SA for CC?


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Ash_J_Williams
September 20, 2011, 12:07 PM
I'm looking into a .44, and most within a justifiable price range are single actions. I'd occasionally like to carry it, but mostly just own and shoot it. When I practice, I generally do single action, anyway. Most of my stuff is single action. I'm wondering how many here carry with an SA.

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Tallinar
September 20, 2011, 12:12 PM
I do.

You'll find that several folks do, but it's obviously a minority. There have been a few other recent threads discussing this.

As with any gun, be sure you practice a lot, and understand the challenges that exist with an SA revolver that don't exist with other guns (more manipulation required to operate and reload, etc).

I doubt that I will carry one all my life, but I don't feel at all insecure with it.

Lawdawg45
September 20, 2011, 12:38 PM
No hesitation whatsoever, carried a .45 Colt Sheriff's model for years. Currently looking for a full size old model Vaquero to fill the void.;)

owlhoot
September 21, 2011, 01:42 AM
I live in the country so I carry a SAA Colt each evening when the dog and I go for a walk. I've never yet run into another person or an aggressive animal on these walks. So the SA goes along simply because I love the gun. If I were taking my walks on the mean streets of some city, I'd probably make another choice.

Bob Mernickle makes a pretty good concealment holster for the SA.

Lawdawg45
September 21, 2011, 07:53 AM
"Bob Mernickle makes a pretty good concealment holster for the SA."

Agreed, but the one in my picture is a Don Hume made for the 29 S&W and cost $20!;)

Tallinar
September 21, 2011, 08:18 AM
I ordered a Sourdough Pancake holster from Simply Rugged (http://www.simplyrugged.com/) early this month for my .44 special 3.75" New Vaquero. I'm hoping it will arrive in the next couple weeks.

My decision had been narrowed down to that or a Mernickle PS6SA. I decided on the Simply Rugged because I like that it can be carried IWB as well as OWB strongside/crossdraw; and because I prefer the fact that more of the gun is enveloped/protected by the holster - including the trigger guard. I know that protecting the trigger guard while in the holster is not a huge concern with an SA revolver, but it does make me feel more secure.

The Mernickle, I would theorize, allows for a faster draw and presentation, given that the trigger guard is exposed, and there is a "slot" in the front that allows the barrel to clear leather faster if carried strongside.

savit260
September 21, 2011, 08:42 PM
Yup, Blackhawk in a Simply Rugged.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/Picture057.jpg

Lawdawg45
September 22, 2011, 08:38 AM
Ash,

Check out Gunsite and other shooting academies, they have defensive pistol courses using the SA. Sheriff Jim Wilson has a couple of articles in Shooting Times magazine I believe that also deal with this subject. I saw a story a few weeks back on Guns n Ammo TV (I think) that instructed how to use a lever action as a combat weapon, and the 30-30 delivered some devastating shots at up to 50 yards from behind cover........very impressive.;)

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