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Old September 30, 2012, 06:52 PM   #51
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Old September 30, 2012, 08:26 PM   #52
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I'm with Bob Wright

Maybe we should add a category of Single Action Alpha for Ruger Blackhawks. I own 5 Rugers and love them. They can shoot mild to wild in 44Spl and 45LC. Now, don't you Freedom Fellas get torqued as we all know that they were designed for rifle pressures of the 454.
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Old April 23, 2013, 04:01 PM   #53
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Hi to all. I just bought a new Ruger New Vaquero in 357 magnum in stainless steel. Let me start by saying this is my first S/A I have a safe full of all kinds of double action revolvers, semi autos handguns and even class III machine guns. But with the whole ammo thing the full autos are sleeping. But my question is I would like to change the factory black grips that it came with. I would like a set of white polymer grips for it. Does anyone make a set that fits perfict without sanding and fitting them? Sorry for the long post guys but I figure I would ask the experts.
Thanks for the help.
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Old April 23, 2013, 04:24 PM   #54
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I would like a set of white polymer grips for it. Does anyone make a set that fits perfect without sanding and fitting them? Sorry for the long post guys but I figure I would ask the experts.
You might try the manufacturer of your gun...........

I have some of the bonded ivory grips they sell and they fit perfectly.

http://shopruger.com/Grips/products/9/
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Old April 23, 2013, 04:38 PM   #55
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I would like a set of white polymer grips for it. Does anyone make a set that fits perfict without sanding and fitting them?
Altamont Grips. http://www.altamontco.com/experiment...er_vaquero.php
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Old April 23, 2013, 04:39 PM   #56
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Thanks I just checked there the grips I want are on back order.... My luck.
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Old April 23, 2013, 06:07 PM   #57
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Just to keep this thread going, did the original SAA come in .45 LONG Colt?

And when was the name Frontier Six-Shooter rolled onto the barrel?

Also, if it's a flattop, is it still a SAA?

And was it true that in Colt ads back in the 1880s, shooters were instructed to load six and then pull the gun's hammer to its SAFETY notch?
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Old April 23, 2013, 11:48 PM   #58
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I read the whole thread and never figured out if we were talking about SAA's specifically (which includes replicas) or single action revolvers in general.

USFA made the best SAA's (or replicas) ever produced but sadly, all they have now is the Zipper. Lucky for us who got them before prices skyrocketed. The Colt's have been greatly improved in the last few years but still fall behind USFA in terms of quality and value. The various Uberti and late model Pietta replicas are very good quality and a very good value, while still being much more authentic than any Ruger product.

Freedom Arms makes the best single action revolver ever factory produced. You simply cannot build one any more precisely and their accuracy is unrivaled, despite the claims of 'some' deluded bullseye shooters.

Ruger has made probably the best value in a single action revolver since 1953. Old Models are enough like a Colt to nearly scratch that itch. New Models, not so much but they do have their appeal.

Funny how the Colt fans, like Colt itself, can only nitpick about names and prancing ponies.
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Old April 24, 2013, 07:13 PM   #59
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Freedom Arms...

That was easy
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Old April 24, 2013, 07:46 PM   #60
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Freedom Arms doesn't make an SAA replica.
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Old April 24, 2013, 11:42 PM   #61
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One of the things I didn't like on the early Freedom Arms was the number of pieces in the hammer.


I think they have changed it now........
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