Ruger newest single 6 Wrangler 22lr

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by buster40c, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Ruger has come out with a new single 6 revolver in 22lr called the Wrangler. It should be in stores now or very soon. Selling price possibly around $200. I guess Ruger is wanting to give less expensive makers like Heritage a run for the market.
    https://www.gunblast.com/Ruger-Wrangler.htm
     
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  2. Frontiersman

    Frontiersman Active Member

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    Haven't found any yet, but I'm looking.
     

  3. JerryC9

    JerryC9 New Member

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    My new Bronze Wrangler came in today. Yea fun new toy.
    Good points:
    • Pretty- everyone was asking about it at my range
    • Light and well balanced so it’s easy to point and sight
    • the front sight blade is thin so it is nicely proportioned for the slot and barrel length
    • Grips feel great, they have an aggressive checked pattern that is perfect for a good hold.
    • Very good grouping, indoor with a white “pick you parts” target at 7 to 18 yards it made groups about 1.5”.

    Rough Points:
    • The loading gate is very very hard to open, ouch.
    • The trigger pull was a bit heavy so I did “poor man’s trigger job” on it and got it below 3#. (TOO light for a novice or youth.)
     
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  4. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    I started to buy a Wrangler. In the end I thought why? I already have a Single 6 and a Bearcat. I would definitely buy the Wrangler over the Heritage, and I still have not ruled the Wrangler out. It would make a great tackle box gun.
     
  5. 67stingray

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    Greg, did you just ask why do you need one? You can't have too many guns. I bought one of the silver ones and really like it, can't beat it for the price. I put a set of Silver pearlalite AJAX grips on it to give it some character. Wrangler with AJAX 31's #2.jpg
     
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  6. Magnum.357

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    That is a beauty with those grips!
     
  7. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    Just quit already.....dang enabler. I have already bought 2 Rugers this year. The PPSH.....I mean the free floated PC 9 will be #3, the American Hunter #4, and the Wrangler #5. Then there is this EC9s that the LGS has priced out the door at $233.

    Your Wrangler looks good. I want the black one though. Where did you get those grips? Looked at ShopRuger.com and did not see them.
     
  8. 67stingray

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    Thanks guys, Greg you can't have to many guns, I've picked up 15 Rugers this year. The grips I've had for a while, they were on an 1964 engraved Single-Six that I bought a few years ago that I put original wood grips on. If you look around on places like eBay you might be able to find a set, they are Ajax 31's.
     
  9. rugertoter

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    Aww man, nothing wrong with the Heritage. Mine works great.
     
  10. rugertoter

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    I have to admit, that does look awesome!
     
  11. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    15 this year. You go!
     
  12. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Nice little pistolas. Kinda maybe, but I already have enough .22s that I don't shoot. Still, for 2 bills, why not?
     
  13. ifithitu

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    I hope to add one soon to my collection of revolvers.
     
  14. JerryC9

    JerryC9 New Member

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    Wrangler Cleaning Question—
    I've got some lead splatter on the underside of the top strap just above the barrel/cylinder gap. I don't want to scrape through the Cerakote using a metal pick or even a bronze brush. HELP how can I clean the lead off that alloy frame? Is it sensitive to lead or copper cleaning solvents?
     
  15. JerryC9

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    Sight adjustment (permanent) on the Wrangler worked out quite well. I filed the top of the front sight blade to raise the point of impact. Then put a bit of black paint on the entire blade. Got really nice groups at 7 - 15 yards. Previously it was hitting about 5” low at 7 yards. [​IMG]
     
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  16. Frontiersman

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    Looks like you got it zeroed in pretty good. Keep in mind the point of impact might move around a bit with different types of ammo.
     
  17. nickndfl

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    I'll take that over a semi .22 all day. Won't jam so soon. Looks robust even for a .22.
     
  18. rugertoter

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    Those grips match perfectly with the finish on the revolver!
     
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  19. JerryC9

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    So far CCI target do best while Federal bulk hit a bit left & low. Maybe me jerking a bit. This photo shows the bronze and a Galco Single Action holster that a bit loose but tight on my Blackhawk. If you look really hard the front site blade is there shorter & black.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. JerryC9

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    Here is a really nice photo from a friend at my range. Black Wrangler with dark wood grips from ShopRuger. The front site was also trimmed to raise the POI. [​IMG]
     
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