Love my 45 LC


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ExAgoradzo
May 3, 2012, 08:34 PM
Just got back from the pistol range and I just wanted to say I really like shooting my Blackhawk 3 screw 45 LC.

What do you just enjoy shooting?

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Nushif
May 3, 2012, 08:43 PM
Very good choice! It's hard to beat the distinct push of that .45 Colt and the satisfaction of hand ejecting those big ol' cases. 8)

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Had to think about this one, but my shooter .303 British would be my plain enjoyment shooter. It's a non matching No. 4 Mk 1, but for some reason it really pleases me to throw those big ol' soft kicking bullets with it.

loose noose
May 3, 2012, 09:53 PM
My first Ruger was a three screw .44 Mag, unfortunately I ended up selling that gun to a very good friend, in order to buy my duty weapon, which was a model 19 S&W. Tried buying that gun back several times but to no avail. Ended up buying the lawyer legal Ruger Super Black Hawk in .44 Mag. Had an action job done on it, but it still isn't a 3 screw.:cuss:

moewadle
May 3, 2012, 10:31 PM
Performance Center piece in 45 colt. Fantastic revolver. Action smooth as the proverbial butter. It was in a collection that was being broke up and was an obvious safe queen. I bought it to shoot. I have over a 1000 rds of 45 colt ammo to use and wanted a good platform for it. I found more than good.

huntsman
May 3, 2012, 10:34 PM
today it was my Blackhawk with the .45acp cylinder in it ;)

bergmen
May 3, 2012, 10:37 PM
I had a 7 1/2" blackhawk in .45 Colt for 20 years or so (not a 3 screw), sold it to my son so I could get this:

http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/47519/2628941370053667879S600x600Q85.jpg

In .45 Colt of course. I put these grips on it:

http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/46914/2237454970053667879S600x600Q85.jpg

It fits my hand beautifully and I really like the looks of an unfluted cylinder.

.45 Colt is my all-time favorite revolver load fur shur.

Dan

shotgunjoel
May 3, 2012, 10:45 PM
Had to think about this one, but my shooter .303 British would be my plain enjoyment shooter. It's a non matching No. 4 Mk 1, but for some reason it really pleases me to throw those big ol' soft kicking bullets with it.
Hah, get a Jungle Carbine, it'll turn those 'big ol' soft kicking bullets' into 'big ol' hard kicking bullets'.
Personally, I love shooting my M1 Carbine. If it wasn't ~$0.40/round I'd shoot that thing all the time. I really need to start reloading.... My Ruger MkII 22/45 is tons of fun. I was shooting farmyard trap with a few friends. Brought out the 22/45 and made the empty hulls jump all over. That is fun.

bannockburn
May 4, 2012, 07:19 AM
I enjoy shooting them all but the one gun I enjoy shooting the most would probably be my Ruger Vaquero in .45LC. With its highly polished stainless steel which makes it seem like it was nickel plated, along with its Tru-Ivory grips this fine looking gun shoots as great as it looks.

ExAgoradzo
May 4, 2012, 11:00 AM
Bergman: that's almost as pretty as mine ;)

They had a 303 for sale at the range yesterday, never shot one...

mgkdrgn
May 4, 2012, 12:07 PM
My 45 Colt Blackhawk ... my Rossi M92 454 Casull lever rifle (mainly shoot 45 Colt) ... my Taurus 450UL snubbie (45 Colt) ... (detecting a trend here? ;-) )

Jim, West PA
May 4, 2012, 12:20 PM
Man, i'm with ya there on the .45 LC ExAgoradzo
I had me a 3 screw .45LC way back when and for some reason it jist never really got me attatched to it and i sold it.
WHAT WAS I THINKIN ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Anywho, i recently bot me a Vaqero .45LC and, well, ahh...lemme put it this way. I jist hafta git it out and touch it every night before i got to bed.
I'm in the process o' puttin together some rubber bullets for her so i can set up a box in the bedroom and 'shoot myself to sleep ' at nights :D

What do i "just enjoy shooting?"
Anything that launches a projectile :D

Jim, West PA
May 4, 2012, 12:22 PM
Did you make and or checker those grips yerself ?
That is absolutley beautiful work right there.
Inspires me to wanna make a set.

dev_null
May 4, 2012, 12:23 PM
Slow to reload, but my most accurate pistols and way fun to shoot, my Uberti Remington '58s with .45 LC R&D conversion cylinders.

