Spiff Up Your Ruger
Wrangler Revolver

The Ruger Wrangler rimfire revolver is still a
hot commodity, but with the bare bones basic price,
there is room to “spruce up” your shooter.

Adding grips is one of the easiest and fastest ways of sprucing up your sixgun.

It’s been a few years now since Ruger released their budget-priced Wrangler, and boy, has it made an impact from kids to cantankerous codgers! No matter your skill level, everyone has room for another .22 handgun, especially when the price makes it easy to have one, no matter what your budget is.

The Wrangler is still a hot commodity, but with the bare bones basic price, there is room to “spruce up” your shooter. Doing this accomplishes several things. The first, it separates yours from everyone else’s, it’s fun to do so, and the personal touches make the gun seem more yours. I’ll show you some of the changes I made with mine.

Tank got these “aged ivory” faux stocks from Amazon of all places, for under $30.

Get A Grip

Getting new stocks is the easiest, as well as the most noticeable way of sprucing up a gun. Now granted, these are budget priced guns, so I spent my money accordingly. The first pair I ordered was from NC Ordnance at gungrip.com. They have almost every kind of grips imaginable. I went with some imitation jigged bone stocks and boy, do they look nice. The fit is great, and they really dress the gun up. The second pair I ordered from, of all places, Amazon. They are from Premium Gun Grips and are priced under $30. They look like aged ivory and look wonderful on my Wrangler. If you hadn’t noticed, I swapped grip frames and ejector rod housings on two of my Wranglers to give them a “palomino” look. It works for me, while giving the guns a more personal look.

Adding an enhanced ejector rod is both stylish and functional.
Sampson-mfg.com has them for about $20.

Just removing one screw from the ejector rod housing is all it takes to replace the ejector rod.

Button Up

Surfing the web one day, I saw an interesting tidbit. Seems a company named Samson offers ejector rods with custom buttons, you know, the thing you push to extract your empties from a single action revolver. They come in either black or silver, target knob, or bullseye knob. Whatever you choose, it’s a great way to update your shooter, while making it easier to extract your empties, especially if you have fat fingers. I really like this addition.

Every sixgun needs a holster and both Galco and DeSantis Gunhide provide affordable options.

Leather Goods

DeSantis Gunhide has just the holster for the Ruger Wrangler. A budget-priced, ambidextrous design made of top-grain and center-cut steer hide, it has an adjustable tension screw. It can be worn strong side, or cross draw style. The rough out, double-stitched leather main body conforms to the gun for a secure fit, while also having an adjustable tension screw. With a thumb-snap retention strap, the added trim sports belt slots providing even more carry options, while reinforcing the holster’s throat.


The Ruger Wrangler provided every wanna’ be desperado, buckaroo, or rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ cowboy with an affordable means of living out their alter single-action ego. Ruger sold a bazillion of the thrifty thumb-busters for good reason. They’re fun to shoot, economical, handy and a worthwhile investment.

With so many Wranglers wandering around, Galco saw an opportunity to provide a traditional, yet affordable Western style rig for all those .22 single-action totin’ shooters out there.

The Wrangler Shuck

This Western-style holster will surely excite the most subdued of gunslingers with its rugged good looks and functional design. An open top pattern providing lightnin’ quick fast draws against the unruliest of woodchucks, soda cans, or steel popper. The covered trigger guard prevents fingers from ticklin’ the trigger prematurely.

Built from a traditional Western loop design, the loop has a cross-stitched pattern made of rawhide lacing like Scouts carried their trusty sidearms in. A hammer thong retains your six-shooter, as well as any modern-day design. The Ruger Wrangler holster, made from tan steerhide, is a high-riding holster, in the style and function the Wild West was known for.

Ruger Wrangler Cartridge Belt

The matching cartridge belt is made from the same steerhide, carrying 30 rounds of rimfire fun in traditional style leather loops. The loops are woven into the back of the belt and riveted in place at each end for a durable, long-lasting retention system.

You’ll have a blast thumbing cartridge from the loops like your favorite Western hero. The cartridge belt comes in sizes from 30″ to 50″, perfect for any sized six-gunner. The belt is 2½” wide and tappers down to the sturdy brass buckle.

Having your holstered hogleg hanging stylishly from your hip, as you saunter along your way, will put some fun in your step. So, whether you’re headed to camp, checking the back forty, or simply doing some much needed plinking, Galco Leather has the holster and cartridge belt for you.

A reduced trigger spring will do wonders for your trigger pull from Wolff Springs.

Easy Trigger

Swapping a Wolff reduced trigger spring will do wonders for your trigger pull without hurting ignition reliability. While swapping stocks, just drift out the retaining pin and swap out the trigger spring too.

Wrangler Wrap-Up

As you can see, having a Ruger Wrangler is not only fun to shoot, but fun to dress up any way you see fit. Their affordable price makes them more valuable to use, and carry, as you’re not scared to put some wear and tear on them. Make sense? Their entry level price makes them affordable enough to get each kid their own Wrangler, and that’s a good thing.

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