New Ruger Single Six

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by ninjatoth, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    Well,after getting the tax refund I headed to the gunstore in hopes of finding a S&W 63 or 317,but all they had was a 317 which I thought that I wanted before I went to look at guns,but after handling the 317,it felt like a little toy,so I was disappointed.Then a gun caught my eye that I would have never thought I would even look at,but when your in the store and handling the guns-your mind changes quick.The gun-a Ruger Single six .22LR/.22WMR!I just fell in love with it the second it touched my hand,I normally don't care for anything other than double action snubs,but there is just something about this one-so I bought it,walked out the store with a completely different gun than I thought I would.I have only fired 12 rounds of .22LR through it so far,but I figured out how to put the .22WMR cylinder on,so I can't wait to go out tomorrow to try it out,and after having a little ringing in my ears from the .22LR,I'd better bring some earplugs to try the .22WMRs.I hope this gun turns out well for me and is a better shooter than my Taurus 94 was,I can already tell that everything is smoother,and the action is SOO much crisper than the Taurus was.I really hope it lasts a long time and gives me alot of fun.
     

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  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Did the instruction book not tell you how to change out the cylinders? You said that you "figured it out." Not always a good thing when it comes to firearms! :eek:
     

  3. YoungGunWill

    YoungGunWill New Member

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    Single sixs' can be changed out by opening the loading gate, pressing the horazintal pin, pulling out the rod that is paralell to the barrel, and pushing the cylender right. Found out the hard way that if you do this and your a Lefty, make sure you have shoes on and keep the gun left side up. Alomst broke my foot:eek:
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    It's a Ruger, what's not to like??

    That puppy will last you a lifetime +! [​IMG]
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Cane speaks the truth. Your son will be able to pass it on to his grandson. Enjoy it and shoot it often.
     
  6. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    I paid $410 NIB for this,you think that's a good deal?
     
  7. ninjatoth

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    I went out today with 50 WMR and 50 LR rounds to see how it shoots.Accuracy was good,I had no trouble hitting an 18"X12" metal target at 50 yards.The WMR were too fast to really hit metal targets with and still hear the impact,and when I decided to take my muffs off and see what they sound like,I got a little ear ringing because it's just as loud as a .38.The .22 LR is more fun to shoot for me,but if I ever need a bug,this loaded with .22 mags would do pretty well sitting in a nightstand.The action is smooth and it is in a whole nother class than my Taurus .22 was.This is no Taurus by a long shot,this gun fired all 100 rounds today without a single hangup-just as reliable as any centerfire gun I have shot-if not more,because my 9mm stovepipes sometimes.I hope I have continued success.
     
  8. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sounds good.

    Btw, I have no idea about the price. I live in CA and everything is overpriced here.
     
  9. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Ditto, I have always enjoyed my Ruger single action revolvers!
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I absolutely love my Single Six Convertible. Sturdy, accurate, beautiful. What's not to love?
     
  11. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    I just had my wife pick me up a pistol cleaning kit because all I had was parts and peices of different rifle cleaning kits.The gun cleans up nice,and very easy to clean when the cylinder comes right out(this is my first SA).I notice that Ruger don't use too many small parts,everthing is thick steel down to the fat firing pin.It is heavy,but if my fat butt can't hold up a 32oz revolver then I should go to the gym.I just like this gun,I am not into cowboy looking guns,but I like this one,don't know why,I just love how it takes longer to load and shoot which saves ammo and gives me more tinker time to load it up and empty the cases.I just like it.
     

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  12. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Yeah, my Dad gave me one as a kid, and it's still going strong.
     
  13. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Same here. I've shot 10's of thousands of rounds through it, (bout half mag half LR) drug it through the desert, mountains and forests over the last 16 years. I thought it would be due for an internal cleaning, so I broke it down and it only looked mildly fouled/dirty. Had I known that I wouldn't have gone through the pain of complete disassembly (actually its the reassembly that was painful).

    Make sure you get the sights dialed in perfectly and then never touch them again. My Dad sighted mine in when he got it, I've never adjusted them and it's one of my most accurate handguns, especially w/ mag loads.

    Do your eyeball (and hands) a favor and order some redwood grips from Ruger's website. They are a bit wider than those black plastic ones and give it a bit more character.
     
  14. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    That's a great purchase, Ninjatoth, congratulations. It's worlds apart from a Taurus .22.