Gun Report

Heritage Rough Rider .17 HMR

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A-
For only $229 MSRP, we think this gun is hard to pass up.

Heritage Rough Rider .17 HMR

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Home Defense
Recreational
Competition
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The manual thumb safety is located on the 9 o’clock to 12 o’clock arc of the frame. With the hammer back and safety off, the Rough Rider is ready to fire.
The cylinders of both the Ruger (right) and Heritage .17 HMR revolvers featured recessed chambers. The cases stayed put during ignition and rotation, avoiding the type of cylinder drag we encountered with their double-action cousins.
The front sight not only cut a tall, useful profile but also offered the red glow from a light-gathering filament.

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