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Why Shouldn't I Buy a Heritage Rough Rider?
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$184 gets me a 3.5 inch barrel, birds head grip, .22lr and magnum, and a one year warranty (which is alright for me, pricing considered).

I want to play cowboy, and I need to add more rimfire to my setup. Plinking with .38 isn't cheap.

Anybody try them? For less than $200 I'm willing to gamble, but I'll gladly entertain others experiences. I got to handle one the other day and it seemed way more solid than I would have guessed.

I know, get a Single Six, but that isn't an option right now, but this is.
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#2
I'm not going to try and talk you out of it. I bought one for my boy a few years ago when he wanted something 'cowboy' looking. It shoots great. I love it, and if he decides not to take it with him when he's an adult, I won't be upset a bit.

We have the 6" barrel version, with mother of pearl grips. Bought it privately (via FFL) for $100.
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#3
Just be aware that you get what you pay for.. In my opinion, they are the shittiest things I've ever shot, but they always "shoot"....

have fun! Tongue
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#4
The only negative I can say about that pistol is very minimal. I don't like the safety. It is a single action revolver for God sakes. That aside, I have shot a few and they are nice enough.
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#5
I got one for my kid and it is a fun little shooter!
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Rwb1500;40319 Wrote:$184 gets me a 3.5 inch barrel, birds head grip, .22lr and magnum, and a one year warranty (which is alright for me, pricing considered).

I want to play cowboy, and I need to add more rimfire to my setup. Plinking with .38 isn't cheap.

Anybody try them? For less than $200 I'm willing to gamble, but I'll gladly entertain others experiences. I got to handle one the other day and it seemed way more solid than I would have guessed.

I know, get a Single Six, but that isn't an option right now, but this is.

I paid around 250 for my single six in stainless (used), and it's a 22LR/22 mag combo gun.

Your call tho.
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#7
See if you can come across a High Standard Double Nine first.
Much better IMO as it looks like a traditional single action but is actually a double action with a swing out cylinder.

I've had a couple over the years, had to sell the last one and I will replace it.


If not, the RR's are ok, but as said, that safety sucks.

Taurus now owns the company, maybe the warranty will improve even if the quality goes down...
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PA Rifleman;40906 Wrote:
Rwb1500;40319 Wrote:$184 gets me a 3.5 inch barrel, birds head grip, .22lr and magnum, and a one year warranty (which is alright for me, pricing considered).

I want to play cowboy, and I need to add more rimfire to my setup. Plinking with .38 isn't cheap.

Anybody try them? For less than $200 I'm willing to gamble, but I'll gladly entertain others experiences. I got to handle one the other day and it seemed way more solid than I would have guessed.

I know, get a Single Six, but that isn't an option right now, but this is.

I paid around 250 for my single six in stainless (used), and it's a 22LR/22 mag combo gun.

Your call tho.


If I could find a used Single Six in that price range I'd buy it instantly. I just don't see them for that low.
39Flathead;40968 Wrote:See if you can come across a High Standard Double Nine first.
Much better IMO as it looks like a traditional single action but is actually a double action with a swing out cylinder.

I've had a couple over the years, had to sell the last one and I will replace it.


If not, the RR's are ok, but as said, that safety sucks.

Taurus now owns the company, maybe the warranty will improve even if the quality goes down...

I'd love to find Double 9.
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#9
Really fond of my rough Rider. Had it since I was about 12 and fired countless rounds through it. Only complaint is that it commonly has light primer strikes when it is dirty but a quick cleaning remedies that. I have two friends who usually carry them hunting and trapping and they both have no complaints with it.

As for the safety it is a bit redundant and you will occasionally pull the trigger and wonder why it didnt fire till you see that it is still engaged.

I say go for it at that price.
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Rwb1500;42559 Wrote:
PA Rifleman;40906 Wrote:I paid around 250 for my single six in stainless (used), and it's a 22LR/22 mag combo gun.

Your call tho.


If I could find a used Single Six in that price range I'd buy it instantly. I just don't see them for that low.
39Flathead;40968 Wrote:See if you can come across a High Standard Double Nine first.
Much better IMO as it looks like a traditional single action but is actually a double action with a swing out cylinder.

I've had a couple over the years, had to sell the last one and I will replace it.


If not, the RR's are ok, but as said, that safety sucks.

Taurus now owns the company, maybe the warranty will improve even if the quality goes down...

I'd love to find Double 9.
I'm pretty sure they were branded for Western Auto as well, probably under the Revelation name.
Might help if you are searching the net.

There are a few on gunbroker right now and I must say I'm a bit surprised by the asking prices. I just sold one earlier this year for $150 and thought I was getting a good price...
Starting at $199 on GB.
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