While we have very little new to report, I though some might appreciate an update regarding the anticipated introduction of Ranger II.
As I indicted in last month’s timeline, we are expecting very shortly (within the next week) to receive “final” preproduction samples of some critical components. Some small tweaks may yet be required, but we’re hoping to release purchase orders for all outside parts before the end of the month. If that’s the case, full production could begin as soon as February. I expect we’ll have a couple of samples in our pockets at SHOT next month in Las Vegas that we will show to interested parties, but would expect that our Grand Introduction will occur at the NRA Show in Louisville in mid-May, by which point we expect there will be a good quantity available on the dealers’ shelves.
We will offer Early Bird opportunities to visitors to this site/Friends of the Factory before we begin general shipments, details of which will be posted when we have firmer dates and a better handle on pricing. I am determined that this product will be available for less $ than the original model – under $500 for a model with one cylinder; that’s the plan.
As always, while it is my practice not to respond to general inquiries posted on our Message Board, I commit to answering any/every email addressed to me personally at [email protected]. I wish you all a Happy Holiday season.
PS – Mini-revolvers make great stocking stuffers!