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I just bought one of these Heritage Rough Rider Ranchers. I’ve seen them online before but always sold out before I got to them.

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I think @Coalcracker posted about this gun a while back. Has anyone else bought one of these?

I’ve really wanted a revolving carbine since I started collecting western style guns. Hope it is worth it.
 

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Yeah, holding them the way they are designed seems a bit cumbersome but for the price, I’ll give it a try. There are a couple holds I’ve seen. The one I think I like the most is using the support arm as a brace under the stock and grabbing the trigger arm behind the wrist. It looks more stable / comfortable than shooting it as designed.
 

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So, I checked on my order to see if it finally shipped and it was, "On Hold". Sent them an email last night asking why it was, "On Hold". I got a reply back with a handgun melting point law. I called them up and told them that they quoted me a law doesn't apply to rifles. Should be shipping it out soon.
 

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Sorry, it’s been a while since I posted this. I just picked up this rifle yesterday. First impressions are that, for the money I paid, it’s worth it. Let’s cover some of the gun itself.

Here’s a pic of the whole thing. It’s much smaller than I expected. That’s fine though, given the way it’s held, it’s quite comfortable to hold. Weighs in at 4lb 2oz with sling installed.

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The barrel was a surprise. It’s a well made nice thick solid barrel. Notice it isn’t sleeved like many cheap .22’s.

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Standard front blade sight. I am actually impressed with the barrel. It’s nicely machined and finished.

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The sling strap it with was also pretty heavy, thick leather. I expected a very cheap thin piece. It was very stiff and a bit difficult to get installed because of that but once in place, more than enough for carrying it.

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The cylinder is also one solid piece. this is a plus. I know that the Chiapa I looked at a while back had a sleeved cylinder.

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The cylinder and barrel are machined steel. The cylinder frame and grip frame appear to be the same cast alloy as their other handguns. A little rough but not bad. I will say that the casting on this one is one of the better ones I’ve seen from Heritage. The last one I looked at, the lettering appeared very blurry/distorted. The lettering on this one is crisp.

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The odd safety has always been a turnoff on the cheap Heritage revolvers. It’s always bigger in my mind though than they actually are. On this model, it really doesn’t appear too out of place. No, I don’t think it belongs there but given the size of this gun, it doesn’t stick out and say, “Look at me!” It’s also not difficult to reach.

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The stock very much reminds me of the stock on the basic Henry classic .22lr. It’s what you’d expect on a $260 rifle. You can also see one of the sling clips attached to the sling mount. They are cheaply made and not very heavy but likely heavy enough.

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As for shooting is, as I said before, it’s quite comfortable to hold even though looking at it appear that it would be awkward. The blast from the cylinder gap was surprisingly big. When you shoot a .22 revolver, one doesn’t even think about the blast from cylinder gap. The quiet .22 just doesn’t draw attention to it. When you shoulder it, however, you get a whole new respect for the cylinder gap. It was a surprisingly big blast and it’s right up there in your grill. I fire 6rds from it and felt just a couple speckles of debris on my face from the gap. I wouldn’t recommend shooting it without eye protection. Even a very small piece of hot metal can cause you a world of suffering if it gets in your eye.

Cylinder timing and lockup was very good. That is a must check with any revolver but especially one you are going to shoot that close to your face. If you get one, always remember to check it before use. Extra attention should be taken with a very low end revolver simply due to the quality of materials in the parts.

All in all, it’s different, it’s definitely got that western gun look and feel. I have not had a chance to check the accuracy but as long as that is good, I think it’s a keeper.
 
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