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I called my local gun shop today, got a price on a Ruger Single Six 22lr/22mag. Been wanting one for years but just never felt like putting out the dough. I think now though I am ready to get one.
I hear good things about them, but before I order I would like to know if anyone here has anything to say about them GOOD or BAD.
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I've found the Ruger Super Single Six to be a very accurate gun.
I outshot the instructors' demonstration target when I qualified for a concealed carry permit...using the Ruger Super Single Six.  They thought single action might be a handicap, but it worked for Wild Bill Hickock and it worked for me.
 
I could have done just as well or better using my Smith Model 19, but they were recording serial numbers at the time for some stupid reason.
 
A single-action revolver gives .22 rimfire shells a nice firm hammer slap to set them off.   Most .22 revolver shooting is likely to be single action anyway, since matches are now dominated by automatics.
 
 I had the 5 1/2-inch version.  The 4 5/8-inch barrel would have been handier, but wasn't available when I got mine.   
 
After you get used to the gun, and are sure you like it, you might think about getting a trigger/action job and Wolff springs.  I did this, and it made the trigger pull lighter and crisper. 
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They're a lot of fun and accurate!
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I went ahead and ordered it. Got the 6.5" with adjustable sights.

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You will love it. I have a Single Six, purchased by me new in 1966 and have fired tens of thousands of rounds now through three generations of shooters. There has never been a malfunction of any kind, and I will never, ever sell it. It is the perfect weight, beautifully balanced, and superbly made by Ruger.
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I am really excited about it.  I convinced myself to buy it since im getting "2" guns in one.

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I got my Ruger Single Six today.



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I have one, my dad gave it to my when I was a teenager in the early 80s
it's a tack driver and has been flawless
it also has a superb, I mean superb trigger
on par with my Smith Performance Center 44

definitely a lifelong gun and one to pass down
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I done a little shooting this weekend with it and I think its a great gun.
 
The reason I purchased this gun was mainly for practice. I want to become a more of all around shooter. Well i must say I suck with handguns, this has prob been the reason I have practiced as much with them as I need to. I got a semi auto 22, but I tend to find my self just blasting away and a good single action was def the way to fix that.
 
So I am also looking for some advice. I want to improve my handgun skill. Hopefully to the point I might try squirrel hunting with my Ruger.  I know practice practice practice, dry fire dry fire dry fire, practice practice practice. I know one of my biggest problems is my trigger finger. I tend to pull to the left some cause, I got big hands(im 6'9") and its easy to get to much finger in there on a pistol grip. Rifles are easier cause I can simple hold back a little further on the stock grip.  I know handgun shooting is very difficult, so if anyone could give me advice on grip for my revolver, practice drills, any advice that will help would be greatly appreciated.
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There are so many here who are more skilled and expert than I in handgun shooting, but, as an amateur who usually generates excellent results on target, I thought I would add a couple techniques upon which I focus.
 
As with rifles, to me the trigger pressure technique is the most critical, as anything like "jerking" has greatly magnified results with the short barrel. My concentration is on applying trigger pressure a bit more each time the sight picture comes by the proper point of hold. As it wanders off, I do not release any pressure, but simply do not add more. Eventually, the point of hold and trigger pressure will coincide at ignition.
 
Daddy always said that ignition should come as something of  a "surprise" each time proper technique is used.
 
As for grip, with the single action revolver, I don't know that there are a lot of options, but proper arm extension and stance, in order to provide support for more stable sight picture is also critical. There are pros on here who can give us both some advice.
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Originally posted by stork23raz stork23raz wrote:

I know practice practice practice, dry fire dry fire dry fire, practice practice practice. 
 
I know that Ruger says that you can dry fire the Single Six since they use a transfer bar. The hammer hits the bar which in turn strikes the firing pin. It still does the same thing as any other rimfire. The firing strike is on the outside of the rim on the case. 
I would still use a .22 snap cap. I can't believe that peening of the chamber would not occur with repeated dry firing.
Nice choice BTW. I have several .22 revolvers and they are a blast to shoot.
 
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Yea I got snap caps. Guns cost to much to damage/break just cause of being to cheap to get a snap cap.
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I only put about 40 rounds or so thru it but so far it shoots good. Trigger pull is a bit heavier than I would like, but thats it. I might get have my gunsmith tinker with it one day but for now, I'll just leave it.
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