Ruger has introduced a new budget-priced rimfire revolver patterned after the legendary Colt SAA. These new six-shot .22LR revolvers are called Wrangler. As seen in the below-embedded image, Ruger markets this revolver to both new and seasoned shooters by calling it “The perfect revolver whether it is your first or your next“. Let’s take a look at the main features of these little plinkers.
Ruger Wrangler revolvers come with aluminum alloy frames and checkered black polymer grips. The frames feature a Cerakote finish with three color options available: black, silver and burnt bronze. Note that these are the frame colors only: the cylinders and grips are black for all the versions. Other than the frame color, all other features of these revolvers are identical.
Ruger Wrangler revolvers are equipped with cold hammer forged barrels of 4.62″ length. The twist rate is 1:14. These new revolvers also feature transfer bar mechanism and loading gate interlock that ensure the safety of the action preventing the possibility of an accidental discharge. The revolvers come with a blade front sight and a notch rear sight that is integral with the frame. The overall length of the new revolver is 10.25″ and it weighs 30 oz.
As I mentioned in the first paragraph, the Ruger Wrangler revolvers are quite affordable. These revolvers are listed on the company’s website at an MSRP of $249. Compared to other SAA-pattern Ruger rimfire revolvers such as the Single-Six series, the Ruger Wrangler revolvers are at least 2.5 times cheaper.
Overall, the Wranglers look to be really nice entry level rimfire revolvers that are affordable yet come from a reputable manufacturer. Let us know in the comments section what do you think about these new Ruger offerings? Which color option do you prefer? I like the silver one because the hammer color is matching the frame color and the grips and cylinder create a decent two-tone look.
Images from www.ruger.com