Jim, West PA
May 4, 2012, 12:25 PM
My 45 Colt Blackhawk ... my Rossi M92 454 Casull lever rifle (mainly shoot 45 Colt) ... my Taurus 450UL snubbie (45 Colt) ... (detecting a trend here? ;-) )

I'm seein yer "trend" mgkdrgn and i LIKE it.
I jist recently told Janet, my wife, that no handgun should be made with a hole less than .451 in it :D

Dr T
May 4, 2012, 12:25 PM
For pure fun, I would opt for my factory 10/22 Tactical Target with the Burris Fastfire sight and a bunch of aluminum drink cans. There is nothing quite like watching a can jump into the air when you hit it just right.

ExAgoradzo
May 4, 2012, 12:48 PM
"For pure fun, I would opt for my factory 10/22 Tactical Target with the Burris Fastfire sight and a bunch of aluminum drink cans. There is nothing quite like watching a can jump into the air when you hit it just right."

+1

bergmen
May 4, 2012, 03:27 PM
Did you make and or checker those grips yerself ?
That is absolutley beautiful work right there.
Inspires me to wanna make a set.

These are "Super Rosewood", Fleur-de-lis Checkering grips from Altamont for only $38.00. Here is the site:

http://altamontco.com/experimental/products/pistol/ruger/#Ruger_bisley.php

Only some slight fitting was required and they are really much more beautiful than the pictures. I want to try other designs they have, they are gorgeous.

Dan

VN Vet
May 4, 2012, 06:06 PM
I had to put my Colt 45 in the safe. When the Old 50s Westerns came on TV I'd always have to buy a new TV the following day. I hit the screen every time I was that good a shot. :>)

Vv

robctwo
May 5, 2012, 11:36 AM
Love the .45 Colt. S&W 25-15 "Classic" nickel, 25-13 Mountain Gun, 25-7, 4 5/8" Ruger Blackhawk, Ruger SS Bisley, Rossi 20" 1892 Puma.

snakeman
May 5, 2012, 12:13 PM
I love my 3 screw single six!

PO2Hammer
May 5, 2012, 12:26 PM
I love shooting my 4" Freedom Arms model 97 .357. It's my only expensive handgun, bought it about 12 years ago when I had a really good week in the flooring business. Many handguns have come and gone since.
I was at the range yesterday shooting my 'Walkalong load' (148 grain plated DEWC loaded long). Didn't think I was doing all that well until I walked up to the 50 yard line to inspect the targets. Then I was pleased as punch.
http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/FF1063/ff%201063/A2.jpg

bergmen
May 5, 2012, 12:52 PM
Yep, next to my Bisley shown above my top-o-the-line big bore revolver is my Model 83 in .454 Casull (with a fitted .45 COlt cylinder as an accessory):

http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/47563/2990352660053667879S600x600Q85.jpg

Dan

.45Guy
May 5, 2012, 01:13 PM
The Vaquero I got from my dad is rapidly becoming my favorite.

skidder
May 5, 2012, 01:56 PM
I would have to say my Redhawk with 44 special powered loads. Real smooth and great for plinking with the light loads. (not the bullet pictured...ouch :()

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc456/exlogger/Redhawk/RedCorbon.jpg

41 Mag
May 5, 2012, 02:39 PM
I started out with a 3-screw BH in 41mag as my first purchased handgun on my 21st birthday. It lasted a few years until I found what I had really wanted, a Redhawk in 41 magnum. By that time I also had already acquired a Redhawk in 44 magnum as well, and enjoy shooting them both. This past year I managed to find the last I believe I will need in the Redhawk chambered in 45 Colt.

While I haven't found the load I plan on sticking with just yet, I am having fun with the Colt. So far I have shot only cast through it, mostly my own, but some commercial as well, ranging from 200 through 300grs and found it does a great job with them all.

