Two Limited Edition Ruger Revolvers

Ruger revolver

Sturm, Ruger & Co, Inc. is offering a pair of exclusive single action revolvers through its distributing partner TALO. One is a Vaquero stainless model and the other is a New Model Single Six Convertible.

Vaquero Stainless

This revolver is a .45 Colt chambered single action gun that holds six rounds in the charge holes. The high gloss stainless steel finish is rich with scrollwork on the frame, barrel and cylinder. A set of rich red-brown hardwood grips is a nice compliment to the gun’s finish.

Ruger equipped this Vaquero with a 5.5″ cold hammer forged barrel and added a quarter moon blade front sight on the far end. The rear sight is integral to the top strap on the frame. Overall, this gun is 11.12″ long and weighs right at 40 ounces unloaded. It ships in a hard plastic carrying case. TALO states the company only expects to sell 500-1000 of this model.

New Model Single Six Convertible

Ruger revolver

Many rimfire shooters like convertible revolvers, and this Single Six is likely to catch the eye of many of them. Also a stainless finished gun, only the cylinders have scrollwork instead of the frame and barrel work the Vaquero has. The hardwood grips are engraved, adding a subtle style that matches the cylinder work.

Two cylinders are included to allow the owner to swap between .22 LR and .22 WMR cartridges. The capacity of each is six rounds. The barrel length is 6.5″ and the gun weighs about 39 ounces. This gun also ships in a hard plastic case.

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  • Renegade

    If only the Single Six looked exactly like that Talo Vaquero, I would order one today. Fixed sights, same engraving, etc.

  • USMC03Vet

    Dat bore axis!

    Not a Ruger fan, but if this were a Colt……

    • Amanofdragons

      Question. Why are all the colt fanboys all of a sudden coming out of the woodwork?

      • USMC03Vet

        I was just making a joke. I don’t own Colt and am certainly not a fanboy.

  • will_ford

    I have a TALO New Vaquero 3-3/4″ barrel in 45 Colt. Love it! have 1st gen 45 SAA also dont shoot it though.

  • Wynter

    This story seems a bit late to the table. Talo claims that both of these guns are limited edition, but as they have proven before, the term “limited edition” is used very, very loosely. Both the guns in this story were released in 2014. They don’t list any number for the limited edition Single Six and only a cryptic “. between 500-1000 units” at the end of their advertisement of the Vaquero. They don’t actually say it’s limited to 500-1000. They don’t have a great track record for honoring their “limited edition” numbers even when clearly advertised as such.

    Assuming their website listing for the Deluxe Vaquero was just written poorly and they actually meant to specify that the Vaquero would be an actual limited edition, why say 500-1000? Pick a number, the people paying for these guns deserve to know if they are buying 1 of 500, 1 of 1000 or 1 of 99,000+ when you advertise it as a “limited edition”.

    While I absolutely hate the B.S. way that Talo advertises their supposed “limited edition” models and wouldn’t trust anything they said at this point, they do consistently offer excellent variations of guns from several different manufacturers. That is their only saving grace in my opinion. If looking for a real limited edition Talo, well, Caveat Emptor.

    • DwnRange

      ditto – my Ruger Birds-head grip New Vaqueros chambered in 45acp started that way, and then I found out later they made a truckload of ’em.

      Although my Bob Munden “Full-Race-gun” modified Ruger New Vaquero Montado in 45LC is still one of a kind thankfully.

    • Cymond

      Maybe it’s me, but I’ve never assumed the Talo guns were truly limited editions, but rather temporary models as opposed to Ruger which produces many of the same models for decades.
      I see Talo as like “Don’t wait too long, because you won’t be able to find it 2 years from now.”