By: Friedrich Seiltgen

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Heritage Manufacturing has been around for a while, producing their classic Rough Rider Pistols line. In 2012, Heritage was purchased by Taurus Firearms; operations were moved to Miami. Now Heritage, as well as Taurus, are producing firearms in a new 200,000-square-foot facility in Bainbridge, Georgia.

While the Heritage barkeep boot features a 1.68-inch barrel and a unique look, it still uses the same operating system as the Heritage Rough Rider series. This includes a hammer firing system, manual safety, notched rear sight, and black oxide finished barrel, frame, and cylinder. The Barkeep Boot can be had in several different finishes and grip types. Heritage manufacturing also has holsters, engraved cylinders, and other accessories available.

Heritage has several models of .22 LR pistols including a 9-shot revolver and a carbine version revolver with a 16-inch barrel.

Type: Single action only, hammer fired

Caliber: .22 LR

Magazine capacity: 6 Rounds

Sights: Front sight fixed, rear sight notch

Barrel Length: 1.68 Inches

Overall Length: 6.38 Inches

Weight: 1.59 lbs

MSRP: $196.80


The Heritage Barkeep Boot is a cool little hideout gun to have, and at a price of under $200 bucks you got to have one of these.

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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL,, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at