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Looks like Ruger is going budget to compete with the Heritage Rough Rider with a new revolver called the Ruger Wrangler.   Aluminum cerakoted in three color combos to start.   MSRP is $250.   Looks like I'll be selling a rough rider and upgrading to a Ruger for my niece and nephew.  

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

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I’m definitely interested in getting one of these. Thanks for posting, I hadn’t heard about this yet. 

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1 hour ago, gregintenn said:

Just when I thought a Ruger couldn't get any uglier...

I kinda like them.  They aren't beautiful, but they are workman like.

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I expect this is be a very big success. I’ve never been a fan of single action revolvers, but at under $200; I might give one a try.

Good for Ruger.

Single Action, Aluminum alloy, Cerakote.  Already being offered at $199 on a pre-order so the price will probably drop even lower.

21 hours ago, Capbyrd said:

Looks like Ruger is going budget to compete with the Heritage Rough Rider

Ha, Ha, Ha, that was exactly my first thought when I saw the email today.

 

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5 hours ago, gregintenn said:

Just when I thought a Ruger couldn't get any uglier...

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pretty cool.   Geez, what will they come up with next.

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On 4/19/2019 at 12:28 PM, DaveTN said:

:taunt:

 

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S&W seems to be a bit worried...

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Noticed the one Jeff was shooting is missing some Cerakote on the left side of the frame. Makes me wonder how duriable the finish will be.

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11 minutes ago, hughd said:

Noticed the one Jeff was shooting is missing some Cerakote on the left side of the frame. Makes me wonder how duriable the finish will be.

I noticed that as well and had the exact same thought.

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3 minutes ago, Garufa said:

I noticed that as well and had the exact same thought.

Oh well, I always wanted to give rattle can a try... :shrug:

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And 20 years down the road people will be saying "Ruger is a good gun, except for those Wranglers, they're kind of junky." 

The Heritage is what it is, I own one, and it's not a bad gun.  But, I wouldn't put my Heritage up against a Single Six.  Although I can appreciate nice guns, they sit in the safe, while my Heritage and SKS, get thrown on the four wheeler or tractor and actually used.  

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I don't see these as being a collector type pistol.  Definitely a working/beater gun.

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On 4/22/2019 at 6:12 AM, Moped said:

I don't see these as being a collector type pistol.  Definitely a working/beater gun.

There is a difference? 
 

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I've mentioned before that my beat up old hands just don't work with the traditional SA style revolver. Not only do I not shoot one worth a hoot, the trigger guard beats the crap out of my knuckle. I've owned a number of Ruger and Colt style centerfire single actions over the years and ended up selling them all.  :shake:

I have given thought to getting a .22 single action just to see if that'll work. The Wrangler seems to be a good gun and the price is cheap enough. I just might give it a try. Although I'd really prefer adjustable sights. We'll see what happens if I can get one in my hand. 

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50 minutes ago, Grayfox54 said:

Although I'd really prefer adjustable sights. We'll see what happens if I can get one in my hand. 

Samuel Colt said NO! 

 

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I'm curious and like the bronze two tone.

Willing to wait for a few production runs to get the cerakote and any early mechanicals dialed in.

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So would one of these loaded with shot shells be good for killing carpenter bees? That would seem like some inexpensive fun.

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My birthday's coming up.........

 

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(Dibs on the first one that goes in the Classifieds!)

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3 hours ago, SWJewellTN said:

So would one of these loaded with shot shells be good for killing carpenter bees? That would seem like some inexpensive fun.

Yes, I use a single six like that. It works and is lots of fun.

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I had planned to do something similar with shot shells and never got around to it. I have used  my S&W Governor with .410 shells to do Bee Skeet, a lot of fun but more misses than hits.

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