Lipsey’s Launches New Blued Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper 22 LR

Lipsey's - Blued Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper 22 LR
Lipsey’s – Blued Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper 22 LR

Baton Rouge, LA -( Lipsey’s, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, has added to its popular line of exclusive Ruger Bearcats.

The new blued version of the popular Shopkeeper 22 LR Bearcat will quickly be at the top of the revolver enthusiasts wishlist.

The Ruger stainless Bearcat Shopkeeper is one of the most popular Lipsey’s Exclusives to date. The new blued version is sure to deliver all the fanfare with its new look and familiar fun factor. This new Lipsey’s Exclusive features a blue finish, 3-1/2” barrel, birdshead gripframe, and for the first time on a Bearcat, a fluted cylinder.

Lipsey’s product development team, led by Jason Cloessner, wanted to continue to build on the Bearcat platform which continues to be a hot item with both shooters and collectors.

“Ever since we came out with the stainless Shopkeeper I have wanted to do a blued version. To make this one a little different we added the fluted cylinder and lengthened the barrel by a half inch to insure complete extraction of spent casings. With these new features, I am excited to be offering this new revolver.”

Lipsey's - Blued Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper 22 LR
Lipsey’s – Blued Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper 22 LR

The new blued Bearcat Shopkeeper will be available immediately and distributed exclusively through Lipsey’s.

About Lipsey’s:

Located in Baton Rouge, Lipsey’s was originally formed as a wholesale hunting and fishing distributor in 1953. Today, the company leads the firearms industry in the collaboration and distribution of exclusive firearms. An authority in NFA regulations, Lipsey’s also offers a robust line of silencers, short barrel rifles and accessories. With a committed focus on relationships, Lipsey’s provides value and innovation to federally licensed dealers and the industry’s top manufacturers.

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Tim Thompson

I for one would like my very expensive stainless shopkeeper repaired – for the very issues that this article states. Now the problems with the shopkeeper are mentioned under the perception that Lipsey will bring out an all new blue model!
Mean while I own a very expensive stainless model with these exact issues. Where is the recall for us stainless owners?

Tim Thompson

When I read about the Ruger stainless 22 Bearcat Shopkeeper, I knew I wanted one. I special ordered my shopkeeper through a local Sportsmans Warehouse. My problem however is after I fire the 6 rounds, I cannot eject the casings. The problem is the push Rod. It is too short to push the spent casing free of the cylinder. I now know why Pipsey is introducing the new 3 1/2″ barrel. This is defiantly a design flaw and should be a recall for current owners who spent big money to get this special pistol. I contacted Ruger and they have… Read more »