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Old September 28, 2011, 08:18 AM   #51
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The only time I would feel outgunned with a SA revolver is should there be a need to reload. (Also, if I was carrying in it for protection against large animals that may attack.) I can shoot my New Vaquero pretty close to the same speed as my other revolvers, if I use a two handed grips and cock it with my support hand thumb. I would still pick a DA for self defense given the choice though.
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Old October 4, 2011, 03:47 AM   #52
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If I could only have "one" gun, I wouldn't lose any sleep if I only had a Ruger Single action in either .22 (#1 choice of caliber, if restricted to only one), or a Blackhawk in .357 or .41 Mag. Of course, I'm allowed to keep my scattergun too..????
I was also looking at the Ruger Bearcat in .22 or Single Six Convertible (which comes with both a 22 lr and 22 mag cylinder). They are cheaper firearms, and MUCH cheaper to feed, and lighter weight, and smaller. But I can't decide if .22 mag (let alone .22 lr) would be enough for defense. I'm still drooling over the Vaquero as well.
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Old October 5, 2011, 08:26 AM   #53
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Ruger SS 4 5/8 44mag.
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Old October 5, 2011, 02:48 PM   #54
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Ruger SS 4 5/8 44mag.
My vote, as well.

The Ruger Super Blackhawk, 4 5/8", .44 Mag, Stainless Steel.

While I respect .45 Colt, I prefer .44 Mag. In addition, I have never handled a Uberti that didn't break. (Seriously! I know I'm the exception, but I broke 3 of them, just by handling them in gun stores. Even the salesmen were perplexed, since they were watching me... and I did nothing wrong.)

The 4 5/8" barrel makes carrying it easier (if desired).
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Old October 5, 2011, 05:11 PM   #55
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and MUCH cheaper to feed
Hell I've never ran across a gun that was cheaper to shoot, only guns that I could shoot more.
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Old October 5, 2011, 06:39 PM   #56
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If you get into a gunfight, not likely, with the average street criminal(s), they are not going to stand and shoot it out with you. Most will run when they see you have a gun, of any type. The rest will run if you shoot at them or especially if you actually shoot one or two of'm.
If you were to get into a gunfight with a Swat Team, Marine Recon, Army Special Forces or some other highly trained unit, they'd kill you.
I've never fired over 4 shots in a gunfight. 6 gunfights. 34 years as a Cop.
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Old October 5, 2011, 06:46 PM   #57
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If I had to, I'd feel fairly safe with either my Old Model Vaquero or my Colt SAA. Both in .45 Colt.
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Old January 6, 2012, 04:22 PM   #58
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bought it!

OK, this is borderline thread necro, but I wanted to let everyone know that I finally bought a blued Vaquero 4 5/8" bbl in .45 Colt!! I have yet to shoot it, and I'll post pics ASAP. Thanks for all your help and suggestions!!
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Old January 6, 2012, 05:26 PM   #59
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Congrats & Good Choice ! I carry my 45 NV Montado 24/7.
Now........Practice & shoot it like y'all stole it-Have fun
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Old January 6, 2012, 05:27 PM   #60
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Congrats.... A lifetime of usefulness is what you have there! Enjoy.
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