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New Ruger Wrangler.... I'm confused

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Gtscotty, Apr 18, 2019.

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  1. chicharrones

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    The Hawaiian shipment of Wranglers will be on a steamer from 'Frisco as soon as the iron horse from St. Louie comes in.
     
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    Really? Why does the aluminum on the SR22 look so nice? Why could they have not done this?

    • Capacity10
    • Slide MaterialAluminum
    • Barrel Length3.50"
    • Grip FrameBlack Polymer
    • Barrel TypeStandard
    • Slide FinishSilver Anodize
    • Barrel FinishStainless
    • Width0.97"
    • SightsAdjustable 3-Dot
    • Weight17.5 oz.
    • Overall Length6.40"
    • Height4.90"
    • Grooves6
    • Twist1:16" RH
    • CA ApprovedNo
    • MA Approved & Certified
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    The Wrangler has 3 different types of metals: zinc, aluminum and steel. How would a company get them to match using anodizing? The way I understand it the process of anodizing zinc compare to aluminum is different (something about the type of current used to anodize) and then you have the steel cylinder and hammer to deal with. Cerekote given the combination of materials was the most cost effective and prudent thing to do for expedience through their manufacturing process, and a much better product than paint IMHO.
     
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    I notice that you and Craig like to use the word "Paint" when describing the Heritage. Why is that? Because it is a Blu'd gun, at least the cylinder and barrel. Tonight I will take some pictures of two guns the Blackhawk and the Heritage, both about the same age and also just the cylinders side by side.
    I think most folks will able to see they look very close. Regardless you both make it sound like you can paint a fire arm instead of bluing and get the same effect. I have some older rifles etc. I would love to paint to get the same quality and look. I have never known or seen anyone do this. If paint can look this good, then I need to start painting some older buns.
     
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    I honestly don't know why they didn't finish the Wrangler like the SR22's slide. I didn't realize that was the gold standard. I can speculate. The SR22 has only the exposed slide to deal with. The Wrangler has three dissimilar metals. Steel, zinc and aluminum. Very few finishes can be applied to all three. A coating like Cerakote is the only economical option. Plus it's a lot more durable than anodizing. People are already whining about the two-tone finish. Imagine if the grip frame was coated, the receiver anodized, the barrel, cylinder and loading gate blued.

    Because it's paint and a pitiful looking paint job at that! You act like I have never researched, handled and thoroughly inspected these guns before. :confused:

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    I never said you can paint a firearm and get the same effect as bluing. You have a habit of putting words in peoples mouths. I spoke to the fact that there are three different metals on the Wrangler so Cerekoting was the prudent and economical thing for Ruger to do. I was speaking to what I feel is the logic behind the decision of Ruger choosing cerekote.

    If the finish on the Heritage's isn't paint than whatever it is they put on there is not as nice of a finish as cerekoting, at least on the cerekoted items I've seen in person.
     
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    I act like you never handled, researched etc? Lol, man you are too much. You really need to get over yourself. Life is not all about you Craig. Let it go.
    I guess the similarities of my Backhawk and Heritage barrels and cylinders, will both look like cheap Paint jobs from your description. What a shame, I like them both. By the way, people are NOT Whining about the two tone finish, they just do not like it. How dare someone not think just like you, Lol.

    I like my Cheap Paint job, trust me, when I say I do not loose any sleep from YOUR comments. I know that is hard for you to believe, but just deal with it.
     
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    But who dont like their guns to look like a 95 Honda Civic???:rofl:

    Ya know every town has got that one...the one that's still going strong,but every body panel is a different color ,lmao.
     
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    I suppose it could be that Heritage doesn't machine their material as well and so one they get that "orange peel" textured look under their finish. Either way it is distracting, but for a $120 gun what can one expect; I never faulted them on it at the price point they sell those at.
     
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    This thread has outlived its usefulness and has devolved into name calling.

    When is it going to be locked?
     
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    Agree! And the thing is, it never changed anyone's feeling toward the two guns one way or the other. Ruger fans will buy the Ruger, and Heritage fans will by the Heritage. (Most cases, yea some will change one way or the other, but nothing is a game changer either way. That is what is Great about America, we have choices. God Bless America!
     
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    Would be a shame, as it provided a lot of information that got verified properly with emails to the manufacturer. But alas, this is why we can't have nice things.
     
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    Agreed - closed.
     
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