Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by doubleh, Jul 29, 2022.
Don't believe all them Negative Nancies posting complaints ... they would complain if you were going to hang them with a New Rope ...( a saying of my East Texas mother... told me a new rope is rough and would scratch their neck)
Ruger Tech told me to spray a little white lithium grease through openings to grease the internals of the stiff gate ... that did the trick on mine . I wonder if they have a new spring that isn't quite so stiff ... I bought mine two years ago , before Covid , and the gate was stiff for my 70 year old fingers .
I might send Ruger a E-mail and see if a improved spring is available ,
The silver-colored sights were a bit tough to see indoors but the gun shot/operated perfectly. (8” colored circles, 4” white @ 10 yds)
Neat little plinkers, these Wranglers are.
The cylinder and important parts are steel, the frame I think is aluminum ot Zamak maybe.
Been shooting the silver one every range trip for almost 2 years, no issued, always plink the steel target out at 30 yards. They'll shoot.
One thing with these, I bought both in person at a real shop. I looked at maybe a half dozen, mix of birdshead etc. The cerakote finish did vary, as did the overall fit and finish. I picked the two with the best feeling loading gates, flawless finish, best actions etc.
If you can, I'd check a few out in person. Ruger qc seems to be more in question since 2020.
If you get one, you might check out rugers website for grips and holsters. Woos grips are inexpensive and a very nice leather holster is available in black or tan.
I ended up trading it to a guy for a Marlin Model 60. He was going to try and fix the loading gate.
Other than the loading gate issue i really enjoyed that gun. I WILL be buying another. Probably this fall/winter.
I love my charcoal finished bridshead, fits my fat hands better than the plowhandle.
Aluminum frame, zinc grip frame, steel barrel and cylinder. That's why they went with cerakote, it was one thing that could be applied to all those dissimilar metals.
They are what they are; inexpensive plinkers that offer good accuracy, lots of aftermarket grips/holster options and a lot of fun.
Is that not the same as with all New Model Blackhawks, Super Blackhawks, and New Model Single Sixes Ruger ever built?
That's a question - I'm not trying to be a wise guy. It's just that between my wife and I, I'm sure we've owned at least 20 different Ruger "New Model" single action revolvers over the years (including a half-dozen Super Blackhawks), and every one of them unlocked the cylinder when we opened the loading gate. Yet I'm reading in this thread that some folks are having problems opening the loading gates on some Ruger Wrangler revolvers.
I'm no Ruger expert, and only own 1 Blackhawk. But I also own 2 SSs, and a Wrangler. The loading gate on my Wrangler is stupid stiff. I was hoping it would lighten up with use but so far no dice.
I will probably try to smooth up the appropriate surfaces someday to see if it helps. So far that's my only complaint about the Wrangler.
Those are some beautiful grips. Who makes them?
I got the black pearl from Arizona Custom Grips on Ebay. The birdshead wears the black micarta that came on my Carryhawk.
Awesome leather gear too!
A can of spray "grease" , I used plain ole white lithium grease but a good spray gun grease would probably be better ... insert the tube into any opening and get grease sprayed into / onto loading gate / latch internals.
A Ruger Technician told me to do this ... I did it once and a few days later , greased it again ... as a aside to easing the latch opening it also lightened / smoothed up the the cocking of the hammer and the trigger pull .
As a bonus ... I didn't have to take the gun apart ... I did take the grips off to get the spray tube into little spaces . The grease job works wonders and you probably have a can of spray grease on your shelf ...
Bicycle and motorcycle spray on chain lube / grease will also work ... you want it to spray on thin , then thicken into a light grease .
Love those black pearl grips… going to get a set for mine!!
Nice trio of Wranglers there, along with the stellar holsters and belt!
Those black pearl grips look great with the silver finish on the guns too!
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