Low Cost .22lr Revolver: Cimarron's V.S. Heritage Arms.


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CoyoteSix
December 24, 2012, 09:54 PM
Hey all, I went to my LGS the other day to look at the a Heritage Arms Rough Rider, I also saw Cimarron's Plinkerton model there.

Since they both seem to replicate the Colt SAA, and are both roughly the same price. What are the differences between the two? Which one is better?

Thanks THR!

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mg.mikael
December 24, 2012, 11:24 PM
I have no first-hand knowledge of these two guns, because I personally went for a Ruger Single Ten. But if you can't afford or save up for a Ruger, here's a 'Gunblast' review of the Cimmarron: http://www.gunblast.com/Cimarron-Plinkerton.htm

If you want to compare it to the Heritage .22, simply do a quick search in the forums as quite a few people have them and are asking questions like you.

CraigC
December 25, 2012, 01:51 AM
Neither, they're both pot metal junk. The Cimarron is something of a Colt SAA replica but the Heritage is the size of a Single Six. Both are constructed as cheaply as possible and mostly of pot metal. Do yourself a favor and buy a Ruger or Uberti.

CajunBass
December 25, 2012, 03:21 AM
If I didn't have the money to buy a Ruger, I'd buy a Rough Rider, and shoot the snot out of it, while I saved up the money to buy a Ruger.

CraigC
December 25, 2012, 02:50 PM
FWIW, I'd buy the Heritage before the Cimarron too. Their other guns are excellent but the one in question is almost entirely made of zinc. Even the barrel and cylinder are zinc with steel liners.

MedWheeler
December 26, 2012, 09:30 PM
I like my Rough Rider... the below is my "first-impression" range-report.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=681889

I don't have any experience with the Cimarron.. but, according to the GunBlast review linked above, it has a key-operated safety; the Heritage's does not require a key. In looking at the Plinkerton pictures, I don't think I care much for the plastic black grips. The smooth wood ones on my Rough Rider are, to me, right handsome.

JERRY
December 27, 2012, 10:51 AM
a S/A .22lr revolver is not high on the list of self defensive guns so i suggest.....that you bide your time, save your money and not buy junk. get a ruger single six or something....

bobbo
December 27, 2012, 02:43 PM
I like my Heritage. Get one with adjustable sights, though. Works well on paper and squirrels for me.

snakeman
December 27, 2012, 02:45 PM
I would step up to a ruger or eaa bounty hunter. They are both made of steel and are solid dependable accurate revolvers. I vote ruger all the way. The others are all jut sub par.

MedWheeler
December 27, 2012, 11:38 PM
a S/A .22lr revolver is not high on the list of self defensive guns so i suggest.....that you bide your time, save your money and not buy junk. get a ruger single six or something....

Uh, what..?

mgmorden
December 27, 2012, 11:50 PM
Do be aware that while MOST of Heritage's guns are "pot metal" - they certainly do make steel framed revolvers as well. The steel framed ones seem to go for around $250 or so.

GP100man
December 28, 2012, 12:02 AM
FIL has a ruffrider I think ,good solid little revolver .
The sites leave a little to be desired though , a bit thin for my eyes .

But as said I`d still rather shoot my Single Six.

Jlr2267
December 28, 2012, 01:02 AM
HRR seems to be a decent revolver. The one I have is not steel-framed, but a type of metal similar to what Henry uses for their .22LR lever guns (must be ok for rimfire guns). I've not had it long, but it seems well made, shoots good, and in my opinion looks good too. Its definitely not a single six, but it costs about 1/3 as much.

ScratchnDent
December 28, 2012, 05:44 PM
I have a Rough Rider. I love it, but I didn't purchase it to hand it down as an heirloom. I purchased it as an inexpensive tool.

I paid about $175 for it, NIB, with a nylon holster and a .22 Mag conversion cylinder.

I've shot about 10 bucketloads of .22lr through it, and 1000 or so 22 Mags. The trigger is surprisingly nice. A lot of the finish has worn off from riding in the holster while I bounce around on the tractor out at my Dad's property during the summers, but that is exactly the purpose for which I bought it, to be an inexpensive shooter that was going to see a lot of rough use and that I wouldn't shed a tear over being scratched or dirty.

It's accurate, ugly, and costs about the same as a decent pair of work boots. What's not to love?

CoyoteSix
December 29, 2012, 03:49 AM
^^ That's what I'm looking for!

CraigC
December 29, 2012, 12:44 PM
I would strongly suggest to you guys who want a Ruger but prefer the HRR's price tag to look at used Single Sixes. I have three that I paid $200, $225 and $250 for.

22-rimfire
December 29, 2012, 12:56 PM
I tend to take the long view when buying firearms. I try to buy the best gun I can afford (and want) for the purpose I intend to use it for. When I started out buying guns, I knew nothing about handguns... I believed that if it shot, what is not to like? Time passes and I have a different attitude. Buy quality if possible because down the road a bit (like a year or so) if you shoot much, you will want the better 22 revolver. They really are better and the Rugers are a good value.

But as I have said before on Rough Rider threads, if I absolutely could not afford a better shooter SA 22 revolver (aka Ruger), then I would buy a steel framed Rough Rider and start saving my pennies for the Ruger.

Kiln
December 29, 2012, 05:38 PM
I would strongly suggest to you guys who want a Ruger but prefer the HRR's price tag to look at used Single Sixes. I have three that I paid $200, $225 and $250 for.
I wish I could find one at that price. Around here they're all in the mid $300 range.

Deer_Freak
December 29, 2012, 05:44 PM
Buds points out the Heritage models that are made of pot metal. SC has a melt point law. If the gun is for sale in SC it has a steel frame.

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