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Old 11-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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My vision has been changing as I grow older, and I find that I am not able to use the iron sights on my long guns. Even with the last change of glasses, I am out of luck. I am wanting to "re-tool" and get another handgun. Seem to do better with them, so far. On my last trip to my local gun purveyor, I saw a Uberti-made Colt-style six-gun that looked pretty sweet. I did some looking at the company sight, and found that it was, "hand fitted and timed" with "Wison springs" set up for cowboy style action shooting. I own some of their black powder revolvers, and I liked the feel of the pistol I am looking at. It is stainless steel. I have a history of buying shiney things on impulse, so I am asking the forum if anybody knows anything about this six-gun before I go back to give it a second look. I think it has been out better than a year, but the sticker price is the same as Uberti's. This is unusual for this dealer. I had to renew my permit to purchase,(which I think is against my second amendment rights, but that's another thread) so I have been given three days to make up my mind. Any body have experience with this hand gun? It is called the "El Patrone".

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I have two Uberti revolvers. Both are 22 cal. The first is the Stallion Target model with 6 1/2" barrel and a Cattelmen with a 5.5" barrel. I love the way they look and shoot. These classic 1873 Colt single action army replicas are a couple of favorites in my collection.

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I have heard good things about Ubertis. I believe that is a version of their "Cattleman" revolver. It's listed on their site for $759. I'm not meaning to change you mind on it, but I know of another gun you may like.

A Ruger Vaquero. Basically the same gun, and build like a tank! You can find them for $500-$600 depending on the finish and barrel length.

Here's the 357 version.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=375471254

And the 45 Colt version.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=375467795

Honestly, I don't think you could go wrong with either.

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I have a one in 38spl. I hand load light loads with Trail Boss. Very accurate, very pleasant to shoot. My gun has traditional cowboy fixed sights. They tend to be hard to see. A little bright red nail polish fixed that problem. good luck and I hope you have fun with your new gun.

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I've got one in 44mag that I absolutely love. Color case hardened case and frame. Fitted a set of stag grips I got at a gun show. Too big stock, ground them down to fit this gun. Shoots like a dream with 44 special loads, really feels "cowboy"!

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[QUOTE=texaswoodworker;1427423]I have heard good things about Ubertis. I believe that is a version of their "Cattleman" revolver. It's listed on their site for $759. I'm not meaning to change you mind on it, but I know of another gun you may like.

A Ruger Vaquero. Basically the same gun, and build like a tank! You can find them for $500-$600 depending on the finish and barrel length.

Texaswoodcutter- I used to have a Ruger in 44-40, but while I have admired the strength built into the Rugers, I have not always liked the fit and finish. I also had a bad time with the Vaquero. I don't remember exactly what the problem was, but it had to do with the dimensions of the cylinder and the forcing cone, throat leading, being inaccurate and spitting lead. They fixed it all right, but by the time I got it back, I was off Vaqueros because of the ordeal I went through to ship it, wait for it, and then get it back. There letter to me stated that they didn't know how this got out of the factory originally The gun at the gunshop only wants a little over $600 new for his El Patrone. That is why I asked if anybody knows any horror stories about this pistol, because that is less than Uberti's price. Maybe there is no ammo available for it, I didn't check the shelf

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I've got one in 44mag that I absolutely love. Color case hardened case and frame. Fitted a set of stag grips I got at a gun show. Too big stock, ground them down to fit this gun. Shoots like a dream with 44 special loads, really feels "cowboy"!
I like the looks of this Uberti, a more traditional design that probably comes with it's traditional problems. The ads say that this model gun goes through Uberti's "factory custom shop". I don't know what that amounts to, but the pistol I looked at what really smooth and very well finished. Says they tune the gun and put in new Wolf's, (not Wilson"s) springs. Would like to have the longer barrel, but I don't know if the extra length makes any difference except in other life's sports.
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I like the looks of this Uberti, a more traditional design that probably comes with it's traditional problems. The ads say that this model gun goes through Uberti's "factory custom shop". I don't know what that amounts to, but the pistol I looked at what really smooth and very well finished. Says they tune the gun and put in new Wolf's, (not Wilson"s) springs. Would like to have the longer barrel, but I don't know if the extra length makes any difference except in other life's sports.
Custom shop usually means extra time polishing internals, better springs and tighter tolerances due to hand select parts. Mine is a custom shop gun and fit and finish are flawless! Action is very smooth and trigger is a nice crisp 4.25 lbs by my scale. Could have better sights but its not the target model.

Extra barrel length = more velocity = longer sight radius ( better accuracy)

Also equal heavier gun and slower to draw.

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[QUOTE=Jimski;1427419]I have two Uberti revolvers. Both are 22 cal. The first is the Stallion Target model with 6 1/2" barrel and a Cattelmen with a 5.5" barrel. I love the way they look and shoot. These classic 1873 Colt single action army replicas are a couple of favorites in my collection.

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Jim, I just noticed that this is your first post, and welcome aboard, and thanks for the reply. Nice people here.

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I have one and love it. As another poster mentioned try a little nail polish on the front site to help you see in better. With stainless you might want a darker red or some other dark color to contrast with the bright stainless. You can pick up a few colors at the dollar store and try them to see what works best for you.

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