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Posted: 10/6/2001 7:07:52 PM EDT
....and what's your favorite. I'm not well enough off to own an original Colt, but I love my copies and especially my Stainles Ruger Vaquero, in .44mag. with black buffalo horn grips. I realized that my handgun collection is over populated with Single actions, compared to Autos and Double action six guns. There is just something about the feel of that Vaquero. Any one ever try shooting "from the hip" with one? You will be surprised of how quick you can hit even a small target at 25yds; I know I was! One of my other favorites is my nickle plated Hopkins and Allen Safty police in .32S&W(only a 5-shooter). Qute as a bugs ear. Can't hit a damn thing with it, but qute, just the same. So, whats your favorite? guns762
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:10:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:13:34 PM EDT
old timers shoot 6 shooters! [:)]
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:13:37 PM EDT
I got only one wheel gun. S&W model 28 N-frame .357 mag.
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:17:03 PM EDT
.38 special bitch!
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:22:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By shooter65: old timers shoot 6 shooters! [:)]
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You gotta expand your interests! Go rent "For a few dollars more", "Pale Rider", "The outlaw Josey Whales", "The Dead Pool" or any other Clint movie. Just something sexy about a Sixgun. Or, watch Bob Mundon on "American shooter". Amazing!
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:26:10 PM EDT
I only have 1 revolver, a S&W 640 in .357 magnum, as in a large bottle of wine.
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:28:09 PM EDT
watched a good many of clint's movies in my day, "you boys gonna pull them pistols or whistle dixie?" "dying ain't much of a livin" just prefer the semi's! [:)]
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:29:41 PM EDT
Smith and Wesson Model 29 in a 44 mag. my vote for a six shooter.
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:37:11 PM EDT
I love sixguns for ... other people! I prefer a 1911 (even though it's been almost 50 years since I've fired one), but for others a simple sixgun might be the best choise. Since I bought my first gun this year, I've taken everyone with me to shoot who will go. After seeing how confused a smart, but inexperienced at shooting, person can be with a semi-auto, I've given-up. A revolver is great. Put the bullets in the cylinder, pull the trigger. I can understand the appeal of simplier is better.z
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:48:41 PM EDT
Guns762-- Keep your eyes open, you might just find a deal on a Colt. Just before I moved, I found a deal on TWO Colt SAA's. One of them was a 1901 mfg. 38WCF and the other a 1910 mfg. 32WCF gun. They had both been refinished (the 38WCF was re-blued, and had been polished enough to remove some markings, the .32WCF gun was nickle plated). I got them for the princely sum of $750 for both. I sold one for $700 shortly after I moved and still have the 32WCF gun. I intend to (someday) get it restored. I had them checked out by a Colt expert, and they are all genuine Colt guns. I do like the wheel guns, but still prefer the auto's (single stacks, mostly).
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:48:44 PM EDT
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I think some of you are missing the point here. I'm not trying to say the sixgun is better than the semi-auto. For protection from 2 legged preditors I will always go for my Beretta 92, but the sixgun is just fun to shoot. Not every gun in my collection has a definite purpose. Some are just there to move the mercury up on my "fun meter". Hey Shooter65, 2nd centerfire handgun I shot was a S&W Mod 29 8 3/8s .44magnum. 1st was a S&W .22jet. My Dad is a big S&W fan, although his ccw gun is a Glock. AFARR- I....... you suck. That's the kinda deal I need.
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:56:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 8:59:58 PM EDT
I only have one. It is the ruger Vaquaro in 45 lc. I always loved trying to out draw someone, and got it because I found out there were western quick draw contests. So I had it worked on a bit, and got a western rig so I could compete. Found out I was horribly out gunned, and out classed in skill and equipment. I guess it like any other sport, and everyone gets race equipment to get the edge. I stopped doing it after my wife decided I was just wasting my money every year, so I decided I might try the cowboy action shooting.
