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Old April 17, 2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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Range Report -- New Ruger Single Nine Revolver

Got my new Single Nine to the range after work. My goals was to zero the sights at 30 feet and also just generally check out the new gun to ensure full and good functioning. Went to my favorite range, Field Time Training & Target in Stanton.

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the Single Nine, it is a Ruger single-action nine-shot .22WMR (not .22LR) revolver. The Single Nine does not feature interchangeable cylinders and is specifically designed for the .22WMR round. The barrel is 6.5" to accommodate the ballistics of the .22WMR round. The revolver comes standard with Williams Fire Sights as shown at the pictures below.

Out of the box the revolver was shooting a couple of inches left and slightly low. A couple of clicks on the Williams Fire Sights and it was shooting right on the money. The Williams sights really make getting a good sight picture easier. I really like these sights. My groups were a bit erratic; I will need to practice more with the Single Nine. It is sure a fun handgun to shoot!

FYI I was shooting Federal Game-Shok rounds.

Functioning was fine. No problem pushing the rounds out with the extractor. The rounds fit tight, but not excessively so. The trigger felt good and the action is nice, tight, and precise. It seemed to sort of "break in" after a couple of reloadings. Maybe that was my imagination; it just seemed to get a little smoother.

Going to really do some target shooting with it this weekend now that I have zeroed it.

Cleaning the Single Nine is a breeze. This is a very easy revolver to maintain.

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Old April 19, 2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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I recently purchased a blackhawk in .327 and installed a hi-viz front sight on the gun similar to yours. Much easier to pick up than the stock sight. Especially for those of us with experienced eyes
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Old May 10, 2013, 11:50 AM   #3
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That is a beautiful firearm. I've always wanted a 22 mag, but decided a while back that if I can't reload it, I don't want it.

I had a single six convertable 22 which I sold about 40 years ago. I kick myself at least once a day for doing that.
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Old May 15, 2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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that a mighty pretty single 9 there, i wonder if ruger is going to come out with a single 9 convert?
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Old May 17, 2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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Nice revolver. If you don't want all the noise and flash of the .22WMR try out a box of .22WRF. They are not quite a powerful but much more pleasent to shoot. I bought 2,000 rounds before the election. They were priced a little lower than the magnums. Also if you are using them for hunting they don't detroy as much meat as the magnums.
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Old May 18, 2013, 09:57 AM   #6
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Interesting idea about the .22 WRF. I have never seen that for sale anywhere but I will keep the idea in mind. I really like the .22WMR caliber. Nice combination of power and low recoil.
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Old May 18, 2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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For a really low flash signature...check out Hornady's "Self Defense" round in 22 WMR.
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Old May 18, 2013, 05:54 PM   #8
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I want one. I cant figure out why, I just want one . Its pretty, fills a category that is currently empty in my collection, and I've always been interested in the .22mag even though I've never shot one. Go figure. Hopefully it will make it to the top of the wish list one day.

Nice gun, and thanks for reviewing.
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Old May 22, 2013, 04:49 AM   #9
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I am finding that one of the really nice things about this revolver is the Williams Fire Sight system that it comes with. Really makes shooting it a pleasure.
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