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Old 09-23-2012, 02:45 AM   #11
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Anybody have a Ruger Vaquero Montado? Looks awesome.

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Depends on what you want to use it for.

If you shoot cowboy, or you want authenticity, get a "new" Vaquero or a spaghetti gun.

If you want an all around good shooter, get a Ruger Blackhawk.

Strong enough for utra heavy loads, transfer bar, and excellent adjustable sights.

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Depends on what you want to use it for.

If you shoot cowboy, or you want authenticity, get a "new" Vaquero or a spaghetti gun.

If you want an all around good shooter, get a Ruger Blackhawk.

Strong enough for utra heavy loads, transfer bar, and excellent adjustable sights.
Absolutely agreed. I have a New Model Blackhawk and it is a fine gun, one of my favorites as a matter of fact. I put the Gunfighter spring kit in it and is just perfect!
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Uspfa saa and now 1911's

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The best (closest to the original) is the USFA (U.S. Firearms) Many think they are better than the new Colt SAA.

Rugers are awesome single actions. Beautiful guns. They dont have the 4 clicks, when cocking the hammer. And they have the transfer bar.
It just depends on how authentic you want.

In this pic. Left and right are American Western Arms. Their out of buisness now.
Center is an Uberti with old west finish.




Here's another pic of the Uberti. It is a fine gun, and I sure enjoy shooting it. For the cost, they are great!!!




Here is a pair of USFA SAA



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The Uberti is a little cheaper. You get what you pay for, the ruger has adjustable sights. no, you can't fan a new SA. I have a 3 bolt ruger. Fanning it usually results in a trip to the ER. not to mention I can't hit anything. the 3 bolt is very accuate. I am pretty consistent to about 40 yards. I have seen better shots shoot my gun on the rifle range. 100 yards they just smoke a 6" target. 44 mag is not for CAS anyway. I end up catching the rear sight trying to fan it.

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Fanning it usually results in a trip to the ER.
Meaning you continue to try it???
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Meaning you continue to try it???
I can get one or two shots off without injury. Every couple years I get cocky and try to empty the gun. I will admit this is stupid. In a SD situation one or two 44 mag rounds will put most drug crazed attackers down. Moreover, by the third shot I am likely shooting into squirrel nests. Deep down we all want to be like John Wayne, I want it more than the average bear.
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Sadly, USFA has basically ceased production and is assembling a few standard model from parts inventory.

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Yep, and the prices have been going up on whats out there.

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