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Old 01-27-2013, 11:24 AM   #21
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[QUOTE=towboater;1110538]Rugers are nice. But they ain't got the 4 clicks.
Here is a Uberti.

OK I'll bite...what's with the "clicks"? I've been shooting for too many years and have lots of hand and long guns but never did much with SA. As I get longer in the tooth, getting more interested in them. So, pardon my ignorance on the subject but would appreciate a little more info.
I'm guessing it has to do with cocking the SA and maybe the transfer bar safety but clueless beyond that (and not even sure that's right!)
Picking up a Redhawk this week, my first .44 so thought I might start looking for a Blackhawk, Uberti or whatever in .45LC, .41.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:36 AM   #22
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Shooters became familier with the strong positive lock up of the Colt system. It was and is easy for a Colt SAA to be slowly cocked and listen to the 4 clicks which idicates the firearm is working properly.
The addition of modern transfer bar saftey devices has voided this "Cocking" check.
To a someone who learned the traditional Colt system it is a loss. It would be to a Colt man like owning a watch dog that cannot bark!!

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:41 AM   #23
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On some guns doesn't it also have something to do with the 1st click being the loading position, the 2nd click being a position for the hammer to carry.....something like that? Only SA revolver I own is a new model Single Six.

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Yes you are correct. I really didn't want to post each function in detail.

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Thanks Guys...the search begins!

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Non-transfer bar Rugers have the 4 clicks.
Buy your gun for looks or function. Rugers have set the standard for strength and dependability since they came out in the 1950's.

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Well, at the risk of sounding like a know-it-all, the four clicks come as follows:

1st click: As the hammer is drawn back, it passes the safety notch.

2nd. click: as the hammer continues rearward, it passes through the loading notch. (cylinder is free to spin)

3rd. click: the locking bolt is released and snaps up against the cylinder. (cylinder is locked in position)

4th click: hammer is in fully cocked notch.

BOOM!: trigger is pulled


That's all there is to it!

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When i was doing gunsmithing i looked at about all the SAs out there and i think the Ruger Vaquero is the best, unless as someone said you are going for historical accuracy.

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When i was doing gunsmithing i looked at about all the SAs out there and i think the Ruger Vaquero is the best, unless as someone said you are going for historical accuracy.
Not being into gunsmithing, but well experienced with Single Actions, I heartily agree, but also must include the Blackhawks/Super Blackhawks as these are the same gun internally. Plus the advantage of accurately adjustable sights combined with a very fine perfectly proportioned quick draw front sight blade on a ramp.

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I have great big hands. The vaquero stock is just to small for me. I prefer the plow handle stock one the blackhawk. I prefer a 6.5" barrel. I enjoy the sight plane of the longer barrel. Concealing a single action is difficult. I can conceal the 6.5" barrel just as easily as a 4" barrel. Plus the longer barrel is only a couple ounces heaver than a 4" model. I can say the new model blawkhawk is built like a tank. I shoots a 180 gr double tap cast bullet very well without excessive recoil.

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