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Of the three standard barrel lengths, which one is your favorite?

4 & 3/4
8 (26.7%)
5 & 1/2"
9 (30%)
7 & 1/2
13 (43.3%)

Total Members Voted: 27

Voting closes: March 02, 2020, 10:12:43 pm

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Offline Capt. John Fitzgerald

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Once again, let's vote!
« on: February 01, 2020, 10:12:43 pm »
Give us your honest opinions ;D .
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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 01:51:18 am »
SAAs OM with 7,5" barrels.
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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 08:15:23 am »
Well, for myself, I love the look, feel and balance of the 5.5. The 7.5 has always felt too long and front heavy. The only 4 3/4 gun I have is a Ruger OM with a SBH grip frame on it. Always felt too short for me, but it's a terrific shooter.

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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2020, 08:20:28 am »

 :D  Absolutely nothing longer than 4 3/4.  My absolute favorite though is 3 1/2   ;D

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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2020, 12:38:32 pm »
While I have a couple of 5 1/2" Colts and one Buntline, most are either 7 1/2" or 4 3/4". The longer barrel is my favorite, but...I am vertically challenged, so the shorter barrel is usually easier to carry. ;D

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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2020, 05:47:41 pm »
Love shooting the 7 1/2", but can't beat the 4 3/4 for handy.
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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 01:15:28 pm »
The 4-3/4" balances better in my hand than the others, particularly when chambered for the 45 Colt. The reduction of metal in the cylinder and barrel because of the larger caliber makes a big difference, at least to me. I have two BP framed, pre-War USFS versions in the safe now.

I have to add, the beauty and history of the 7-1/2" (it was first after all) makes that a favorite barrel length as well. And the performance of the original loadings out of 7-1/2" single action is very impressive. My USFA Gunslinger (I hate that name) is just a delight every time I take it out of the safe.

I have been telling myself for years I should like the 5-1/2" barrel. It was the barrel length of the first SAA I bought when I came home from Vietnam in 1971. I've owned several of them and have USFA's so called "Artillery" now, but I just can't form a lasting connection with it.

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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2020, 10:57:28 pm »
I only have 7 1/2 inchers. One a .45 and the other a .44-40. I have an extreme desire for a 4 3/4" but I would take a 5 1/2" if the price was right.

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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 03:26:50 am »
Since I doubt I'll ever find one, let alone own one I will go for broke:

4 5/8  ( ok 4 3/4)  OmniPotent in 45 Colt.

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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2020, 10:55:56 am »
I have 3 1/2, 4 3/4, and 5 1/2. I am still looking for a 7 1/2 I can afford. I have looked at several 7 1/2" Rodeos on the auction websites but most close to my price range are Italian parts revolvers or .38 Special caliber. I would prefer either .45 or .44 caliber and of course a 100% USA revolver. I will just continue to look and hopefully one day get my grubby little mitts on one. :) And I like them all but 4 3/4" is probably my favorite.
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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2020, 10:16:39 am »
Professor,

Is this the kind of Omni you desire?  I really like these pistols, although they are awkward to shoot.  Just so cool looking, IMHO. 

I hope you find one some day.

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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2020, 05:56:03 pm »
While I have to admit that I voted for the 4&3/4", I also must say that the most accurate USFA that I own is a 7&1/2" model.  Not to say that the USFA 4&3/4 isn't accurate to POA (it is)... Just saying that for precision shooting I would place my trust in the 7&1/2".  Still, I prefer the "gunfighter" style of the shorter barrel.
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Re: Once again, let's vote!
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2020, 09:28:16 pm »
Professor,

Is this the kind of Omni you desire?  I really like these pistols, although they are awkward to shoot.  Just so cool looking, IMHO. 

I hope you find one some day.

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That There is the object of my desire!
Unless Pietta decides to make one, or I can somehow weld and glue up a grip frame I doubt I'll ever have one.
I  *think* I could recreate the gripframe by starting with an Italian Bisley gripframe, (if I can find one)and a lot of welding , grinding, and patience....

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