[NRA 2019] The Ruger Wrangler Revolver
Rob Reed 05.01.19
Ruger introduced their new Wrangler revolver at the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting. The .22 LR single-action revolver is manufactured from aluminum alloy and is designed to be a less expensive version of their classic Single-Six revolver.
The Wrangler holds six-rounds of .22 LR ammunition and has a transfer-bar safety system that allows holster carry with all chambers loaded. The Wrangler is available in Black Cerakote, Burnt Bronze Cerakote and Silver Cerakote. The sights are a integral rear notch and non-adjustable blade front. The grips are checkered synthetic and the grip frame will accept any Single-Six grips.
I got a chance to examine all three versions of the Wrangler at the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting. Although the Cerakote finish is not traditional it is a tough and durable finish that makes sense for this gun. Of the three, I think the Silver looks the best, followed by the Black and Burnt Bronze.
The Ruger Wrangler seems like a direct response to the budget single-action revolvers made by other manufacturers. The aluminum frame should be a good selling point when compared to those that use lower cost cast zinc frames.
Ruger Wrangler Specs:
Cylinder Frame – Aluminum alloy
Barrel – Cold Hammer Forged Steel
Length – 10.25″
Barrel Length – 4.62″
Weight – 30 ox
For more information on the Ruger Wrangler watch the video from the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits.