By Van Harl
By Major Van Harl
Join Van as we drool over this limited edition Tyler Gun Works Ruger Bearcat revolver.
Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- By the time I got into the retail firearms business in 1976, right out of undergraduate school, Strum, Ruger & Co had already discontinued their manufacturing of the single action Bearcat 22 LR revolver.
Ruger had developed a transfer bar safety system for Ruger single action revolvers and from what I understood at the time, that system did not lend itself well to the Bearcat action.
Because of this, Bearcats were scarce and anytime someone came into the gun shop with a Ruger Bearcat we all stopped what we were doing and stood there and gawked wishfully. I called Frank Ehrenford the gun designer, now living in Wyoming, to reminisce about our days working together at the gun shop and I brought up the topic of the Bearcat.
He immediately told me “every little kid in this country over the age of nine should be given a Ruger Bearcat and taught the fundamentals of handgun shooting using that excellent revolver.”
He reminded me of an older customer …Read the Rest