Which is a better nipple?


April 14, 2010, 09:39 AM
has anyone used/compared "Uncle Mikes" stainless nipples to Treso's?

I'm sure both are fine...just curious as to folks opinions. I use Treso's on my ROA as they were recommended by my gunsmith.

If you enjoyed reading about "Which is a better nipple?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
April 14, 2010, 10:03 AM
I've used both and would have to give the edge to Tresos.Uncle Mikes stainless are very good as well, but I think the Tresos are the most uniform for size out there.

April 14, 2010, 02:01 PM
Both are very fine products. I believe Treso's will last a bit longer, but I really don't have any data to prove it. You can't go wrong with either one.

April 14, 2010, 02:33 PM
I haven't seen Uncle Mike's nipples for years, are they still made? I've used UM ROA nipples in Uberti Colts.

April 14, 2010, 03:18 PM
Treso's have a smaller fire hole, it's supposed to reduce back pressure on the cap, reducing blown off caps, at least that's the story. I've got as set on one of my spare cylinders and it still occasionally throws a cap.

April 14, 2010, 04:55 PM
uncle mikes. Or the Spitfire nipple. I bought one Treso nipple before for my sidelock and that was the last time. After only 70 shots an entire side of the threads was gone.

April 15, 2010, 12:21 AM
I like the Uncle Mikes. They like Remington #10 caps. The flash hole isn't quite as small as the Treso but smaller than factory stock nipples. They are a bit shorter but it is easy to shim them out if they are too short.

April 20, 2010, 11:41 PM
So why is a "blown off cap" bad?

A possible negative is that the cap or parts thereof could become lodged in the mechanisms of the revolver while the positive seems to me to be that the cap may be blown off so that one doesn't have to "pick it off" to reload...except that to be blown off the hammer couldn't be holding the cap in place.
What am I missing?

April 21, 2010, 12:20 AM
These thread captions are killing me...


April 21, 2010, 11:12 AM
I have the Treso nipples and they blow off for the most part anyway. I usually spin the cylinder after emptying it to check and throw off any debris.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
April 21, 2010, 11:18 AM
WEG, I also clicked on this link hoping to see some comparison pics of something entirely different. :)

April 21, 2010, 05:41 PM

If the cap seal leaks then you are loosing part of the blast that would have went to push the ball forward. So ball will be low on target from that shot and a shot where it didn't leak as much or not at all might be higher on the target. Anyway inaccuracy.

Plus if the cap blows open or off then you have a gun with fouling building up at the rear of the cylinder and down into the trigger area which would have stayed clean if it did not leak.

And also like you already mentioned the jamming problem.

These guns can be made to not leak at the nipple at all with some work. Proper main spring tension, Proper flash hole size in nipple and proper load.

They shouldn't blow a cap off at all. If it did then the hammer didn't do it's job.

Along with a close cylinder gap you can come very close to eliminateing the fouling problems alot of you here seem to have. And no grease.

And Yes, On my guns I have to pick all the caps off but would much rather do that then have the fouling problems.

If you enjoyed reading about "Which is a better nipple?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!