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Old 03-30-2010, 12:32 AM   #1
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Just wondering what some of your thoughts are. I was raised relying on Blackhawks (.45 & .357), but recently had the opportunity to purchase a .45 New Vaquero for a pretty decent price.

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Aesthetically, I like the Vaquero a bit better. But the adjustable sights on the Blackhawk make it more versatile if you plan to use different loads or types of ammo in it.

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I've had a few of each over the years. My favorites by far were the early model Vaquero's. Although my Blackhawk in .30 Carbine was a hoot to shoot.

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i personally love the look, feel and firepower of the vaquero

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The New Vaquero is a pretty good refinement of an Italian clone of the original Colt. Don't feed it hot-loaded ammo.

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The New Vaquero is a pretty good refinement of an Italian clone of the original Colt. Don't feed it hot-loaded ammo.
hell we reloaded LITTLE LIGHT. That 45 lc is quite the round
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Aesthetically, I like the Vaquero a bit better. But the adjustable sights on the Blackhawk make it more versatile if you plan to use different loads or types of ammo in it.
That was precisely my only beef with the Vaquero. I've used a myriad of different loads in my .357 Blackhawk, and the adjustable sights really do help.

Thanks for the replies. I do believe I'll pick it up. New in the box, the guy is offering it for $350. Not too damn shabby. Thanks for the ammo tips too
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