Ruger Wrangler Birdshead Birds Head Grip
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Probably too late for this year, but wouldn’t you like to find one of these under your tree?

Ruger Wrangler Birdshead Birds Head Grip .22 LR

From Ruger . . .

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce three new models to the Wrangler® line of single-action revolvers. These new models feature a 3.75″ cold hammer-forged barrel and Ruger® Birdshead-pattern grip frame, creating a compact and affordable firearm. Chambered in .22 LR and offered in three attractive Cerakote® colors – black, silver and burnt bronze – these Wrangler revolvers complement Ruger‘s rich history of producing quality, rugged, reliable single-action revolvers.

Ruger Wrangler Birdshead Birds Head Grip

Each Wrangler features a blade front and integral notch rear sight, with standard black grip panels that can be swapped for aftermarket Ruger Birdshead-pattern grips. The revolver will fit in Single-Six® style holsters that accommodate a 3.75″ barrel. All Wranglers feature a transfer bar mechanism and loading gate interlock that provide an unparalleled measure of security against accidental discharge. The attractive price, combined with the affordability of rimfire ammunition, make this revolver ideal for learning to shoot, introducing friends or family to the sport, or just experiencing the fun of single-action shooting.

Ruger Wrangler Birdshead Birds Head Grip

With the introduction of the Single-Six in 1953, Bill Ruger pioneered the use of modern investment casting in firearms manufacturing to usher in a new level of affordability in single-action revolvers. Through the use of modern CNC-machining methods, lean manufacturing techniques and a new aluminum alloy cylinder frame, the Wrangler continues this tradition and sets a new bar for affordability while maintaining the rugged reliability that is the hallmark of Ruger firearms.

Ruger Wrangler Birdshead Birds Head Grip

Single-action revolvers in .22 LR offer a safe and fun way to introduce new shooters to the sport, and can serve as a reminder to even the most experienced shooters that range time can be just plain fun. Whether it’s your first gun or your next, time at the range with the Wrangler promises to be well spent.


  • Grips Birdshead Synthetic
  • Capacity 6
  • Front Sight Blade
  • Barrel Length 3.75″
  • Overall Length 8.62″
  • Weight 28 oz.
  • Cylinder Frame Finish Black Cerakote
  • Cylinder Frame Material Aluminum Alloy
  • Rear SightIntegral
  • Twist 1:14″ RH
  • Grooves6
  • Available in CA Yes
  • Available in MA No
  • Available in MN No
  • Suggested Retail $279.00

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  1. This version of the Wrangler seems to imply that the Heritage Barkeep is selling fairly well and Ruger is looking to get in on the SAA .22LR short-barrel fun.

    • Sure would be nice if they would machine the rear deck flat and install an adjustable sight back there…

    • This one seems better since it has an ejection rod, and transfer bar safety which the Heritage lack. The Ruger Bearcat is awesome, but is a lot more money than most of us want to spend on a SA 22lr revolver. This new Wrangler seems just right. I want one.

      I do enjoy my full size Heritage .22 revolver and have thought about getting one of the Wranglers as well. Now, I’m glad I didn’t. I want this instead, assuming I can find it in the $200-220 range that Wranglers generally go for.

    • I would rather have a Ruger Wrangler over a Heritage any day. I would like to see a ten shot version though.

    • I’ve had the Heritage 6.5″ for years (22lr only). It was very inexpensive, and is a great little fun gun. Thumbs up. I do need to order one of the mag cylinders just for the extra versatility it offers.

      • You might want to borrow a mag cylinder first. 50-odd years ago I had a single-six, was quite surprised to find I couldn’t hit my ass with mags, never bought a second box, never used the cylinder again.

  2. ALRIGHT! FINE! My Three-Screw Single Six should have made me immune from the temptation of more .22s… but you win, Ruger. Now I have to crack my wallet open AGAIN…

    • Hey, man, good to see you again!

      We have new trolls to torment now! 🙂

      • ‘wE hAvE nEw TrOlLs To tOrMeNt’, writes the barely ambulatory boomer who is the biggest troll and crotch sniffer on this, and several other, websites. What a cowardly clown and fool this ‘man’ is…

      • See what I mean: all you have to do is give Geoff the Troll a rap on the beak, and he skinks away like that coward we know him to be. Have a great Christmas, Geoff, but don’t comment on this site anymore unless you enjoy getting virtually smacked around…

        • Personal opinion:
          Anyone who uses the moniker “A Real Man” is no more a real man than is someone who needs the word “MACHO” written in big letters on the rocker panels of his Firebird actually macho.

  3. Just bought a Wrangler in tungsten Cerakote – really nice and fun gun! A Birdshead model would be a great companion…

  4. Looks like a nice little belt revolver in the bush. The most useful handgun I’ve ever used in the field was chambered in .22 LR.

    • A High Standard, by any chance?

      One of them is on my short list…

    • I just bought a KelTec P17, and already had a Ruger SR22, Ruger Mark iii 22/45, NEF R92, and Heritage revolver. I hardly need another 22 handgun. Still, here I am now wanting one of these. I kinda also want the LCP22.

  5. Not available in Mn. thanks to Saturday night special melting temp laws…. funny thing is, it doesn’t apply to plastic fantastic striker fired pistols, and even Kalifornica allows them on their roster. Go figger.

    • My buddy bought the Wrangler on my suggestion over the Heritage(the safety seems silly & redunant). His grandkids love it. I’ll tell him about this. Looks cool😎

    • No it’s because the wrangler was such a success and they were bombarded with requests for this variant. The bean counters then gave the 👍

  6. I’m afraid Ruger’s Wrangler will kill off demand for their own Ruger Bearcat line, so the Bearcat will someday go extinct. That would be a crying shame as the Bearcat (especially in stainless steel), with its engraved cylinder, is a beautiful jewel of a single-action revolver, a miniature Vaquero or Single Action Army.
    But looking on the bright side, if the Bearcat goes extinct, then maybe mine will increase in value as a collector’s item.

    The Bearcat does have some advantages over the Wrangler, including lighter weight and smaller size. It’s a shame that neither the Bearcat nor the Wrangler is available in 22 Magnum. I asked my gunsmith if he could modify a Bearcat cylinder to chamber 22 Magnum, but it turned out the Bearcat cylinder and frame are too short for 22 WMR. Maybe the Wrangler, with its larger frame, might someday be offered in 22 Magnum — what do you think?

  7. Why in the world is this single action, limited capacity pistol unavailable in Massachusetts and Minnesota??

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