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    Default IYO: What is the better SA revolver

    Hey guys, after a few months with semi auto's they just are not for me. I am returning to revolvers. For pricewise I narrowed it down to a ruger blackhawk or a ruger vaquero. I want one in the 4 5/8" barrel chambered for .357. Is any one better than the other. Granted I am getting into fast draw and gun spinning. Thanks in advance for the opinions

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    Default Re: IYO: What is the better SA revolver

    I believe that the two Rugers are comparable, except sights. I would avoid adjustable sights for fast draw and spinning, so looks like the Vaquero?

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    Default Re: IYO: What is the better SA revolver

    What do you mean by "spinning", fanning the hammer? This is going to destroy the action on any revolver that is not specially modified for that purpose, and even then parts are fitted and replaced regularly. Vaquero is the better choice for cowboy shooting.
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    Default Re: IYO: What is the better SA revolver

    Quote Originally Posted by dewalt-2 View Post
    What do you mean by "spinning", fanning the hammer? This is going to destroy the action on any revolver that is not specially modified for that purpose, and even then parts are fitted and replaced regularly. Vaquero is the better choice for cowboy shooting.
    spinning as in trick spinning...like out and into the holster...looks like a fun hobby


    i am definitely leaning more towards vaquero

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    Default Re: IYO: What is the better SA revolver

    Quote Originally Posted by c_brutsche View Post
    spinning as in trick spinning...like out and into the holster...looks like a fun hobby


    i am definitely leaning more towards vaquero
    I take it such things are done with an empty gun?
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    Default Re: IYO: What is the better SA revolver

    Quote Originally Posted by rwb1500 View Post
    I take it such things are done with an empty gun?
    of course....unless i'm looking to die...or get arrested

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    Default Re: IYO: What is the better SA revolver

    If trick-handling and fast draw is your fancy, then get the Vaquero.

    The "New Vaquero" is closer to the original Colt design than the "Vaquero" which is based on the beefier (Super)Blackhawk design. The New Vaquero will be a tad lighter than the older version and will have a closer to original balance.

    The Blackhawk's will have sights that would be likely to snag and will have a different balance.
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    Default Re: IYO: What is the better SA revolver

    Quote Originally Posted by c_brutsche View Post
    Hey guys, after a few months with semi auto's they just are not for me. I am returning to revolvers. For pricewise I narrowed it down to a ruger blackhawk or a ruger vaquero. I want one in the 4 5/8" barrel chambered for .357. Is any one better than the other. Granted I am getting into fast draw and gun spinning. Thanks in advance for the opinions
    Neither. Get a Beretta/Uberti copy. They are really well made and have closest feel and handling to an original. Just MHO, but I have been very pleased with the ones I've owned.

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    Default Re: IYO: What is the better SA revolver

    Quote Originally Posted by ScotsGuards View Post
    Neither. Get a Beretta/Uberti copy. They are really well made and have closest feel and handling to an original. Just MHO, but I have been very pleased with the ones I've owned.
    wow i have been looking at the case hardened cattleman with braas trigger guard and backstrap all night...beautiful gun.....for the price of $489 seems too good to be true...thinking about ordering one in .357....how do yours shoot...accurate enough to be fun?

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    Default Re: IYO: What is the better SA revolver

    I'd get a new vaquero, but that's just me.

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