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Old 09-30-2012, 07:01 AM   #21
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Look at the late model Colts for yourself. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality. I have two 3rd generations and they are the full equal of the 2nd generation that I bought in 1968.
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I remember while attending the Phila NRA show, I stopped by the Colt custom shop kiosk and handled their SAA's. Not really impressed. I then stopped by Cimarron Arms, and tried theirs. I couldn't believe how much better those actions felt. If i were in the market for another SAA, no question what I'd be looking at. I now own a 1952 Hy Hunter in 357 and a 1968 BH in 41 mag, my favorite.
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Back to the OP's question: The USFA product line is the absolute finest, bar none. If you would argue that point, you obviously have never held one let alone cocked the hammer and pulled the trigger on one.

Hey, you get what you pay for, and in the case of USFA that's precisely the deal.








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the thing that sold me on the ruger new vaquero is the ease of getting 45acp cylinders for the 45 colt chamberings.

just got a pair of new vaquero 45Colt/45ACP 4 5/8 stainless sequential serials. you cant use the "ruger only" loadings in these guns. got em for right at 600 each way below the cass cost of 1600$

as for the 5 loaded and hammer on a empty chamber thats not actually how it was done in the old west. the correct way that the old west guys and gals who carried the original colts in the 1800's was all 6 loaded with the hammer cocked on the first click. the purpose of the first click was to allow safe carry of a fully loaded 6 round cylinder.

if colt designed it to be carried 5 and 1 empty they wouldnt have included a 6th chamber nor the first click cocked notch.

thats why there is no halfcock on the ruger vaqueros but it has a transfer bar instead.

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A word of caution about "Ruger Only Loads".

This applies to the New Model Blackhawks and Super Blackhawks, and the original Vaqueros.

The new Flat Top Blackhawks and New Vaqueros are built on smaller frames (the original MR frames) intended for the .357 Magnum guns. They may, or may not, handle "Ruger Only Loads."

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As to Ubertis, I have three of them, all of which I am pretty impressed with. Their fit and finish may be a mite less than a Colt or USFA, but when it comes to bullets on target, they mighty well hold their own.





And this coming from a die-hard Ruger man.
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As to Ubertis. . . when it comes to bullets on target, they mighty well hold their own.
Nope; wrong. The USFA SAA revolver will out shoot (POI) any Ubertis on any day of any year within anyone's lifetime.
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Nope; wrong. The USFA SAA revolver will out shoot (POI) any Ubertis on any day of any year within anyone's lifetime.

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usfa sources parts from uberti when they get behind and want to catch up. early usfa revolvers were gussied up uberti's...
the funny thing is that "cowboy culture" we have today stems heavily from the italian westerns with clint eastwood heh. so uberti is prolly closer to cass than anything
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will out shoot (POI) any Ubertis
Explain this, please?

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