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22lr Single Action Revolvers. Is Heritage Junk?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by KenPDX, May 1, 2010.

  1. KenPDX

    KenPDX Portland Member

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    For the past couple of months, I've been looking at buying a 22 revolver. I've handled a couple of Ruger Single Six's, and I've been thoroughly impressed.

    I'd also heard various chatter online about the Heritage Rough Rider. I was in Fisherman's in OR City today, and they had one for $210, and I was shocked. Their new Rough Rider has scratches all over the grip and frame. The screws didn't seem the right size to be flush with the grips. The whole thing felt exceptionally cheap. Do you folks have experience on this? Was the unit I saw just a piece of junk or are they all that way?

    I'm really thinking I should be saving for a Single Six after my look at the Rough Rider.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    The Ruger Single Six is a reasonably priced excellent quality relvolver that is available in stainless. That said, I wanted a true "full size" SAA understudy so I bought a more expensive USFA Plinker. The Heritage revolvers are pretty cheap & feel like it. I would spend a little more a buy a better quality Ruger Single Six or an older Colt .22 New Frontier/Peacemaker.
     
  3. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if you're stuck on a revolver, but if not, you can buy a really decent Ruger Standard semi-auto for $250 if you dicker with a pawn shop.

    The difference in quality, shooting experience and later resale (you should never lose a dime on it) will be remarkable.

    Every gun I own is quality and mainstream brand and I've never regretted spending the few extra bucks.
     
  4. RobertJ.

    RobertJ. Seaside, OR Member

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    A friend of mine had a Heritage .22 Revolver, and after handling and shooting it, I would NEVER buy one. Spend the extra money on a Ruger, you won't be disappointed.
     
  5. donovan

    donovan Eugene, OR Member

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    I think we can all agree when it comes to guns, if it feels cheap, looks cheap, its probably a POS....
     
  6. obamayesiam

    obamayesiam oregon coast New Member

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    Own one, shoots fine + has 2 cylinder for 22 or 22 mag. Never had a hiccup with mine.
     
  7. KenPDX

    KenPDX Portland Member

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    Thanks for everyone's input. I ended up saving my pennies, and I just picked up a Ruger Single Six last night and took it to the range. I love it. It's built like a tank and it's gorgeous.