'Modern' Single Action Revolvers


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SullyVols
March 10, 2013, 03:09 PM
What brands do I look at for a high quality magnum (.357 or .44) single action revolver? I'm looking for something with adjustable sights.

What brands are in the market? I know Ruger is and I like the looks of the few of theirs. I like the look of some of Colt's guns too but the prices (~ $1400 for the new frontier and it's only .44 special or .45 colt)

How are the safety features? Do most have the transfer bar still?

I would say I'm looking for something along the lines of the Ruger Blackhawk Hunter or the Colt New Frontier. 5ish"-8ish" - barrel Stainless is a plus especially if it has stainless innards.

Any chance an N-frame holster would accomadate a single-action revolver? I only ask because i have a really nice n-frame swivel holster.

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rcmodel
March 10, 2013, 03:18 PM
Ruger New- Models all use a Transfer bar.

Older Ruger three-screws do not, and Colt does not, as they are a 'traditional' single-action.

Ruger makes stainless steel firearms.
Colt does not.

In your price range, with a transfer bar?
Ruger.

No, a single-action of any brand will not fit an N-Frame S&W holster.

rc

roaddog28
March 10, 2013, 03:21 PM
You have alway answered your question. For the money a Ruger Black hawk is the best choice. You have many choices in the Black hawk line. Sure you can find a better revolver but not at a Ruger price. Freedom Arms makes a better revolver but plan on paying over $1500.00 for a good one.
Good luck,
Howard

TennJed
March 10, 2013, 07:07 PM
Another vote for the Blackhawk. It fits your needs perfectly

MedWheeler
March 10, 2013, 11:52 PM
In case no one has mentioned it yet, you should be looking at Ruger.. :D

wally247
March 11, 2013, 12:13 AM
I love my Blackhawk and Super Blackhawk!

nelsonal
March 11, 2013, 12:18 AM
They're not new by any means but Interarms made a pretty nice single action, with a different safety method (the Cylinder rod locks back to block the hammer). I'd hold out for one that's less money than a super blackhawk, as parts will likely be tough to find if they're available at all, but they're nice guns. The Virginian Dragoons have adjustable sights.

Drail
March 11, 2013, 12:47 AM
Ruger or Freedom Arms.

JaxJim
March 11, 2013, 10:27 PM
Ruger BlackHawk! Easy to tune up for smoothness, lots of stocks if you want a different look, comes stainless or blued. Built to last a couple-three lifetimes, can ingest some of the hottest loads you can throw at it and keep going.

O.K., I'm a Ruger fan, sorry for the bias :)

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