What Is My Ruger Pistol Worth?
Why do Gun Owners Like Ruger Pistols?
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., better known by the shortened name Ruger, is an American firearm manufacturing company based in Connecticut. Ruger is currently the largest firearm manufacturer in the United States. Ruger is well known for their high quality and budget friendly firearms. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. For more than 70 years, Ruger has cemented its reputation for producing high quality pistols such as the LC9, Security-9 and the LCP variations.
How to Determine the Value of my Ruger Pistol?
Prices for Ruger pistols range greatly and are determined by the specific model. Ruger has several different models of pistols that look similar at a glance, but there are small nuances that can factor into the value. Ruger also has pistols that are variations of each other, like the LCP, LCP II and LCP MAX. The differences in these pistols is minor, but they do play a factor when determining value in the pre-owned market. Ruger also has quite a few different 9mm pistols that act as great concealed carry pistols, but there are, of course, different models that may change the value by over $100.
A major factor in determining value for any firearm comes from the condition of the gun. If it is in mint condition with little finish wear from handling, the gun can retain a good portion of its retail value. If more usage is apparent and the gun has scuffs, dents or scratches on the slide or polymer lower, the value will lower with each imperfection. Same goes with the metal parts, the more scratches and faded bluing finish that becomes present on the gun from handling and usage can greatly diminish its value. The takeaway is that as the condition of the firearm worsens, the less it will be worth when re-sold.
Another factor that contributes to a re-sale value is the firearm’s originality. Some gun owners add their personal touch to the gun whether it is a homemade spray can paint job, custom logos or aftermarket components and even professional cerakote or paint jobs. Often these type of additions on the gun can hurt its value or make it less desirable when compared to guns that have not been altered and in their original manufactured configuration.
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