Ruger single six

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by board917, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. board917

    board917 Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    i knew my dad had a .22 pistol... i remembered it from when i was a kid, i just went diging for it in the closet because i brought 4 of my guns home for the holidays in hopes to take the family to the range... i found his gun and its a ruger single six... i looks to be a really nice machine and it is a .22/.22mag convertable. any opinions on this gun? o and it is only single action.
  2. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Opinion? I have 2 of them.
    An old 3 screw, and a new model.

    These are what I always take to the range, to start with, when I am teaching a "new" lady shooter about firearms. While the grips are a little small for me, they usually fit the ladies just fine. Recoil is minimal, accuracy is fine.

    For the REALLY scared ladies, I stick some "22 shorts" in it to start with. Does not take long until they are asking for more. ;) :D :D

    You got a good handgun, hang on to it.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2006

  3. greener

    greener New Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    The "Single" in Single six means single action.

    I have a new one and love shooting it. As with all my handguns, it is more accurate than I am. I have two problems with my single six. (1) I don't have enough range time to fully enjoy it, but it seems to find its way into my range bag each trip. (2) Like peanuts, one is not enough. The single six may be the only handfun I'd buy another, identical one.

    Buy a brick of .22's and have a ball at the range with it.
  4. johnston3407

    johnston3407 New Member

    The .22 handgun my wife loves to play with is a Colt Police Positive (double action) but she always cocks the hammer to fire single action, for accuracy, so do I for that matter. If it was your dad's and it an older model (three screw) it will hold a good value. Take good care of it.
  5. board917

    board917 Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    does three screw refer to the 3 flathead screws in the right side of the gun? cause it has those.
  6. Old Coach

    Old Coach New Member

    Sep 23, 2006
    Yep, 3 screws makes it an old model {OM}
  7. Yo Board sounds like a good gun
    How about some pics
  8. ky_shaymus

    ky_shaymus New Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    I bought a Ruger "Old Model" Single Six, back in March '07. Its a 22lr/22/mag convertable. Paid $170 for it, had offers from others to buy it for $300 plus. I was going to retire the gun, thinking it was a 50 year old (Its really 40 or so years old) revolver. After talking to a Gun Dealer/ Gunsmith/ Collector......I have decided to keep shooting the gun. Its to much fun to sell it, let alone retire it. Where it would sit in a case, collecting dust. I don't like the idea of owning a gun and not be able to shoot it.
  9. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    IMO the Ruger Single-Six is the best single-action .22 revolver ever made. Enjoy it.
  10. armen

    armen New Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Have one in stainless. Bought it used with few miles on it. After I shot it for a while, I realized why. Must have been a Monday or Friday gun. Took it to a gunsmithing class I took at MCC in NC with Ron Powers. Went through the whole gun and sorted it out. What a nice gun.
    Polished it up with Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish. Came out real nice.
    Good luck!
  11. raveneap

    raveneap New Member

    Aug 21, 2005
  12. Sooo...Y'all is sayin' my Colt SA's in .22's rides in the back of the bus?...:eek:
  13. Well, Guns, if you trade them in for a Colt SAA in .45, it can ride in the front of the bus. :D
  14. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    My "New Frontier" drives the bus....
  15. Heck!...I'd have ta get a 'nuther job ta do'ark that!...;)

    Angel...Let's do a "New Frontier" parade sometime...I like these shooter's...:)
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