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Old 09-23-2019, 07:19 AM
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Colt started using black plastic grips on their single actions back in the 1800's.
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:33 PM
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I believe they were hard rubber. I don't think plastic existed back then.
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:25 PM
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I believe they were hard rubber. I don't think plastic existed back then.
True, they were hard rubber made from Gutta Percha up thru the end of the 1st Gen SAAs, at the beginning of WWII.

And beginning in the 1950s Ruger used Black butaprene-rubber checkered grips.
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I believe they were hard rubber. I don't think plastic existed back then.
You are correct. My point is that the Wranglers plastic grips do not seem "cheap" ....they seem natural.
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Just added a black Wrangler to the collection. I have a '62 Single Six, but it's a nice enough gun and collectible enough that I don't have the heart to throw it in a holster and tote it along out in the field. The Wrangler will fill that niche. I haven't had a chance to run any rounds through it yet, but my impression is the Cerakote job is very nice, and of course, Cerakote is a tough finish. Should be great on this gun for what I bought it for. The trigger pull isn't bad. It's good enough that I have no doubt within a few hundred rounds it should clean up. It must have a pretty stout mainspring, because you feel it's weight when cocking the hammer. But, that means solid firing pin strikes, which is a good thing. The sights are typical SAA but the sight picture looks good. I've got several different loads of .22 LR here at home so I'll run some through maybe tomorrow, in between gorging on turkey, and see how close they are to point of aim. For the price, I don't think it can be beat. I wouldn't buy a Heritage when this Ruger is available for not a whole heck of a lot more. I have no doubt this was Ruger's logic behind the Wrangler.
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..... I wouldn't buy a Heritage when this Ruger is available for not a whole heck of a lot more. I have no doubt this was Ruger's logic behind the Wrangler.
I'm sure Ruger felt like they were missing sales. On the other hand I prefer the longer sight radius, the blue finish that wears off and looks cool, the wooden grips, authentic loading, and the fact the RR shoots magnums..
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:50 PM
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I looked at one in a shop today, I wasn't impressed. Mold part lines all around, it just didn't give me a feeling of quality. I have several Uberti and a couple of Pietta SAAs, all centerfire revolvers, I paid around $400 for them, used. I'll wait around for an Uberti .22 on the used market. The pleasure of quality lasts far after the sting of the price is forgotten.
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