Revolver+Rifle = Heritage’s Rough Rider Rancher ($297)- SHOT Show 2020

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Heritage Manufacturing made a name for itself producing cowboy-style single-action revolvers for a lower price point than almost any other gun maker. Now they’re offering that same basic concept but in a rifle configuration: the Heritage Rough Rider Rancher.

We caught up with them at SHOT Show 2020 to see this quirky rifle for ourselves.

“Last year we came out with the Heritage Rough Rider revolver with a 16-inch barrel, and people loved it, but all along I knew I wanted to come out with this product,” company spokesman Olivier Colombier said. “It’s something we’ve been working on all of last year.”

The Rancher isn’t a feature-rich firearm, but it does come standard with several attractive components.

First, the buckhorn adjustable rear sight combines with a drift-adjustable front brass bead sight to give users a high, clear sight picture. The rear sight can be adjusted for elevation using a simple notch system and the front sight can be adjusted for windage by drifting the sight left or right.

The walnut stock is attractive, and it’s compatible with the Winchester 9422 stock. This compatibility gives users some aftermarket options for swapping stocks for a different color or wood type.

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Eagle-eyed readers will notice that the Rancher doesn’t utilize a handguard. While it takes a lot of shooting to heat up a .22 barrel with a single-action revolver, most shooters don’t relish having to steady any rifle by holding a naked barrel. There’s also a chance that an off hand will get blasted with hot gasses escaping from the gap between the cylinder and the barrel.

To address these concerns while maintaining the rifle’s quirky look, Heritage engineers included what looks like a second trigger affixed to the bottom of the trigger guard. They designed this for users to grab with the index finger of their off hand to steady the rifle and pull it towards their shoulder.

The Rancher comes standard with a leather sling along with an MSRP consistent with Heritage’s other offerings. Customers will be able to order the Rancher soon for an MSRP of $297, which should be even lower at a dealer.

Click HERE to learn more about Heritage Manufacturing.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • William Vardaman December 27, 2020, 12:04 pm

    make it in 22mag and put a optic mount on it it will be a winner

  • Robert B November 22, 2020, 8:09 am

    Can a rail for a scope mount be installed on the pistol.

    I usually shoot out to 100 yds. at a 3″ dot. with my .22 L/R semi-auto handgun.

  • Elsie Pernat November 21, 2020, 4:25 pm

    I want one…work good on pesty squirrels…
    Hope they are available soon…
    Elsie.

  • BEETLE August 7, 2020, 12:06 pm

    Have had a Taurus circuit judge since they came out. Shoots 45 Colt&.410 shotgun shells,&shoots great!

  • J. MOORE January 28, 2020, 9:27 am

    Heritage ranch rifle is another method of firing positioning of hands that has to be practiced by the shooter. This rifle is very light in weight and easily shouldered and aimed . Using ONLY ONE HAND OPERATION MUST BE PRACTICED BY SHOOTER to shoot with accuracy. I’m sure you find it to be accurate.

  • Archangel January 24, 2020, 5:23 pm

    Steps to make it something worth buying.
    Step #1: Re-manufacture the gun so that the cylinder can hold at least 10 or better yet, 13 rounds.
    Step #2: Grind off that silly trigger shaped thing under the trigger guard.
    Step #3: Make a walnut fore grip, place it in front of the ejector rod and just don’t be stupid enough to push your arm up against the cylinder!

    • Glenn January 25, 2020, 12:33 am

      Step #2: Grind off that silly trigger shaped thing under the trigger guard.? Try shooting a revolving carbine or rifle like you suggest and get back to us. You’ll see why Remington et al put that “silly thing” there. Putting a wooden forearm anywhere in front of the cylinder/barrel gap is stupid.

    • Red January 30, 2020, 4:16 pm

      That silly trigger shaped thing is there for a reason. It keeps this type of firearm balanced and will aid you in staying on target. If you’ve ever shot one of these (Uberti and Cimarron make them as well), you’ll be glad it’s there.

  • tall1smokey January 24, 2020, 11:32 am

    I like the manufactured look of the metal, it fits into the style of rifle, I just would like a larger caliber like a 45 long.

    • bison1913 January 24, 2020, 3:56 pm

      tall1smokey… They already exist. There is one in 45 Long Colt and .357/.38 special.

