Ruger tried an aluminum alloy cylinder in some early single sixes and they were a flop. I bought one for $300 and made about $1000 on it. Now I don't have the gun or the money. I think I'll buy one of these
Mine has shipped!! got shipping notice on Friday! So, they are entering the pipeline ... got a notice from Kentucky Gun Co as well that it was in stock, but by the time I went to look they were again out of stock. I think these will fly out the door for a while ... anxious to get it to the range!
I have a Heritage. 22 that probably needs to be retired. Timing is off and it's not worth fixing.
When the hype and hoopla dies down, I'll be filling that niche (and my western crossdraw holster) with one of these little guys.
Smart move by Ruger, gonna really hurt Heritage Arms' sales.
Saw one at LGS and resistance was non-existant. Followed me home after I left.
First impressions are:
It's not a single-six for $180, but it's as close as you'll find
I like it better than a Rough-Rider, feels more refined
The gap where grip meets the frame bugs me a little
Swing open the gate and there is no click indexing for loading
Looks are growing on me, but still a kinda homely looking piece
Weight, balance, fit and finish are quite good.
I have not yet shot it. I will put it to the test this week.
Well a health hiccup kept me away from the range, but I got out today to try it out. Shot very well and as usual for .22 handguns, various ammo performed differently. Best was with the Winchester M22. Shot at 15 paces with little to no wind. First target was offhand and splatter target was resting grip on solid surface.
My ability with old eyes and fixed sights leaves much room for improvment, but this fun little shooter will provide needed practice.
Biggest takeaway was I didn't think twice about banging it around as far as laying down on the tailgate, etc.
It seems to be what it's made for. And for putting the hurt on tin cans.
Well, you're either a classic Single Action revolver fan ... or not! To me, the speed of ammo consumption is not the only measure of fun in shooting ... the ability to dispense large quantities of ammo in record time is obv iously not the thing with an SA Revolver. I do know this, just as big a smile on my face while cocking and firing and reloading this little guy! Ruger has done a great job with this gun ... it works great, feels great in the hand, they've done a masterful job with the cerakoting of 3 different metals used, and I'll even say it has very decent trigger ... it's a .22 plinker that anyone can afford, and hallelujah, ammo is cheap and plentiful ... and it's NOT FUSSY about ammo like ALL semis, especially in .22. That said, I find I go through a lot of ammo each time I take it to the range, usually 200 rounds in short order, and it doesn't feel like a slow, cumbersome process. It's just FUN!
Bottom line, it's a real Ruger SA pistol for under $200. If you hate it, folks will be standing in line to take it off your hands, and may not lose a dime!
I saw one at the LGS. and after handling it, had a very hard time not to whip out the credit card. It seems built to last, and at that price, seems like a solid buy. But, I saw my Single Six saying that I was cheating on it, and held back.
Yes, a 10/22 with a couple of 25 round mags is super fun. Misses are not a major concern.
But a 6 round single action brings a slower, you must take time to hit things challenge, to the game of plinking.
They are also superb training guns. They teach new or younger shooters to take their time, because if you go fast and miss, your stuck reloading to try again.
My dad gave me his Colt single action, it was a gun I grew up shooting. It was a great pistol to learn on. Now, I hope to use it to teach my son in time.
I still might pick one of these up if they drop down to $150ish. At that price, once comfortable, I can literally let the kid beat it up and I wouldn’t be as concerned as if he was shooting the generations old color case hardened Colt.