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Old 12-18-2013, 02:55 PM   #21
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For better shooting skip the SA revolvers, they may offer style but no practical advantage.
I would like to disagree with you there! First and foremost, the Single Actions r

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For better shooting skip the SA revolvers, they may offer style but no practical advantage.
I would like to disagree with you there! First and foremost, the Single Actions require no clips to function with ACP ammunition. You simply load and eject empties the same way as if it were rimmed cartridges. After a day's shooting with ammunition held in clips there is the chore of removing the empty cases from the clips and reloading live cartridges back into them. And for me, that did become a chore.

And another advantage is that cylinders of Single Action revovers are quickly and easily changed, without the need of tools, with some exceptions such as "Black Powder" framed Single Actions. This allows the shooter to quickly change from .45 ACP to .45 Colt on a whim.

And, if the Single Action happens to be a Ruger New Model, the .45 Colt loadings can be loaded very stout, much stouter than one would care to shoot in a DA revolver.

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I dig. What you guys are offering the newcomer to revolvers is toil and sweat. You are advanced shooters. Blackpowder conversion, 460 Rowland, cylinder swaps. I just like it the easy way. Moonclips are about 50 c apiece, you can load a boxful on your way to the range. For speed reloads, no contest, you all know that. Let the OPer decide what he wants.
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I dig. What you guys are offering the newcomer to revolvers is toil and sweat. You are advanced shooters. Blackpowder conversion, 460 Rowland, cylinder swaps. I just like it the easy way. Moonclips are about 50 c apiece, you can load a boxful on your way to the range. For speed reloads, no contest, you all know that. Let the OPer decide what he wants.
No doubt the OP will have to decide for himself if he wants a 45 Colt SAA replica or a more modern design in double action. Then of course go from there finding a way to fire 45 ACP.

Myself, I have 1911s but also had long wanted an old west "Peacemaker" so got a Cimarron Model P in 45 Colt. Love to shoot the old round but with 45 ACP so much cheaper and easier to find it makes sense to buy a $100 45 ACP cylinder which would pay for itself in 500 rounds. Now if no fascination with the Old West, then a double action revolver with moon clips makes sense. No right or wrong answer, either way is good.
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As a matter of interest, the "N" frame was introduced around 1902 with the New Century .44 Special Hand Ejector. Though not publicized, S&W model numbers prior to around 1958 or used the letter to designate the frame size, and a numerical figure to designate bort size, and if equipped with adjustable sights, the suffix "T."

So the Model 1926 Target Model was the model "N-430-T". With the coming of the .44 Magnum, obviously the Model 1950 Target and the .44 Magnum would have shared the same model number.

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This OP doesn't know what he will do, but just reading through the thread is wonderful. I love history and guns are very much a part of history. AND they're fun to shoot!
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Just a note, da revolvers are slower shooting as in cyclic rate than sa revolvers all things being equal. Sa slow down on reloads. Watch some cas shooters using sa revolvers sometime. Its pretty eye opening in what can be done with them.
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And, Bevo, I presume you are in the Austin area? When you want to shoot a variety of large frame revolvers, let me know, I have 7 S&W N-frames
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I know many outdoors man who use their handguns a great deal. They are used to put down live stock, take game and provide personal protection.
None of them have ever had the occasion to speed load a handgun. Of course the real world and the arm chair experts rarely agree on anything.
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