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Bearcat
Joined
Oct 8, 2007
Messages
60
Location
Colonial Heights, Va.
I just got through cleaning two of my 357 original vaqueros and a 45 bisley vaquero and was thinking about the fun I had just had with them at the range. I do not have any three screw rugers (hopefully this will change at the next gun show) so I do not have any of them to consider.
I have vaqueros in 357 in both original and new, as well as a birds head and a 45 bisley. I also have blackhawks in 41Mag and I love to shoot each one, however, the two new model stainless in 357 that have an excellent trigger job have to be my favorite.

I would like some of you to tell me what your favorite single action is and why, is it your favorite because of the gun you own or the type of gun, such as flat top or regular three screw.

Last, do any of you people who own the older Rugers have any new models that you really enjoy shooting?
 

Revolver-Time

Single-Sixer
Joined
Apr 10, 2009
Messages
216
Location
Savannah, Georgia
I have an old model flatop in 357. It is a wonderful revolver. I thnk that a NM Blackhawk in 45 convertible is my absolute favorite to shoot. I have 3 in that flavor. I did manage to get a MN in 44spl that is moving into a favored position however. The one that I have that I will probably trade off is my SBH in 4 5/8. I just have never warmed up to the unfluted cylinder.
 

FrontSite

Single-Sixer
Joined
Sep 29, 2006
Messages
144
Location
Ohio
Hard Choice...But, It would have to have a bisley grip and would look
very much like one of the following...

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chuck_in_texas

Bearcat
Joined
Jan 10, 2009
Messages
4
Location
San Antonio, TX
Blackhawk with the 10" barrel, dating back to 198???, in .44 mag.

Way to big to tote around, I shot IHMSA metallic silhoutte with it in California up until I moved to Texas. For those who haven't tried it, you shoot from 50 to 200 yards, using your own body for a rest. (odd, huh?)

The bluing is worn, it's got nicks and scrapes and scratches, but it's still a tack driver.

this BHawk has never, ever fired a factory round, as I've always been too cheap to buy .44 mags when I could load them. I guess it's a keeper.
 

maxpress

Buckeye
Joined
Dec 27, 2008
Messages
1,280
Location
Central Washington
original vaquero .44 mag in stainless with a 5.5 inch barrel. it just shoots where i point it and has a great balance. easy to pack to. the new vaqueros just dont have the feel or function of the original. just bought a 4 3/4 .357 and .45 they are a litle lighter but they just give up so much in shootability and strength that i dont know if ill keep them. i understand they were made for the dressup and shoot boys. but i think they used to sell so well because they were different. and of course price point.
 

Stoots

Buckeye
Joined
May 27, 2002
Messages
1,465
Location
Carolina Beach, NC
The 4 5/8 Super Blackhawk. To my mind, the perfect balance of power and 'packability'. I truly believe this gun can perform any task assigned to it, be it hunting (HOT .44 for bears, etc...) defense, plinking, etc.


JMHO


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GaryA

Single-Sixer
Joined
Dec 27, 2001
Messages
230
Location
Belleville, IL, USA
Like others, I like them all, but I think my favorite would have to be the 4 5/8 inch Blackhawk convertible in .45 caliber. To me the perfect balance of weight, power, caliber, etc. The alloy grip frame might be a bit light for "uber" loads, but I don't shoot them so it is perfect for the power level I want and need.
 

tookalisten

Blackhawk
Joined
Jul 19, 2009
Messages
651
Location
NC
My favorite is a NM SS Single Six, 22LR/22 mag. It was my first single action and holds a great deal of sentimental value to me as well. It was my FIL's who passed away recently and was sold to me by my MIL. She still had the original receipt.
Each time I handle it or shoot it, I think of him and what a character and sportsman he was. I plan to shoot it often, take good care of it, and then pass it on to one of my kids one day with his memories and a few of my own.
 

REP1954

Blackhawk
Joined
Jul 21, 2008
Messages
959
This is mine a 357 50th Anniversary by Bowen Classic Arms. The best action I've ever seen on a Ruger of any model.
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flatgate

Hawkeye
Joined
Jun 18, 2001
Messages
6,784
Location
Star Valley, WY
Rex Driver":1sq8qp7x said:
any new models that you really enjoy shooting?

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Scarce "tapered barrel" .44 mag.

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.45 cal. with Hunter grip frame, retimed cylinder latch, Millett sights.

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.32 mag. Single-Sixes. Both with half cock loading, retimed cylinder latches, "heavy" grip frames, Bisley hammers.

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KS-9, "star" model .22 LR only. Taller front sight, retimed cylinder latch.

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My favorite New Model. .22 LR, half cock loading, stag grips, thousands of shots down 'er barrel!

flatgate
 

btrumanj

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jan 29, 2005
Messages
490
Location
Louisville Ky
Although I like 'em all, probably my most favored single action is still the first one ever I bought. A 4 5/8" Convertible .45 Colt with the .45 ACP cylinder included. Nothing fancy, just a handy all around revolver that is useful for a lot of purposes :)

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JWhitmore44

Blackhawk
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
987
Location
NW Kansas
A 5.5 inch stainless Vaquero in 44mag. It goes with me camping, out for walks with the dogs, and just bumming around out in the middle of no where.

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Or maybe it's the short barreled birdshead 45 that keeps me company from time to time when I feel the need for something a little compact but still carries a hell of a wallop. I also fitted a 45 acp cylinder to this little beauty.

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Ah but wait, my little 32 is so handy. It's so lite I hardly know it's on my side. It some times replaces the 44 for my camping and dog walking companion.

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Then there are the Bisley sing sixes. All you do is wisper to them what you want to shoot and the do the rest :)

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If I had to get rid of any of them I would be hard pressed to chose. I've often thought that the stainless Blackhawk 45 convertible with 4 5/8 barrel would be the perfect one gun for me. Sure would hate to have to go to one gun though :)
 

Lee Martin

Hunter
Joined
Dec 18, 2002
Messages
2,313
Location
Arlington, Virginia
This 401 Bobcat is my favorite for two reasons: 1) I'm partial to the cartridge since I designed it, and 2) I can hit better with this gun than any other single-action I own:

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