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Posted: 5/21/2002 1:35:53 PM EDT
I am seriously desiring a 44 magnum launching platform based on the single action Ruger Bisley with adjustable sights. I am really attracted to the durability of the ruger frame and simplicity of a single action. I have also heard that percieved recoil is not as severe on the bisley design than double action revolvers. My only problem is the barrel length. I am not very excited about packing around a revolver with 7.5" bbl while backpacking. How feasable is it to spin off the original barrel and put on a shorter tube? Should i just trim the original barrel and re-set the front sight? Would the re-solder be strong enough to withstand recoil? I think I want a 5.5" barrel.

Link Posted: 5/21/2002 4:22:49 PM EDT
Karl:  I own a SS 4 5/8 Vaquero.  Prior to purchase, I was told that I could order standard or Bisley frame.  Shop  may habve been mistaken, but I thought I'd pass along.  BTW, my Vaquero w/ fized sights, shoots wonderfully.  Accuracy is excellent, and recoil is very manageable.  ZT
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 5:18:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 5:36:48 PM EDT
Either Force 44 or silver solder will hold your front sight quite well. It is not too difficult to cut a 7 & 1/2 inch barrel to 5 & 1/2 inches. E-mail if any questions. JarheadGunner.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 7:30:08 PM EDT
Is this what you're looking for?

Link Posted: 5/21/2002 8:20:19 PM EDT


The Ruger Redhawk in 5.5" bbl. form is an excellent choice for your caliber/size requirements.
The added bonus of a quicker firing system speaks for itself.
I chose one in .44.

Just an idea.
Happy shopping.

Link Posted: 5/22/2002 7:23:08 AM EDT
Who makes a double action with a bisley style grip for added control? My brother has a redhawk in 44 mag and he loves it.

Link Posted: 5/22/2002 7:53:02 AM EDT
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