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Old April 28th, 2019, 08:31 AM   #31
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About the Wrangler, how easy does the finish come off? I was thinking that sliver might be the way to go, I like the black, but I am thinking holster wear would be brutal on it.
The finish is advertised as Cerakote and Cerakote is extremely tough and durable. It's an oven cured two part ceramic finish developed for firearms and has been used extensively for a number of years by most if not all of the major gun manufacturers. I would expect the finish to hold up better than bluing. The Wrangler appears to have a blued steel cylinder so that's likely where you'll see holster wear and a turn ring develop.



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So just buy used guns for the next month.
Yup, that will work....maybe. She might litigate the word "new".
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I just got back from my 2nd trip to the range with my new Ruger Wrangler. I didn't take any pictures of my targets because it was raining, but I'll do that next weekend. The accuracy is actually improving a lot. I don't know if it's just me getting more used to the trigger or if the barrel just needed to be broken in, but my groups today could easily be covered with a silver dollar shooting at 7 yds. A few of them could probably be covered by a quarter. Later on I was shooting at small sticks on the ground between 10 and 15 yds away and I was able to hit them about 50% of the time and cause them to flip up or move around which was a lot of fun. If my local shooting range allowed me to shoot at soda or soup cans that would be even more fun, but sadly they don't allow those types of targets.

My girlfriend tried shooting it along with another one of the range officers that didn't shoot it yesterday. The range officer liked it a lot. He's a big 22lr fan and thinks for $189 it's a great buy. My girlfriend on the other hand didn't like loading and unloading it. She thinks it's too old fashioned for her, but that's what I like about it. It's a very simple design with less parts which increases the long term durability. Plus I'm a fan of cowboy movies so this gun appeals to me for that reason too.
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Do you shoot at High Rock?
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Nope, I shoot at the Glastonbury public range because it's free. I've been going there for several years. I'm planning on joining the Springfield Sportsman's Club because they have a 300 yd rifle range.

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These remind me of my Colt Frontier Scout, if they turn out to be as accurate as the Scouts at this price it will be a great bargain.
I'll buy silver or Bronze to go with my Frontier Scout.
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I just got back from my 2nd trip to the range with my new Ruger Wrangler. I didn't take any pictures of my targets because it was raining, but I'll do that next weekend. The accuracy is actually improving a lot. I don't know if it's just me getting more used to the trigger or if the barrel just needed to be broken in, but my groups today could easily be covered with a silver dollar shooting at 7 yds. A few of them could probably be covered by a quarter. Later on I was shooting at small sticks on the ground between 10 and 15 yds away and I was able to hit them about 50% of the time and cause them to flip up or move around which was a lot of fun. If my local shooting range allowed me to shoot at soda or soup cans that would be even more fun, but sadly they don't allow those types of targets.

My girlfriend tried shooting it along with another one of the range officers that didn't shoot it yesterday. The range officer liked it a lot. He's a big 22lr fan and thinks for $189 it's a great buy. My girlfriend on the other hand didn't like loading and unloading it. She thinks it's too old fashioned for her, but that's what I like about it. It's a very simple design with less parts which increases the long term durability. Plus I'm a fan of cowboy movies so this gun appeals to me for that reason too.
Do you find your loading gate to be stiff? Mine sure is, not a serious issue, but it seems the little spring on the latch is quite stout. Haven't shot mine yet, only got it yesterday.
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Do you find your loading gate to be stiff? Mine sure is, not a serious issue, but it seems the little spring on the latch is quite stout. Haven't shot mine yet, only got it yesterday.
Yeah, but it's starting to loosen up a little. I would rather it be a little stiff instead of loose anyway.
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I don't know about the rest of you, but there's something not right (to me anyway), when turning a cylinder by hand on a Single Action and not hearing anything. I guess I'm used to hearing some sort of "click" weather it be old lockwork, or even a transfer bar safety lockwork. Maybe I'm just to anal about simple things like that.
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I checked them out at the NRA convention. Very nice guns, very good fit and finish. Everyone one had a better stock trigger than any of my other Ruger SAs including factory enhanced actions. The loading gates were stiff on a couple examples but a nice entry.

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I'm interested in the Wrangler, having never owned a single action. I have an SP-101 and S&W 617. They both lead up around the forcing cone and front of cylinder so bad I don't shoot them. I don't want another revolver that does this. Some say it is normal, some say it is not.
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I don't know about the rest of you, but there's something not right (to me anyway), when turning a cylinder by hand on a Single Action and not hearing anything. I guess I'm used to hearing some sort of "click" weather it be old lockwork, or even a transfer bar safety lockwork. Maybe I'm just to anal about simple things like that.
I'm guessing the lack of clicks only occurs when the loading gate is opened and the cylinder is rotated for loading/unloading. The Wrangler has the "free-spin" provision wherein the cylinder can be turned either direction without interference from the pawl when the gate is open.

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I picked up a SBH today from my LGS and saw they had a black Wrangler in stock for 168.99 plus tax. I was tempted...
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I must be the odd man out. I went to the LGS after getting the phone call from them to check it out. It is too small for my hand, being it seems like a 2/3 scale SA. like most have found, the alloy material feels wrong. I have had cap guns that are more substantial in my childhood. But it was never designed for anything more than a Heritage killer. The Single Six is more my speed.

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