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Heritage Rough Rider VS Ruger Vaquero

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Heritage Rough Rider

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95%

Critic Rating

3 Reviews

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92%

User Rating

153 Reviews

Ruger Vaquero

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83%

Critic Rating

7 Reviews

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97%

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27 Reviews

50 MOA

Accuracy

50 MOA

0.88 Yeets

Damage

12.39 Yeets

N/A

Range

1000 yards

N/A

Recoil Velocity

N/A

6 rounds

Capacity

6 rounds

1969

Mobility

1957

50

Ergonomics

50

50

Fit & Finish

50

50

Reliability

50

MSRP:

$134.09

Used Price:

$134.09

New Price:

$148.99

MSRP:

$663.20

Used Price:

$663.20

New Price:

$704.65

Gun Specifications

Specifications

Heritage Rough Rider

Ruger Vaquero

Weight

34.3 oz

49 oz

Length

14.25

14.10"

Action

Single

Single

Caliber

.22 LR

.45 Colt

Capacity

6

6

Finish

Black

Black

Gun Type

Revolver

Revolver

Sights

Fixed

Fixed

Grip

Cocobolo

Wood Walnut

Barrel Length

4.75"

5.5"

Height

6.2 Inches

Width

1.5 Inches

Gun Stats

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Heritage Rough Rider

Ruger Vaquero

Gun Descriptions

*This model does not meet requirements for melting point laws. Born of the traditions of the Old West, the Rough Rider maintains much of the look and feel of the legendary Single Action Army revolver, only in a scaled down version. Chambered for the .22LR the Rough Rider is manufactured using state-of-the-art precision machinery that assures its accuracy and reliability. The cylinder lock-up is tight and the perfect timing of the action makes for a handgun that will put its shots where you want 'em. The machined barrel is micro-threaded and inserted into the frame for the optimal barrel/cylinder gap to give you maximum ammunition performance. A hammer block mounted in the recoil shield provides extra protection and has a red dot indicator that lets you know when the gun is ready for action. A new, more authentic looking flat-sided hammer paired with new exotic cocobolo grips, makes the Rough Rider both functional and handsome. There are also other grip materials available, plus finish options include the attractive and durable Smooth Silver Satin. When it comes to the Rough Rider there are no shortcuts taken! Ideal for hunting, plinking or western action shooting, let the Rough Rider be your choice in a new rimfire revolver. Specifications: Rate of Twist: 1:14" Trigger Pull: 6lbs  

The new design incorporates some features from the popular single-action Army revolver used during the American Civil War by soldiers on both sides of the conflict, but most notably combines new features engineered by Ruger based on customer feedback with features commonly seen on the Colt Peacemaker such as the larger cylinder and frame size and wooden grips. Although Ruger's earlier Vaqueros were well received, many customers desired a modern revolver with extensive safety features designed to meet 21st-century firearms standards. After thoroughly researching customer demands, Ruger released the new Vaquero with a transfer bar ignition system for enhanced safety in 2005. The trigger design was also modified from previous versions to prevent unintended firing if dropped while still allowing shooters familiar with traditional single-action revolvers to cock the hammer entirely in one smooth motion by pulling it all the way back until it clicks into place (at which point that model's loaded chamber indicator will protrude from the rear of the cylinder). Construction - The exterior construction of the new Vaquero consists of a solid, stainless steel receiver and a blued-steel barrel and grip frame. The hollow aluminum trigger is an industry first for .45 LC single-action revolvers. The large cylinder is designed to hold 5 rounds of ammunition as opposed to six on early models, but it remains compatible with all other Ruger firearms that use this caliber. Ruger has also released several versions of custom Vaqueros such as those with atypical finishes and grips, making them stand out from other variants on the market. Unloaded weight: 2 lbs (0.9 kg) empty Overall length: 10 inches (25 cm) Barrel length: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm) Cylinder diameter: 1.6 inches (4.1 cm) Caliber: .45 LC, .44 Special, .44 WCF, .357 Magnum & 9mm Luger Capacity: 6 rounds (.45 LC), 5 rounds (.38/.357 calibers) Trigger pull weight: 4 3/4 lbs to 6 1/2 lbs (2.1 kg to 2.95 kgs). Variables include the material it is pulled on and whether or not a spring kit has been installed into the gun during an assembly at the factory. The Ruger Vaquero became available in blued steel, stainless steel, and a matte black anodized finish. The cylinder of the Vaquero is machined from a single piece of steel and does not have the weak points associated with inserted pin construction. In contrast to earlier models of Vaqueros, which were built on the same frame as Ruger's other traditional-framed revolvers, the new Vaquero has a slightly lengthened frame to accommodate its larger cylinder size. The trigger guard was squared off in order to fit more comfortably with shooting gloves

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