Better Buy: Smith & Wesson or Sturm, Ruger?

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Since just before the most recent presidential elections, gunmakers and ammunition manufacturers can't seem to make firearms fast enough to meet consumer demand. 

As a result, companies including Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger have taken different approaches to building out their manufacturing capabilities.

Still, while both companies should continue to do well for now, one stands out thanks to its squeaky clean balance sheet, says Fool contributor Steve Symington in the following interview with the Fool's Alison Southwick.

But if you had to choose, which stock would you rather buy: Smith & Wesson, or Sturm, Ruger? Please watch the following video to get Steve's full take, and then chime in using the comments section below.

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Alison Southwick and Fool contributor Steve Symington have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Sturm, Ruger. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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