The 18-year-old scored twice for the Gers, as they came from behind to win the contest 3-1 at the Bet Butler Stadium.
Hardie scored the equaliser for the Glasgow outfit in the 10th minute and put the visitors in the lead just three minutes into the second half with a looping effort.
The teenager was understandably delighted to have scored twice in his first start for Rangers and posted the following message on Twitter after the match.
So happy to make my first start for Rangers today, to score 2 goals is a dream come true!!— Ryan Hardie (@Ryanhardie9) April 18, 2015
Rangers prospect and goalkeeper Liam Kelly was delighted for Hardie, and he sent the following message to his fellow youngster via Twitter.
Buzzing for you brother @Ryanhardie9, no surprise but, usual days work— Liam Kelly (@liamm_kelly) April 18, 2015
The win over Dumbarton away from home on Saturday means that Rangers are now second in the Scottish Championship table with 65 points from 34 matches.
Hibernian are currently four points behind the Gers in third place, but they have a game in hand.