You have to be a little more creative there, gstlouis. The word "gun" is not included in the search index. Can you imagine how large the number of returns would be if it were allowed on a 100% firearms board?
Now, having said that and even though your test was flawed, it does look like word search isn't working again. (I searched on Ruger and then on Remington - no joy.) However, search for member posts and new posts does appear to be working.