This is a “coffee table” size book, and a very attractive one – with many pictures, charts, and other illustrations. It covers very well Ruger handguns from the very beginning with the .22 semi-auto that started it all to the double action revolver period – except for the Redhawk and Super Redhawk, because it was published in 2008, before that period of Ruger history was “written”. Its 391 total pages cover the history and glory of Ruger handguns of this period, including lists of serial numbers and chapters on custom Rugers and the period when engraved Rugers were going strong.
Mr. Dougan was President of the Ruger Collectors Association.
There is also a “sequel” volume dealing with Rugers from 1973 on, for those wishing to complete their Ruger library.