Ruger rolled out new Wrangler .22 LR revolvers last week with 6.5- and 7-inch barrels. The handgun’s previous configuration, with a 4.6-inch barrel, remains in the famed firm’s lineup.
Introduced in 2019, the budget-conscious line caught the attention of enthusiasts immediately. It’s been among Ruger’s strongest sellers since then, with good reason. The quality and attention to detail we’ve come to expect from the company is there, but in a chambering that’s light on the pocketbook.
Features packed into the revolver include a cold hammer-forged barrel, transfer bar mechanism with a loading gate interlock for added safety, checkered synthetic grips and a long-lasting Cerakote finish. MSRP start and stay at $269, unless you want the birdshead gripped model with a 3.75-inch barrel. That one comes in at $279.
The new 7.5-inch barreled model has an overall length of 13 inches and it tips the scales at 34.1 ounces, unloaded. It has six-groove rifling at a rate of 1 twist every 14 inches. The cylinder is made from aluminum alloy.
The model seen above has the burnt bronze finish, but it’s also available in silver and black. A blade up front and integral notch at the rear provide sighting.
Only a few days before the new Wrangler’s release Ruger introduced the Security-380 Lite Rack Pistol. It, however, is designed for personal defense and/or concealed carry. The semi-automatic pistol is chambered in .380 ACP and has a magazine capacity of either 10 or 15 cartridges, depending on destination. It’s MSRP is equally attractive at $369.