Ok so I find the Texan in me is coming to the surface. I have always been interested in military style weapons and that was what I have primarily purchased. But now I find myself really wanting at least 1 to 2 good SA Revolvers. My dad has a 6 1/2" Ruger Super Blackhawk. I like it, but I like the look of the fixed sight/vaquero style revo's.
I have been looking pretty hard at the Uberti line. I know they are owned by Benelli so I feel pretty safe that they are good guns. Plus I handled an Uberti No. 3 Top Break and it felt awesome.
I have really fallen in love with their 4" 1873 Cattleman Birds Head. I love everything about this revovler. The grip looks awesome. The case hardened/blue finish look beautiful. And having the barrel equal length as the ejector rod looks sweet.
If these are in fact quality guns (equal to Ruger) then this one will be my 1st. Later I want to get a longer barrel (between 5 1/2 and 7").
My uses for this gun will be:
1. Camping/hiking gun
2. Nostalgic fun at range and ownership.
3. Possible western action shooting (slight possibility)
So here are my questions.
1. Is Uberti quality?
2. Is the birds head grip a comfortable grip?
3. Which caliber? 357 Mag or 45 Colt? I'm thinking 45 Colt for the nostagic reasons and for defense against animals when camping.