a few months back i bought a pair of ruger new vaqueros in 45colt for CAS and ive been struggling to "get the hang" of shooting SA revolvers quickly and accurately. in the match today i got about 3 or 4 stages in and something in my head went *CLICK* and all became clear. the sights disappeared the hammer trigger and my fingers became one. all i could see was the target and all i could hear was the rapid ringing of lead on steel as shot after shot went rapidly down range and on target. it was like magic i couldnt miss and it was all smooth as a greased up liberal on his way to the government food stamp line!! running the uberti 1873 became like butter as well during the match altho i wasnt having much issue with it the last little bits of hesitancy seem to evaporate. one thing i did notice that made me soooo glad i got the uberti instead of the rossi or marlin. everyone with those was having nothing but issues. fail to feed mainly and fail to extract on some. i could see the difference in how rough those guns were running as their owners struggled to make them cycle. another thing i noticed today as it was the first outdoor shoot ive been to. was how difficult it was for the peeps with the 357 mags to find their brass. the 45's were easy to spot but the thin 357's were difficult to find and those running that type tended to lose almost half their brass per stage. so im not convinced its "cheaper" or "easier" to run a 357 vs a 45 colt. brass costs more than lead and is harder to find in stock.