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Old 04-18-2019, 07:25 PM   #1
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New Ruger Wrangler econo SA revolver

I'm not too impressed, but can't expect much for $249.

https://ruger.com/products/wrangler/models.html
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:46 PM   #2
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That doesn't look too bad for a plinker. They'll probably end up sellin for around $200, after they get'em out there.
I wonder if it will have a bore smaller than .224, since it's not a convertible that also shoots magnums?
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If they prove to be a decent revolver, I imagine Ruger will sell a ton of them.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:20 AM   #4
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Aluminum frame and still weighs 30 oz. Looks like a tackle box gun. With the Single 10,9,7,6 listing well over $600 they probably felt there were losing a lot of new shooters.
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Just noticed that............"The Wrangler™ is not available for sale in Minnesota and Massachusetts."

Wonder why that would be?
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Just noticed that............"The Wrangler™ is not available for sale in Minnesota and Massachusetts."

Wonder why that would be?
The spec sheet only shows it not available in MA & CA. Did you see Minnesota somewhere else?
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I think Massachusetts is one of those states where Ruger would have to submit a gun for "approval". Not sure about MN. I've tried Googling for info, and all I get is MA and MN gun laws. It must already be okay in Kalifornia, because I've read that Ruger refuses to play their games now.

I see the Wrangler as a re-do of the Lightweight Single-Six. Anodized aluminum frame didn't go over very well, only made 1956-59. Originally had an aluminum cylinder and flat gate, but Ruger dropped those in '57.

Wrangler has less expensive castings, MIM parts, and finish. Maybe the price will help it do better.

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Here's a short article about the New Wrangler from American Rifleman Magazine.

https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...tion-revolver/
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The spec sheet only shows it not available in MA & CA. Did you see Minnesota somewhere else?
It's just above the video window on the Ruger link. On the Spec Sheet, it says CA is N/A, not applicable.

On Cuyler's link, I don't see any rollmarks except gun name and serial. I doubt production guns will be so clean.

Just think....with Cerakote, Ruger could offer pink Wranglers, or yellow, or Zombie Green.......Doesn't that just make you drool?....

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It's just above the video window on the Ruger link. On the Spec Sheet, it says CA is N/A, not applicable.

On Cuyler's link, I don't see any rollmarks except gun name and serial. I doubt production guns will be so clean.
Thanks BC.
I recon I missed the fine print.

I don't know if this has anything to do with the Wrangler. But, I just saw something about how they don't transfer some pistol models to MN dealers because it doesn't meet the 1000 degree melting point requirement in MN's Saturday night special law.
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Thanks BC.
I recon I missed the fine print.

I don't know if this has anything to do with the Wrangler. But, I just saw something about how they don't transfer some pistol models to MN dealers because it doesn't meet the 1000 degree melting point requirement in MN's Saturday night special law.
Seems that would kill plastic wonder guns, but they don't count frames, just the parts exposed to direct heat or flame. Supposedly bans all the cheapo Zamac and other pot metal guns.

IIIRC, MN requires testing of every new model. CA actually has guidelines that allow some new guns without testing. I think the Wrangler being SA with a transfer bar lets it off the hook.

The testing requires submission of several copies of the gun and a large fee, plus a lot of legal process. Ruger decided to opt out of it.

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Although I like the quality of Ruger (I have a Vaquero) and I like the Safety better on it, I believe I will be keeping my Rough Rider.
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Just noticed that............"The Wrangler™ is not available for sale in Minnesota and Massachusetts."

Wonder why that would be?
The following statement appears (for me), "right above the video" at the bottom of the page when I open the below link.

The Wrangler™ is not available for sale in Minnesota and Massachusetts.

Features listed above are available on all standard models, but may not appear on Distributor Exclusive models. See individual spec sheets for model specific features.

https://ruger.com/products/wrangler/models.html
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Thanks BC.
I recon I missed the fine print.

I don't know if this has anything to do with the Wrangler. But, I just saw something about how they don't transfer some pistol models to MN dealers because it doesn't meet the 1000 degree melting point requirement in MN's Saturday night special law.
The melting point requirement in MN sounds familiar to me also. Time will tell I guess.
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Just noticed that............"The Wrangler™ is not available for sale in Minnesota and Massachusetts."

Wonder why that would be?
My guess would be that silly "melting point law." Same reason you can't buy a Heritage Rough Rider. I thought more than 2 states had that law, but I'd have to look it up.

Looks like MN ans Massachusetts also have restrictions on "density" and tensile strength, so maybe it's that. MN has a 1000 F melting point law, which as restrictive as they get. Some states that have them are at 800 F.

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As noted, an aluminum frame Single Six is nothing new. The Lightweight version of the Single Six in the 50s had an aluminum frame and is now somewhat collectible, even though it was never all that popular. The Colt Frontier Scout SA 22 LR was also being made at the same time and it, too, had an aluminum frame. Keep in mind that not all aluminum frames on guns are the same. A forged aluminum frame is actually quite strong, a cast aluminum frame, much less so, Probably what's on this new Wrangler.
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That doesn't look too bad for a plinker. They'll probably end up sellin for around $ 200, after they get'em out there.
I see there are already "Pre-orders" at $199,99, so maybe even a little less than that after things shake out. I think my Single-Six pretty much takes care of my single action .22 needs. Had it about 5 years and still only about 600 rd through it. That's vs about 60,000 through my two .22 semi-autos in the same time frame.

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Another Wrangler review from Real Guns.

https://www.realguns.com/articles/1096.htm
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Another good review, from American Rifleman, that pretty much details every part and feature.

https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...tion-revolver/
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I'm going to buy one just for fun shooting in the woods.
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