4 1/2 inch or 5 1/2 inch Ruger Single 10?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by steadyshot, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. steadyshot

    steadyshot New Member

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    I will be picking up a Ruger Single 10 this weekend. I will have my choice of the 5 1/2 inch barrel version or the distributor exclusive Lipsey's version with the 4 1/2 inch barrel.

    So, which one would you prefer and why?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I'd go with the single six with the wmr cylinder personally.
    But of the choices I'd probably go for the 4.5" for the potential value later on or the longer barrel for accuracy.
     

  3. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You really narrowed it down there. :p
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Lol. It's a tough decision. Not up to me to make it. All I can do is offer what I would base the decision on.
     
  5. mdauben

    mdauben New Member

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    Honestly, for me it comes down to looks and I think most SA guns look better with 5 1/2 inch barrels. That's what's on my Single-Ten and I'm looking for a .45 Blackhawk with another 5 1/2 inch barrel right now. ;)
     
  6. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Personally I prefer shorter (ish) barrels on revolvers, but I've never shot a single action so who knows? Maybe I'd shoot one with a longer barrel and really enjoy it.
     
  7. trainman

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    If it were me, I would go for the long barrel. I have a 7 1/2 inch single six, and it is one of my favorite guns. I guess I don't know what the Single 10 guy looks like. I don't know why. Unless you are going to carry it in your pocket, I would go for the 10 incher.
     
  8. trainman

    trainman New Member

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    Upon further review, which means I checked out the Single 10, I want one of those. They have awesome sights, and 10 shots. No convertable, but I don't use my WMR cylinder much anyway. That is an awesome gun. There is a gun show here on Saturday. I am there.
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    If I was doing it , it would be the 5.5 single six with the 22wmr conversion.

    22lr comes out subsonic with short barrels not desirable unless your using a suppressor.

    MY pref for center fire is the 4.75-4.5 barrels I think they balance better and are faster pointing.
     
  10. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    I would go with the 4 1/2 in. barrel. If you are in a shoot out, there is less gun to clear from the holster so you can draw quicker! ;)
     
  11. steadyshot

    steadyshot New Member

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    I decided to go with the 5.5 inch barrel. I have already put about 200 rounds down range with it.

    I must say, this is one fine shooting handgun.

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  12. JW357

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    Beautiful gun. Congrats.