Poll

Who is your favorite manufacturer/importer of revolver(s)?

Colt Firearms
22 (8.8%)
Charles Daly
1 (0.4%)
Cimmaron
27 (10.8%)
Navy Arms
2 (0.8%)
Ruger
101 (40.4%)
Taurus
4 (1.6%)
Uberti USA
47 (18.8%)
USFA
26 (10.4%)
Other
20 (8%)

Total Members Voted: 238


Author Topic: Main Match Revolver and why  (Read 66380 times)

Offline Marshal Halloway

  • Editor & Webmaster of Cas City.
  • City Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1262
  • Don't squat with your spurs on. Have fun shootin'.
    • Cas City
  • SASS #: R3411
  • NCOWS #: HL-179
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 51
Main Match Revolver and why
« on: December 27, 2005, 10:22:47 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?



Editor & Webmaster of CAScity.com
Director - Digital Video Division - Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG).
Digital Video Production & Post Production OSG
Owner of Down Range Media GP

Offline Coop Trawlaine

  • Come sit by the fire and I'll tell ya a story.
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 388
  • Author-Member Western Writers of America
    • Walt Lange Word Slinger
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2005, 10:36:05 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.
Coop Trawlaine SASS #63617, SCORRS, WartHog, SUDDS #188, IPSAC #47
Aka: Walt Lange
"Trawlaine" ISBN 1-4137-7738-4
"Trawlaine's Land" ISBN -09479379-0-8
Western Writers of America
Society of Southwestern Authors
www.waltlange.com

Offline Russ T Chambers

  • Littlest ol' fart Cowboy in Nevada Territory
  • CAS-L Ghost Rider
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 2085
  • Well preserved for my age!
  • SASS #: 262
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 1
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005, 10:38:29 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.

Russ T. Chambers
Roop County Cowboy Shooters Association
SASS Lifer/Regulator #262
WartHog
SBSS #1441
IPSAC
CRPA Lifer 
NSRPA Lifer
NRA Benefactor Member
Brother of the Arrow

Offline Major 2

  • "Still running against the wind"
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 13898
  • Cracker Cow Cavalry
  • NCOWS #: 3032
  • GAF #: 785
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 156
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2005, 11:15:31 AM »
Colt 2nd. Gen. 1860 Army's , but I also have Cimarron 72 open top Army frame & Uberti 60'Armies.

See the pattern  :)  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."
when planets align...do the deal !

Offline Marshal Will Wingam

  • Garden Variety
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8379
  • Smile. It makes people wonder what you're up to.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 26
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2005, 11:28:57 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.

      SCORRS     SASS     BHR
      STORM #446

Advertisers

  • Guest
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #5 on: Today at 05:08:51 AM »

Offline Silver Creek Slim

  • Buckaroo
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 17180
  • NCOWS #: 2329
  • GAF #: 144
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 39
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2005, 11:35:40 AM »
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.

Slim
NCOWS 2329, WartHog, SCORRS, SBSS, BHR, GAF, RBCS, Dirty RATS, BTBM, IPSAC, Cosie-in-training
I love the smell of Black Powder in the morning!

Offline RRio

  • Arizona Law Dawg
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1774
  • Single Action Specialist
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 145
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2005, 11:55:21 AM »
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.

"I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it"  - Capt. Woodrow Call

"Proud citizen of CasCity since 2004." 
SCORRS     USFACS #28       GAF #267 Dept. of the Platte  AZ        STORM #178

Offline Missouri Marshal

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 719
    • Missouri Marshal's Cowboy Action Shooting Homestead
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2005, 02:12:19 PM »
RUGERS!  Price, quality, reliability, safety.  By far the most reliable, rugged pistol made reguardless of price bar none.
NRA Life, SASS Regulator, TG Pungo Posse, TG Mattaponi Sundowners, DTP, RATS #132
CLICK HERE FOR MY CAS CITY PROFILE
AND CHECK OUT THE LOADING BLOCKS IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

Offline Arcey

  • Underlord of Soot
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 6701
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2005, 03:37:19 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.

..
Honorary Life Member of the Pungo Posse. Badge #1. An honor bestowed by the posse. Couldn’t be more proud or humbled.

All I did was name it ‘n get it started. The posse made it great. A debt I can never repay. Thank you, mi amigos.

Offline Stump Water

  • I ain't gonna worry about it.
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 526
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2005, 04:25:29 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. 


Advertisers

  • Guest
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #10 on: Today at 05:08:51 AM »

Offline L.G.

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 150
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2005, 07:17:18 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.
SASS #48097
NRA #2008175
Gateway Shootist Society
Member of The Torque and Recoil Club
WartHog
B.O.S.S. #19
RATS #130
http://www.cascity.com/posseprofiles/Slingshot383

Offline Ed Clintwood

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 147
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2005, 09:16:24 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.

Offline Griff

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 263
  • Speed Junky
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2005, 02:38:50 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.
Griff
SASS/CMSA #93 Endowment
LSFSC Life
NRA Life

Offline Knuckles

  • Very Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 65
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2005, 05:12:10 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.

Offline MississippiMarshal

  • Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2005, 11:52:16 AM »
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.

Whew, I've got to be alone now.

Mississippi
God, Keep your hand on our boys overseas fighting to keep this great nation's freedoms.

 Real gunfighters pull both pistols at once

Offline Silver_Rings

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 460
  • Gunfighter who shoots for fun.
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2005, 12:11:53 PM »
Pair of Uberti's Scofields.  ;D ;D I realllly like being able to load and unload my pistols quick and easy, especially when it cold and my finger are numb. ;D

SR
Gunfighter, SASS 27466, NRA Life, GOFWG, BOSS, RO 1, RO 2

Offline Sagebrush Burns

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 668
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2005, 03:57:38 PM »
Been shootin' Colt SAAs since 1971.  Nothing else feels as good in my hands.

Offline Doc Shapiro

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 567
    • Custom Handmade Pistol Grips
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2005, 06:45:54 PM »
Ruger.  Fit, reliability.

Offline Doc Hawken

  • Very Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 52
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2005, 06:49:52 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.

Offline Riot Earp

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 146
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Main Match Revolver and why
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2005, 08:45:40 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.

where did you get those grips for your remmie?

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk

© 1995 - 2020 CAScity.com