There are many things that, in my mind, I NEED . . . another gun really isn’t on the list. Yet, there it was, in the case sitting atop its box. A brand-new Ruger Wrangler .22LR pistol.
Its specs are solid and listed below. It’s fit in my hand was very comfortable and satisfying. And it’s suggested MSRP of $249 puts it within the range of virtually anyone. The pricing I am seeing in stores in my area is right at $200.
Capacity - 6
Front Sight - Blade
Barrel Length - 4.62"
Cylinder Frame Finish - Plum Brown Cerakote®
Cylinder Frame Material - Aluminum Alloy
Rear Sight - Integral
Overall Length - 10.25"
Weight - 30 oz.
Twist - 1:14" RH
Grooves - 6
So where does this SA pistol fit in the scheme of things?? I would put it solidly in the “plinker” category. I don’t believe there would be real value in it for hunting small game – say squirrels or rabbits. I do not see it as a defensive firearm either though as the saying goes . . . “Any gun is better than no gun!”. But, if you just want something to plink with – steel, cans, different target shapes, spinners, blocks across the ground – I think the Wrangler fills that square just fine. In fact, I had originally though I’d just run one cylinder on each target. But the darn thing was just so much fun to shoot I ended up running 4 on each target.