  • johnnyraygun January 24, 2020, 10:00 am

    I love the the concept and hope it gets a good run. Some of the close-ups show the quality issues Heritage has, but at the price point it looks like a great deal. Now we need S&W, Taurus, or even\ Colt (yuck) to come up with a real shooter in Center fire calibers

  • jack schmidt January 24, 2020, 9:54 am

    will this ever come out in a 45 long colt love that caliber and will fit well with my 45 long colt revolver

    • bison1913 January 24, 2020, 4:00 pm

      jack schmidt… I’ve owned my 45 Long Colt for more than fifteen years. I own three of them. They also come in .357/.38 special.

  • Lon J Loren January 24, 2020, 9:31 am

    It doesn’t list a caliber.

    • Mike January 24, 2020, 10:41 am

      It says it is a .22.

      • Ransom January 25, 2020, 8:43 am

        Wondering if this will take my Heritage Tough rider .22 magnum cylinder. 22mag from a 16″ barrel is a pretty formidable round.

  • Shooter313 January 24, 2020, 8:59 am

    Now THAT is one ugly gun!! But for that much money, what do you really expect??
    The second trigger guard to hold onto it with is ridiculous. Between that, and the BB Gun sights I just couldn’t own one..even for free!
    I just hope it looks better in real life than in those pictures!
    Peace!

  • Pete Faz January 24, 2020, 8:29 am

    Does it have that worthless “safety” lever ?

    • John L January 24, 2020, 11:18 am

      Safety lever? Not to familiar with SAO firearms I’m guessing. I do like the term safety lever. I’m going to start using it when I go to the range. Should be good for a few laughs.

      • MJ January 24, 2020, 1:08 pm

        Not too familiar with Heritage are you? They actually have a safety lever that folds down to block the hammer from contacting the firing pin.

        • Mark N. January 24, 2020, 11:51 pm

          Most people call that a transfer bar, and if you look at the hammer, I suspect it has one. Ruger came up with the concept yeas and years ago, and the Pietta adopted it as well. Uberti did for a short while, but they now have a rather unique firing pin that locks and unlocks in the hammer itself. Unless the trigger is pulled, the firing pin floats and won’t strike a cartridge.

  • Dr Motown January 24, 2020, 6:57 am

    I can’t imagine that grip technique being too stable for accuracy….
    maybe with a lot of patience and practice

    • bison1913 January 24, 2020, 4:03 pm

      Dr Motown… that grip is incredibly accurate and very stable. I’ve owned my 45 Long Colt for over fifteen years in the same configuration.

  • Larry January 24, 2020, 6:46 am

    I have a Heritage Rough Rider convertible .22/.22mag w/ 6.5 barrel 9 shot that is a great little gun and goes along on all hikes, trips to the range and 4wd trips. Looks like I’ll own 2 Heritage .22s. I wonder if cylinders will interchange?

  • Frank s January 24, 2020, 6:34 am

    Might be my next purchase! I’m already thinking a wood guard or fore grip ( like a Tommy gun, maybe?) That clamps on the barrel is a good idea though. Won’t be hard to make one… Hope this sells enough that they make it in 357/38….

  • Bad Penguin January 24, 2020, 6:30 am

    I’d consider buying one if it came in a larger caliber.

  • Lying Bastard January 24, 2020, 5:58 am

    Combining a rifle with a revolver? I could swear I have seen that somewhere (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt's_New_Model_Revolving_rifle, http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Rossi_Circuit_Judge, http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Pieper_Revolving_Carbine, http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Remington_1858_New_Army#Remington_1858_.28.22Cattleman.27s_Carbine.22.29) but I can’t just remember it. It must have been my mind playing tricks on me.

    “To address these concerns while maintaining the rifle’s quirky look, Heritage engineers included what looks like a second trigger affixed to the bottom of the trigger guard. They designed this for users to grab with the index finger of their off hand to steady the rifle and pull it towards their shoulder.”

    Those Heritage engineers should patent their revolutionary idea quickly before some foreign company
    (https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/products/long-guns/repeating-rifles-1/revolving-carbine-1.html) steals that idea! It might even look good in a movie (http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/The_Good,_The_Bad_and_The_Ugly#Remington_1858_.22Cattleman.27s_Carbine.22)

    Jokes apart, while I am doing a rimfire version of this old (first muzzleloader than centerfire) design, shame on the author of the for not doing his homework and putting this rifle in context.

  • Randyeb January 24, 2020, 5:33 am

    How about this in the original 45-70?

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