Remember last year when we passed on Ruger’s announcement of the Single 10 stainless .22 revolver with gunfighter grips and Williams fiber optic sights and then did a full review on it before the end of the summer?
Well, at the time I said I couldn’t see a Magnum version of the single ten because of pressure issues between the thin chamber walls which had no problem with the .22 Long Rifle but could be dangerous with the .22 Mag round. Though it would seem like an open door and natural step forward to move toward the same platform in a .22 Magnum Rimfire if they could pull it off.
Apparently Ruger listened to my screams (or not) and as of this morning have announced the Ruger Single 9 single action revolver in .22 WMRF (Winchester Magnum Rimfire). It’s essentially the same as the Single Ten but instead with 9 shots. A worthy solution to the problem a ten shot cylinder of the same size presented.
An even bigger question lying within is whether or not Ruger will produce the Single Nine cylinder on its own and whether or not they will release a .22 Long Rifle cylinder for the single nine as it would be impossible to use a 9 shot cylinder on a 10 shot pistol like the Single-Ten for timing issues. My instincts tell me “no” because that would mean lost profit and sales due to not selling an entirely separate gun. There’s also the debate about frame size, different round count, etc. We’ll see…
Why will we see? Haus of Guns should have a new Ruger Single Nine on hand for a full review sometime next week.