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Hi all i have just ordered a set or ruger vaqueros in 45 colt and was thinking about using them in a limited role for cc in the winter. I learn ed to shoot with single actions so not to worried about my ability with them. I figure I am going to have to have custom holsters made. My questions are has anyone carried a pair of revolvers for cc and what do yall think of the idea?
Cowboy I guess so I grew up on a ranch in nevada always had a passion for these style guns. As a side not one of my edc weapons is a super single six and i will practice with them a great del before I decide for sure.
For some reason I picture Josey Wales standing on the boardwalk outside the general store facing the Union soldiers and saying "Well, you going to pull them pistols or whistle Dixie?".
Just kidding 1945cj2c, other than the bulk and weight, why not? If you can conceal them, use them well and with confidence, go for it.
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Move to Colorado and just open carry those suckers.
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Well, the .45lc round has certainly gotten the job done. But I think generally there are better, more modern options available (but I carry a 1911, a design which is only 38 years younger than the SAA).
My general thought on the subject is this, if you compete with the guns, in SASS, or cowboy mounted or something, it could be a viable option. Then you would be quite familiar with working them under stress, and know their limitations. If they usually just collect dust in your safe and get shot once a year, it probably is not a viable option.
But, that is just my opinion, and you can do whatever floats your boat.
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Ccccccc what? Ccccccccccc Hawks!
Let me know when you find speed loaders for them. That's what keeps me from carrying mine!
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resqr9142: I should have seen the Josey comment coming my father said pretty much the sme thing.
Buckeye .45: I dont think i've ever owned a gun that collects dust and my monthly ammo bill can atest to that.
high pockets: they do make speedloaders for them all you have to do is carry spare cylinders in an extra pouch.
thanks for the replies
The .45 Colt caliber in your single action guns will certainly get the job done, and the sound of the gun being cocked will definitely get the attention of somebody attacking you, perhaps causing them to reconsider their action. If you have practiced and are skillful with your guns I'm sure you can perform well with the single action revolvers. My only objection would be the large size of most single actions, making concealment difficult. They seem well suited to open carry, however.
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