The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 24, 2000, 08:32 PM   #1
the dude
Join Date: May 21, 2000
Location: new mexico
Posts: 34
how good is the ruger bisely in 45 long colt for cowboy action shooting?
the dude is offline  
Old June 25, 2000, 08:49 AM   #2
David Roberson
Senior Member
Join Date: August 28, 1999
Location: Iron Station, NC
Posts: 582
Mighty fine. I have a stainless 5-1/2 inch model that I use, and I like it so much I'm considering getting another so that my second gun will be identical to my main gun. I know they're not historically accurate, but the Ruger Bisleys fit my hand better than any other single actions around.

Another point: If you shoot CAS a lot, you'll usually find that the Colts and Colt clones have more breakdowns than the Rugers.
David Roberson is offline  
Old June 25, 2000, 11:31 PM   #3
Jeff, CA
Posts: n/a
Same here. The trigger on my 5 1/2" .44 Mag has a lot of creep, but it's fairly smooth, plus the gun is built like a tank. Mine does double duty as my camping/hiking sidearm.
Old June 26, 2000, 09:17 AM   #4
Ned Roundtree
Senior Member
Join Date: December 8, 1999
Location: Lexington, KY,USA
Posts: 738
My first set of CAS guns were Ruger Vaquero Bisleys on 45LC. Great guns, no problems. I changed caliber to shooting 38 special. But my guns are still Ruger Vaquero Bisley, blue, case hardened with stag grips. Action work by Oglesby & Oglesby helped.
Ned Roundtree is offline  
Old June 26, 2000, 03:51 PM   #5
Henry Bowman
Junior member
Join Date: April 27, 2000
Location: AK
Posts: 139
For the novice I'll mention that the Ruger Bisley is a blued adjustable sighted gun with one barrel length(7 1/2) and are not avaiable in stainless. The Vaqueros are available in STS and some are offered with the Bisley gripframe (Bisquero?) in several barrel lengths. The STS bisley gripframe is available from Ruger in the white for retrofitting to most any new model, STS or blue. Many different combinations of hammers, triggers and mixing STS parts can make a unique "custom" Ruger..henry
Henry Bowman is offline  
Old June 26, 2000, 06:04 PM   #6
Bill Mitchell
Staff Alumnus
Join Date: October 15, 1998
Location: Roswell,GA
Posts: 433

The Bisley Vaqueros do come in blue or stainless and have the Bisley grip frame,hammer,and trigger. While I'm not a big fan of the Bisley grip frame,the hammer would be a lot easier for a duelist to shoot,IMO.

Bellicose Bill
Bill Mitchell is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08191 seconds with 7 queries