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Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler

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#2 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:59 pm

Thanks for the link.

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#3 Post by .45colt » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:32 pm

Thanks Jim, I looked at Gunblast today and couldn't find the review. Looks like just what I've been waiting for, no worry's if it get wet or dirty. Sure is Good to see Jeff up and around. :D .

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#4 Post by Sixgun » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:24 pm

Hey Jim..Ring a bell, this "new" Wrangler? Remember the Ruger "Lightweights" and "Tri-Color?----6.
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Sixgun wrote:
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Hey Jim..Ring a bell, this "new" Wrangler? Remember the Ruger "Lightweights" and "Tri-Color?----6.
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Not too many of them made ... they weren't popular. The standard Single Six was affordable. In those days they did not need a cheaper one. Nowdays the Wrangler can be bought for under $200 which makes it a steal!

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#6 Post by Sixgun » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:40 pm

Yea....never could get my hands on a tricolor...well, never gave it any effort....those big bore flattops bit me good.

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#7 Post by gamekeeper » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:42 am

Good to see Jeff in action again but he sure is a lip readers nightmare....... :shock:
I hope those six-guns sell well, they seem well thought out for the money... 8)
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Sixgun wrote:
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Is that yours? ----6.
No. I never saw one outside of a gun show. Never was interested in them.

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#9 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:16 am

Well, now I am more interested in the Wrangler. I honestly never had much love for the Single-Six.
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#10 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:27 pm

Well Jeff looks to be doing much better. Good to see that.

It looks like the frame, gate, etc, are metal injection molded. They look quite well done. Cerakote hopefully bonds well to aluminum. I'm sure they etch it first. It does allow for a consistent finish though. And by that I mean that the barrel and frame look the same. I find it hard to get excited about a gun with too many disparate metals and finishes. They tend to look like they are separate parts that someone slapped together.

I think this is an investment in the future for Ruger. When I was 16 and wanted to get my first handgun, I loved the Browning and Colt 22 autos but I couldn't afford one. What I could afford was a Ruger Mark I. For younger people starting out, the single-six is really kind of expensive. A lot more fathers are going to be able to afford to get their kids a Wrangler now.
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#11 Post by AJMD429 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:59 pm

"For younger people starting out, the single-six is really kind of expensive. A lot more fathers are going to be able to afford to get their kids a Wrangler now."

Yep. That's the draw. I don't see any downside; if you're gonna plunk down that much (but not enough for a Single-Six) you couldn't do better.
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#12 Post by BlaineG » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:41 am

Pretty nifty....Since I've had my stainless Single Six with both cyls, I'm not inclined to get this model. If I were to bite on another .22 wheel gun, it would probably be the Single Ten....
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#13 Post by marlinman93 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:21 am

Nice review, and at under $200 I think they should sell well. But I hope I don't step on any toes by saying ALL those finishes are pretty utilitarian, and ugly to my eyes. I'd rather pay a little bit more and have blued barrel and cylinders, and a gloss black anodized frame. The flat finish doesn't do a thing for me.
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#14 Post by fordwannabe » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:47 am

Vall I heat what you are saying but today’s kids are different. When my son got his new (to him) truck the first thing he did was flat black plastic-dip the aluminum wheels. Arreggghhhh. They just see cool differently. We used to make fun of my Dad because he would wear black socks with sneakers .....now that’s the COOL (dumb as helll) thing.
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#15 Post by JB » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:33 am

I'm sure they'll sell a pile of them, but they don't interest me. I wouldn't put much stock in reviews that accept advertising dollars though. I'll stick with the single six and bearcat models.

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#16 Post by wm » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:16 am

JimT wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:52 pm
Sixgun wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Hey Jim..Ring a bell, this "new" Wrangler? Remember the Ruger "Lightweights" and "Tri-Color?----6.
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Not too many of them made ... they weren't popular. The standard Single Six was affordable. In those days they did not need a cheaper one. Nowdays the Wrangler can be bought for under $200 which makes it a steal!



A short American Rifleman article on the 1950s aluminum alloy Ruger single six.

https://www.americanrifleman.org/articl ... ingle-six/


I myself could be inclined to buy a Wrangler but I think I will hold for now waiting for 22lr/22mag version to be offered. Or even more appealing to me a 32 mag version (wishful thinking probably).

I think they would make a nice woods walking sidearm for me in the appropriate holster.

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#17 Post by marlinman93 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:05 am

fordwannabe wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:47 am
Vall I heat what you are saying but today’s kids are different. When my son got his new (to him) truck the first thing he did was flat black plastic-dip the aluminum wheels. Arreggghhhh. They just see cool differently. We used to make fun of my Dad because he would wear black socks with sneakers .....now that’s the COOL (dumb as helll) thing.
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#18 Post by fordwannabe » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:27 am

I am with ya Vall. I didn’t say it was me, just the kids. We ended up putting his wheels on Mrs fordwannabe’s truck and I couldn’t wait to get that stuff off of them and polish the aluminum. I have an old Hawes 22 revolver but keeping a low budget eye out for a single six in 22 lr/mag. The only problem is that darn Hawes hits where I point it.
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#19 Post by wm » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:56 am

fordwannabe wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:27 am
I am with ya Vall. I didn’t say it was me, just the kids. We ended up putting his wheels on Mrs fordwannabe’s truck and I couldn’t wait to get that stuff off of them and polish the aluminum. I have an old Hawes 22 revolver but keeping a low budget eye out for a single six in 22 lr/mag. The only problem is that darn Hawes hits where I point it.
IIIRC those Hawes single actions were made by J.P. Sauer and Sohn. They were and remain a on the upper end of quality material and machine work.

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#20 Post by fordwannabe » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:25 am

WM they seem to have made two versions of the 22. My buddy has one that is more a bearcat size, and mine appears to be the same size and weight as my Hawes 357. The 22 has liners in the cylinder and barrel but it is marked as a 22. She shoots soooo I am gonna keep it
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#21 Post by marlinman93 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:49 am

I've owned a couple SAA style .22 revolvers, including a 1960's Colt dual cylinder version. Just never warmed up to a single action .22 revolver. I've always preferred my K22 S&W revolvers for both accuracy and reliability.
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