Why doesn’t Ruger have any sponsored shooters in USPSA/IDPA competition? One would think that with the SR9 being a solid seller (now that they got the trigger figured out) that Ruger would want a piece of that sweet, sweet practical shooting money. Of course, I’ve wondered the same thing about Taurus as well, but Taurus does have sponsored shooters, they just don’t shoot in US matches all that often.
Beretta is too busy rolling around in piles of DoD money to run sponsored shooters – I totally get that, but the Ruger thing doesn’t make sense to me. I mean, the Ruger Vaquero is the most popular revolver in Cowboy Action Shooting, and while it’s no Performance Center gun, the GP100 can be slicked up to shoot pretty fast for Revolver Division. From everything I’ve heard, the SR9 is a perfectly fine pistol, although the magazine safety is idiotic, there isn’t anything I’ve read in reviews that would prevent Ruger from buying some WarriorWear polos from Blackhawk! and putting the “Ruger” logo on ’em and paying a few up and coming shooters (coughcough) to go shoot their SR9 at matches.
These are the questions that keep me awake at night.