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Question: Who is your favorite manufacturer/importer of revolver(s)?
Colt Firearms - 22 (9%)
Charles Daly - 1 (0.4%)
Cimmaron - 26 (10.6%)
Navy Arms - 2 (0.8%)
Ruger - 100 (40.8%)
Taurus - 4 (1.6%)
Uberti USA - 46 (18.8%)
USFA - 26 (10.6%)
Other - 18 (7.3%)
Total Voters: 233

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« on: December 27, 2005, 11:22:47 am »


Let us help the newcomers with answers to a few of the questions they ask us who have been in this sport for some time.

What is your revolver(s) of choice? Why did you pick the model you are using?

Was it price, looks, authenticity or other specific reasons?



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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2005, 11:36:05 am »

My revolver of choice is Pietta '58 Remington New Army .44 BP with R&D conversions to .45LC.

1. Of course, is PRICE.  I am just a poor boy.
2. Looks, I just love the look of the gun and like those 8" barrels, they feel more comfortable in my hand.  I am in the sport for the fun more so than the competition.  I only compete with me, try to better my score each match.
3. And the authenticity of the model never gets questioned.  Purely period correct.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005, 11:38:29 am »

EMF’s Frontier Marshal from Uberti, covered most everything.  Cost was good, looks were just what I wanted, and the quality is what I had in my Hartford models before.

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2005, 12:15:31 pm »

Colt 2nd. Gen. 1860 Army's , but I also have Cimarron 72 open top Army frame & Uberti 60'Armies.

See the pattern  Smiley  the feel of the 1860 Army Grip is by far my favorite & the balance is perfect.



I've had Ruger Vaquero's ,I was never quite comfortable with the balance or feel.


I echo this statement.... "I am in the sport for the fun more so than the competition."
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2005, 12:28:57 pm »

I prefer Uberti 1858 (NMA) Remingtons. I like Ubertis better than Piettas although I hear that these days the Piettas are a better quality than they used to be. No one else makes the Remington NMA's. The NMA's fit my hand better, point shoot better and have a shorter action than anything else made. You can get great cartridge conversion cylinders for them, too.


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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2005, 12:35:40 pm »

My main match SASS pistols are SS Ruger Bisley Vaqueros in .45 Colt. I like the gripframe and lower hammer better than the Vaqueros.

My main match NCOWS pistols are Navy Arms 1875 Remingtons in .44-40. I like the looks of them, and the way they feel and point in my hand.

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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2005, 12:55:21 pm »

USFA - What else for me??

Because, IMHO, it is the best made gun out there. The best material is used and their machining processes are second to none.



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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2005, 03:12:19 pm »

RUGERS!  Price, quality, reliability, safety.  By far the most reliable, rugged pistol made reguardless of price bar none.
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2005, 04:37:19 pm »

Ubertis.  Wouldn't recommend them to a new shooter or someone who can't work on them or repair them on their own.

For me, I don't need a better revolver for the game.  They fit my hand.  I like the variety of barrel lengths and grip frames.  As long as I'm going to be shooting clones, I'd rather be beating up cheaper ones rather than the more expensive models.  I tend to get kindah rough every now and again.

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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2005, 05:25:29 pm »

Ruger Vaqueros.  Original.   

The Wells-Fargo box of handguns. 

Not required to half-cock to load, which is a very important consideration for shooters with little or no experience with SA handguns.

I already had a new model Blackhawk so I knew the feel. 

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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2005, 08:17:18 pm »

Well, you can only vote once, but I like my Ruger Bisley Vaqueros and my Navy Arms Schofields the same amount.  They feel different, but they both shoot nice, and I have  apair of each.
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2005, 10:16:24 pm »

I have yet to shoot BUT I come to the sport with 2 Colts, a Ruger Old Army and a Pietta 2nd Model Dragoon.  Looks like I won't have to buy too much but a USFA 5 1/2" is on order as the Colts are both 7 1/2.
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2005, 03:38:50 am »

Colt.  It's what all the others want to be.  There's a reason for that.  I've got Pietta's, Ubertis, Armi San Marcos, Rugers, and have fondled all the others.  Nothing is quite like a Colt.
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2005, 06:12:10 am »

2 Rugers (one stainless).

For me, reliability.  I also have an Uberti, but I feel like my Rugers are "tanks" and could stand the wear and tear and little maintanence.
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2005, 12:52:16 pm »

Ruger Old Vqueros, birdshead grips shot 1 in each hand as it should be.
Price was good. The reliability of the Ruger is second to none, As Boss Spearman said in Open Range " I always liked a gun with a little heft to it". I put a couple sets of the Executioner's world famous moose horn grips on them babies and shoot em fast with the Black.

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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2005, 01:11:53 pm »

Pair of Uberti's Scofields.  Grin Grin I realllly like being able to load and unload my pistols quick and easy, especially when it cold and my finger are numb. Grin

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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2005, 04:57:38 pm »

Been shootin' Colt SAAs since 1971.  Nothing else feels as good in my hands.
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« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2005, 07:45:54 pm »

Ruger.  Fit, reliability.
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2005, 07:49:52 pm »

Schofields, Cav. model.....converted by Bill English....style points calore, fast, who would not want to shoot the most handsome SA revolver ever designed.
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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2005, 09:45:40 am »

I prefer Uberti 1858 (NMA) Remingtons. I like Ubertis better than Piettas although I hear that these days the Piettas are a better quality than they used to be. No one else makes the Remington NMA's. The NMA's fit my hand better, point shoot better and have a shorter action than anything else made. You can get great cartridge conversion cylinders for them, too.

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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2005, 01:28:00 pm »

AWA Longhorns have the best actions, but they aren't in production under the AWA name anymore, my main match guns recently have been Uberti 1851 RM Conversions with 5 1/2 inch barrels....  Also have a pair of EMF Hartfords as backups to those... Grin
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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2006, 06:49:57 pm »

It may be thet Ah voted afore in this here poll. But Rugers are, to me anyway, the "Colt" of today, reliable, affordable [which Colts are not!] although they art relable, I find that they are a bit small for my hand(s) and although I load within the accepted (cowboy) limits of the powder I use, I'll never have to worry about my Old Model Vaquero Blowing apart.
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2006, 07:24:06 pm »

Well I am just getting into the SASS never even been to a match YET.  I have a couple of Rugers  Would either of these do








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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2006, 10:10:13 pm »

Well I am just getting into the SASS never even been to a match YET.  I have a couple of Rugers  Would either of these do
yep, they'll both do.  The BH will put you in the Modern category, but don't worry, you'll still have fun.  Just bring some .44Spl loads instead of the .44Mags.
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« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2006, 10:52:04 pm »

I have Uberti's from two listed importers, Cimarron and EMF. I also have two EAA Bounty Hunters and one Ruger NMV. The size of the grip influenced my liking of the Uberti clones. Just feel better in my hand............Buck Cool Wink
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