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Old May 15, 2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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I love my Ruger single six BUT!!!

I have a Ruger 1968 3-screw single six which I would never sale but I have to admit I enjoy shooting my semi automatics more? I know that I'm not the only one who feels that way!! What do you think?
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Old May 15, 2013, 09:35 PM   #2
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delsol you have strayed from the chosen path, repent and return to save your immortal soul from the grip of the crunchenticker! The ghost of Jeff Cooper is frowning at you as we speak!
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Old May 15, 2013, 11:24 PM   #3
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I like my semi-autos but prefer guns that require a little more involvement in their operation. My single actions get used constantly while the automatics gather dust.
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Old May 16, 2013, 01:10 AM   #4
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It seems like I am following newfrontier45 around ... But I just have to agree with him ....again . Now what's a semi-auto? .... delsol, you have strayed .... Time to dig out your BP revolver have some 'real' six-shooter fun . I know I am about ready to get out with one of mine ... probably the Old Army ....
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Old May 16, 2013, 04:12 AM   #5
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Thats why I have more .22 pistols than anything else lol
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Old May 16, 2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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I sold my SA when I gave up comptition shooting. Really no use for it after that. My Single Six stays with me, is as enjoyable to have and use as a loyal old dog. If I could own only one gun that might be the choice.
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Old May 16, 2013, 08:42 AM   #7
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I have to admit that if I was force the sale all of my guns but one, my single six would be the one that would stay right next to me. I do want to thank everyone for there opinions.
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Old May 16, 2013, 10:05 AM   #8
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My single six is what I have the most fun shooting.
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Old May 16, 2013, 10:08 AM   #9
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I really enjoy shooting my semis, but there is just something about the single six that I love. It is nothing to go and shoot a brick through it in a day, where as that doesn't happen with the semis. When I teach people to shoot, it is also the first pistol they want to shoot the majority of the time.

I think I would pick my single six hunter up first over many of my other firearms.
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Old May 16, 2013, 10:22 AM   #10
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Listen to the clicks as you cock the hammer !!!

Earlier this week, I range tested my "Vintage" Colt Buntline. It had taken e about two years, to restore. Before I knew it, I shot about 100 rounds and that's a lot on a SA, for me. I had the range to myself and just walked along the berm, shooting the "live" clay birds. .....

I'm coming off a long string of shooting my Semi's and this was a pleasant and rewarding experience. ....

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Old May 16, 2013, 06:59 PM   #11
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I still like shooting mine as do my sons.

That crazy talk makes puppies and kittens cry. Please stop.
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Old May 16, 2013, 10:24 PM   #12
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I have been shootin' a long time & I'm sure that I have put more rounds through a single six than all other guns combined, well except for shotguns. I shoot sporting clays & was a trap shooter for years.
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Old May 17, 2013, 06:43 AM   #13
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Semi autos and revolvers both have their charms. I enjoy both and appreciate both for what they are.

I once owned a Single Six and damn I miss it. Not my favorite revolver but it was a cool gun that was fun to shoot.
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Old May 18, 2013, 11:29 AM   #14
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YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON I KNOW who feels that way !!
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Old May 18, 2013, 11:44 AM   #15
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I have one .22lr revolver, a SA style family heirloom. It's the one and only I will every own. On the other hand ALL my centerfires are revolvers. The rimfire is fun to break out for 50 or 100 rounds, love it's history but I'll take a semi for my rimfires..
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Old May 18, 2013, 10:04 PM   #16
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I hope I'm not the only person who feel's the way I do? I still would like to buy a Ruger LCR 38 SP someday.
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Old May 19, 2013, 12:22 AM   #17
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Own both SA & AUTO,Must say The one I like the most is the loaded one.
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Old May 19, 2013, 08:46 AM   #18
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On a round-for-round comparative basis, my Single Six is the most accurate rimfire handgun I own and I love it. As my skill levels are still evolving, though, I use my MkII 22/45 (with optic) or S&W 617 for Steel Challenge and speed-competition events. Will I ever part with it? I've instructed my son he may claim it the day after I'm buried.
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Old May 21, 2013, 09:57 PM   #19
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Single Action revolvers are magic.
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Old May 21, 2013, 10:30 PM   #20
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Blasphemy lol
For me, as I said in an earlier post on another thread it's all about nostalgia.
Shooting a SA takes me back to an era that lets me relive how they lived one round at a time.
Yes I can empty 16 rounds of 9mm in a few seconds, but taking the time to swing open the loading gate, push a casing out, rotate the cylinder...it's like a fine cigar meant to be taken slow and enjoyed. Savored even.

This is why I asked for and got a Pietta 44 cal black powder for Christmas.
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Old May 21, 2013, 10:45 PM   #21
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I've got a Cimarron New Frontier that I bring out every now and then. My response, and that of my shooting companions who typically only shoot autos can only say "That is just plain FUN"
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Old May 22, 2013, 06:11 AM   #22
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The older I get, the more I love the SA revolvers.

I'm not trying out for job on CSI Miami.

The sound of cocking the hammer back is so soothing.
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Old May 22, 2013, 02:26 PM   #23
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^^^^ true statement ^^^^
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Old May 22, 2013, 02:43 PM   #24
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In no way from the Single Six, as I love them, but also consider if you ever come on one a S&W .22 Combat Masterpiece (Model 18) or a Model 17.
Now, like Ruger, Smith is making revolvers akin to the 18 and 17 in stainless and with 9 or 10-round cylinders, much like the newer Single Sixes.
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Old May 22, 2013, 02:52 PM   #25
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Have had a Colt Officer Model Match Target in 22 as well as a SW Model 17 in 22..

Amazing revolvers..
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