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Ruger apparently got tired of Heritage Rough Riders getting a large part of the SA .22 revolver market, and have introduced the new Wrangler model, an alloy-framed SA revolver. It will be available in the 4 3/4" barrel length, and in three Cerakote finishes, silver, flat back, and Burnt Bronze. They appear to use the Single Six/Blackhawk grip frames, and some manner of alloy frame.

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

I'll wait and see if they come out with a 6.5" version, as my eyesight needs a longer sight radius these days. At this point, they are NOT offering a .22 WMR cylinder, no doubt to keep the costs low. MSRP retail is $249, but already, they are being "pre-sold" at roughly $190. Release date is sometime in Mid-May.
 

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Hey Glenn. I saw those and it just seems like there are no adjustable sights. Might as well shoot a 2' snubby that, IMO. I do have a S&W M18 with adjustable sights and like it okay, but I agree, a 4" is tough to use anymore, even with decent sights. There are too many okay semi-autos to not get a semi-auto. But then, I don't shoot cowboy stuff either.
 

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I've got a 4.5" SR-22 and an S&W M&P Compact .22, which are handy and nice (and 17 oz. each), but they're almost too light to shoot well, and again with the short sight radius. Anyway, revolvers can be a lot of fun to shoot. That's mainly what I'm looking at.
 

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They're getting a lot of reaction on the various Ruger and revolver forums that I belong to - mostly negative. I like the idea, personally. If the execution is well done, I'll doubtless buy one once I return to the States. I agree that a longer barrel would be nice, as would adjustable sights. Since it seems that Ruger is intending to compete with the Heritage Arms Rough Riders, I wouldn't count on seeing adjustable sights, however.
 

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My LGS has them on order, not here as of yesterday. I have one reserved when they come in, 175.
 

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I picked one up about a month ago. Flat black. It's awfully snug, but it will loosen up after some shooting. I've only had it out to the range one time so far. Fixed sights are NOT my favorite things, as it's shooting HV HPs almost 4" left and about 3" high. It shoots CB Shorts to POA, and it hits pretty close with subsonics and other milder loads.

I have some more experimenting with various ammunition to do, maybe another HV load will shoot closer to POA. If not, I'll peddle it and move on. I like the sight picture okay, but it doesn't really fill me with confidence right now.
 

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Glenn, my black Wrangler takes a 4 o’clock hold to hit the bull eyes - a fun tin can roller or pest eliminator. $188 at Rural King and mentioned Doug’s name and got free popcorn (JR’s tip).

Just back from the range with my 617 which hits where aimed with double action shooting however the Wrangler is a fun shooter and them tin cans do need rolling from time to time.

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Glenn, my black Wrangler takes a 4 o’clock hold to hit the bull eyes - a fun tin can roller or pest eliminator. $188 at Rural King and mentioned Doug’s name and got free popcorn (JR’s tip).

Just back from the range with my 617 which hits where aimed with double action shooting however the Wrangler is a fun shooter and them tin cans do need rolling from time to time.

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I got mine for the same reason, rolling tin cans and maybe a finisher for the "trapped coons" I get on occasion. I do use handguns now and then for such things (although the 10/22 usually gets the job). Since it seems to shoot to the sights with the subsonic HPs I use on the coons, it will get some use for that, and the just plain fun of plinking.
The last few years, I've bought a lot of different .22 rifles and handguns (all my loading gear is in storage right now), and the shooting bug hasn't gone away, so rimfires are taking over.
 

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Glenn, my black Wrangler takes a 4 o’clock hold to hit the bull eyes - a fun tin can roller or pest eliminator. $188 at Rural King and mentioned Doug’s name and got free popcorn (JR’s tip).

Just back from the range with my 617 which hits where aimed with double action shooting however the Wrangler is a fun shooter and them tin cans do need rolling from time to time.

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Been toying with the idea myself. The free popcorn idea, that is. Unfortunately, the RK I frequent always burns the popcorn. I am about ready for another jar of peach jalapeno jam. While I'm there, I might check out a Wrangler. Wish I'd never sold those 2 single sixes.
 

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Done toying with the idea. RKguns (Rural King online) has ‘em for $190. I was going to order one tonight or tomorrow. After going to the fish fry we made our regular Friday night stop at Beech Grove Firearms. They had Wranglers for the same $$ so I brought one home. Michelle (the owner) always has a crockpot of something on Fridays. Chili today. I passed on the chili but she had saved me a piece of cherry pie. Pie, Wrangler, and tax out the door for $202.
 
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