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ROCS ROCKED IN ROCKET CITY!!

4th Annual Huntsville, Alabama Display Show

JAN. 26-27, 2019

Narrative by Bill Hamm
Photographs by David Faulkner

 

A group of ROCS Members and friends converged on Huntsville, Alabama to participate in the 4th annual “ROCS IN ROCKET CITY” Display Show. They traveled from Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and a few from Alabama. There were twelve outstanding displays of some very fine and rare Ruger firearms for all to view.

Everyone had a great time socializing, answering questions and talking to the public about our Rugers. Lee Sundermeier, Bill Ridge, Mike Womble, Bill Hightower, Ron Lutz and several other Displayers worked the ROCS table telling folks about our club and handing our applications.

We had a really nice awards banquet with some of the best food that can be imagined!! ROCS awarded each class winner with a Crystal Award with their 1st Place Winner Class and ROCS Logo engraved on them. Each class winner also received a wooden boxed firearm cleaning kit and a set of screw drivers. Each class had a drawing for a great Ruger firearm and then all displayers names were put in a hat to draw for another fine Ruger. All displayers received a special “ROCS ROCKS ROCKET CITY” embossed coffee mug and NASA Lunar Landing brassards for their hard work and ROCS support.

Our host, Allen Daniels, Collectors and Shooters Club, LLC (CASC) gun shows and long time Ruger Collector, presented all of our displayers with a very high quality Ruger Logo handgun case. Allen also presented each class winner and the displayer who traveled the longest distance with very generous cash awards. His son Ryan who manages the show saw to everything that we needed and was on the PA system announcing and directing folks to our displays. We want to thank both Allen and Ryan for hosting us and gifting the displayers so generously.

Chad Hiddleson, Red Eagle News Exchange/RENE, awarded each class winner one free year’s subscription to the great RENE publication. RENE will also send an award certificate and free one year subscription to the winner of the Best Ruger of the Show. This special award certificate can accompany the gun the rest of its life!

This show has a great venue and great attendance by the public. Our headquarters hotel, The Embassy Suites, is attached to the Von Braun Civic Center where the show is held. This sure makes coming and going very convenient; never have to move your vehicle or even walk outdoors.

It was another really good get together. We got to spend time with old friends and made new friends. It is just great when you can enjoy spending time with a group of like minded folks who enjoy the same hobby. I encourage any and all of you to come to some of these shows, you will have a fun time.





 

The displays are as follows:

 


RUGER MILITARY & POLICE CONTRACT REVOLVERS

By Ron Lutz, Awarded 1st Place Advanced Class

   
PROTOTYPES & ONE-OF-A-KIND

By Russ Doucette, Novice Class

   
MICRO 22'S / 30 YEARS

Fleming, Advanced Class

     
"TWINS"

By John Hightower, Advanced Class

     
MY RUGER PISTOL, RIFLE & SHOTGUN

By Charles Hainley, Awarded 1st Place Intermediate Class

   
ROCS ADVANTAGES

By Bob Brown, Intermediate Class

       
A LITTER OF THREE VERY FINE CATS!!

By Bill Hamm, Cat Collector, Masters Class
Awarded “Best Ruger Of The Show” for Elmer Keith’s #15 Bearcat


   
"ANNOUNCING THE SUPER BLACKHAWK"

By Mike Womble, Masters Class

     
A FEW RUGER BOOKS AND GUNS
ALL ENDING IN # 43


By Bill Ridge, Masters Class

     
THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

By Bill Ridge, Masters Class

     
RUGERS EARLY CASED SUPER BLACKHAWKS
&
THE HISTORY OF THEIR PACKAGING


By Vince Carabetta, Masters Class

     
RUGER'S BRASS GRIP FRAMES
UPDATED JANUARY, 2019
"CLASS OF BRASS"


By Lee E. Sundermeier, Masters Class

     



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