I didn’t think I would have much free time during my week observing a Gunsite 250 Pistol course in Paulden, Arizona to get down to Prescott, so I didn’t attempt to arrange a tour of the Ruger factory there. But due to the heat, we got to the range an hour early this morning so finished class an hour early this afternoon. I took the opportunity to drive to Prescott to check out the place where they make Ruger semi-automatic pistols.
A large statue of a cowboy on his horse greets you in the visitor parking area. The plaque reads: “In the vast reaches of the American West, the work ethic still exists. The man who makes his living on horses that are bound to buck earns his pay. A good hand is loyal to his outfit, meets a challenge, and takes pride in an honest day’s work.”
When I got to the front door, I was met with a sign reading: “NO
LOADED FIREARMS ALLOWED INSIDE BUILDING.” I guess they couldn’t afford or didn’t think it was important enough to just buy a new sign to reflect the new policy.
There was no retail store or company museum anyway, so I just made my way back to my car and to Paulden. Maybe next time I will see about arranging that tour.