RCA JOURNAL

VOLUME 25, No. 3

Contents/Highlights

Notes from the RCA President and staff about the Leadership Committee progress with display shows, the NRA Exhibit, Journals and the RCA Website.

New Introductions by Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. The LCP .380, Light Compact Pistol and the Special Edition Mini-14 rifle to benefit the NRA-ILA.

BEARCAT serial numbers and markings.
By John C. Dougan.

Very informative article providing a first time insight about production procedures, dates and numbering of the Bearcats.

The Ruger BEARCAT 1958 to 1970.
By Bill Hamm.

This article covers the life of the Bearcat, The Perfect Kit Gun!! Several pictures of Bearcat standard and non-standard variations are included.

One-Of-A-Kind Ruger BEARCAT.
by Bill Hamm.

This article features the Herb Glass Inscribed & Modified #16 Bearcat.

Ruger Super BEARCAT, 1971 to 1974.
By Bill Hamm.

This article covers the life of the Super BEARCAT with photos.

The Cat Is Back! Ruger New BEARCAT Revolvers.
By Carl Laco.

Very informative article covering the Ruger New BEARCAT variations from 1993 to date.

Announcing a new book, Ruger Pistols & Revolvers, The Vintage Years 1949-1973,
By John C. Dougan.

John provides us with an overview of what to expect from his new book that is due out this summer.

Washington Arms Collectors Hosts Ruger Theme Show.
By Rick Verzal.

A great write-up covering the displays at the new west coast January 2008 display show. Pictures of the displays can be seen on this website under RCA Educational Exhibits.

RCA Displays MAAC Show.
By Bill Hamm.

Comprehensive write-up covering the show and displays at the March 2008 Harrisburg, PA show. Pictures of the displays can be seen on this website under RCA Educational Exhibits.

News release from Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. announcing the departure of President Stephen Sanetti to become CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.