Colt Saa

Colt Saa

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    Colt Saa

    For those days when I want to go play cowboy on the Mexican border, and I'll be horseback, I just picked up a Colt SAA 45 Colt with a 51/2" Barrel.

    It won't be a "Primary" sidearm, but nothing is safer when riding a horse. To shoot it I have to "cock" the Hammer first. I also carry it with an "empty chamber" to prevent AD's.

    I took it shooting today, and for the first five rounds I'm as fast as my DAO Revolver. It's the reloading that is slow in comparision. Man, I feel lucky and I ain't no "Huckleberry".

    I put 75 rounds through it, here after referred to as "Josephine in honor of Wyatt's lady," and she is a shooter. I can see why my forefathers won the west.

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    Congats, Those cowboy guns are too cool. You get a stainless or blue?

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    As far as I know the SAA only comes in Blue or Nickle.

    I got Blue for a "sweetheart" deal.

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    Nice. Although I am an Ohioan I have taken my .45 Uberti on trail rides with me. Feels good, don't it?

    The reloads can get faster with practice.

    Josephine sounds like a fine lady.
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    Thank you sir.

    Here's a link to a PIC of her.

    http://www.coltsmfg.com/cmci/saarmy45LC.asp

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    She's a pretty gal. Someday when I'm not a poor college kid I'll get a real Colt with a good custom rig. My Italian gal has to substitute for now in generic leather.
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    Hey, nothing wrong with being a "Poor college kid" I was one once too.

    In fact, I was living out of the back of my truck to pay for school one semester, before I could qualify for Student Rape, I mean loans. I showered at the YMCA and ate at the Homeless Shelter.

    Now I'm making up for lost time and buying the toys I couldn't have back then. Take care and get through school, it will pay off in the end. By the way, there's nothing wrong with an Italian Lady either.

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    Congrats on your aquisiton.

    If I lived in America, I'd try to buy some Colts, but I live in MA. However, I was able to aquire the two Italian ladies before the Iron Curtain fell. Love those SAA's (These are .44-40)

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    Since they are unlikely to let you know ahead of time when, where and how violent they're going to be, you should always be prepared.' - matiki

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    Cowboy guns are great.
    Shootin' Irons Rock!
    I always loved the .45 Long Colt cartridge also.
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    Nice, I picked up a Ruger Vaquero 7 1/2" barrel color case hardened frame. Too good of deal to pass up on a few years ago. Nice to have a .22 and similar centerfire guns. They are shooters too.
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    I have the colt new frontier .22/22mag and it's alot of fun to shoot.
    not to mention kinda pretty!

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    Cut my teeth on the Ruger Vaq in .45 LC. Beautiful shooters. Smooth as silk.
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    I own three Colt SAAs; 4 ¾, 5 ½, and 7 ½, all in .45 Colt. The 7 ½ is a 1st generation and the other’s are 3rds.

    I bought the 3rds to shoot CAS and inherited the 1st generation gun a while back. I got probably around 3000 rds through each of my CAS guns, never had a problem with either one.

    Without doubt my favorite barrel length is the 5 ½”, it just “feels” right.

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    I have a 1 gen SAA , and love it . It is a range queen tho . I personaly would not choose this action for riding on the border . I would go with a full size 1911 or sig such as a 220/226 . I do occationaly carry a SA revolver on the ranch fixing fence ect.. but here in colorado i wont be over run by groups of either illegals or smugglers either . Heck if i see anyone its an occation for a 45 minute break to have some water and visit .
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    The reason I want to carry a Single Action Revolver while horseback is for safety.

    With an autoloader, if I shoot, all I have to do is squeeze the Trigger again. Lets say I "pop a cap" while mounted, unlikely but possible. With the autoloader I will then have another one in the chamber ready to fire. If my Bronc wants to try to unload me my hand will probably tighten, in a reflex action, on whatever firearm I happen to be holding.

    With the SA Revolver I have an added safety, by having to "cock" the Hammer for each and every shot. Of course, just because you see the SAA doesn't mean I don't also have a Glock 19 concealed on me somewhere with a reload or two.

    The Ranches on the border are full of people, illegals. The problem is, unlike years ago, they are demanding food, water, etc and will walk in to your house to take it. Twenty years ago they used to ask. Also, the number of illegals has shot up like crazy. I've never seen so many, and I've been here over thirty years.

    Biker

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