Heritage .22?

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by killbuck, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. killbuck

    killbuck New Member

    A female friend of mine wants a .22 revolver just to plink with and doesn't want to spend a big buck for it. She said she was looking at a Heritage SA .22 at a fairly new gun shop that just opened and the price was in her range. She asked me about them but I have no idea about their handguns at all.

    Anyone have any comments on them?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Lotsdragon

    Lotsdragon New Member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Potosi, Mo
    They are ok I got one for cheap and as far as a plinker goes its ok. Love the fiber optic site on it.Not as well made as my ruger single six but I didnt pay near as much either. Would do it again if I wanted a decent plinker.

  3. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Killbuck, I have never shot one but I had a customer tell me good things about them so I ordered 2 of them to sell here in the shop. They are the 22lr / 22mag convertable. No the quality is not like ruger but I am selling them for 212.00. Good revolver for the money I would say.
  4. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Not sure about Heritage, but have heard good things about them. I bought my revolver used and cheap at a gun show, it's some weird German brand I never heard of, a .22/.22 Magnum. Great little gun! Magnums add extra fun and noise.
  5. killbuck

    killbuck New Member

    That sounds about right in cost. His was 210 I think she said. She didn't say anything about 22mag tho. I'll find later today 3when she stops by. Guess I'll tell her to go for it. :)

    Thanks everyone. ;)
  6. johnmpeters

    johnmpeters New Member

    Sep 19, 2009
    Interlachen, FL
    My friend has one with the two different cylinders for lr or mag. Very fun shooting. They seem to be good quality because we've shot his for years. He came over to visit last week and brought it along. I was suprised he still had it. Always a fun shooter :D
  7. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    My wife bought the case color model and loves it. I shoots wolf match extra the best. Brick of ammo is almost as much as the gun.

    JUNKKING Well-Known Member

    Does it have to be a revolver? Ruger MKIII standard should be in the ball park of 220 or near there, It would be a blast for her to shoot.
  9. killbuck

    killbuck New Member

    :) She already has the MKIII and loves it. I wouldn't want her shooting at me with either. :D She just wants a revolver SA to play around with I guess. I don't mind tho, I'll get to shoot it too. We go to the range a lot together.

  10. 6x6pinz

    6x6pinz New Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Mesa, Az
    I picked up a case colored one for the kids to shoot. The wife liked it better than my Ruger single six as is has a manual safety. So far no issues, have yet to shoot 22 mag through it but it does not look as if that would be any difference other than cost.
  11. old dude

    old dude New Member

    Jan 12, 2010
    One of my friends in another state has a Heritage and likes his. In fact, he's in the process right now of buying mount and rings for a scope. I haven't shot it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
  12. jrg

    jrg New Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    For plinking, should be okay. I purchased the little 3 1/2" bird handled gun, its one slick little guy. :cool: Here compared with a Ruger Bearcat.


    Not a lightweight gun though, I was surprised about that. Its at least 3/4 of a pound heavier than that Bearcat.
  13. TeMaK

    TeMaK New Member

    Hi Killbuck
    Watch out when you try the 22wmr cylinder! They become very addictive very quickly. :D. Really a neat little revolver. I found that both cylinders shot close to the same POA.
    jrg: If you will take a magnet and check your revolver you may find that you have the steel frame rather than the alloy frame. Heritage makes both versions.
    TaKe CaRe
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  14. johnbrown22

    johnbrown22 New Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Just my 2 cents......

    Got this gun recently (Heritage Rough Rider .22 Combo). Price was right (170 at Academy) compared to the much nicer Ruger equivalent Single Six (500+).

    IMHO this gun is inherently dangerous. It does not have a transfer bar and if you take it off safety with the hammer in the lowest position, the firing pin WILL enter the cylinder area. Heritage instructions say to take off the safety (hammer block) only with the hammer cocked first, and carry with empty chamber under the hammer. That certainly will keep it safe, but only if you follow the instructions.

    This gun is not for the casual user or someone who is not fully cognizant of this relatively unsafe feature.

    Other than that, it looks like a lot of fun for the money! And a lot cheaper to shoot than my .38 carry snubby.

    Hope this has been helpful.


  15. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Single action revolvers were like this for nearly a century. I don't think of it as a big deal.
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