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Ruger wrangler new cheap .22lr revolver option

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April 19, 2019, 02:42 PM
mhughes
Ruger wrangler new cheap .22lr revolver option
I always wanted a cheap .22 SAA but never wanted the rough rider one, and didn’t want to pay for a single six. This looks like a good option

https://www.ruger.com/products/wrangler/models.html
April 19, 2019, 05:29 PM
limblessbiff
That’s pretty tempting, I like the silver with black cylinder. I had a cheap ass gold plated pimp cowboy action revolver that I got used from gander for 80 bucks. I soon found out why, a barn 30 feet away was too small of a target, and it grouped like a shot gun for me and everyone else k let shoot it so I sold it but other than the complete lack of accuracy it was a lot of fun
April 19, 2019, 05:31 PM
x0225095
Saw that today....went to a Ruger show a couple of weeks ago and they didn’t have it. Must have JUST launched.

I’d like to hold it in my hand of course but the visual looks of it is pretty attractive


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April 19, 2019, 05:51 PM
clayflingythingy
Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder I guess.

To me, these new Rugers look like pot metal junk.
April 19, 2019, 07:12 PM
arfmel
The grip frame IS zinc alloy/pot metal. With a big mold line right down the middle of it.

I’d sooner buy a well worn, used Single Six.




April 19, 2019, 07:58 PM
Rustpot
quote:
Originally posted by arfmel:
The grip frame IS zinc alloy/pot metal. With a big mold line right down the middle of it.

I’d sooner buy a well worn, used Single Six.


Is the grip frame different than the main frame? The video on their website shows a machined aluminum frame.
April 19, 2019, 08:35 PM
x0225095
quote:
Originally posted by Rustpot:
quote:
Originally posted by arfmel:
The grip frame IS zinc alloy/pot metal. With a big mold line right down the middle of it.

I’d sooner buy a well worn, used Single Six.


Is the grip frame different than the main frame? The video on their website shows a machined aluminum frame.


....they advertise a reduced price because of new aluminum machining processes.

I assume it’s a steel tube suspended in an aluminum barrel a la MKIV 22/45 Lite but who know till they hit the shelves.


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April 19, 2019, 09:21 PM
arfmel
quote:
Originally posted by Rustpot:
quote:
Originally posted by arfmel:
The grip frame IS zinc alloy/pot metal. With a big mold line right down the middle of it.

I’d sooner buy a well worn, used Single Six.


Is the grip frame different than the main frame? The video on their website shows a machined aluminum frame.


Yes. The grip frame is separate from the main frame, and holds the grips, the main spring, and forms the trigger guard.
Here’s a link to a useful article on the Wrangler:

https://www.realguns.com/articles/1096.htm




April 19, 2019, 10:06 PM
Rustpot
quote:
Originally posted by arfmel:
Yes. The grip frame is separate from the main frame, and holds the grips, the main spring, and forms the trigger guard.
Here’s a link to a useful article on the Wrangler:

https://www.realguns.com/articles/1096.htm


Thanks for the info and the link. Given that read, I'd probably pick one of these up if it was under $200 (which, with a $250 MSRP is probably possible). I'd have to feel it in the hand and work the action, but a .22 revolver is something I've wanted but never really wanted enough to spend $500+ on a Smith or Ruger. A gun like this I'd probably only run a brick through every few years and would be a fun way to get into SAA type revolvers.
April 19, 2019, 10:29 PM
ensigmatic
quote:
Originally posted by arfmel:
The grip frame IS zinc alloy/pot metal. With a big mold line right down the middle of it.

I’d sooner buy a well worn, used Single Six.

Being the owner of an old model Single Six, having purchased it well-worn, and it being the first gun I ever owned: I cannot help but agree Smile




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April 20, 2019, 01:52 AM
Jelly
quote:
Originally posted by mhughes:
I always wanted a cheap .22 SAA but never wanted the rough rider one, and didn’t want to pay for a single six. This looks like a good option

https://www.ruger.com/products/wrangler/models.html


I could not get past the Wrangler Features video. The dude was wearing a nike logo Ruger shirt WTF. Mad


....Shredding lead both barrels
April 20, 2019, 06:01 AM
gearhounds
This is a really attractive “starter” SA pistol for first timers. Despite the pot metal frame, the barrel appears to be cold hammer forged steel rather than more pot metal with a steel sleeve. If given the option between it and a well worn Single Six that is mechanically sound, I’d take the Six all day long but I think we know how those are usually priced.

The kids shot this past week and the 11 year old had real difficulty with trigger on my dao LCR.22; perhaps one of these might be in his near future.




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April 20, 2019, 10:00 AM
Rustpot
$173 and free shipping at KyGunCo Eek

My LGS is doing $10 transfers for April, $183 out the door...

https://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=141471
April 20, 2019, 10:08 AM
ensigmatic
quote:
Originally posted by gearhounds:
If given the option between it and a well worn Single Six that is mechanically sound, I’d take the Six all day long but I think we know how those are usually priced.

Looks like plenty of used specimens can be had for under $400 on GB. It's been my experience I can usually match GB pricing by careful shopping locally. YMMV.




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April 20, 2019, 10:13 AM
GeoJelly
As someone may have already noted - the barrel appears to have a liner. I swiped the pic below from the realguns article. I don't have a need for a .22 SA but I think it looks pretty good. It's a shame that (apparently) Ruger's revolver sales are low enough that they have to resort to doing this. For $173 + transfer I would get one if I didn't have a .22 revo...


April 20, 2019, 12:09 PM
gearhounds
quote:
As someone may have already noted - the barrel appears to have a liner

So Ruger meant to say "cold hammer forged barrel liner"?

From their sales literature-

"Cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity."




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April 20, 2019, 06:57 PM
sns3guppy
Looks like an econo bearcat. I got the bearcats for the kids years ago. They're fun, but after only a few rounds, the cartridges are hard to insert or extract, and I get a LOT of misfires. I can't imagine an economy version would be better.
April 20, 2019, 09:25 PM
Rodfac
quote:
Being the owner of an old model Single Six, having purchased it well-worn, and it being the first gun I ever owned: I cannot help but agree
Yep...me too. Rod


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April 21, 2019, 09:21 AM
Bisleyblackhawk
The free spin pawl will make loading/unloading much easier and is a nice touch...I really think Ruger will do well with these...




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April 21, 2019, 10:59 AM
GeoJelly
I have two Single-Sixes with magnum slynders Wink - I wonder if they might swap in? I’ve never fired the LR cylinders in either ... although one was bought used.