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ThorsHammer 01-31-2010 04:52 AM

Need help buying a classic six shooter
 
I've been looking at all types of firearms for my second purchase. I want to get a classic six shooter for my next pistol since I believe them to be a whole lot of fun to shoot and own. Now, I know a little about revolvers, and I know that the 1873 Single Action Colt Army helped form the great nation of United States.
  • As far as that goes, how much do those puppies go for new?
  • How much should I expect to pay for one used?
  • Are there any viable alternatives manufactured by companies other than Colt?

Thankful for any help and recommendations!

canebrake 01-31-2010 06:23 AM

I like my Ruger Blackhawk:

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake/rbh1.jpg

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake/rbh2.jpg

ThorsHammer 01-31-2010 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 221824)
I like my Ruger Blackhawk

That's a mighty fine gun, Cane! How much does one of those set you back?

canebrake 01-31-2010 06:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThorsHammer (Post 221827)
That's a mighty fine gun, Cane! How much does one of those set you back?

Not sure, I paid $145 for mine in the early 80's.

Here's one in 45LC cowboy load for $414:

Ruger 6 Round Blackhawk 45 Long Colt w/7 1/2" Barrel

Looks like a fun gun!

Here's one in SS and a 4 5/8" barrel;

Ruger Blackhawk .45 LC 4-5/8" Stainless

Check this out list of Cowboy Action Shooting guns;

Cowboy Action Shooting for Sale at BudsGunShop

Have fun!

canebrake 01-31-2010 06:47 AM

Used Ruger Single Six .22LR for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $289.00

I've bought new and used guns from Bud's. Never had a problem.

canebrake approved vendor! http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ons/cowboy.gif

Mark F 01-31-2010 11:52 AM

For those times I want to "cowboy" I generally take my Ruger Bisley Super Blackhawk out.


I also use it for feral pig hunting. With some 300 grain hard-cast bullets, it'll drop a 300 pound pig in its tracks at 50 yards. I use 240 grain JHP's for everything else.

ThorsHammer 01-31-2010 05:50 PM

Thanks Cane and Mark for the stunning visuals! I looked at some of the Rugers and they do look nice. I just wish they had more of a vintage look like the original Colts. I looked at those as well, and I just can't justify a $1,100 gun purchase for some occasional funsies with the cowboy gun. So I suppose it'll be a Ruger instead.

Also, that site had some cheaper 45 LC guns from Heritage Arms, do any of you have any experience with these guns? Are they worth the $200-300?

Lowrider 01-31-2010 06:05 PM

I think the Ruger Vaquero has the old west look that I would want in a western gun. List price is 679.

spittinfire 01-31-2010 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark F (Post 221866)
For those times I want to "cowboy" I generally take my Ruger Bisley Super Blackhawk out.


I also use it for feral pig hunting. With some 300 grain hard-cast bullets, it'll drop a 300 pound pig in its tracks at 50 yards. I use 240 grain JHP's for everything else.

So do where that thing cross draw?

CA357 01-31-2010 08:38 PM

JMHO, but stay away from Heritage revolvers. They aren't necessarily junk, but they don't compare in quality to most other brands.

Take a good look at the Ruger Vaquero models. I particularly like the older ones. You can get blued or stainless and several calibers and barrel lengths are available.

Colts are wonderful, but they require a bank loan to buy one.


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