The Ruger Wrangler has quickly become one of Ruger’s most popular offerings and is a fan favorite among rimfire shooters on a budget. These kinds of inexpensive plinkers are fun to shoot, but with many brands that focus on fun can mean sub-standard quality and, uh, generous tolerances.
That said, Ruger has a reputation for putting out quality, reliable products, so were curious — is the Wrangler really such a great value or is it a case of being blinded by a cheap price tag?
We wanted to find out. Ruger has a long history of well-made .22 revolvers with the Single Six, so we had high hopes for the Wrangler, which is marketed as a stripped-down, budget-friendly version of the iconic Single Six.
Let’s see how Ruger did on this one.