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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    I like it. I already have an old model Single Six that doesn't get much range time, but if I didn't I'd consider grabbing one of these once PSA starts flash selling them for under $200. 
    I'd expect PSA to sell them for around $150 when they have one of their blowouts based on what I've seen thus far. $199 is the highest price I've seen for pre-order from a couple of outfits, KyGunCo is $175-ish, Vance is $162-ish, but with $19 shipping unless you can pick up from them local. Bud's isn't listing them yet, and gun genie won't generate quotes.
    We'll see what happens when the gun actually materializes, but that's the situation currently.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,727 Senior Member
    I would prefer the non-adjustable sight revolver.  Looks better, and for the range, don't see much advantage to adjustable sights.  I had a Ruger .22 with sights and wish I'd bought the slick one they look better to me and more original to the type.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,621 Senior Member
    A friend picked one up today, $170 out the door, black cerakoted model, he thought it looked good, awaiting a range report.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    edited April 2019 #35
    Where did he get it? LGS I assume? I didn't know anybody had stock as yet...
    Looking forward to the range report...

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,621 Senior Member
    Reed's, one of the larger gun shops in MN, the had an outdoor "event" in Little Falls MN, factory reps were there.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,621 Senior Member
    Friend shot 50 rnds through it and is quite happy, sights were right on at 7 yds, minute of grouse for sure, he said it will be fun on pop cans, he even had a holster in the stash that it fits in, he wishes he would have bought a couple more for the kids, slow down the amount of lead going down range compared to the MK II and III.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    ...slow down the amount of lead going down range compared to the MK II and III.
    Tell me about it. I can blow through a couple hundred rounds in my Mk III in NOTHING flat!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    Finally, a "real" video of this gun:


    In other news, Ky Gun Co has apparently upped their price by 7 or 8 bucks.

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Great OutdoorsGreat Outdoors Member Posts: 314 Member
    I watched the video and like what I see- except for the 5.5 lb trigger pull - my single six is a little under 2 lbs pull.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,914 Senior Member
    They had this covered with the Bearcat...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    At twice the price though.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,914 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    At twice the price though.
    Price isn't everything...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    True enough. I was lusting after a BearCat there for awhile, but this one at this price point is pretty much a no brainer.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,914 Senior Member
    The thing is...if you have a vintage Bearcat, you actually have something...with the Wrangler, no matter how long you have it, it will only ever be a cheap revolver...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,903 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    The thing is...if you have a vintage Bearcat, you actually have something...with the Wrangler, no matter how long you have it, it will only ever be a cheap revolver...
    If it functions well and you have fun, what does it matter? It's all about enjoyment isn't it?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    I collect vintage guns, mostly WW II service pistols. For something I want to shoot regularly, cheap is good!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    At three times the price though.
    FIFY



    I'll take a bet that those things sell like crazy. Not everyone buys guns for collector value as some of us buy them to shoot.That thing fills a need for and inexpensive plinker or introductory handgun and the odds are good that I'll end up with one. 
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  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Jayhawker said:
    The thing is...if you have a vintage Bearcat, you actually have something...with the Wrangler, no matter how long you have it, it will only ever be a cheap revolver...
    If it functions well and you have fun, what does it matter? It's all about enjoyment isn't it?
    I'm just as pleased as punch with my 9 round .22 long rifle/magnum Rough Rider that I got a couple of months ago.  There is a photo and a range report of it on another thread here.  The Wrangler doesn't impress me at all.
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    Hes the link to the photo of my Rough Rider.  The range report is a few posts further along in the thread.

    https://forums.gunsandammo.com/discussion/38301/what-guns-are-you-thinking-about-or-have-already-bought-this-year/p4
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,903 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    Diver43 said:
    Jayhawker said:
    The thing is...if you have a vintage Bearcat, you actually have something...with the Wrangler, no matter how long you have it, it will only ever be a cheap revolver...
    If it functions well and you have fun, what does it matter? It's all about enjoyment isn't it?
    I'm just as pleased as punch with my 9 round .22 long rifle/magnum Rough Rider that I got a couple of months ago.  There is a photo and a range report of it on another thread here.  The Wrangler doesn't impress me at all.
    I'm sure its a great gun,  Doesn't mean the Ruger is bad, just another affordable option.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    I looked pretty seriously at the Rough Rider and I can't get past the safety.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,370 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    I collect vintage guns, mostly WW II service pistols. For something I want to shoot regularly, cheap is good!
    Excellent strategy.  
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,727 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    I collect vintage guns, mostly WW II service pistols. For something I want to shoot regularly, cheap is good!
    Here's a link to WW 2 collectors.  Lots of info there on military hand guns and Mausers, if you are interested.


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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    Thanx Gene, I've never checked them out before.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    Review from 22plinkster:


    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Gila said:
    Diver43 said:
    Jayhawker said:
    The thing is...if you have a vintage Bearcat, you actually have something...with the Wrangler, no matter how long you have it, it will only ever be a cheap revolver...
    If it functions well and you have fun, what does it matter? It's all about enjoyment isn't it?
    I'm just as pleased as punch with my 9 round .22 long rifle/magnum Rough Rider that I got a couple of months ago.  There is a photo and a range report of it on another thread here.  The Wrangler doesn't impress me at all.
    I'm sure its a great gun,  Doesn't mean the Ruger is bad, just another affordable option.
    I agree with that.  I just wanted a larger capacity in .22 magnum, and I'm partial to wood grips in a single action.  I actually wanted a 10 round, but I wasn't going to part with a few more Benjamin's for one round.
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    edited May 2019 #58
    They're starting to trickle down the supply chain, although the only ones that are actually available that I've found as yet are either overpriced, or a local to someplace else outfit that won't ship.
    Bud's has prices listed for them now, $204 cash, $210 CC - a bit high, although they'd probably price match. No stock as yet. KyGunCo still has a decent price at $184-ish, and an outfit called "Cajun Concealed" lists them for $166. We'll see how these prices settle out when stock is actually available.
    Gun Genie (Davidson's), along with other similar sites show no stock, thus no quotes.
    I'm expecting to pay $199 plus tax from an LGS, or $187 (or less) plus transfer from an online retailer.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    edited May 2019 #59
    For those who might care: KyGunCo just lit up with availability @$190.
    ETA: browser locks up on "add to cart" - 2 different browsers tried.

    ETA 2: AND... now OOS.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    edited May 2019 #60
    Most of us aren't the target market. Ruger hasn't built any junk that I am aware of. If I liked single actions as a tackle box plinker, I could see it serving well. It's not steak, it's hamburger. You wan't  quality, you are going to pay for it regardless of the manufacturer. Nothing wrong with that. I'd rather have any semi-auto, I paid $100 more for my Ruger SR-22, and totally worth it. Tupperware, but in 22lr, meh, not a huge deal. It does everything I ask and very fun to shoot. 

    If someone wants one and it trips their trigger, great. IF Ruger's QA and customer service starts to tank, that will be another discussion. It's a loss leader, and looks fun. $189 at my local dealer. 
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    I have my fave LGS trying to get me one right now - its going to be pretty much the luck of the draw as to whether or not he finds one before I leave for the shoot.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
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