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Heritage Arms Rough Rider 22 LR & 22 Mag

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Reloadron, Nov 9, 2017.

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  1. Reloadron
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    Just in passing I got a Cabela's Flyer in the mail and they are having a sale on The Heritage Arms Rough Rider through November 22, 2017. The combo revolver with a 22 LR and 22 Mag cylinder is selling for $139.99 which is not a bad deal. While the gun is not a S&W Model 17, Ruger Single Six or a Colt for a buck thirty nine it is not a bad revolver. Cocobolo grips and the 4.75" barrel. Something I like about Cabela's is they give a 5% Veterans Discount on all gun sales so while seven bucks off this gun is not a big deal that seven bucks gets you a box of 100 Remington bullets. Yeah, the bullets everyone loves to hate. Anyway, for the price the Rough Rider makes for a nice stocking stuffer as a kids first revolver or just as a beater woods and hiking gun. Anyway, thought I would mention it with the approaching holiday season.

    My Bad and appologies. It was a one day sale, today only. Well if you have a local store and want one I would call and see if they have them. Again sorry and it was my wife who told me. She actually read the whole page. :(

    Ron
     
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    Is this going to be a gift? ( nice stocking stuffer, as you said). Or will you keep it? As a gift, no, it isn't a deal. As a trash-worthy device you acknowledge up-front as not up to normal standards, as you illustrated, then go for it. Wait a minute, you simply suggested it for others, so I remove the word "you" from the above.
     
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    beag_nut writes:

    I don't see where he did that at all. He must have deleted that from his post when he edited it, before I got here. All I see is him saying it's not a $500+ revolver.
     
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    Oh, and this thread is in the "Autoloaders" subsection.. :D
     
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    The only edit was where I had the date wrong and I apologized for that. My original post was not edited at all with the exception of the strike through. I also did not tell anyone to run out and buy one. The fact that anyone chooses to disagree with the gun being good as a beater gun for the woods and ranks it lower really doesn't bother me. I tossed it out for anyone who may have an interest. As to semi-auto section? Uh Oh. Guess I got that wrong also. Well this is a gun forum, online and free so the information you get is worth what you pay for it.

    Ron
     
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    My buddy used one to shoot rats in his chicken coop. It worked ok. He had lots of rats.
     
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    I like mine a lot. It's a high quality cheap shooting gun, not an expensive artwork, and that's what I wanted.
     
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    Incidentally, I do own two of them (and a Ruger NM-SS.) One is the "regular" 4.75-inch one and the other is the 3.5-inch "birdshead" model.

    If I walked into a store tomorrow and saw another one, with both cylinders, for that price, it would be hard not to walk out with it.
     
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    I have certain feelings about guns of this quality. While an inexpensive gun is nice, I don't think of firearms as disposables, even in this era of practically all consumer goods fitting that category. Zinc or zamac framed guns feel that way to me, disposable.

    Personally, just can't get into them, won't have one. I don't fault anyone who buys one, to each his own.
     
  10. Good Ol' Boy

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    I love mine. For the money seems really well made. I only wish I had gotten the 6" instead of the 4 and some change.

    And I even found hi capacity 15rd mags for mine.

    ...wait, is this the semi section?
     
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    I had one. It was fine for what it is. I originally bought it because I wanted something I could use for shot shells. I wound up using it mostly as a plinker.
     
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    Ok wise guys I will move it to revolvers.

    I like mine, grand kids ude it alot
     
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    Topic comes up every once in a while. I like mine, and did a thread on it a while back.

    Ruger vs. the single six

    (Edit- thread is actually HERITAGE VS single six) - Thanks medwheeler!
     
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    ^^ Yep. Though it was actually called "Heritage vs. the Single Six." :neener:
     
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    I was thinking about getting one of those, but I hear so much give and take on them I'm not sure. I like the price, not scared of the material, but on the fence if I should take the plunge and out for the conversion model.

    I've only owned one SA, a Blackhawk in .357, but never got around to shooting it before it was traded for something else. I was considering the 6 inch with adjustable sights for squirrel and rabbits, as well as a plinker.

    I'd get a Ruger, but around my parts, the shops seem to think they're gold plated with unicorn horn handles or something. Just would like an inexpensive trail pistol for when I'm in the woods.
     
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    ^^. Yeah, the only Ruger I've seen around here for under four bills was beat down and missing its rear sight. I did eventually get one, though, but haven't shot it. To be honest, I keep forgetting I have it.
     
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    I love shooting my Rough Rider. When I was looking for a 22LR SA revolver, I compared the Colt, S&W, Ruger, and the Rough Rider dual cylinder model (you can buy it with only one cylinder for a few bucks less). I just wanted a fun, simple revolver for target plinking. The comparison was using overall quality and price. I agree that the Colt, Ruger, and S&W are better made, higher quality guns. However, the Heritage product is fine, serviceable, and works. And I decided I could buy a lot of ammunition with the $200 to $400 savings over the competitive products.
    Buy what you want, can afford, and feels good in your hand.
     
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    And it is not "zamac". According to their web site the barrel is 1215 steel, cylinder 12L14 and frame is aluminum. Also know the U.S. steel companies were forced by the government to stop making 12L14 some years ago. Maybe the web site is old or they use overseas steel.

    Bob
     
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    Hmmmm, interesting that they just list "steel" for the materials used in the big bore guns without getting into the exact alloys. They also have a steel-framed small bores advertised now at the bottom of the models page. They are the ones with an S before the model number.
     
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    I believe that the steel framed small bores are built for the states that have ‘melting point’ laws.
     
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    Huh???
     
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    ^^ Some states, such as South Carolina, passed laws aimed at keeping "cheap" guns out of the hands of those people they felt would be most likely to use them, which they believed would only be thugs and gangers. Since price points change, they went after material of construction. The laws required the metals be of a quality that would withstand exposure to a certain level of heat without melting, knowing that the zinc and aluminum alloys used in the guns they were trying to ban would not pass.

    I'm not sure how many of these laws, however, pre-date the arrival of polymer-framed guns, or why they continue to be exempt (well, actually, I do know, but that's for another discussion.)
     
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    Around here a used Ruger single six does cost more than a used Blackhawk in 357 MAG. The days of inexpensive Rugers of any type are gone forever IMHO. I have more than one Heritage Rough Rider and for the price point and fit/finish they are great firearms.
     
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    I bought one out of a Pawn shop in new condition for $100, but only had the 22 LR cylinder.shot well and was surprisingly accurate. Maybe I got lucky. I later bought a 22 Mag cylinder off of ebay and took it to the range. It shot those not so well. I do enjoy shooting the 22LR's with my Grand daughter. A $100 well spent.
     
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    On giving a handgun as a gift ,things that need to be thought about.

    https://www.nssf.org/giving-a-firearm-as-a-gift-some-reminders-from-nssf-2/
     
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