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Old December 14, 2019, 02:07 PM   #24
Jim Watson
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Join Date: October 25, 2001
Location: Alabama
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Always felt the Ruger was the gun Colt would have made, if only they'd known how...
Elmer Keith went on at some length about his and his friends efforts to get Colt to modernize the SAA. But by then they were locked into making antique reproductions.

Yes I'm aware they can be fired DA but they're not set up to be comfortably cocked SA
Several generations of target shooters managed it before the autos took over.
Guns like Smith Hand Ejector Target and Colt Officer's Model Target took over from No 3 NM Target and Bisley Target in very short order.
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