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Old 04-03-2010, 05:09 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info. I do not yet have a pistol or a rifles in .45 long colt. They are toys that I want to collect just for fun once I finish my weapon colloection. So probably 3-4 years but I since I already know what weapons I want I needed another research project. After looking them all over I think I will probably try the Ruger Vaquero or the Freedom Arms Model 97. Thanks again for all your help.

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For accuracy, I prefer the Blackhawk over the Vaquero. For fun and just runnin' and gunnin' I like the old model Vaquero's better. There's some great Marlin's out there as well as Winchester's for your long gun. You won't go wrong with any of them.

Have fun and enjoy your quest.

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Here's a shot of my Ruger NM Blackhawk in .45LC, as rendered by Bowen Classic Arms...

The grip is slightly larger than a Vaquero, but I've got large hands and these grips feel good.

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For the ultimate in cool try the Uberti top breaks

Uberti Top Break: No. 3 New Model Russian, No. 3 2nd Model

#3 S&W design. May not be as strong as the Blackhawk/Vaquero, but uber cool for sure.

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I would recommend one of the Schofield copies in .45 LC. I have a Beretta Laramie and love it.

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Very nice Beretta Laramie. I've wanted one like yours for several years, but then Beretta doesn't seem to be making them anymore. All I've seen is their Colt clone.

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I stand behind the Ruger Blackhawk hands down. I love mine. I recently added a Ruger Vaquero to the mix of revolvers though, so I am anxious to see how those stand up to the Blackhawk. It'll be here in a week, so we shall see. The Blackhawk I have is about 40 years old. Seasoned, but still just as reliable.





To go a little further, about a year ago my father added a Winchester model 1892 .45 lever action with 16" barrel that nicely compliments his Blackhawk. They both perform well when using the same ammo. Plus they look really good together (Just in case you were starting to shop for a rifle too)

This is a very good suggestion, I've been toying with the idea of getting a lever in 44 mag as a companion for my Redhawk. I've owned Blackhawk 45 LC SA's and they can't be beat for strength and accuracy. I appreciate the fact that Ruger has used "Nyloc" screws, they don't loosen up like some of the other SA's I've owned.
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I would recommend one of the Schofield copies in .45 LC. I have a Beretta Laramie and love it.
Many years ago I had the opertunity to get an original in 44-40, they are beautiful, I'm sorry I didn't get it as it was very affordable at that time.
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I am looking for a single action .45 long colt and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions?
Ruger Vaquero is a great gun, have one in stainless, though the sights are more suitable on a blackhawk, if I may suggest, unless your heart is set on .45 LC, get another caliber. Long colts are insanely expensive to feed when compared to .45 acp's. But again, your call.
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I have a stainless Bisley Blackhawk with a 5.5 inch barrel. Great balance and fun to shoot. If you decide to go handgun hunting, there are some excellent high powered loads you can buy or work up your own handloads. The Bisley is much more comfortable to shoot than the regular Blackhawk...I know because I have had a 44 mag Super Blackhawk and the Bisley is much nicer to shoot! If you want to spend a little more, you cna get a convertible with the 45 ACP cylinder. if you get the New Vaquero, you can't shoot hot loads in it like the Blackhawk as they trimmed down the gun to Colt size and therefore Colt limitations. Recorded on my phone so excuse the quality!

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