Ruger Announces New Wrangler .22 LR Single-Action Revolver

Ruger Announces New Wrangler .22 LR Single-Action Revolver
Ruger Announces New Wrangler .22 LR Single-Action Revolver

U.S.A.-( Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) introduces the Wrangler single-action revolver chambered in .22 LR. Built on the legacy of the popular Ruger Single-Six, the new Wrangler complements Ruger’s rich history of producing quality, rugged, reliable single-action revolvers. 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.

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.

Initially offered in three attractive Cerakote models – black, silver and bronze – the new Wrangler is a feature-packed revolver and an exceptional value. The standard checkered black grip panels can be swapped for Single-Six panels, allowing for a variety of customized options. The Wrangler will fit in Single-Six holsters that accommodate 4-5/8” barrels.

Initially offered in three attractive Cerakote models - black, silver and bronze
Initially offered in three attractive Cerakote models – black, silver and bronze

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.

For more information on the Wrangler, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit or To find accessories for the Wrangler and other Ruger firearms, visit or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers almost 700 variations of more than 40 product lines. For 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens,” echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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Israeli air marshals use .22 hand guns. They can kill a person but not put too large of a hole in the plane.

David Newman

I own several Ruger firearms. Never had a issue with accuracy, malfunctions, or quality. My first Ruger was a single six. It shoot accurate enough with 22LR to hit clothes pins at 15 yards. Ruger always has excellent customer service.


You’re Mom called.
She said “Stop shooting the clothes pins!”
All the freshly washed sheets keep getting dirty!


I pre-ordered the Ruger Wrangler it appears that no one has them in stock. I inquired to Ruger about availability and this was their response: Our schedule is based on distributor orders. Unfortunately we do not have access to the production schedule. Your dealer can contact his Ruger Sales Rep for more information or to place an order for you.

William R. Evans

The latest issue of Guns and Ammo has long review about the Ruger Maverick. They rave about it. I have already ordered the rosewood grips and the holster.

The only problem is I cannot find one, even at the gun show I visited on Saturday.

Where can I buy one near Fort Myers?

PS I already tried Davidson’ Gallery of Guns, but they did not have it either.

William R. Evans

Make that Fort Myers, Florida.

Sorry about that.

Steve Conro

It cracks me up how such a simple review of new firearm morph’s into a ridiculous string of comments that end up completely off topic, complete with insults and everything.


Dont be rediculous its a .22

Robert Crosby

A few clarifying comments before the heresy to follow. No, I have never handled nor seen one of the new Ruger Wranglers. I am a Ruger fan dating back to the late 50s. Have owned dozens of Rimfire and Centerfire handguns and rifles that have worn the Ruger label. Still have half a dozen, Centerfire and rimfire, rifle and handgun. Love them all. I will, in all likelihood find myself with a Wrangler before the next year or so is out. My experience with Ruger has always been exceptional. That said, if you’re considering a single action 22 revolver, you… Read more »


Looks like they are trying to take some of the market from Heritage and Chiappa.

Charles Moore

They NEED to take it from Heritage; I HATE that “safety” thingy. It absolutely louses up the lines of what, otherwise, would be a beautiful rendering of the great American classic SA.

Herb. B.

Yes I love my hi standard 6 in nickel ratty as hell but a good shooter.

Jus Sumgai

First gun I ever bought was a Hi Standard Sentinel Deluxe, used, with holster, for $23 in 1977, when I was 17. l still have it. Still shoots its 9 rounds true, and the bluing is still excellent. Next to the pocket watch my grandson gave me , it may be my most prized possession. To all the folks that think a .22 not the best for home defence, well, I agree, but still, nobody really wants to get shot up to 9 times in the face a neck before going hand to hand….

Derol F. Briscoe

Sturm Ruger will sell these like hot cakes. I recently sent Ruger my 45 Blackhawk (made in 1977) for repair. Not a warranty issue, I was replacing the grip frame and hammer with ones from a Super Blackhawk 44 and ran into a problem. Ruger shipped it back within days assembled and with new dark wood grips. No charge for labor, parts, or freight. This is over the top customer service!. I will be purchasing a Wrangler as soon as my dealer gets one.

Robert W Todd

I’m in the market for a new handgun. Reading your comment and others on the Ruger page has helped me decide where I’m looking.

