Heritage Rough Rider Black Tactical Cowboy Revolver

Although the world of single-action revolvers and reproductions is typically dedicated to tradition, some models have modern twists for safety or enhanced performance. Even so, they tend to remain traditional, at least in appearance. That traditional appearance leaves some gun owners uninterested in venturing into single-action revolvers. But what if there was a tactical-meets-cowboy option?

Rough Rider Black Tactical Cowboy revolver.
Want to be a tactical cowboy? Heritage Firearms has you covered with their Rough Rider Black Tactical Cowboy revolver. (Photo credit: Heritage Firearms)

The Rough Rider Black Tactical Cowboy is a single-action revolver chambered in 22 LR, making it both fun and affordable to shoot. It has a 6.5-inch barrel, an overall length of 11.85 inches, and an empty weight of 32.10 ounces.

This is a reasonably lightweight, well-made gun designed to bring the best of both old and new features, to the single-action shooting world. Its overall design is Heritage Firearm’s Rough Rider style, but it has quite a few modernized, tactical features as well. For example, the revolver has a Picatinny rail so a red dot sight can easily be mounted to the gun, and the grips are black carbon fiber. The barrel is also threaded so shooters have the option of adding aftermarket accessories such as compensators.

Heritage rough rider tactical cowboy
If you want a single-action revolver with some modern comforts, the Heritage Rough Rider Black Tactical Cowboy is the gun for you. (Photo credit: Heritage Firearms)

Heritage Firearms had the following to say about their Rough Rider Black Tactical Cowboy revolver:

For making tin cans dance in the backyard, pinging steel, or controlling pests and varmints around the farm, nothing beats the low-cost, high-adrenaline thrill of a single-action rimfire revolver. The Heritage Rough Rider handguns are built with numerous grip options and feature the same classic profile and precision. Chambered in 22 LR, is also compatible with the 22WMR cylinder allowing you to shoot either 22 LR or 22 WMR ammo. The new Heritage Rough Rider Tactical Cowboy features modern day technology into an old clasic world. The barrel is threaded for accessories like compensators and supressors. The picatinny rail allows the user to add different optics if desired, but also works as a rear open sight to be used with the bright front fiber optic sight.

Heritage rough rider tactical cowboy
A Picatinny rail on a single-action revolver? Absolutely! (Photo credit: Heritage Firearms)

22 LR single-action revolvers make a nice addition to anyone’s gun collection and the updated features on this gun make it even more user-friendly. The Rough Rider Black Tactical Cowboy from Heritage Firearms is a great way to get into the world of reproduction revolvers but also serves as a fun new gun for longtime revolver shooters.

22 lr revolver with mount for red dot sight
22 LR is a fantastic chambering for any gun. It’s user-friendly, affordable, and fun. (Photo credit: Heritage Firearms)

Tactical Cowboy Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Heritage Firearms
  • Model: Rough Rider Black Tactical Cowboy
  • Caliber: 22 LR
  • Capacity: 6
  • Finish: Black Standard
  • Action Type: Single Action Only (SAO)
  • Lands and Grooves: 6
  • Front Sight: Fiber Optic
  • Rear Sight: Picatinny Rail (functions as rear sight and can also be used to mount optics)
  • Safety: Thumb and Hammer
  • Grips: Carbon Fiber
  • Barrel Length: 6.5 inches
  • Overall Length: 11.85 inches
  • Weight: 32.10 ounces, empty
  • Other Features: Threaded Barrel, Compatible with 22 WMR Cylinder

MSRP: $212.88

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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