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 9:23:55 PM EDT
S&W topbreak DA .44. Ejects 'em six at a time with just a flick of the thumb. Try that with an SAA. ;)
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 9:25:49 PM EDT
Love the S&W 686.[pistol]
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 9:30:54 PM EDT
Ruger GP-100 in .357---model designation: GKGP-161. It's a polished stainless 6" full-underlug 6-shot .357 Double Action revolver. A Hogue rubber monogrip is the handle. Really nice gun. On my wish list is a S&W Bodyguard model 649 in .357 with the Hogue Bantam grip. I would like to get this one finished in matte black by Checkmate.
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 9:36:20 PM EDT
I am most definately a six gun lover: The AR15, AK, 1911.45, Rem 870, Ruger 10/22, Rem 700-.308 actually I love many more, but I love these the most.
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 9:56:39 PM EDT
I've got a Colt SS Python 357, Diamondback 38spl & 22LR.
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 11:30:13 PM EDT
S&W 625 4" .45acp Springfield Armory(The U.S. armory,not the Brazillian gun company) commemorative.Purchased from gun writer Wiley Clapp( a regular customer in my restaurant.) Sequentially serial numbered Ruger Vaqueros, SS in .357 mag. 4" Colt Python Stainless(Goddamn I'm spoiled!) Ruger SP101 bobbed hammer. 6"Hi-Standard Sentinel .22lr. Yeah, we like sixguns. "There's two kind of people in this world.Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig!"
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 12:02:42 AM EDT
I like mine but I will never be satisfied until I get a Gary Reeder UBU 2.[url]www.reedercustomguns.com/revolvers/images/ultimate_back_up_2.jpg[/url]
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 6:52:27 AM EDT
My first 15 years of shooting were semi-autos, I have 2 .357, A 38, 2 .22S I love them and no longer have to chase as much brass
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 8:06:12 AM EDT
Revolvers are for old timers.....and I reckon I'm an old timer. My first gun(s) was a matched pair of 1851 Colt Navies followed shortly there after by a first generation SAA manufactured in 1884 chambered in .45LC. I spent so many hours practicing my fast draw the I had calluses on both thumbs (I'm amdidetruos) for years. A person can be amazingly fast and accurate with the first shot using a single action. Currently I have only half a dozen semi's in my collection. But I have 51 Smith wheelguns probably close to that in single actions. I carried a revolver my entire career as a duty weapon (even after we were given the option of going to an auto) and still carry a model 29 Smith as a CCW gun. For serious work I turn to a double action. But for pure beauty and the all important fun factor there is nothing that can beat a single action revolver. Out of all the single actions I own only two are genuine Colts. A pair of second generation. I wish I could afford more but the clones are just as fun and the Vaqueros, which I've got a shit load of, are the best for abuse and customizing. (I built custom Vaqueros for five years for CAS and barbeque guns.) If I get the time later I'll do a mental inventory and list the single actions sitting around here. I've been needing to get a semi-accurate count any way. Yes, you could say I love wheelguns and especially single actions.
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 8:14:36 AM EDT
one of my Fav's Ruger GP 100 6" (.357)
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 8:15:02 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/7/2001 8:16:10 AM EDT
My HD handgun is a S&W Model 19 .357Mag. The best combination of firepower, reliability and handiness that I feel comfortable leaving stored longterm without worrying about mag springs. Just an all around classic handgun.
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 9:08:02 AM EDT
My Model 19 is my baby. All the other hanguns I have are SA's, but in a SHTF, a .357 Revolver is the perfect sidearm for a good rifle.
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 2:37:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By guns762: I think some of you are missing the point here. I'm not trying to say the sixgun is better than the semi-auto. For protection from 2 legged preditors I will always go for my Beretta 92, but the sixgun is just fun to shoot.
