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Old November 30, 2019, 02:38 PM   #1
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Since this is a Revolver section

Bought my eldest son Uberti Cattleman in 45LC...supposed to be for his 43rd birthday in Jan BUT I had to make sure it worked. Love the old school SA only and ‘gate’ to load/unload...
What a giggle. Felt great, very accurate and FUN. My 2 kids have a great selection, means I don’t have to buy any for me....
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Old November 30, 2019, 03:33 PM   #2
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Old November 30, 2019, 03:38 PM   #3
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I have a Uberti/Cimarron in 44-40. Beats the hell out of any double action.
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Old November 30, 2019, 04:49 PM   #4
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I have a Uberti/Cimarron in 44-40. Beats the hell out of any double action.
In what way? You are aware the DA revolvers are capable of Single action.
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Old November 30, 2019, 04:57 PM   #5
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The handling qualities are legendary and for many of us, they have a much better feel than any double action. Admittedly, they are much slower on the reload. It's an entirely acceptable trade- off for me.
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Old November 30, 2019, 05:55 PM   #6
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Nice! I have a Cattleman in .44 Special. Yep, nothing like a o' Single Action. Enjoy!

Only thing I don't care about the Cattleman is the retractable firing pin... So not a 'clone' of the real thing....
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Old November 30, 2019, 06:11 PM   #7
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Only thing I don't care about the Cattleman is the retractable firing pin... So not a 'clone' of the real thing....
Unless the new ones are different from the old ones, that can be replaced. Contact VTI Gun Parts.
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Old November 30, 2019, 06:17 PM   #8
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Thanks! May have to look into that. Because of the firing pin, the hammer doesn't have the safety notch either, so you don't have the four clicks, just three. Minor maybe ... but still different .
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Have you ever actually used a Smith&Wesson????
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Old November 30, 2019, 07:50 PM   #10
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In what way? You are aware the DA revolvers are capable of Single action.
I think its pretty clear the way he means is his personal enjoyment of shooting, not any kind of "what's better in a gunfight" type comparison.

Me, I'm kind of a "heretic" I do love single action revolvers, I find mine immensely enjoyable as well as practical and effective. But, I'm not a Colt SAA (or clone) or nothing kind of guy, in fact I find Colts nice, but "meh".

I love the Ruger New Model Single action. And I even commit the additional "sin" of putting pachmayr grips on some of them.

If your a historical purist, you go Colt. If you're a traditionalist, a close copy will do. I consider my SA affectation a practical "obsession". I've always felt the Ruger was the SA that Colt would have made, if only they knew how.

Coil springs, decent adjustable sights, safe to carry with 6, the New Model Blackhawk is what I want to USE, more than a historically correct piece.

and yes, I have S&Ws DA and I love them too, just differently.
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I picked up an Uberti El Patron .45 Colt last summer... it has been in my waistband ever since. Fits my hand like a glove! Only thing I did was replace the wood grips with fake Ivory grips from Arizona Grips. Well made gun.
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I think some of it boils down to indoctrination. I grew up during the heyday of the television westerns (The Lone ranger, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Lash LaRue, Maverick, Gunsmoke, Lawman, Cheyenne, Sugarfoot, The Rebel, Colt .45, etc.), and all the John Wayne cowboy movies. For a kid in those days, there were only two handguns: the Colt .45 six shooter for cowboy stuff, and the Colt .45 (even if it was a Remington Rand, but we didn't know that then) "automatic" if you wanted to win WW2 single-handed like John Wayne in The Fighting Seabees.

I was fully indoctrinated and brainwashed. I carry 1911s even today, and I have a weakness for SAA clones. I actually own a Blackhawk, but it's just a gun, it's not "real."
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Old December 1, 2019, 11:11 AM   #13
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I have a number of Uberti SA revolvers - all great guns. One of my favorite is the 7 1/2" Cattleman in 45 Colt. I use the traditional Lyman/Ideal 454-190 RNFP over Red Dot and it is deadly accurate. My first shot at 59 yards with it was dead center in the bull - beginner's luck! I love shooting mine and have loaded both 45 Colt as well as 45 Schofield for it. Your son will love his birthday gift - but you BOTH need one! :-)
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I have a number of Uberti SA revolvers - all great guns. One of my favorite is the 7 1/2" Cattleman in 45 Colt. I use the traditional Lyman/Ideal 454-190 RNFP over Red Dot and it is deadly accurate. My first shot at 59 yards with it was dead center in the bull - beginner's luck! I love shooting mine and have loaded both 45 Colt as well as 45 Schofield for it. Your son will love his birthday gift - but you BOTH need one! :-)
Well, it’s rare that I go shoot without one or both of them....so I get to use their Ruger 556, Henry lever, S&W 686/7...and now the Uberti...

The ‘other’ wants a Glock 20 for his birthday in June....probably, even tho he has a G45...
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