Got a RUger Wrangler - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > >

Notices

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-23-2019, 02:00 PM
athappyhiker
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
May 2005
Location: 
Warrenton, VA
Posts: 
1,233
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Got a RUger Wrangler



Log in to see fewer ads
Picked up a 22LR Wrangler single action yesterday at a gun show for $185 NIB + tax. Total price out the door $200.Got the black version. Fit and finish is pretty good but not great; there is some gap in where the frame sections meet, and the casting line down the middle of the frame is definitely visible (but smoothed out). Has nice heft. Took it to the range and shot it 5, 7 and 10 yards. Shot pretty much to point of aim with 3 types of ammo (Fed. and Win. bulk 36gr HP HV and Wolf Match 40gr LRN SV). Trigger is ok, not great. But for a $200 revolver it is pretty to shoot, and feels like it will last. Only two things I wish Ruger had done, even if it mean a bit more $ - put a crown on the muzzle (it's a straight cut barrel) and made it a 9 shot instead of 6. There's plenty of space for the extra 3. Love the simplicity of loading/disassembly of it; no half cock thing to remember.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-24-2019, 07:48 AM
68bonne
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Mar 2007
Location: 
northeast florida
Posts: 
122
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Wrangler

I purchase mine about 6 months ago its also black , put some walnut grips on it. So far have fired 3000+ rounds no issue still looks good. It seems to be my favorite single action I like the free spin cylinder. Have a Bearcat, Bisley, Colt New Frontier, and a Heritage but the Wrangler is getting the most range time.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-25-2019, 04:54 AM
j.r. guerra in s. texas

Join Date: 
Dec 2003
Location: 
deep south Texas
Posts: 
12,760
TPC Rating: 
100% (42)
Sounds like a fun gun to own and be happy that your fixed sights are so well regulated for your ammunitions. Congratulations on your good fortune to own it.

Aleady owning a Heritage 3" bird's head grip is the only thing which has stopped me from purchasing one of these Wranglers. It appears to be really neat plinker. My 'firstest handgun ever' was a Ruger SSS and its still going strong.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 12-13-2019, 08:31 PM
22shooters
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Feb 2014
Location: 
monroe co ILL- inois
Posts: 
167
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Mine shoots 4 in low at 15 yards. Next time I shoot it, I will file the sight.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-15-2019, 08:42 PM
Slowalkintexan's Avatar
Slowalkintexan
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jul 2002
Location: 
Texas' beautiful hill country, Michigan's golden left coast.
Posts: 
405
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Amusing

A small gap,,,, a mold line,,,,Hmmm, guess I’m showing my age...I remember when we used to debate if 8 line checkering or ten line checkering was better,, and was it true checkering or was it ‘pressed’. And. Hmmm,, there is a slight gap between the wood and the steel,,, maybe a 1/16th of an inch,

Whew,,, how things have changed.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-04-2020, 08:15 PM
OldSwede's Avatar
OldSwede
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Mar 2003
Location: 
beautiful North Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 
13,310
TPC Rating: 
100% (95)
OD/Black

I have my reservation in for one in the new OD/Black combination. I have been looking for a while and this new combo just tipped me over.
__________________
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-05-2020, 12:18 AM
NHcollector2

Join Date: 
Feb 2019
Posts: 
174
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slowalkintexan View Post
A small gap,,,, a mold line,,,,Hmmm, guess I’m showing my age...I remember when we used to debate if 8 line checkering or ten line checkering was better,, and was it true checkering or was it ‘pressed’. And. Hmmm,, there is a slight gap between the wood and the steel,,, maybe a 1/16th of an inch,

Whew,,, how things have changed.
I'd rather find a decent used Uberti .22 single action. Seems like a better value even at twice the price, after all it's only a couple hundred more. Give me a real forged steel frame, tight loading gate tolerances, proper crowned muzzle etc. The old sayings like "you get what you pay for" and "the pleasure of the quality remains long after the sting of the price has faded" still ring true. The Wranglers and Heritages may look OK from 20 feet but they never will look or feel right in the hand.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-05-2020, 09:48 AM
OldSwede's Avatar
OldSwede
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Mar 2003
Location: 
beautiful North Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 
13,310
TPC Rating: 
100% (95)
The Wrangler in my right hand and two C-notes in my left hand feel pretty good to me......
__________________
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-05-2020, 01:45 PM
gmd1950's Avatar
gmd1950
US Air Force Veteran Law Enforcement Officer NRA Member - Click Here To Join! GOA Member

