Going 'old school'

Going 'old school'

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    Going 'old school'

    As some of you may suspect, I love shooting. I have some nice high-tech options for concealed carry, but I love anything that goes 'bang'.

    My son will be getting a Ruger single six for his birthday this summer, and I must admit that I was feeling a little envious of his new acquisition.

    We tend to be a little competitive in our shooting, so I thought it would be only fair if I had a single-action as well... So I just ordered this from Bud's:



    It's a Ruger Vaquero .357, and will be my first "nickle plated sissy pistol" (actually it's stainless). I normally prefer blued, but the price was the same, so I thought "what the heck, I'll have a shiny one in the collection".

    He and I are already talking about our next acquisition, and we're both thinking 'black powder' next time...
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    Don’t have a Vaquero yet but have several Blackhawks and a Super Blackhawk in both old models and new models. They are all fun to shoot, very accurate and built like tanks. Enjoy your new toy.
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    I've always wanted one of those, someday maybe.
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    I have one of those.......but in 45 Colt. Changed the grips out for stag. 45Colt ammo is expensive, so I started loading my own. Then, I rationalized that I really should have more guns in 45 Colt since I was reloading my own. Got a blue, Colt Single Action Army....also in 45 Colt. To be honest, the Colt shoots better than the Ruger, but it did cost more than twice as much. The relationship between the trigger guard and stock is slightly different from the Ruger to the Colt. The Ruger tends to come back on the knuckle of my middle finger during recoil....the Colt doesn't do that. Now, I'm looking to get a Winchester 1873 replica rifle....also in 45 Colt. Where will this end???
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLittle View Post
    I have one of those.......but in 45 Colt. Changed the grips out for stag. 45Colt ammo is expensive, so I started loading my own. Then, I rationalized that I really should have more guns in 45 Colt since I was reloading my own. Got a blue, Colt Single Action Army....also in 45 Colt. To be honest, the Colt shoots better than the Ruger, but it did cost more than twice as much. The relationship between the trigger guard and stock is slightly different from the Ruger to the Colt. The Ruger tends to come back on the knuckle of my middle finger during recoil....the Colt doesn't do that. Now, I'm looking to get a Winchester 1873 replica rifle....also in 45 Colt. Where will this end???
    It's hard to talk about single-actions without tipping your hat to Colt. My son gave me a little grief about it (1) not being a Colt, and (2) at least being 45 LC. I reminded him that he chose the single-six, so that he wouldn't go broke feeding it, and that I don't reload and therefore will mostly be running cheap .38 special 'cowboy loads' through mine. This is our first foray into the single-action world. If it sticks, I'm sure we'll have a pony or two in the barn at some point.
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    Be really careful here or you'll find yourself wanting to get a concealment rig for it.

    Looks good!
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    Real nice!!!!,,,,,,,,,,,And I applaud your choice of caliber.
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    nice new Ruger
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Be really careful here or you'll find yourself wanting to get a concealment rig for it.

    Looks good!
    Thanks BMC. I can only hope to be that good... 'someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooterX View Post
    I've always wanted one of those, someday maybe.
    I've been thinking the same for the last few years. They don't break the bank - there's no need to wait.
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    I always wanted a center fire SSA.. I h ave a colt in 22lr with a extra mag cylinder...it cheap fun shooting....
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