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Not bashing...just an observation. If I were having to shoot to save my life, I would take a Colt SAA in .45 Long Colt, .45 ACP, .44 Mag, or .357 Mag over a Beretta 9mm any day. I love my Beretta dearly, but 9mm is quite lacking in stopping power. Of course, shot placement is key...so you can down a Giant with a .22. But if I were to slightly miss my intended point of impact, I would rather do so with a larger caliber. A six gun single action isn't that bad a pistol for defensive situations. Why do you think so many hunters and backpackers take them on their hip in the woods! Just pointing out one man's opinion. I do love my Beretta 92, but it would not be my first choice for self defense.
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 2:44:16 PM EDT
My current wheelguns include S&W625, S&W442, and a Ruger Super Single Six. With the 625 I've used 255gr cast bullets, 2400, auto rim cases, and resuled in 1150fps. It's a white tail slayer! With the 625 I don't need a magnum anymore. I believe the load came from an old Lyman book.
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 3:07:01 PM EDT
I love them all! Saw a Colt SAA in 32-20 down at the "shop" for $1595 and got me thinking..... How much can I get for my wife???
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 3:58:00 PM EDT
Robert--post a pic of the wife, I'll see if she is worth the trade on my .32WCF. I definitely need to get a few more wheel guns for my collection-- I have a Super Black Hawk GP-100 Smith 28 Vaquero Colt SAA I need to get: 1. Colt Python 2. Smith 610 (I like the 10mm). 3. Smith or other 617 (standard .22, not the 10 shot). 4. Smith 686 5. Smith 629 For a complete collection of wheel guns. AFARR
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 4:06:03 PM EDT
All I have right now for a whell gun is a S&W 686 with a four inch barrel and Hogue grips, the hard wood got to be obnoxious after about 50+ rounds. I definately a see a S&W 629, 617 (10 shot), and a 610 in my near future.
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 8:36:21 PM EDT
Got three but want one or two more - probably more! ;) Ruger Super Blackhawk Smith Model 19 Taurus Model 85 I need new grips for my Blackhawk. The factory's can get rough when pounding away with that bad boy. Any suggtions where to look for new wooden grips that will allow better control?
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 8:38:31 PM EDT
I love my Smith's. It's the only wheel gun for me! Models 10, 13, 27, 28, 29, 57, 58, 66, 629. I love them all!
Link Posted: 10/7/2001 10:36:14 PM EDT
Man..I LOVE six guns! My favorite Six Gun is a Ruger Bisley Vacquero in 45 Colt, that I had a trigger job performed on. I also refinished the Rosewood Grips.. She not only looks great she shoots great too.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 7:36:11 AM EDT
Taurus M96 6" .22 Rossi M68 2" .38 Dan Wesson 2.5", 4" and 6" M15 .357 now the big boys:) S&W 610 6" 10mm S&W 625 5" 45ACP S&W M1917 5" 45ACP S&W 629 5" .44 mag I do own an auto, its around here somewere. hummmm, hey Corina where is that little .22 anyway???
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 7:45:26 AM EDT
The first gun i ever shot was a 66 when i was 6 or 7. My first handgun was a 586 4 inch. For hunting, I have a superblackhawk 7 1/2 inch. I love all sorts or guns, but there is just something awesome about a smooth 586 firing full house magnums. Who here had a giant smile when you saw Jerry Micklic (Spelling?) make and break records with a revolver?
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 7:53:06 AM EDT
I love all my guns equally well, but i do have a sigle action european arms .22 six shoooter which is tons of fun to blast shells thru. I also have a ruger super redhawk .44 mag. As what tailgate was sayin earlier I pity the poor bastard that breaks into my house or threatens my family when that gun is at hand, I'd really hate to get hit with one of them 300 gr. hornady XTP's.....waahooooooo
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 8:44:06 AM EDT
(copy of) colt 1860 .44 army. a real piece of art, sleek and trim, black powder, takes forever to load, nice round full BOOM. VERY satisfying.
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