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44 Spec Ruger Vaquero Sheriff

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by wheelyfun66, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. wheelyfun66

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    Hey All,
    Picked up a Ruger Vaq in 44 Spec....
    been to the range twice.....shoots as accurate as you allow it!

    Got some Rosewood checkered Eagle grips on order, Super Black Hawk hammer on backorder....
    Carrying it in a Simply Rugged Sourdough pancake with some spare ammo in a nice black leather pocket pouch.....
    Good to go!
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  2. CraigC
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    Sweet!
     
  3. Armored farmer

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    ...yea, that's real nice. I like it.
     
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    very nice sir
     
  5. bannockburn

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    wheelyfun66

    Looks great and good to hear you've got some grips on order. First thing I did with my new Ruger Blackhawk was swap out those plain-jane looking plastic grips for a set of rosewood ones with the Ruger medallions on them.
     
  6. SharpsDressedMan

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    Here is mine. Same gun, except stainless with replacement myrtle grips. ......... [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  7. bannockburn

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    Sweet looking grips Sharps!
     
  8. Deltaboy1984

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    Good looking Ruger.
     
  9. 35 Whelen

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    Congrats!!

    I can't help but wonder WHY they won't make this model/chambering in a 4 5/8" or 5 1/2" barrel.

    35W
     
  10. wheelyfun66

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    I have seen the 44 Special in 4.75" (or whatever weird measurement Ruger uses)...
    It was a small run done at the same time as the shorter barrels....
    Look on Gun Broker under the search term "Ruger 44"......and they occasionally turn up.
     
  11. Jaymo

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    I'd love to have a Vaquero .44 Spl. I have the 5.5" Blackhawk .44 Spl.
     
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    Me too. I really like the scaled down Vaqeuro rather than the larger Blackhawk. I think it makes for a much more functional pistol . Maybe someday Ruger will do a run of them.

    35W
     
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    Yeah, and if I remember correctly Bud's had a bunch they were trying to unload for $399 shipped or thereabouts a year or two ago. They didn't move very fast at all, stayed up at that price for a while.

    And now I kick myself repeatedly for not buying one. Why why why why WHY???
     
  16. wheelyfun66

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    Somehow, I eyeball certain limited run models......but never pull the trigger....
    UNTIL, they quit making them and they become hard to find and overly expensive.....then I MUST have one!

    There is a Ruger Birdshead in GB right now for over $800 dollars, and it still has about 4 days until the auction ends!! (paid about 600 for mine, a few months ago)
     
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    I recently came across a Vaquero 4 5/8(not the new model) in 45 Colt, in like new unfired condition. The price he was asking was too low to turn down, and it came home with me. Compared to my dads new Vaqueros (5 1/2), the larger frame fits my hand better. Both are great pistols, and I dont know how anyone could go wrong with either version. I think next on my want list is going to be a 357 Vaquero, or maybe a .44
     
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    Boy, does that sound familiar! I've had the hots for the 4 5/8" Bisley flat-top .44Spl but haven't been able to commit.
     
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    Congratulations. The Ruger is a solid performer in one of the greatest calibres of all time. To me it has a good businesslike appearance. I like it just as it is.
     
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    Yeah. Stainless fixed sight Old Army. Toyed with getting a pair for quite a while, but always thought I could always get one for a couple hundred. No rush.

    Har dee har har.
     
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    A little big for a concealed carry gun, but Milt Sparks Leather makes a nice holster for them. .................................. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    I like a bunch, thanks for showing us....Tom
     
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    Looking to buy a Ruger for my collection now that I found out my bladder cancer is in remission (or cured) . I reraley want a vacharo in 51/2 barrel in satin stainless with a bisley grip but they dont make it. So i'll have to settle for a 61/2 barrel new blackhawk satin s/s in 357- 38 spl. The .45 .45acp convertable is blue as is the 51/2 357 9mm 38 spl. Oh well
     
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    I found a LNIB blued 4-5/8" Blackhawk .45 Colt/ACP convertible for $400+tax. I think I need to get it.
    I'd rather it had the 5.5" barrel, but I'm good with the one it has. Espcially for the price.

    I just hate those black checkered cheesegrater grips. They leave my hand sore after 50 rounds.
    That, and the aluminum grip frame. And the misalignment of the top of the frame and grip frame.
    The misalignment must be pretty common, as I even see it in the pics at Ruger's website.
    But, I can live with it since it's a great SA revolver.
    It will go great with my .44 Spl 5.5" BH.
    I didn't have the money on me, when I saw it, and I was sick today (unable to go and get it), but I should be going by there Monday.
     
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