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Old April 12th, 2016, 07:30 PM   #1
 
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My lgs has a Ruger sale this month. Been wanting a single action .22lr pistol & went in to look at some. The Rugers were nice but so were the price tags! On average the sa Rugers were about $470 on sale. That was just a little too rich for my blood, specially since I just wanted a single action 6 gun just to have fun with. So I saw these Heritage pistol's for a third of the price of the Rugers. I felt froggy & laid down the cash. It's made in Miami, FL & for $150 I couldn't resist. Shot it today for the first time & had a blast! No malfunctions & is more accurate than I am. Seem to shoot it better one handed than I do with two. This is my first single action revolver & is definitely different than anything else I own. So far though I have to say I like it a lot! Not as refined as a Ruger or S&W but nice nonetheless.


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Nice!

I was thinking of getting 1 with the extra 22 mag.cylinder.
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I bought one about 2 months ago. 22/22wmr. I have to say that I was not expecting much of quality when I ordered it. On arrival I was totally delighted. I have shot about 300 rds of 22. and the same with mags and no problems. The revolver has exceeded my expectations tremendously. This is such a fun gun to shoot and well worth the small investment I made.
The biggest problem with the Heritage? It has created a bug in me to have another single action, I want a big brother to it. I have been looking at all the different calibers etc. to choose also different brands. Hopefully the future holds a new BlackHawk.
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Wife got one mainly for the looks, lgs had it sitting on counter. Find it ok but to me not very accurate. Just put up bigger targets.
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I've got a couple that I've had for about 30 years. They've always been great little shooters.
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They would be a much nicer revolver without the SILLY safety! I had a convertible one for awhile but have since used it as trade fodder. They do have a lifetime warranty though. Enjoy!
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I've had one well over 10 years I shot it very often and rarely clean it. Dependable, nice shooters if ya ask me.
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Wife got one mainly for the looks, lgs had it sitting on counter. Find it ok but to me not very accurate. Just put up bigger targets.
I was not very accurate at all with this gun when I first began shooting. However, just like some guns, that is over come with training. I have seen my groups really tighten up with practice. The revolver has great potential for accuracy, but that will be up to me, not the gun. By the end of this summer, I am confident I will be doing some serious groups.
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Kinda like a moped, fun to ride, but you don't want to be seen riding it! I've shot them and they are a nice shooter for the buck! Enjoy...
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Nothing wrong with that deal, plus it a nice looking gun.
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Handled one a few times. Was more accurate with Mag loads than LR rounds. In this one had a mag cyl only. Went to get a LR cyl and based on the 1999 year serial number had to send the gun to the factory for timing.
Be aware that Heritage was purchased by Taurus either last year or the year before. Taurus is still honoring the lifetime warranty the last I heard. When you call the warranty center, "Taurus" will answer the phone.
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The box had a 2014 catalog so I'm assuming it's about that old. Did not know about the Taurus buy out though. I bought a brand new 7 shot Taurus .357 da revolver 3 years ago that jammed right out box. I traded it for a GP-100 & haven't looked back, that GP-100 has had 1000's of rds through it & is still going strong. I've only put about 60rds through the Heritage & it's been flawless. It already has outperformed that Taurus, I know I probably just was unlucky & got a lemon out of 1000's of perfectly good Taurus revolvers; don't want to make any Taurus owners upset. I think it'll serve it's purpose of hours of plinking fun at the range. I'm planning to get the .22 magnum cylinder for it to see what it will do.


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I've been thinking of getting a Rough Rider for cheap trigger control practice that would transfer to my .44 Vaquero. They're so cheap to buy there's almost no reason not to.
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im a solid fan of ruger single actions but i also really like my heritage roughrider 9-shot 22lr/wmr. it was about $220 on gb but the three extra rounds were well worth it. it more often than not goes to the range with my 1-2 picks of the day. i mostly shoot 22lr out if it. indoors it is loaded with 22lr stingers or yellow jackets. outdoors or in a trunk go bag it carries 22wmr speer gold dot defense rounds.

the heritage rr in any flavor is a great newbie, and by the numbers teaching, piece. it is too cheap to sell off if you fall on hard times. it is untactical enough to fly under the radar in anti gun locale. if you are short of money, either or preferably both a $100 used single barrel shotgun and/or a $150 6-shot 22lr/wmr will inexpensively remove you from the defenseless herd of sheep.


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My lgs has a Ruger sale this month. Been wanting a single action .22lr pistol & went in to look at some. The Rugers were nice but so were the price tags! On average the sa Rugers were about $470 on sale. That was just a little too rich for my blood, specially since I just wanted a single action 6 gun just to have fun with. So I saw these Heritage pistol's for a third of the price of the Rugers. I felt froggy & laid down the cash. It's made in Miami, FL & for $150 I couldn't resist. Shot it today for the first time & had a blast! No malfunctions & is more accurate than I am. Seem to shoot it better one handed than I do with two. This is my first single action revolver & is definitely different than anything else I own. So far though I have to say I like it a lot! Not as refined as a Ruger or S&W but nice nonetheless.


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I got one in 22LR/WMR (both cylinders) for $175. Great buy for the price. The hammer block safety is different also.
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