupid gun laws, it is not alone in the restriction of magazine capacity.

Colorado
Illinois
Hawaii
Connecticut
DC
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York

are just some that come to mind that also have restrictions. So Ruger wouldn't be making a barrel kit for just California, and the way things seem to be going more and more states will be limiting magazines to 10 rounds.

I was just surprised that their reagional sales manager Kevin Goodwin didn't even reply to my e-mail after talking to me at the SHOT show.
Currently, there are only 8 states and DC that restrict magazine capacity, with Hawaii restricting only handguns... so 7 states and DC for rifle. And there have been attempts to repeal the law in Colorado. The rest of the states on that list have always been anti gun, and I don't see more states looking to restrict gun ownership... quite the opposite lately.

So, focus on product for 43 states, or make special stuff for 7... hmmm...

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Although California does have more than it's share of stupid gun laws, it is not alone in the restriction of magazine capacity.

Colorado
Illinois
Hawaii
Connecticut
DC
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York

are just some that come to mind that also have restrictions. So Ruger wouldn't be making a barrel kit for just California, and the way things seem to be going more and more states will be limiting magazines to 10 rounds.

I was just surprised that their reagional sales manager Kevin Goodwin didn't even reply to my e-mail after talking to me at the SHOT show.
seems like you just want to complain to Ruger about your interpretation of their corporate direction and needs.

WELL,

they've been doing it their way for years. If you don't want to be disappointed, you know what youre options are, as does RUGER.
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