Ruger Offers New Model Blackhawk & GP100 Chambered in .327 Federal Magnum
Southport, Connecticut - January 4, 2010 – Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce two more Ruger® revolvers chambered in the impressive .327 Federal Magnum caliber. The Ruger New Model Blackhawk® and the Ruger GP100® will now benefit from the flat-shooting, high-velocity performance of the .327 Federal Magnum cartridge. The .327 Federal Magnum offers near-.357 Magnum performance with less recoil, pushing a 100-grain American Eagle load at an astounding 1,655 feet per second out of the 5-1/2” barreled New Model Blackhawk, and 1,525 feet per second out of the 4.20” barreled GP100. In addition to the high-velocity performance, cylinder capacities have been increased, with the New Model Blackhawk holding eight rounds and the GP100 holding seven. “We worked with Federal Premium Ammunition to introduce the first .327 Federal Magnum cartridge in our mid-sized SP101® revolver, and we’re excited to expand this well-received round into our full-sized New Model Blackhawk and GP100 product lines,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Killoy. “The performance of this round is remarkable, and the longer barrels and heavier weights of these two models ramp velocities to new levels and keep recoil amazingly minimal. We feel pairing these revolvers with this cartridge will give our customers two more great options for recreational shooting, handgun hunting, or self-defense.”
The New Model Blackhawk in .327 Federal Magnum has a 5-1/2” barrel and overall length of 11.38”. It weighs 48 oz., holds eight rounds, and features a fully adjustable rear sight and a stainless steel finish. New Model Blackhawk revolvers have earned a reputation as the best value on the market due to their durability and affordability, and this new .327 Federal Magnum variation only compliments this already extensive family of single-action revolvers.
The new GP100 in .327 Federal Magnum features a 4.20” stainless steel barrel and an overall length of 9.50”. It weighs 40 oz., holds seven rounds, and includes a fully adjustable rear sight. All GP100 double-action revolvers are known for their rugged construction and reliable performance, utilizing solid steel sidewalls (no side-plates) and frame widths that are increased with extra steel in critical areas that support the barrel. GP100’s are built to last, and the addition of the .327 Federal Magnum adds diversity to a proven product line.
For more information on the new Ruger revolvers in .327 Federal Magnum, or to learn more about the extensive line of Ruger firearms, visit http://www.ruger.com or http://www.ruger.com/327 .
To find accessories for Ruger New Model Blackhawk revolvers, GP100 revolvers and other Ruger firearms, visit http://www.ShopRuger.com.
About Sturm, Ruger:
Sturm, Ruger was founded in 1949 and is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. Sturm, Ruger is headquartered in Southport, CT, with plants located in Newport, NH and Prescott, AZ.