Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by cbourbeau32, Jun 6, 2019.
I think even the staunchest defenders of the Rough Rider would opt for the Ruger.
Or just don't want to spend the money on something not used very often in the first place and yet still have a lot of fun and shooting times. I will take the $600.00 and put into a carry gun.
I guess it depends on how much you use one.
As I mentioned in a previously post. Ruger would not repair my Friends old Single Six. If that is your goal, I would call Ruger first and get facts before just purchasing a old gun. Contrary to what most folks think, Ruger does NOT have a lifetime warranty.
As far as heirlooms go, I do not have anyone in my family that would be interested in one. Someone wants a heirloom Single Six from me after I am gone and just go buy their own. Who even knows if guns will be allowed to be owned down the road. .
And as far as 22.cals go, I do use them for training, Training with my EDC guns. So a single Six is really of little use other than some occasional fun.
lot of work to wear out a Single Six with 22lr ammo.
My only regret regarding Ruger SA revolvers is buying one of them brand-new. I could have saved a couple of hundred bucks by getting a used one that would have shot just as well. Live and learn.
"The Bitterness of Poor Quality remains Long after the Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten."
Although this is not a true apples to apples comparison the Ruger Single-Six is by far the better gun. A true apple to apple comparison will be the Ruger Wrangle vs. Heritage Rough Rider. Since the Wrangler has not made it to dealers in any meaningful number that comparison is not possible.
I would grab the Ruger without any hesitation.
I understand that reasoning fully. Its your choice and if thats what you choose then fine by me. But I have shot the snot out of my single sixes and even used one a couple of times in falling plate matches. And no I didn't win any trophies those days. The semi-auto guys left me in the dust. But I did clean all my plates and did it pretty fast too. Just not fast enough.
I used to buy a lot of guns. I bought good quality guns and have sold a few recently. Health is limiting me one my woods walking these days. Heck its limiting a whole lot more than just a stroll on a trail. But every gun I have sold I made a profit on. You can't do that with bargain basement guns. I like to look at my guns. I really appreciate a quality gun in my hand.
I thought you bought the 1986 Bisley from your other thread, but I'm old and easily confused
I have both, and did an incredibly non-scientific, but hopefully, somewhat informative thread on this discussion a while back. Feel free to check it out.
While your post IS funny.... it really does come down to whether you've got the $$$$ for the Rolex, or some quarters in your pocket. Each serves a purpose. While the Ruger isn't such a vast step as the Rolex, I doubt the HRR is also much a "claw machine" toy either. Know what you're buying and why.
Not one that sells Rolex watches.
Sorry if the post was a bit facetious.
However if the prices were anywhere in the same ballpark, I would take an average condition used Single Six in working condition over two brand new Heritage RRs.
While I do not shoot my Heritage often, Every time I see this pic. I want to get one.Love the short barrel.
I will admit, that's the best looking RR I've seen.
It would be interesting to actually see the Pic of the Ruger. There is another forum where a poster was given a 1979 Single Six, because he never shot it much. That particular gun is downright beautiful. Looks brand New. A Picture is worth a thousand words.
The gun below, may someday become a heirloom. Needless to say, I am proud of the gun. Not sure how younger generations will feel about cowboy guns down the road.
My first Single Six had a 4.62" barrel and was a convertible with the extra .22 Magnum cylinder. Got a holster and belt for it and use to carry it hiking in the back woods. It was nice and lightweight and was reasonably accurate. But over time I grew bored with single action revolvers in general and sold it.
Along the way I became enamored with .22 semi-autos and passed on several other Single Sixes (one time at a gun show I had my choice between a limited edition Bisley .22 with a polished stainless steel grip frame or a similarly equipped Mk.II Target model; I went with the Mk.II).
Was finally thinking about getting a new Single Six when an old friend gave me his as he was getting out of the trapping business and didn't have any other use for it. It looked pretty tired when I got it but it cleaned up nicely, found a like new pair of factory grips, and added a .22 Magnum cylinder to it.
Kind of seems like I may have finally come full circle on my quest for another Single Six.
If you want something to own for the long haul and be proud you did, well.... here's my vote.
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