By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Sturm, Ruger & Company was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm in 1949 in a small, rented machine shop in Southport, Connecticut.

When the duo designed their first semi-auto pistol, Ruger incorporated the looks of the German Luger and the Colt Woodsman into their first commercially produced .22 caliber pistol, the Ruger Standard. The Standard became so successful that it launched the entire company.

Recently, Ruger announced the addition of the Wrangler Sheriff model with a 3.75-inch barrel.


The new Wrangler Sheriff model features a blade front and integral notch rear sight, a transfer bar mechanism, and a loading gate interlock. The interlock provides another measure of security against accidental discharge. Checkered synthetic grips on a Single-Six® pattern grip frame help keep you in control.

The Sheriff Model is available in black, silver, or burnt bronze Cerakote finish, providing rugged reliability in all environments.


Cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity. It’s 3.75 inches long with a 6-groove 1:14 right-hand twist.


Type: Revolver

Caliber: .22 LR

Cylinder capacity: 6 Rounds

Sights: Blade front and integral notch rear sights.

Barrel Length: 3.75 Inches

Overall Length: 9.30 Inches

Weight: 26.1 ounces

MSRP: $269



The Sheriff has many features of the Ruger Single Six but at half the price. Chambered for affordable .22 LR ammunition, the Sheriff is a great first revolver, plinker, range gun, or compact pistol to take with you into the wild.

Check out the Sheriff at your Ruger Dealer and see if it’s right for your needs.

That’s all for now, folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

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, Florida Jolt, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].