The .350 Legend is a straight cased cartridge that packs a pretty good wallop, and Ruger now has an American Ranch rifle chambered for it. Details below, as well as the new Super GP100 Competition Revolver and another look at the much-anticipated Wrangler .22 LR revolver.
.350 Legend American Ranch Rifle
The American Ranch in .350 is a good option for toting around the hills and hunting. Its cold hammer-forged barrel is just 16.38″ long and it’s 36″ overall, or you can get the Compact version at 34.75″. Even if you add a suppressor, it’s still nice and short. At just 6.1 pounds, you’ll hardly know you’re carrying it.
It’s got a Picatinny rail for optics and the barrel is 1/2″-28 threaded for suppressors. Its included 5-round magazine is detachable, and it has front and rear sling mounts.
- Caliber: .350 Legend
- Barrel: Cold hammer-forged, 1/2″-28 threaded
- Twist: 1:16″
- Stock: synthetic, Flat Dark Earth
- Capacity: 5+1, detachable magazine
- Weight: 6lbs
- Barrel length: 16.38″
- Overall length: 36″, 34.75″
Super GP100 Competition Revolver
Ruger’s Super GP100 will be familiar to Redhawk fans, but it’s got much more than a vented barrel. The vented barrel shaves weight for fast manipulation, and the Hogue hardwood grips make it easy to control. They’ve given it a good trigger job. It’s got adjustable fiber optic sights, and it ships with 3 Full Moon clips.
But my favorite detail is that the cylinder has been carved out for specific reasons. Other competition revolvers may have titanium cylinders because the lighter weight reduces the rotational momentum as the cylinder cycles and makes it easier to keep the gun on target. However, titanium is expensive and its porosity is detrimental over time. Ruger modern steels are more than resilient enough to be shaved down to reduce weight and rotational momentum and they maintain the legendary durability of steel. The GP100’s shaped cylinder is the kind of innovation that makes you want to invest in the gun and the team behind it.
- Caliber: .357 Magnum / .38 Special
- Capacity: 8
- Finish: Stainless steel
- Grip: Hogue hand-finished hardwood
- Sights: Adjustable rear, fiber optic front
- Barrel length: 5.5″
- Overall length: 11″
- Weight: 47oz
- Twist: 1:16″
- Competitive uses: ICORE/IRC, USPSA, Steel Challenge, Steel Nationals, NRA Action Pistol, NRA Pistol Silhouette, IPSC, Pro Am, Pin Shoots
Wrangler .22 Revolver
The most-talked-about-gun at the Ruger booth was definitely the Wrangler revolver, and Bronze sounds like the most popular color. We already announced it (see the full announcement here), but now that I’ve had hands on it, I’m even more excited to shoot it. It’s light and it feels great. You just can’t help holding it at your waist like a gunslinger. The only thing more exciting than anticipating shooting it myself is thinking about shooting it with my family.
- Caliber: .22 LR
- Type: Single action
- Cylinder: Steel
- Barrel: Steel
- Cylinder frame: Aluminum alloy
- Cerakote colors: Black, silver, bronze
- Grips: Checkered synthetic, compatble with Single-Six grips
- Sights: Fixed front blade and rear notch
- Barrel length: 4.62″
- Overall Length: 10.25″
- Weight: 30 oz
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