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Old 01-31-2010, 04:52 AM   #1
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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!
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I like my Ruger Blackhawk:



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

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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.
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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?

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

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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?
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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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