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    Love them Single Actions

    On another forum somebody showed a video of himself shooting his vaquero and asked if anybody else liked shooting single actions. Well with all the revolver bashing by pistol guys and especially by DA pistol guys you wouldn't expect much response but apparently I'm not the only guy who likes the old cowboy guns. I checked my inventory and have 3 DA revolvers and 3 SA pistols but most of my handguns are like the ones in this picture. Not all of them are here but this gives an idea of what I like to carry in my holster when I am having fun and/or waking in the woods.


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    Pair of Colt Walkers (44 Ball)
    Ruger Old Army (44 Ball)
    Ruger Super Blackhawk (44 mag)
    Ruger Single Six (22LR/22 Mag)
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    I only own 1 single action colt 45 LC now. It was made in the last batch of black powder cartridge that colt made. I got it from the grandson of the original owner.
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    Dang Ron, what will you pull out of the bag next? That is a VERY nice Colt! And Old Grump, a BP pistol is next on my list. I'm shopping for one now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Grump View Post
    On another forum somebody showed a video of himself shooting his vaquero and asked if anybody else liked shooting single actions. Well with all the revolver bashing by pistol guys and especially by DA pistol guys you wouldn't expect much response but apparently I'm not the only guy who likes the old cowboy guns. I checked my inventory and have 3 DA revolvers and 3 SA pistols but most of my handguns are like the ones in this picture. Not all of them are here but this gives an idea of what I like to carry in my holster when I am having fun and/or waking in the woods.




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    What is the pistol at the bottom left with the dark red grips ?
    I like them all but that is my favorite it is very clean indeed
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    very nice collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Old Grump
    What is the pistol at the bottom left with the dark red grips ?
    I like them all but that is my favorite it is very clean indeed
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    Pair of Colt Walkers (44 Ball)
    Ruger Old Army (44 Ball)
    Ruger Super Blackhawk (44 mag)
    Ruger Single Six (22LR/22 Mag)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Grump View Post
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    Pair of Colt Walkers (44 Ball)
    Ruger Old Army (44 Ball)
    Ruger Super Blackhawk (44 mag)
    Ruger Single Six (22LR/22 Mag)

    Nice collection in deed. I have several single actions, but this one is my favorite. First Model ss/Vaquero .44mag. This is my elk hunting companion. Hand made buffalo leather cross draw holster and cartridge belt. Belt holds 12 pistol cartridges and five .300 mag cartridges.

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    OLD GRUMP that is a very nice collection that you have.

    I had a pair of matched Vaquero , but before I could get out to shoot them an old man bought them from me. I wish I had just kept them and ordered him another pair.

    I am a big fan of the single six also. That is another one I wish I had kept. I bought it for $25 while I was in the service from a guy shipping out. I don't think He or I ever got around to shoot it.

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    Wow. love that belt and holster there Bladeworks. I have to admit my holsters are pretty much plain Jane off the shelf. Serviceable but nothing fancy.

    Love all of my guns including the Navy 36 cal not shown but the Single six gets the nod for the most trigger time. partly because its heft is right for extended shooting sessions and the cost of shooting doesn't make me cry when I total up how many rounds I just burned up. Those aren't standard grips on the single six but target grips somebody gave the previous owner of the gun. Trigger is still a little hefty for precision work but if you take your time the target doesn't show it. I believe the bigger grips are a good part of the reason the gun is so shootable. It's squirrel gun accurate out to 25 yards and rabbit out to 50 yards.
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