The last time out I shot the 6 shot group in the black at 50yds from a rest while working with a new to me bullet cast from my new MP 45-270 SAA HP mold,
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f285/41nag/Shooting/Cast%20Boolit%20Loading%20and%20Shooting/0411120923a.jpg

In fact the top group in the above pic is from the 44, and this one is from my 41,
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/imagehosting/28954f8a9aa26837b.jpg

These were simply random boolits grabbed by the handfuls if each caliber grabbed from the first pours in my new molds.
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/imagehosting/28954f801e4a95092.jpg

Boxhead
May 5, 2012, 03:22 PM
Of late, this "tweaked" OM SBH.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/TonyLoadingand44Bisley009.jpg

ExAgoradzo
May 5, 2012, 10:51 PM
Dang it Bergman & Hammer! Now I'm lusting after another gun!
Is the FA Model 83 454 twice as good as the Black/Redhawk???

wlewisiii
May 6, 2012, 01:32 AM
I've become very fond of my blue 4 3/5" barrel Blackhawk in .45 Colt as well.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TytdKsvhdYE/TzBBDZ9At1I/AAAAAAAAEGQ/SAuIsCm-7OA/s640/P2060284.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OB0El3yuzUY/T3ozFJmmiWI/AAAAAAAAEOQ/7GqgeFNsdWc/s640/P4020426.jpg

I've got all the bits to reload it now, too, so the funs only just starting :D

bergmen
May 6, 2012, 02:08 PM
Dang it Bergman & Hammer! Now I'm lusting after another gun!
Is the FA Model 83 454 twice as good as the Black/Redhawk???

The Freedom Arms Single Actions are in a class of their own. I know of no other handgun that is so precise in it's fit and function.

At full cock there is barely perceptable cylinder rotation (if any at all). Barrel to cylinder clearance measures less than .001 on my .45 Colt cylinder, about .0015 with the 454 Casull cylinder in place.

Butter smooth action with "snap of the ice sickle" trigger and breathtaking accuray add up to a cherished handgun to behold. The versatility of loading mild to hot .45 Colt plus mid-range to maximum .454 Casull provides a wide range of enjoyment from can bouncing to going after the biggest of big game world wide. I have no big, dangerous game hunting ambitions but holding that amount of power in one's hands is a humbling experience.

They are spendy (Model 83 list is $2,320.00 + $295.00 for extra .45 Colt cylinder) and it takes awhile (9 weeks ARO) but this is not your normal "visit to the LGS to buy another gun" experience. They are typically made to order and customization can be included in the order. I had a few tweaks added to mine.

It's all good.

Dan

ExAgoradzo
May 6, 2012, 04:25 PM
They are spendy (Model 83 list is $2,320.00 + $295.00 for extra .45 Colt cylinder) and it takes awhile (9 weeks ARO) but this is not your normal "visit to the LGS to buy another gun" experience. They are typically made to order and customization can be included in the order. I had a few tweaks added to mine.
I added it to my 'list'. When I get closer to that (the M1A has place priority right now) I'll be interested in what those 'tweaks' entail. Till then cheers: if I make it up to Ukiah, I may PM you and bring my 45 colt to play with yours :).

joeq
May 6, 2012, 09:31 PM
I just took out my Ruger Vaquero in .45 Colt this morning. Out of all my guns it's definitely my favorite to shoot.

PO2Hammer
May 6, 2012, 10:48 PM
Dang it Bergman & Hammer! Now I'm lusting after another gun!
Is the FA Model 83 454 twice as good as the Black/Redhawk???
I don't think you can judge it that way. Blackhawks/Redhawks/Bisleys are fine guns in their own right with some advantages over F/A's. If I had to pick just one revolver to head into harms way with, it would be a Ruger. In fact I have a deposit down on a GP100 to fill that bill.

For precision shooting, maintaining value, taking picture of, fondling, the F/A can't be beat. I have broken a couple spring in mine over the years, Ruger owners don't have to worry about that, but shooting an F/A is a real joy. For hand loading there's no better gun, it's hardly a challenge to find a good load.

bergmen
May 7, 2012, 01:17 AM
I added it to my 'list'. When I get closer to that (the M1A has place priority right now) I'll be interested in what those 'tweaks' entail. Till then cheers: if I make it up to Ukiah, I may PM you and bring my 45 colt to play with yours :).

YES, let me know. I belong to the Ukiah Gun Club and would be more than happy to have you visit as a guest of mine.

You can shoot my Model 83, I assure you it will spoil you.

You can contact me by PM.

Dan

MCgunner
May 7, 2012, 03:13 PM
I mostly enjoy my '58 Remmy, my Old Army, my '51 Navy and my various .22LR pistols and revolver. I shoot centerfire now and then and practice with my .38 and 9mm carries a lot, but ENJOY means the .22s and the cap and balls for me.

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