Bob L Carbine17

Always looking for new SA style .22 rimfire guns—- Ruger does make quality stuff just some makes spend more $$ & engineering —- American firearm manufactures faced w mounting liability claims so hard to compete w foreign manufactures.

Looking forward to seeing at my local fun shop to buy?


My local gun shop
Says when they get em the black one is gonna be right at $159+tax


I hope that the barrel is bored for the .22 LR, not the .22 Magnum since there is not a magnum cylinder offered. The accuracy will suffer if not, as it does with the other .22s with dual cylinders (they are great with .22 Magnums, but only so-so with 22LR as a result).

Mark Abel



I love Ruger &S&W but as far as a 22lr I’ll just stick to my old iver Johnson sidewinder 8 shot.. still shoots & looks like new nickel plate & imitation stag grips…only difference is it looks like single six & will shoot that way but is a double action revolver…just putting in my two

Russell Morgan

I wonder if you can drop the single six magnum cyl. Into the wrangler? Grips interchange, holsters fit…..think of the possibilities.


There would be at least a couple of problems with that concept. The cylinder timing would be off and the . 22 LR bore is . 219 versus . 221 for the .22 WMR

Charles Moore

Cylinder timing would be OK; centerline of chamber/bore is STILL centerline.

Robert Crosby

Affirmative. I’ve had several mis-matched cylinders work fine in a couple of different Single Sixes. If I understand correctly, timing is a function of when the “innards” drop the bolt relative to the rotation of the cylinders.


The better option for Ruger would be to bring back the old model ( 3- screw ) Blackhawk and Single-Six revolvers.

Clark Kent

Never going to happen. Ever hear of the ‘old model’ conversion kit? Introduced due to a lawsuit. Nice try; no cigar.


The H-S is priced right but the metallurgy and tuning leave a lot to be desired.

david berry

That is exactly what “they” said about the Single-six when it first came out! “Investment casting?” they said, “you can’t trust it!” Really? Ruger has a long-time habit of making the “impossible” possible. PS: how would you know about the timing? I imagine you haven’t even examined one, let alone fired one in order to learn anything about the timing. Having been a Weapons Officer for two different police depts., I know something about timing on revolvers, and it’s not something one can condemn until the product has been widely released. I am willing to say that I bet Ruger… Read more »

Charles Moore

Ruger magnum revolvers are the only ones that TRULY hold up to steady, if not exclusive, diets of magnum loads. All are investment cast. Loved my 4″ HB GP-100. Wish I had it back.


Now Ruger needs to figure out that it needs a .22 mag option. Then they will have a great wheel gun!

Terril Hebert

Looking forward to getting my hands on one of these. It just might replace my Single Six.


I was hoping that someone would do a comparison between this new model and the Ruger Bearcat.


I own both and the Bearcat now feels too small. Much nicer gun tho with stainless steel. I like the Wrangler a lot. Got it for 180 out the door. Shoots very well and is great compromise in that is is quality enough to own but tough and low priced enough not to worry about throwing it in the boat, tackle box, truck, etc.
Shame on you people condemming without having seen one, much less shot one.

kent jardine

Beautiful. Ca I get 2 with consecutive serial numbers? Kent


My first thought too, cerakote bronze with holsters too. Lets go Ruger. I have my credit card out…

Matt in Oklahoma

I wish I’d never traded off my old style single six 22 mag

raymond lowery

my Ruger .357 mag. Security Six. is the gun i love and will keep forever. You can shoot someone through the wall of your house and kill the perp dead with one shot. Try that with a .22 cal. single action western style shooting piece………..


Your statement is off topic and moronic at best. Please practice safe firearm handling and defensive shooting skills.


You should never, never shoot at something you don’t see or even know what it is. That is a very Dumb and irresponsible thing to do. Always practice safe shooting. Firearms are not toys.

Get Out

Someone’s already tested shooting through drywall with a .22, recommend you don’t stand on the other side.


Most interior walls have insulation as well.. so this is not an accurate illustration.

Get Out

Google it, It’s already been tested for you and it’ll still penetrate insulation too.


what a stupid statement to post ! some people should not own a gun, period.

David T

raympnd lowery are you ignorant, stupid, a special needs person or just a plain idiot. The penetrating caracteristics of a 22lr are legendary. The leo’s have never liked them because they can go through a vest. What an incredibly stupid statement you made. I an surprised they haven’t taken that comment down and banned you from commenting. Damn you are one of the most ignorant plain stupid people and shouldn’t even be allowed to own a gun.

