The year 2022 is turning into the Year of the .22, it seems, and Heritage Manufacturing is cashing in on this old-school trend with an old-school revolver, the Barkeep Boot. This year's Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show found Heritage, a company that focuses on Western-style classic firearms made with modern manufacturing methods, releasing an updated version of its well-received Barkeep.
The Barkeep Boot is a single-action rimfire based on the company’s popular Rough Rider series handguns. Chambered for .22LR, the Barkeep Boot comes with a new 1-inch barrel for discreet concealed carry (CCW). The original Barkeep sported 2- or 3-inch barrels; this downsizing takes the Barkeep from “waistcoat carry” to “boot carry.” A sleek, elegant bird’s head grip profile adds to the Boot's concealability with a flowing aesthetic profile.
Beyond the barrel length and grip, the Barkeep Boot delivers the familiar operation and quality construction of the Rough Rider series single-action revolvers on which it is based. This includes a hammer firing system, manual safety, classical notched rear sight and black oxide barrel, frame and cylinder finish.
Three models are offered with custom wood black grips, custom gray pearl grips, and custom-engraved wood grips. All revolvers come with a custom Heritage wood-handled ejector rod for removing empty cartridge cases. The Barkeep Boot will, additionally, accept the Heritage .22 WMR cylinder. MSRP $205; HeritageMFG.com