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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:43 pm 
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I just picked up a Lipsey's New Vaquero Birdshead 45 Colt. I don't see a lot of holster options for the 3.75" barrel. What are you guys using? What do you recomend?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:29 am 
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I wuld like to know too. I have their 44 spcl sheriff's model.

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Depends on what kind of a holster you are looking for. A leather hoslter made for the New Vaquero with a 4 5/8 inch barrel will work fine you'll just have an extra inch or so of holster. The nylon holsters for 4 inch medium frame revolvers work good. I don't have the New Vaquero but I do have the short Vaquero. I have a Uncle Mikes nylon pancake holster made for a Colt 1911 that my Vaquero fit's in nicely. I've added straps that I can snap to it if I want to use it for inside the waist. It's till about an inch longer then it needs to be but it works. Even my 32 Single Six works in it.

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Head on over to: Mernickleholsters.com for some great options.

The one in the picture is the high ride option for single action revolvers and I love the thing.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:20 am 
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Yes I guess I should have mentioned that I want a leather holster. I would prefer one for the 3.75" barrel not one for a 4 5/8" I have several of those already.

29 Wheelgunner....That's what I had in mind! Thanks

What else are you guys using?


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I have an EPS Tom Threepersons. Basket weave, 12 cartridges, fishscale weave.

Also, an EPS western shoulder holster (bought used but a good fit--made for a Colt sheriff model). A 1911, GI issue shoulder holster (or a Victory holster) will work, but a bit long. Pacific Canvas makes good ones.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:11 pm 
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I have one made from this fellow on the other Ruger group. He makes them in black or brown, VERY NICE. I had it made for my Montado but all the old and new Vaq, BH's fit nice in it.

http://rugerforum.net/handgun-accessori ... lster.html

http://rugerforum.net/projects/29494-an ... lster.html

Tell him Dale sent ya!!


He also makes beautiful grips!

I also have this holster from Ohio dealer , #116-15 3 3/4" black Tripple-K holster. VERY nice and fairly cheap.

http://www.cowboyneeds.com/tk_western.html

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I wonder if those holsters will accommodate my custom patridge front sight and elevated front sight base on my Montado. Also need one to fit a similarly customized single six.

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My Montado fits in both. Do you have a pic showing how much higher your front site is?
BTW, you went HIGHER on a front site with this 3 1/2" barrel? Mine all need filing down?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:18 pm 
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[quote="29 Wheelgunner"]Head on over to: Mernickleholsters.com for some great options.

The one in the picture is the high ride option for single action revolvers and I love the thing.

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I really like that. But, Is there a hold down thong for the hammer?
It looks like it could easily come out otherwise?
D.


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DCRuger wrote:
My Montado fits in both. Do you have a pic showing how much higher your front site is?
BTW, you went HIGHER on a front site with this 3 1/2" barrel? Mine all need filing down?

D.


The top right gun is a stock 45 Colt Montado. The one underneath has the front sight I'm talking about. It mates up to the S&W adj rear sight very well.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:40 am 
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That's an interesting looking gun, although I still wonder about adjusting for point of impact? Have you shot it?
All of my 3 3/4" barreled Rugers would shoot pretty good if the front sight was about 1/2 the height I think.
I don't know about fitting in a holster, you might ask SOUTHERNGUNNER since he's making them and I know he's made holsters for other Ruger models.

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That's an interesting looking gun, although I still wonder about adjusting for point of impact? Have you shot it?
All of my 3 3/4" barreled Rugers would shoot pretty good if the front sight was about 1/2 the height I think.
I don't know about fitting in a holster, you might ask SOUTHERNGUNNER since he's making them and I know he's made holsters for other Ruger models.


I shoot it a lot. It's zeroed for 25 yards with a Beartooth 265 grain WFNGC at 1000 fps.

I just can't see the fixed sights on the Vaqueros and Colt clones anymore. So Alan Harton professionally fit the rear S&W adj sight and made a custom front sight base and patridge blade. He also gave it the best, smoothest action and crisp trigger break I have ever felt on a new model Ruger SA revolver.

He also added a free-spin pawl, reamed the throats to .4525", fit the Ruger factory birdshead grip, a Colt style crescent ejector rod button and a black powder chamfer to the cylinder face.

For me, its the perfect little packin pistol and fits me like a glove. I don't recommend a birdshead grip for the large frame 45's and the heavy 30k psi loads you see in the reloading manuals, but this looks great and shoots great.

Before I sent the Montado to Alan, I couldn't keep 6 shots on a 12 inch pie plate at 15 yards. Now it shoots one hole groups at that distance and hovers around 1" at 25 yards.

I do need a hoslter for it, though, and the 32 H&R mag Single Six that Alan made up for me as the Montado's little brother.

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Hmmmm,
1" groups at 25 yards from a 3 3/4" bbl .45LC revolver....
I guess Alan did a good job.

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Alan shoots it better than I do, and the little 32 shoots great too.

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