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Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Benning Boy, Mar 1, 2009.
Anybody have one? What do you think of it?
My dad purchased one as an inexpensive plinker and pest gun to carry in his canoe. It fills the bill pretty well.
It shoots fine and is accurate enough. I haven't noticed any glaring issues in those two departments. It does have a kinda "cheesy" hammer block saftey lever on the left side rearward of the cylinder. In and of itself lame, but the lever is also plastic, thus "cheesy".
But for a low priced utility gun/ shooter, function beats fashion.
For the low price, the little revolver shoots pretty good. I'd say it's a solid, average .22LR revolver. Nothing special, but it works just fine.
I would HIGHLY recommend getting a Ruger Super Single Six over the cheaply made Heritage Rough Rider. I've had to work on several of them and they have NOT impressed me favorably. The Ruger isn't that much more anyway and will be a handgun you'll pass down through the family.
I agree, spend the extra and get the Ruger. Asked my lgs guy about the heritage some years ago and he said don't buy more than one box of ammo - it'll last longer than the gun. No personal experience with the Heritage but can tell you first hand that the Ruger Single Six is an excellent revolver.
Was there a common problem for the work you had to do? I researched a bit, but found nothing on the actual mechanics of the gun. Was there a shortcoming in the design or materials you found?
Upon your reccomendation, looking into Ruger prices.
The 2 most common problems of Heritage Rough Riders that's been brought to me to fix (out of about 2 dozen), are timing and cylinder latch issues. The cylinder latch/stop is made of cheap stamped steel instead of solid steel as the Ruger is made. The safety on the frame has broken on several as well.
They MAY have changed them by now but I still wouldn't seriously consider them when the much more solid Ruger is still being made.
Thanks for the heads up.
dont buy one mine barrel split and otter case also from front to back second shot.. do not buy this gun
Mine has been both reliable and accurate. It is an inexpensive fun little gun.
I bet that lgs had a more expensive gun they wanted to sell you instead of the Heritage.
I bought one several years ago, because it was cheap. You get what you pay for. After two trips back to the factory, they still couldn't get it right. Pure crap!