Cowboy: The 6-Shooters

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Benning Boy, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    So this is the one I figured would elicit the most opinions.

    I've owned or fired .357s, .44 Mags, .45 longs.

    I've had a Security 6 and a Super Blackhawk, both fit and both were comfy. Neither were a problem to shoot.

    But I'm open to any brand or caliber.

    I'm ambidextrous, should I consider two?

    Does the .45 long have an advantage over the .44? Ammo for the .45 seems rough to find.

    What say you, pardners?
     
  2. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Oh, and minimum barrel length?
     

  3. yesicarry

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    S&W .460..

    My uncle just got one.. 2300 fps from a pistol. And you can shoot the .45 colt and the .454 casull..

    But the $60.00/20 round price is crazy for the .460's.
     
  4. Benning Boy

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    .45 Colt just seems like such a pain to find, probably because of the popularity of the Judge.
     
  5. DoyleTheDog

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    Well I have A New Super Blackhawk in .44mag with a 7.5 inch barrel, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Ammo is a little easier to find in .44mag but not by a whole lot.

    If you're gonna get 2, I'd go for 2 Ruger Vaqueros in either .357 or .44mag. I just got a New Vaquero in .357 and I'm already trying to talk myself out of (or into) getting another one to match it.
     
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  6. cpttango30

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    I am with Doyle on this one.

    if one get a big 7.5" barrel

    if Two Rugers Vaqueros would be effing sweet.
     
  7. TXnorton

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    A "real" cowboy would shoot a Colt Peacemaker (or replica thereof). It would be in .45 LC, and if you wanted to be real, you'd shoot black powder cartridges. 7-1/2" barrel.
     
  8. DoyleTheDog

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    The price difference in a Ruger vs a Colt is insane, but your are correct. A Colt Peacemaker is a hell of a revolver.
     
  9. Benning Boy

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    I might need some snake rounds, too, fer those dadgum sidewinders....
     
  10. DoyleTheDog

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  11. Benning Boy

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    That's the ones. Dirty varmint rattlers!
     
  12. TXnorton

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    That is why I have an Uberti replica Model P (old style).
     
  13. canebrake

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    I beg your pardon??

    You want real cowboy?

    I give you the 1847 Walker Colt .44
     

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  14. Benning Boy

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    OOOPS! Sorry, brother, completely slipped my mind.:eek:
     
  15. TXnorton

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    The Walker is a good idea. I have one (replica), definately a Texas gun!

    The problem is that BB needs to decide what era he wants to be a cowboy in, pre Civil War, 1870's, or current era.
     
  16. Gatekeeper

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    S&W Schofield Revolver.
    Smith & Wesson?s Schofield Revolver
    I never really liked the look of them until I saw 3:10 to Yuma
    State of the art, top break/eject--much faster reload if you find yourself a scuffle in the saloon pardner.:cool:
    Uberti now makes them in 45LC
     

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  17. Benning Boy

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    I'm going for current era cowboy, but with a nod to the past. I have no black powder skills, and don't reload, so off the shelf cartridges are for me.

    Allow me to clarify...

    I hate my job, and I'm not too impressed with my home state. I'm seriously contemplating ranch work in Texas. It's honest, it's physical. And politically, I think Texas is going to be the center of alot of change shortly.

    I've spent some time there, and fell in love with the place.

    I know some may think that this is another "Benning Bit", but I'm looking into career opportunities there now.
     
  18. Dillinger

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    I still love this custom pistol from The Quick & The Dead. The nickel finish Remington 1875 with silver grips

    Or, you can actually get this pistol from 3:10 to Yuma. I have all the links, including the Hand of God grips and holster on my laptop at home. The whole gun isn't cheap, but it's a hell of set up. :D
     

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  19. DoyleTheDog

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    Hey TX, are those Uberti guns any good?
     
  20. ThorsHammer

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    What about USFA? I've heard good things about them. They seem to be a bit on the pricey side though, starting at $625 for the Rodeo.

    The Original Rodeo Gun
    John Wayne Centennial

    The last one was added just because it's freaking sweet looking!