45 caliber twins!!

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by JonM, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. JonM

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    I hate the 48 hour wait. got the call two days ago that my vaquero's arrived. today around 5 i picked them up. im very very happy with them. very natural pointing guns even more so than my colt python. i like the feel of these much better than my old blachawk which is long gone.

    best of all consecutive serial numbers!!

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    these are the davidson exclusive guns. the only new vaqueros that are stainless, 4.6" barrel, and in both 45 colt and 45 acp.

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    for the cost of the guns a set of carbid 45colt dies (my old dies went with the blackhawk) and the cost of a xl650 conversion kit it comes in at the same price as ONE colt SAA.

    a colt SAA in 45 colt is in my future someday but i want some guns i can shoot the snot out of and not worry about breakage.

    im not going to consider any changes to the innards until ive got a lot of rounds through it. im not that familiar with revolvers yet so im not sure what i want to do to them if anything.

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    best part they are 45 caliber!! anyway those are my new babies and they are twins!!
     
  2. Dillinger

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    .45 ACP? Moon clips? Or are the cylinders modified with an all inclusive moon clip somehow?

    Beautiful guns. Might I suggest a double, leather, drop leg rig prepared by our newest Vendor in Longballer71?? :cool:

    Very jealous. Very nice purchase.

    JD
     

  3. kytowboater

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    Beautiful. Jealous jealous jealous. Hope they shoot great.
     
  4. JonM

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    no clips. the 45acp cylinders headspace off the case mouth just like any 1911 does so there is no need for clips at all.

    you can see how they are reamed if you look close at the acp cylinder. hard to get a good pic of it

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    the folks at ruger are genius when it comes to improving things. the 45acp cylinders work the same way in loading unloading as the 45 colt cylinders.

    the wife thinks they are cute as hell and wants to shoot them.

    as for holsters im not sure what i want yet. i may try making my own.
     
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  5. Dillinger

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    Damn. That is cool! *drools*

    Those are Ruger's off the shelf, anyone can order models?

    Because I have been needing a revolver in my collection and I do LOVE the .45 ACP as it's so prominent in my collection. *rubbing chin*

    JD
     
  6. JonM

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    one other thing. ive never liked revolvers mainly because ive never come across any that feel good. this new vaquero feels like it was made just for my hand. they are such natural pointing guns its no wonder everyone wanted the colt peacemakers way back in the cowboy days. its just as natural if not more so than 1911's for pointing.
     
  8. Dillinger

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    Thanks Jon - I am looking at the links now and weighing the options.

    Did you know someone? Or go through a different source to get the great pricing?

    I see a project gun of epic proportions in my early 2013 future.

    Well, you know, assuming that whole Mayan thing is not proven true on the 12.21.2012. :cool::eek:
     
  9. Dillinger

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    W000000T???

    This demands confirmation......

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  10. JonM

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    yeah i go through my lgs over in burlington wi. reineman's true value. ive got a good relationship with them. i buy about 99% of my guns through them. its rare they cant get what i want at a fair price. they were right at 600 each 4$ cheaper than buds and consecutive numbers no xfr fee just our tax and bg check. i could dodge the tax but the few $ extra i wont begrudge my lgs for he awesome CS i get.

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...oducts_id/411549087/Ruger+VAQ+45C45AP+4.62BSS

    well browning got the idea for the grip from somewhere and he did a lot of work for colt
     
  11. JonM

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    i have to use pinky under grip but it feels natural.

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  12. JD1969

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    Nice Jon! They look just like my .357 NV. The only change I want to make to mine are new stocks. I love the way it shoots, but I think it needs a set of grips that are little nicer than the black rubber/plastic. Check out http://www.eaglegrips.com/ for some ideas if you are interested in some.
     
  13. JonM

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    i kinda like the stock grips it came with. maybe after i shoot it a bit ill have a different opinion heh.

    well like with all new guns i just gotta dive right in and start wacking away taking it apart for a thorough cleaning. the manual details how to disassemble the thing and so i dive and JUST like in the cartoons im going step by step. you know the one where wylie coyote orders a hand grenade and it comes with instructions he goes step by step pulls the pin reads the next step to count to 4 and throw...

    well im going step by step slide the grip frame off the barrel assembly and *SPROING THUNK NOTHING* a piece hits the cieling and doesnt make a sound when it lands. i look at the manual and the next thing it says is dont let the plunger spring fly free....

    lol

    so i spend an hour trying to find something i have no idea as to size and shape. and finally discover that one of the parts lying on the cloth im using as a parts catcher is the elusive plunger and spring...

    now just gotta get it cleaned oiled and back together
     
  14. orangello

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    ^^^LOL!

    Nice revolvers JonM!
     
  15. Dillinger

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    Man, I was seriously considering one of these until I saw that picture of your hand on the grip. I have never liked that pinky under hold that is common with some revolvers.

    Damn it. Back to the drawing board....
     
  16. 25-5

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    Get a Bisley. Hammer spur is lower too!
     
  17. JonM

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    yeah they come in bisly format and you can get other grip frames.

    i would suggest going to gander or cabelas and holding a vaquero it doest feel like a normal finger under. it feels natural. you have to hold one to know what i mean.

    finally got it back together NOT something that is easy at all. it is entirely possible to assemble these wrong and have them functional to fire but with a free spinning cylinder. took me about 6 attempts to get it right and i got one more to do.

    function checks are important with this gun before you shoot. its not like a 1911 where it just wont go together if some thing is in wrong.
     
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  18. JonM

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    the wife and i went to the union grove gunshow this afternoon i picked up some 45 colt brass and some bullets along with a handful of 50AE brass for her desert eagle. she also got a hot purple tiger strip rifle case...

    we then went to dinner and stopped by the indoor range in racine to get some primers and we decided to try one of the vaqueros out. i had only brought the 45acp cylinder so we bought a box of ammo and shot it a bit. she fired three cylinders fumbling a bit as has never fired a revolver but she liked it and wanted to train more. ill load up some minimum charge rounds for her.

    i found it to be very accurate and super fast just fanning the trigger and still staying on target. first 6 went into a group the size of my fist at 15 yards. i can easily tighten this up with more practice.

    i was able to shoot it faster than my xdm and 1911's and hit the target where i wanted.

    i didnt have my camera as i wasnt expecting to get range time after dinner as the range was the wife's idea. im extremely pleased with the initial shoot.
     
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    Consecutive serial numbers as well, nice. Quite an addition to any collection. I'd love to see some targets from your first range trip.