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Old 11-02-2012, 01:08 AM   #21
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Precisely. If you have the wrong grips that are too small for your hand, your thumb will get in the way of a smooth & proper trigger return.
Actually, I meant grip as in how your hands. For my grip the thumbs are low and tight, both about center grip tucked between my ring finger and middle. So no matter the size of the gun handle my thumbs aren't a concern at all.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:12 AM   #22
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As usual, I went back to read the OP. Looks like the criteria was "

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things your guns must all have
I guess my first answer needs to be revised.
They must be a standard, affordable caliber available at several local stores.

Todate, I like: .22lr, 9mm, .45 ACP, .38 spl, .357 mag, .44 Mag

They must all have decent sites and a great trigger.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:16 AM   #23
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As for me, it has to be a single action revovler. If the price is right, condition and other features don't matter. It does have to have promise of being built into something I want. It has to have eye appeal to me.

American made, Italian made, and Swiss made guns have that eye appeal, German revolvers don't.

The thing about single actions is that parts are generally so readily available that even near-wrecks can be transformed into very good serviceable guns.

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Interesting. What is it about German built revolvers that, for you, separates them from the rest and, thus, invalidates them?

I gotta admit, I've always been very anti-revolver, but I do love that "old west" feel and look they tend to lend one sporting it. It's just a nostalgia that someone like me has only gotten to experience through Western flicks and stories told. Something pure and untamed and unharmed my modern day's toe-stepping ambitions and that contemporary "can't be bothered to care".

I hope someday I get into them, think it could open up quite a world of firearm fun that I'm currently missing out on.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:19 AM   #24
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Here's an Uberti Flat Top in .45 Colt I recently found in a gun shop, and the price was right. I didn't like the base pin screw and the button head ejector rod. A call to Brownell's and the parts arrived in three days, and I installed in about fifteen minutes.

And yes, I actually was at ten yards distance.

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She is a beaut!

And I believe the ten yard documentation.
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Interesting. What is it about German built revolvers that, for you, separates them from the rest and, thus, invalidates them?
The German made Single Action revolvers are angular and somewhat oversized for the caliber. And, they just lack the smooth flowing lines, the radii of top straps. Just compare one to one of the others and there is a subtle difference in lines and form.

Good example is Herter's Powermag, compared to a Uberti.

Sort of hard to explain.


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Go to this web site for a photo of a Powermag:

http://www.gunblast.com/Fryxell_Herters401.htm

I believe these were made by J.P. Saur & Sohn

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Go to this web site for a photo of a Powermag:

http://http://www.gunblast.com/Fryxell_Herters401.htm

I believe these were made by J.P. Saur & Sohn

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This one is ugly, hope that's what you intended. I liked the one pictured in you previous post, the Uberti or whatever. The one here has a really odd look. The hammer seems poor for function at its angle, and the front blade sight seems unnecessarily tall/big. Hmmm
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Yeah, I never paid attention to those, but they're freaking weird looking...

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