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Ruger Wrangler Birds Head with 3 3/4" barrel.

I asked for this and a Wrangler revolving carbine. Half way there! Hope the carbine materializes.
 

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Ruger Wrangler Birds Head with 3 3/4" barrel.

I asked for this and a Wrangler revolving carbine. Half way there! Hope the carbine materializes.
That the 22 mode? I have a Heritage model and its my favorite of all their models. Granted you can make any version of theirs that way with just a few minutes work. That just fits my hand perfectly
 

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I once owned a Heritage Bird'shead revolver - my hand and revolver never got along.
Sold it to a friend who wanted the .22 Mag for self defense.

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I once owned a Heritage Bird'shead revolver - my hand and revolver never got along.
Sold it to a friend who wanted the .22 Mag for self defense.

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Friends don't let Friends use rimfire for SD...
Just Sayin' ;)
 

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Friends don't let Friends use rimfire for SD...
Why not? I carry one every day. Albeit a bug to my 9mm, but when deep concealment is the order of the day, just the .22 Rim Fire.

My dad carried a .22 rim fire in the last years of his life. The bone cancer had weakened him to the point that he could not shoot anything harder recoiling. I wager that had someone tried to test him, they would of likely had the last thought something to the tune of …….sorry, time to finish that thought just ran out for that individual.
 

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Friends don't let Friends use rimfire for SD...
Just Sayin' ;)
Mrs. Dawg uses one - or two - for SD. Anything with more recoil could damage her eyes for good. She's dang good with it and it beats a sharp stick or harsh words
 

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Why not? I carry one every day. Albeit a bug to my 9mm, but when deep concealment is the order of the day, just the .22 Rim Fire.

My dad carried a .22 rim fire in the last years of his life. The bone cancer had weakened him to the point that he could not shoot anything harder recoiling. I wager that had someone tried to test him, they would of likely had the last thought something to the tune of …….sorry, time to finish that thought just ran out for that individual.
My theory is if its good enough for the mob its good enough for me.
 

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My first hand gun was a S&W622. The guy asked me what I was buying it for. "Plinking, and self defense."

He said, "I wouldn't use a .22 for self defense."

I said, " how many does it hold?"

"Ten"

"If I can't stop them with 10, I ain't trying."

He handed me a box of CCI Stringers. "I would use these."
 

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Of course there are exceptions
And the comment generated lots of activity too...

That's why they pay me to be here, Good People :D
 

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Why not? I carry one every day. Albeit a bug to my 9mm, but when deep concealment is the order of the day, just the .22 Rim Fire.

My dad carried a .22 rim fire in the last years of his life. The bone cancer had weakened him to the point that he could not shoot anything harder recoiling. I wager that had someone tried to test him, they would of likely had the last thought something to the tune of …….sorry, time to finish that thought just ran out for that individual.
Yes, B.U.G. and deep concealed and all that, I agree. But for most able bodied folks with no physical impairment, under normal conditions, centerfire.

A friend at the big coal gasification plant we started about 2009 got to work and discovered he had his NAA 5 shot 22lr in with his pocket change :D It was a DHS designated national security site, he could have gotten a lot of grief over that LOL
 

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I stopped at the LGS yesterday to order the Birdshead Wrangler. She priced it for me, about $15 more than the regular wrangler. But they are not available now. She will call me when they are.

They do have the Big Rock Distributor exclusive MKIV target model in the display case. I have kind of been wanting the MKIV target model, but have been put off by the $600 price tag. Especially since my MKII standard is still working and is very accurate.

I do not like the flash hider on the Big Rock Distributor model, and could care less about the threaded barrel, but for $499 it is tempting. I could always remove the flash hider and put a thread protector on it. And who knows, maybe I do want a Ruger Silent-SR.

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And the comment generated lots of activity too...

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I stopped at the LGS yesterday to order the Birdshead Wrangler. She priced it for me, about $15 more than the regular wrangler. But they are not available now. She will call me when they are.

They do have the Big Rock Distributor exclusive MKIV target model in the display case. I have kind of been wanting the MKIV target model, but have been put off by the $600 price tag. Especially since my MKII standard is still working and is very accurate.

I do not like the flash hider on the Big Rock Distributor model, and could care less about the threaded barrel, but for $499 it is tempting. I could always remove the flash hider and put a thread protector on it. And who knows, maybe I do want a Ruger Silent-SR.

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Can you order the handle and grips from Ruger like you can heritage?
 

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Can you order the handle and grips from Ruger like you can heritage?
I looked on shopruger and did not see where you could.

I have the Heritage Rancher, and Barkeeper. I am looking for a Heritage 4 3/4" with birdshead grip. I was going to swap grips between the revolvers. I may just buy one of the common 6 1/2" Heritage revolvers and order the birdshead grip for my Barkeep. Then I will have complete matching .22 Rimfires for the .22 / 410 cowboy shoots that my brothers church has.

I will never replace the stainless Ruger Single Six for hunting, or my stainless Ruger Bearcat for my kit gun.

I do own a standard Ruger Wrangler. The fit and finish is better than the Heritage Barkeep, and it does not have that hideous safety that the Heritage has. The Heritage has the better trigger though. Both are equally accurate, although the Heritage offerings I own are better regulated. My Ruger Wrangler shoots point of aim horizontally, but several inches high vertically.

My Heritage Rancher the fit is exquisite and the Walnut (or is it rosewood) furniture is very nice. Maybe I just got lucky, but I am extremely happy with it. It did have to go back to the factory though. During the first range session the rear sight shifted in its dovetail, when I tried to shift it back, the barrel moved. If I would of removed the ejector housing I could of unscrewed the barrel by hand!. I was going to fix it myself, but I thought no- it’s brand new, let Heritage fix it. I got it back in about a month, and it’s right now.
 
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I stopped at the LGS yesterday to order the Birdshead Wrangler. She priced it for me, about $15 more than the regular wrangler. But they are not available now. She will call me when they are.

They do have the Big Rock Distributor exclusive MKIV target model in the display case. I have kind of been wanting the MKIV target model, but have been put off by the $600 price tag. Especially since my MKII standard is still working and is very accurate.

I do not like the flash hider on the Big Rock Distributor model, and could care less about the threaded barrel, but for $499 it is tempting. I could always remove the flash hider and put a thread protector on it. And who knows, maybe I do want a Ruger Silent-SR.

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That settles it. I will buy it tomorrow and christen it the Anteater!

I just needed a good reason to buy it! Thanks!
 

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That settles it. I will buy it tomorrow and christen it the Anteater!

I just needed a good reason to buy it! Thanks!
There's an enabler behind every post here. Thank you, Trash - now it doesn't have to be me!
 

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Heritage RR .22 WMR. And I'm a sucker for pearl grips. Part of my cowboy rig.

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