NEW TALO Distributor Exclusive Ruger Wrangler 22 Long Rifle
Adam Scepaniak 11.10.20
It looks like a NEW Ruger Wrangler has been unveiled and it is a TALO Distributor Exclusive featuring hardwood grips and the package comes with an authentic leather DeSantis® Wild Hog™ Field and Range Holster to match. This is now the 10th different Ruger Wrangler produced by Ruger with many of the others simply having different aesthetics or an exterior Cerakote color. All of the specifications for this new offering can be read below as presented by Ruger:
- Grips: Hardwood
- Capacity: 6 Rounds
- Sights: Integral Front Sight Blade and Integral Rear Notch
- Barrel Length: 4.62″ w/ 1:14″ Right-Hand Twist Rate & 6-Groove Rifling
- Cylinder Frame Finish: Cobalt Cerakote®
- Cylinder Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
- Overall Length: 10.25″
- Weight: 30 Ounces
- Available & Legal In: CA – Yes | MA – No | MN – No
There is no publicly stated MSRP for this offering since it is a TALO Distributor Exclusive which is quite normal. Most TALO offerings will not have an MSRP tied to them, but instead leave it up to individual gun stores to set the price level. With all of that being said, this New TALO Ruger Wrangler will likely fall into the same general ballpark as all previous Ruger Wranglers which is roughly $249.
- Model includes the DeSantis® Wild Hog™ Field and Range Holster. This holster can be worn cross draw or with a forward cant and is ambidextrous. It’s built from premium top grain steer hide and center cut steer hide and features an adjustable tension device.
- Blade front and integral notch rear sights.
- Chambered for affordable 22 LR ammunition.
- Transfer bar mechanism and loading gate interlock provide an unparalleled measure of security against accidental discharge.
- Cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity.
- Cerakote® finish provides rugged reliability in all environments.
- Hardwood grips on a Single-Six® pattern grip frame.
The only unfortunate thing about the Ruger Wrangler is that it is not legal in all 50 states. Some states – including my home state of Minnesota – have outdated, archaic laws called “Melting Point” Laws. Many were devised back in the ’70s – ’90s in the belief that crooks would buy cheap Saturday night special firearms, commit a crime, and then melt the firearm; thereby, destroying all the evidence (the perfect crime). Those backward-thinking states have never updated their laws so the law still exists; thus, this wonderful little revolver is illegal in Minnesota and Massachusetts. Even so, there are still 48 states that get to enjoy these wonderful, affordable, little revolvers. Ruger goes on to brag a little more about them in their Press Release statement below:
“The popular Wrangler® revolver is now available in a TALO exclusive configuration featuring a Cobalt Cerakote® finish and traditional, hardwood grips. This model includes a DeSantis® Wild Hog™ Field and Range Holster which can be worn cross draw or with a forward cant, and is ambidextrous. Built from premium top grain steer hide and center cut steer hide, this holster also features an adjustable tension device.“
For anybody who does not currently own a Ruger Wrangler, this might be one of the best ones to add to your collection yet because of the authentic cowboy nostalgia it inspires with the hardwood grips and authentic leather DeSantis® Wild Hog™ Field and Range Holster. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.