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  1. #11
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    Default Re: El Malo (the bad)

    Quote Originally Posted by bripro View Post
    I find it interesting hearing from two members who are in the know that are leaning to Uberti. I*ll go with that! My research was pointing me toward Pietta but I just don*t have the experience many of our fellow members do. Thank you everyone, I appreciate the info.

    Update-Not that it matters at all to me but I just looked it up directly. Perhaps Pietta is upping its own expectations?? Is Uberti considered the better between the two?
    Well, there you go. Looks like I was wrong.

    Both Pietta and Uberti are solid companies. I would trust either. I have an 1858 and 1860 army made by them and I like them. Usually, in my experience, Uberti did fancier finishes. Actions are solid on both Looks like yours is really nice though.

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    Default Re: El Malo (the bad)

    Learn something new every day. That's why I'm not a betting man.

    So to put my foot in my mouth perhaps again , but both companies have really upped their overall quality and attention to detail in the past 2 decades. Uberti is owned by Beretta so they have considerable resources and a reputation to uphold , but Pietta has also come a long way. The third player was Armi San Marco , but they are gone. Cimarron , being both makers biggest US salesman , has a big say in quality too.
    I don't speak English , I talk American!

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    Default Re: El Malo (the bad)

    Thanks again. Before I found this the name I was definitely more familiar with was Uberti. I actually saw a Pietta in another shop but passed because it had cheap plastic grips. I figured if they skimp there they must do it somewhere else as well. I*m happy with the purchase I found and glad to pick up a little knowledge along the way from you guys.
    The only problem I have now is it*s killing me to shoot up my limited supply of 357!!
    DDG-8 "Sine Timore"

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    Default Re: El Malo (the bad)

    Just a quick range update. Headed out with it two times now. About 100 rounds total. Not enough for a thorough review yet but a good place to start.
    My initial thoughts were the fixed sites were hitting a little low. I started getting hits at point of him after the first 20 shots or so so it must*ve been the way I was gripping it or something. After about 40 shots I was worried that the cylinder felt like it was binding up. What it was though was the cylinder pin creeping out. It has a notch in it and if it*s sitting just right it doesn*t fully engage. Once I got that squared away it wasn*t an issue again. I can*t say enough about how smooth the action is. I didn*t fully realize it on my first Range trip but the next day I brought my Ruger super Blackhawk and heritage 22 along. I know those two guns aren*t much to compare it to but it was a world of difference.
    Like I say 100 rounds is not much for a thorough review but so far I*m very pleased with what was pretty much a spur of the moment instinct buy.
    DDG-8 "Sine Timore"

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    Default Re: El Malo (the bad)

    I must disclose a secret. I hope to try mounted shooting at some point. Ride around on a quarter horse popping balloons with single actions and blanks on the timer. Looks like a lot of fun.

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