Single action revolvers aren't popular with some shooters

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by 76Highboy, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    But I love em!!! First pic, I'm shooting my Ruger Vaquero 4 5/8" barrel.:AR15firing: It's a fun gun to shoot rabbits and prarie dogs with. The last two pics, I guess I need more bench space. :D

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  2. jack404

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    i do so like my SA BP shooters .. nice collection you have there , just outright jealous
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Jack, my name is Devyn and I'm highboy's grandson. Highboy doesn't really shoot that good. I had to teach him how to unload his guns when we were up shooting today. He ended up taking the whole gun apart whenever he wanted to reload. A couple smacks in the head from me got him set in the right path.:D
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    thats a bit harsh , wear a oven mitt to protect your hand next time .. ;)

    cheers
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That's the reason why he's bald. I have to hit him in the back of the head every now and then. Maybe next time I'll wear a metal glove. If it's an oven mitt, it'll make it feel softer for him.
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    SA revolvers claim a corner of my heart. I used to have an Oglesby worked Vaquero in .45 Colt. Traded it for a smoker rig, wish I had it back..
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    Thats a damn nice collection Jim!
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you JLA. Soon I will have several 1911's to add to my collection. I have some double actions but they don't need cleaning. I love all of them.
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    Very Nice indeed!!! I've got some catching up to do!
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    That's just wrong.....funny but wrong! :D

    Sweet collection!
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    All Ruger? Hard to tell on some of the ones in the back. Angle's too sharp.
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    Yes except the heritage .22 cal that is on the bottom right. Picked it up for 60 bucks for the grandkids first learning gun. However once they shoot the Rugers they don't want to shoot it any more. It's in great condition but IMO they are junk guns.
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    Jim, you're killing me. I own 1 (one) SA revolver, and sadly in a .22 caliber.

    Man I need to go shopping!
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ya well I am hurting in the 1911 department.
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    Nice collection there Highboy! I am another fan of the single action pistols, and love to shoot them. As you stated, they may not be as popular as the semi-auto's, but they will still do the job. Ya just can't stuff as many rounds in them!
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Carver.
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    You need to have pairs, though. Singles just don't make it.

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    I like that pair of bisley blacks Alpo.
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    Those took me a little bit. I bought the stainless one, and really fretted because it was the New Model action (I despise New Models). I finally made up my mind to send it to Wes Flowers (for those that don't know, Wes is the best, bar none, Ruger Single Action smith in the world). We talked about what I wanted done, and he said he'd give me a holler when a space opened up.

    Then a guy at work had this 7 1/2" blue one. Sold it to me for a steal. Got back in touch with Wes. Yeah, he could do both of them at the same time, and cut that barrel back also.

    So away they both went, and some time later I get this package with these two sweet guns. When you get a gun back from the smith, it's like getting a new gun, 'cause that one's been gone so long it's like it wasn't yours anymore. When you get multiple guns back at the same time, it's even better.

    When I got my 92s back from Steve Young (4 Rossi 92s, 2 Winchester 92s, a Browning 53 and a Browning 86) it was like Christmas. :D
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    Very nice collection! I didn't have much luck with my Old Model Ruger Vaquero. However, I love my Ruger Single-Six. If I ever get another single-action, I'd probably go for a Blackhawk. I definitely want adjustable sights.
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