Any thoughts on new Ruger Wrangler?

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Re: Any thoughts on new Ruger Wrangler?

Post by 45caldan » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:58 am

Louiethelump wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:04 pm
I got one a few days ago. Silver finish but looks more grey. Simple handy little gun. Put about 60 rounds through it and no problems at all with it. I think they (Ruger) will sell a mess of them. A few are going at over retail on Gunbroker, but that won’t last. I want to pick up another one when I can get one at right price. I paid $196 for mine including shipping. Neat gun for that money.
Does your "jingle" some when handling it?
Mine Sounds like there's loose parts flopping around inside....

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Post by Louiethelump » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:07 pm

I have not noticed it or listened for it (and at 66 might not hear it anyway) but the transfer bar is free to move a little in the Ruger design, and would probably rattle if you listened for it. It is attached at the bottom only and floats free except when it is pinned between the hammer and the firing pin at the time of firing. As soon as you let go of the trigger the transfer bar drops down to where it could rattle again.
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Post by Odessaman » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:42 pm

dammitgriff wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:17 pm
rug357 wrote:I expect Heritage sales will drop.
I also expect Ruger will bring out 22lr/22mag conversion version in future.
They only released a .22LR version? Dangit.
Now, if they came out with one in .32 H&R Magnum . . . ;)

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Post by 45caldan » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:56 pm

Odessaman wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:42 pm
dammitgriff wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:17 pm
rug357 wrote:I expect Heritage sales will drop.
I also expect Ruger will bring out 22lr/22mag conversion version in future.
They only released a .22LR version? Dangit.
Now, if they came out with one in .32 H&R Magnum . . . ;)
It can’t be a “Wrangler” as it’s made now with alloy frame and zinc alloy grip frame.

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Post by Odessaman » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:38 pm

45caldan wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Odessaman wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:42 pm
dammitgriff wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:17 pm


They only released a .22LR version? Dangit.
Now, if they came out with one in .32 H&R Magnum . . . ;)
It can’t be a “Wrangler” as it’s made now with alloy frame and zinc alloy grip frame.
If my S&W Ti Airweight can handle .32 H&R, I don't think the larger Single Six frame would have a problem. Now, .327 Fed. Mag would be a different story . . .
I'm thinking a 3.75" barrel in .32 H&R and a birdshead (or, better yet, a Lightning) grip frame would make that a dandy lightweight trail gun. Shoot .32 ACP, .32 S&W short & long, and .32 H&R and light enough to forget it's on your hip.

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Post by dammitgriff » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:32 am

I’m planning on getting a 3” SP101 in .327 FedMag for my primary carry gun, but it would not surprise me to see Ruger come out with a lightweight version in that model line.

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Post by Louiethelump » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:44 pm

1. The Wrangler is not sold as a light weight. It weighs almost as much as the single six. The aluminum frame weighs less than steel, but the grip frame is die cast and weighs MORE than the aluminum one on non stainless single sixes. I put an aluminum grip frame on my Wrangler from a single six and dropped 4 ounces off of it. Stock wrangler is only 2 ounces less weight than a blued single six with same length barrel.

2. The Wrangler is sold to a price point, and the goal (according to Ruger was to create a gun that requires NO fitting in assembly) with all parts interchangeable. Supposedly they have only 6 minutes of factory time in each Wrangler. That is why it is cheap. Almost no labor costs per gun.

3. Making other calibers and other barrel options will do away with that interchangeability.


It is a nice thought, and I would LOVE one in 32, but I don’t expect to see it.

Hope I am wrong.
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Post by Flashooter22 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:03 pm

Ive been looking for a cheap little .22 revolver to shoot aguila colibris out of in the backyard. i need to check one of these out.

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Post by Louiethelump » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:32 pm

Best price I have seen is Smokey Mountain Guns in TN. When they are in stock they are 180 dollars with free shipping.
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Post by 45caldan » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:15 pm

Took mine out yesterday.
Fun little plinker with an OK trigger.
Really like the free spinning cylinder for reloading!
Takes a lot longer to burn through ammo compared to everything else I have LOL.

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