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Ruger Birds Head Wrangler is Home!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 27,678 Senior Member


The gun is as awesome as it was in the gun store. 
The holster (first time seeing it) is somewhat on the flimsy side. But, we’ll designed for purpose.

Thin suede body with thicker leather framing, I like the ambi design a lot. I like that it is a 4 position holster. Do wish it was more robust, but, it’s a token as part of the sale, not a stand alone. I get it. 
I’ve cleaned and lapped the barrel. Cleaned the cylinder. Tomorrow I’ll shoot the gun at 10 and 20 yards for accuracy and function. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    The gun itself feels AMAZING in the hand!!!  It has heft and comfort. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Factory trigger setting is just over 5lbs.  
    I did a Poor Man’s Trigger Job on it and cut the weight almost in half.  



    Burnished the Sear and…….

    Not bad for $Free.99!!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,090 Senior Member
    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..."
    )O(
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,259 Senior Member
    I really like the looks of that gun
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,090 Senior Member
    Oh, and...


    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Not often. 😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,123 Senior Member
    Nice!  I have been pretty happy with my Wrangler
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,486 Senior Member
    Wow, those grips are pretty wood!  
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    That was the straw that broke my back. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,366 Senior Member
    edited January 25 #11
    Practice your quick draw to your reflection in the sliding glass door. In you underwear and cowboy hat. So sayeth ye olde underwear model.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Well, I don’t have a cowboy hat. I’m not a cowboy. Neither is the underwear model. 
    But, I do happen to have and use underwear. So, that’s going for me!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,467 Senior Member
    Well that’s a cool little shooter! Nice grab! If the ones locally would have looked anywhere as good as those we would own the same gun!!  You suck! Looking forward to your shootin’
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,603 Senior Member
    What he said!!
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,486 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Well, I don’t have a cowboy hat. I’m not a cowboy. Neither is the underwear model. 
    But, I do happen to have and use underwear. So, that’s going for me!
    And yet the old underwear model has owned more horses, has actually broke and trained them and has way more time on a saddle than most folks that own a shinny pickup truck and walk around in boots.  Funny how that works out…
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Well, I don’t have a cowboy hat. I’m not a cowboy. Neither is the underwear model. 
    But, I do happen to have and use underwear. So, that’s going for me!
    And yet the old underwear model has owned more horses, has actually broke and trained them and has way more time on a saddle than most folks that own a shinny pickup truck and walk around in boots.  Funny how that works out…

    🤣
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,486 Senior Member
    Not a chance.  Regardless of what you see in movies bareback is rough on the family jewels…. And I look better than him anyway.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,160 Senior Member
    good looking rig
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,123 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Zee said:
    Well, I don’t have a cowboy hat. I’m not a cowboy. Neither is the underwear model. 
    But, I do happen to have and use underwear. So, that’s going for me!
    And yet the old underwear model has owned more horses, has actually broke and trained them and has way more time on a saddle than most folks that own a shinny pickup truck and walk around in boots.  Funny how that works out…

    🤣
    Wh…. Why do you have that picture ready to go on your phone?
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Zee said:
    Well, I don’t have a cowboy hat. I’m not a cowboy. Neither is the underwear model. 
    But, I do happen to have and use underwear. So, that’s going for me!
    And yet the old underwear model has owned more horses, has actually broke and trained them and has way more time on a saddle than most folks that own a shinny pickup truck and walk around in boots.  Funny how that works out…

    🤣
    Wh…. Why do you have that picture ready to go on your phone?
    My Google-Fu is wicked fast. 😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,919 Senior Member
     And I look better than him anyway



    Speaking of looks.... daydrinking is a bad look for folks in your profession....
    I'm just here for snark.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Hit the range with a few different load options. I have a lot more kinds of .22lr ammo, but these I have in bulk. 

    Started at 10 yards to narrow the playing field. 

    One consternation I didn’t notice at the gun store, the front sight blade is slightly bent or welded with a left lean. This will come into play as all rounds impact right of POA. 
    The 36gr HV seemed to group the best.

     So, I tried it at 25 yards along with the 40gr SV because…..well…..I have a couple generations worth of that ammo. 

    Both struck low and to the right of POA, but amazingly the 40gr SV took over as grouping tighter. I thought maybe I sucked with the 36gr ammo and tried another target with the same result, though. 
    I then moved up to 5 yards and tried offhand with both of these loads. 

    I’d say they are equal enough. 

    In the grand scheme of things, I do with the front sight wasn’t leaning left. It ain’t a lot. But, apparently enough. In truth though, this isn’t a distance gun. More a plinker so, I’m decide with a little time if I was to address the lean. 
    Overall, I am pleased with the gun. The weight ads to zero muzzle rise and recoil. The trigger job is sweet. The gun feels awesome in the hand. Overall, I’m a happy camper. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,366 Senior Member
    Ruger will fix that front sight for you.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    I figured. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    Ever so slight leaning. 

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,580 Senior Member
    Just cock your head a bit when shooting it and all will be good...
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,366 Senior Member
    Send that picture to Ruger.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,467 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Zee said:
    Zee said:
    Well, I don’t have a cowboy hat. I’m not a cowboy. Neither is the underwear model. 
    But, I do happen to have and use underwear. So, that’s going for me!
    And yet the old underwear model has owned more horses, has actually broke and trained them and has way more time on a saddle than most folks that own a shinny pickup truck and walk around in boots.  Funny how that works out…

    🤣
    Wh…. Why do you have that picture ready to go on your phone?
    Fu im wicked fast. 😁
    Fify
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,467 Senior Member
    Put it in a drill press vice and bend it straight…..easy  peezy 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,090 Senior Member
    Congrats. I really like my (regular) Wrangler - and it shoots well. Even when I'm shooting it! I really need one of the bird's heads as well...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,678 Senior Member
    I did think of that but am somewhat afraid to break the weld. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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