Most of the threads/photos I see are of double actions and while I love them as well I thought it would be nice to have a single thread with a bunch of photos and info on all the different single actions we have. I'm a big cowboy fan from when I was little. My first single action was a Ruger New Black Hawk .357 with a 4 3/4" barrel which I ended up selling. At the time I didn't think about getting a Colt SAA due to price. I absolutely wanted a Colt at some point due to the history with them. Eventually I hope to own a 1st or 2nd gen SAA. Recently, missing having a single action, I've sort of gone hardcore into them again. First pick up two weeks ago was a Uberti El Patron CMS 3.5" .357. It is tuned from the factory with Wolff springs and they have been tested and certified for flawless fit and function. Mine locks up tight and has a great fit and finish. The checkered grips are great! The CCH (color case hardening) isn't "real". It isn't done in a furnance with charcoal. It doesn't look bad at all, but just different. Below is my EMF Great Western II Custom. The Custom EMF's are hand fitted and polished at the factory. The pistol is sent to Turnbull Restoration (Doug Turnbull) to be CCH. This is the real deal and it looks stunning! Before I received the EMF I didn't think there would be a huge difference between the CCH when comparing to the Uberti, but there is. My EMF has the Express grip with some beautiful checkered wood grips. It is setup with a 4 3/4" barrel. After ordering those two I realized I wasn't done. Back off to Gunbroker I went. I scored another Uberti El Patron, but in a 4 3/4" barrel this time. After that one I realized I wanted something a bit more original. I started to look at USFA's but since they arn't made anymore prices were pretty close to what I could pay, and at some points exceeded, the price of an actual Colt SAA. All these revolvers were in .357 Mag and I knew if I was to get a Colt it had to be in .45. It would be my only firearm chambered in it, but it is just too perfect not to get it chambered in that caliber. Found one on GB for a decent price, new in box and bought it. 4 3/4", blued/case colored, black rubber grips. Now it's a waiting game for the Colt, the Uberti, and some .45 ammo to arrive. I'm looking forward to running these at the range. If they shoot as well as they look i'll be happy.