Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Heritage Arms 6 Round 22 LR/22 Magnum w/6.5" Barrel and Adco Red Dot Scope. And beneath it on the sale site:

Born of the Traditions of the Old West, the Rough Rider maintains much of the look and feel of the legendary Single Action Army revolver, only in a scaled down version. Chambered for the .22 LR and .22 Magnum cartridges the Rough Rider is manufactured using state of the art precision machinery that assures its accuracy and reliability.
Somehow, if that's your selling point, throwing an electronic sight on top of it rather defeats the purpose, no?

As an aside, I once owned one of these (sans noted sight arrangment). It was inexpensive, and neither great nor awful in the accuracy, trigger, and speed departments. But it was rather fun for ventilating tin cans while making a couple boxes of .22 rimfire last a bit longer.


Ambulance Driver said...

It also has the single most useless and superfluous feature ever found on a single-action revolver: a safety.

Samuel Colt is rolling over in his grave.

BobG said...

I'll stick with my Ruger Single-Six 22 (with NO site), thanks.

Dan brock said...

Any single-action has the Colt three screws or... it's a piece of shite.
And how 'bout that "period", butt-ugly plywood grip.
Pangit! As our friends in the Philip-i-neens would say.

Windy Wilson said...

That sight reminds me of Kim DuToit's observation about telescopic sights on a lever-action rifle -- "like a backpack on a ballerina."