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Heritage .22lr/Mag

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by firemanstrickland, Mar 4, 2013.

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  1. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Member

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    CraigC writes:

    And how much time did you "waste" here that could have been saved by simply moving on?

    The majority of respondents to the OP seemed to have gotten the point that he wanted replies from those who had actual experience with these budget-priced guns. Since you pass on them, and don't cite any experience of your own, it's assumed you weren't, for the purposes of the thread, "eligible" to reply.

    Posts 5, 6, 9, and 12 all make essentially the same point you do, but without the elitism. So, elitism is certainly not needed, nor are condescending remarks about "taking shooting seriously", to further your message that the model may be of questionable quality (is plinking considered "taking shooting seriously"?)
     
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    People sure get riled up when you call a $150 gun "cheap", even if you give all the technical details why. As far as "experience" (chuckle), a wise man once said, "I do not need to lick a turd to know that I would not want to eat it". If you can't look at a Rough Rider and tell it's a cheaply made gun, well then feel free to disregard everything I've said. I'm sure the wise and more experienced men here who own one already knew of the technical details this dummy just shared about their construction, didn't you? Yes, that was sarcasm you just detected.

    Read my sig, buy what you want, you were going to anyway. :)
     
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  3. firemanstrickland

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    ....soo...anyways. Thank you very much for all of the information. I beleive if i run across one for the right price i just might pick it up to have a little fun with, I mean really, its modeled after a single action army! awesome! HAHAHAHAHA anyways thanks for all the help guys, Mods, feel free to lock, unless anyone else has any last minute advise/input.
     
  4. Orion8472

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    My dad has a Heritage Rough Rider. It goes "bang" good enough. Fair accuracy. Hate the safety on it. Ejection feels cheap and rough. It's decent enough for most people. I almost got one. . . . . . until I found a very nicely kept up 1958 Ruger Single Six. It cost me about $400 and is silky smooth in every aspect. Very accurate, too!

    Worth $250 more? Absolutely! Are GOOD ones hard to find? That would be true. You can, . . . just requires some research. Now, if you ONLY want to spend $150-ish, . . . the Heritage will work for you. . . . . though you'll have to seek "how many rounds will I get out of it" type of questions from someone else. My dad's Heritage hasn't seen many rounds and probably won't.
     
  5. firemanstrickland

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    rodger that. Yeah, really and truly i cant see myself spending more than 150 at this time. and if its decent like most of you say that just fine by me. If I need to do any "serious shooting" if you will ive got a few other go to's that I would stake my life on. o, ps btw. safety? on a SA revolver? Really?
     
  6. BCRider

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    If you buy it for $150 and find that you like it other than quality issues you can certainly sell it for around $100 or maybe slightly more. So it costs you $40 to $50 to find out that you really enjoy SA .22 revolvers. That's not a big deal.

    Then you can buy a Single Six and see what you missed out on.

    Or perhaps you'll find that you simply don't shoot it often enough to justify buying the better gun. And that's fine too.

    Just realized that when it feels less than smooth in any manner and maybe it doesn't shoot as tightly as you think you should be able to manage that it's the difference between the Heritage and the Ruger. If you realize that at least you are dealing with your final decision on your own terms. And there's nothing wrong with that as long as you are honest with yourself.
     
  7. CajunBass

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    Yea, it's got a safety. I don't think it's a big deal. You don't have to use it, but it is kinda ugly. It's not exactly unprecendted. Colt had one on their Frontier Scout 22 back in the 80's...I guess it was, that worked more or less the same way. It put a block between the hammer and the firing pin. Colt did a better job of hiding it though, and with the Colt when you cocked the hammer, it moved the block out of the way.
     
  8. bikerdoc

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    I use mine to teach kids and newbee's. then graduate them to some 38's out of a security six.
     
  9. firemanstrickland

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    copy that bc rider, thank ya. and wow cajun, you learn something new everyday. thanks
     
  10. Certaindeaf

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    I didn't say anything not nice, just to grow up and be realistic, like your mommy must've not told you.
     
  11. firemanstrickland

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    ok certain deff, you got the last word. congratulations.
     
  12. JohnBT

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    I admit I didn't even know they were American made.

    www.heritagemfg.com/site/department.cfm?id=50

    I must be confusing them with a similar gun from around 1985 or so. I believe it was made by Tanfoglio. A buddy had one and it worked, but I didn't run out and trade my Single-Six in on one.

    John
     
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