Join Date: 
Dec 2006
Location: 
Mebane, NC
Posts: 
53,762
TPC Rating: 
100% (30)
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldSwede View Post
The Wrangler in my right hand and two C-notes in my left hand feel pretty good to me......
Have you had a Uberti in your hand my Friend? Might just change your mind.
__________________
NRA Patron Member/GOA Life *Esse Quam Videri Ya'll*
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-05-2020, 02:04 PM
Zorba's Avatar
Zorba
NRA Member - Click Here To Join! GOA Member

Join Date: 
Mar 2014
Posts: 
481
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
They're both good guns, but if I were a betting man, I'd bet that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference if you closed your eyes.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-05-2020, 03:51 PM
CraigC
NRA Member - Click Here To Join! Appleseed Rifleman

Join Date: 
Apr 2002
Location: 
West Tennessee
Posts: 
5,231
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Uberti's are good guns but they haven't been under $200 in over 30yrs. The Wrangler is an entry-level sixgun and for what it is, it is excellent. It "feels" like a lot of gun for its modest price tag. The Heritage just screams "cheap" to me and always has. That said, I have room for them all in my accumulation from the Wrangler and $200 Single Sixes to best grade customs that cost more than a good used truck.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
They're both good guns, but if I were a betting man, I'd bet that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference if you closed your eyes.
You'd lose that bet.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-13-2020, 04:03 PM
NHcollector2

Join Date: 
Feb 2019
Posts: 
174
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CraigC View Post
Uberti's are good guns but they haven't been under $200 in over 30yrs. The Wrangler is an entry-level sixgun and for what it is, it is excellent. It "feels" like a lot of gun for its modest price tag. The Heritage just screams "cheap" to me and always has. That said, I have room for them all in my accumulation from the Wrangler and $200 Single Sixes to best grade customs that cost more than a good used truck.



You'd lose that bet.
Absolutely. Just take one second to feel the casting part lines. I have several Uberti CF revolvers that I bought used, priced in the $400-450 range. Now if one were to be blindfolded and handed either a Colt or an Uberti I do think that you'd have a hard time telling the difference, and I've had a few Colts. I'd rather have one good quality revolver than two or three cheap ones.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-13-2020, 10:44 PM
CraigC
NRA Member - Click Here To Join! Appleseed Rifleman

Join Date: 
Apr 2002
Location: 
West Tennessee
Posts: 
5,231
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
I can't tell a difference between Colt and Uberti SAA's but I can tell a difference between them and a late model domestic USFA.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-16-2020, 08:59 PM
A square 10
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jan 2009
Location: 
minnesota , USA
Posts: 
4,629
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
congrats if you have the wrangler - ive looked [not supposed to be available in my state] i have not seen one that tripped the trigger yet at a gunshow - only place ive seen them ,

i do have a pair of ubertis , they are really nice , you cannot go wrong here - save the dollars if that is all that you are looking at , but not much more if you look ,
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-17-2020, 07:56 PM
kirby999's Avatar
kirby999

Join Date: 
Dec 2005
Posts: 
3,723
TPC Rating: 
100% (11)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmd1950 View Post
Have you had a Uberti in your hand my Friend? Might just change your mind.
I own both .
The Uberti shot left and high and the cylinder pin froze up on me . I had to use pliers to get it out and had to polish the pin to eliminate the issue .
I tried carefully bending the front sight to change its POI and the front sight broke loose from its slot in the barrel .
I used JB Weld to put it back on and luckily got it set to POA .
The Ruger Wrangler cost half as much and mine has the high left issue on targets , but I can hit a tin can with it every time .
BTW I own several Ruger Single Sixes with fixed sights that are dead on .
And I’ve owned several Heritage single action rimfires .
The Wrangler is the best deal out there IMO .
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25 PM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x