New Ruger .22 Revolver Introduced

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varminter22

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hittman said:
Many years ago I quit buying $200 handguns and expecting a $500 result.

Things like the P95 got traded in favor of a C75, my LC9 was replaced by a Glock 43, Taurus 85 became an LCR …. And so on.

I really enjoy going to the range but life’s too short to spend hard earned money on guns that don’t work the way I’d hoped.

Oh, I agree. Ya usually get what ya pay for. I reckon I just read too many good reviews on the Wrangler. Or maybe mine is just something of a lemon.

And, to be fair, with some gunsmithing, it may be a fun shooter.
 

mac66

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Just heard about the birdshead grip Wrangler. Wasn't much interested in the original Wrangler but something (aesthetics?) about these new ones appeals to me.

 

Ale-8(1)

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mac66 said:
Just heard about the birdshead grip Wrangler. Wasn't much interested in the original Wrangler but something (aesthetics?) about these new ones appeals to me.

Check it out. https://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=297686
 

Hondo44

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smith1961 said:
My two wranglers are going OK so far. As long as you DON'T dry fire them!

What happens when you dry fire them?

Do you put empty cases in the chambers?
 

smith1961

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Hondo,
I do now! The cylinder edges get peened super easy first time you forget to do that!
 

GypsmJim

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I have several old and new model Single Sixes, Single Tens, Bearcats and 2 Wranglers. ALL of the manuals printed by Ruger state that dry firing is acceptable to learn how to use the guns.

Although I don't make a habit of extensive dry firing, I do at times. My 1971 Six (bought new) still shows no signs of damage.

I HAVE seen Smiths with dinged cylinders.

I DO understand the issue with rimfires. I DON'T know what Ruger does differently.

As I say with ANY product, read the Owner's Manual and follow the directions....
 

Ale-8(1)

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While the current manuals for New Model guns give the OK to dry-firing all Ruger single-actions it is worth noting that the manuals for the Old Models do not even mention the practice.

It is a well-known observation that "dings" in the cylinders from firing pin strikes are not at all uncommon, regardless of Ruger's apparent dismissal of this possibility . . . particularly with the rimfires. This is one case where I prefer to go with what we see in the field in spite of Ruger's statement. Couldn't hurt. :wink:

JMHO, and in no way a recommendation one way or the other. :)
 

blue2golf

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Hondo44 said:
smith1961 said:
My two wranglers are going OK so far. As long as you DON'T dry fire them!

What happens when you dry fire them?

Do you put empty cases in the chambers?


I bought some dummy rounds from Amazon so I can dry fire my Wrangler.
 

protoolman

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Picked up a silver one today with the birds head grip. $ 200 out the door. Plastic grip no holster.
 
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