Charles Moore

Horse feathers! NO .22lr will go through even a Level 1A vest. Most vests in common use run from 2A or 2 to Level 3. Not a chance on those!

Wild Bill

@CM, Doesn’t it depend upon whether the .22 LR is fired from a rifle or pistol?

Scotty Gunn

Yeah, those walls in the trailer park are really thin. Of course you’ll go to jail for decades as someone on the other side of the wall is not a direct threat to you. Or you’ll kill your own mother.

Charles Moore

SOoooo, . . . . someone trying to break in or is outside starting to light your house afire isn’t a threat to you? Yes, you SHOULD see them, like through a door or window, but not absolutely necessary IF you KNOW where they are. Blanket-style statements do not always fit the situation. Virtually all states recognize the imminent threat and DO NOT require you to invite them in first. That’s just silly.


Easily one of the stupidest things I have ever seen written. Your statement was pointless and aggressive without reason. Please throw your computer into a wood chipper.


Just a cheap low quality .22 like the 10/22 going to stick to my guns on the single 6. I get it fits a specific niche but lets hope it doesnt replace the quality single actions ruger is known for.


Too bad they don’t have a flip out cylinder like the old high standards

Clark Kent

You meant ‘low standards’.


Around $225 +-$ 25.

Snyder Richard

Sometimes MSRP aren’t available at press release time.


They MSRP for 249.00


It’s too bad these authors always fail to add such a simple thing as the MSRP.

Chris Harris

Google it


$225.00 my local ffl says $178.00

Randy Bush

I’ve got 2 grandsons that’ll each get one for that price

Crit killen

My thoughts exactly!

Ramon Diaz jr

I’ve not seen a price on these two single action 22. Would you have a price on these two weapon?. Thankyou

Kevin Morris

Your 357 mg 6 shot

Robert Boone

It’s about time. I wanted a single action .22 to teach my grandsons to safely shoot a handgun. I priced the Ruger single six but it was just too much. I ended up with a Heritage Rough Rider. Not the quality of a Ruger but I am happy with it and it fit the bill. My grandson have since graduated to my Ruger Mk IV but they still like shooting the single action .22.

Adam Russell

The safety on the heritage drives me nuts.

Robert Boone

Yeah it sort of sticks out like a sore thumb, lol.

Peter goethe

It looks like a very good starter for kids or for anybody that just likes having fun on the shooting range and is very easy to clean

Clark Kent

Aluminum alloy cylinder frame? Fuggitttaboudit. Might as well buy a cap gun.

Charles Moore

Don’t worry about it. Ruger doesn’t under-make anything.


The frame is aluminum alloy.. The cylinder and bore are carbon steel.
Ruger’s not going to put their name on a piece of junk.


I agree. As long as the alloy used with the aluminum to increase tinsel strength no one needs to worry. Besides Ruger by no means will manufacture junk. I preordered one. Having a gunbelt/hoster made and ready to go to the range.


Um…it’s a .22, not a .357.

Jus Sumgai

First gun I ever bought was a Hi Standard Sentinel Deluxe, used, with holster, for $23 in 1977, when I was 17. l still have it. Still shoots its 9 rounds true, and the bluing is still excellent. Next to the pocket watch my grandson gave me , it may be my most prized possession. To all the folks that think a .22 not the best for home defence, well, I agree, but still, nobody really wants to get shot up to 9 times in the face a neck before going hand to hand….

Mr. Walkker

A worthy effort by Ruger indeed. I am a big fan of Ruger. Own many. However, it won’t hold a candle to this. S&W Model 617 “K” Masterpiece, Brushed Stainless with 10 shot wheel chambered in 22LR. with Target Trigger, Target Crown. MSRP over $600., you get what you pay for. It is what it is. SpeedBeez makes a Speed loader for the 10 shot K frame as well. This arrangement offers hours and hours of plinking fun. I’m sure Ruger will sell many a Wrangler as an entry level revolver. Just a matter of time until SpeedBeez comes out… Read more »


Why would anyone need a speed loader for a gated single action revolver?

Charles Moore

I was thinking that, too. Any type would be in the way as you stripped rounds from it one at a time.


Just incase there is a charging grizzly bear.