Recently I was home on leave. Like every good boy I wanted to take my father out for some steak and then go running around to various gun stores and such. While we were running around having a good time I came across a new ruger vaquero. It's a 5 1/2" barrel, stainless and chambered in .357 magnum. I really liked the gun and decided it was time to get myself a vaquero. I picked up about 200 .38 special on my way out + a box of .357. We swung by the house and picked up a few rifles and drove out to the range. Now I like fast, and I love repetition until I am like lightning. For some reason though I cannot fan this revolver fast at all. I want to shoot it as fast as they do in SASS competitions. I have a feeling that there are some tricks that I don't know about.
Also, if you have any words of wisdom on taking care of the revolver, customizations that you like or just general information I would love to hear it.
"This is my rifle, this is my gun." "This is for fighting, this is for fun." -Full Metal Jacket
"I joined the Navy to drink in foreign countries and fornicate." -unknown
If you don't already know, fanning is pretty rough on a handgun. All that slamming back of the hammer puts lots of stress on the frame, hammer, cylinder stop (the part that locks the cylinder in place to align the chambers with the barrel), and pawl (the small part that turns the cylinder). Revolvers intended for lots of fanning have specially re-enforced and heat treated parts to make the revolver last longer.