This is a discussion on Why Single Actions? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by JD I dunno, but I sure do want one of these in .45LC/.45ACP One may be far down on my list but ...
Well I think the SAA army is the prettiest revolver every made, but I have something else for SD.....but that's just MO
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When I first started out with handguns, I did a lot of handgun hunting and Ruger single actions quickly became my favorites. I've owned 9, still have 5 and will be hanging on to them. Probably the "Roy, Gene, & Hoppy" influence is part of it too for those old enough to know what I mean?
and they jest so purty!!!
I started out in handguns with a Ruger Blackhawk in 357, since then I have acquired others chambered in 45LC, 44Mag, 30Carbine, along with a 22 Bearcat and a Single Six and a Ruger Old Army cap and ball all but one are the old three screw models. At the range I will load them with six shots but if I am carrying them then it is only five rounds with the hammer down on an empty chamber.
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I am not sure firing this 45 long any other way would work out very well .
When I have an SA in my hand, it just feels right. There is just something there, a connection to the past, heritage, and a feel that is rarely found in a modern gun design.
The most accurate handgun "I" ever shot was a Ruger Blackhawk in .41 Mag. Nothing I've ever shot since shot as tight. Not much in the way of a SD firearm, but dang handy when hunting.
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I also had a .41 magnum Ruger. It was way more accurate than I was.
To me handgun is a SA western style revolver. It's the history of the gun, and my history growing up in the 40's and 50's. I'm now looking at a Ruger Bisley Vaquero in .357. I drool when I look at it. I just love the older weapons. The feel and the ease of aiming is perfect for me.
Because they are cool, and I need something to dry fire with while I watch old Westerns on TV.
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I carry this one when I'm deer hunting. I also have my rifle, but one of these years a deer will show up close enough to put it down with this BlackHawk .45. It shoots a 255g LSWC @ 1,100 fps. Go right thorugh a deer .... end to end. The whole trigger mechanism has been polished, forcing cone reamed, cylinder throat reamed to .4515, Wolf trigger return spring, grips replaced by a slightly fuller set of custom grips.
I really like this revolver. It has a lot of "thump" and it's really fun to shoot.
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Originally Posted by bmcgilvray;2333909[B
SA is usually way more accurate so when hunting by pistol this is mostly what makes them atractive.
Plus I secretly think all of us Baby Boomers who grew up watching the westerns back in the day,can get close to that feeling of days gone by, and nothing seemed better than a western anyway..
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