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Advices on the Ruger Stainless KBP-7

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by geraldbergeron, Jun 12, 2006.

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  1. geraldbergeron

    geraldbergeron Member

    May 22, 2006
    Quebec, Canada
    Hi everybody,

    I am looking for my first black powder handgun...

    I am reading your posts for a few weeks and I find that this forum is THE forum.

    I am looking more and more seriously to buy: the Ruger stainless Old Army KBP-7:


    I would greatly appreciate any advices.

    Thank you for your attention.

  2. robert garner

    robert garner Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    columbus georgia
    Since you have picked out the worlds premier black powder revolver there is little to say.
    Read Gatofeo's sticky at the top of the page,to cover its use.
    Read ManyIrons posts for more power and use of musket nipples,and accuracy
    BUT out of the box you would do well to master what is delivered, the Ruger Old Army delivers!
  3. Dienekes

    Dienekes Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    The only objection I have to the Old Army is that it is a *big* gun--but probably the best of the breed if you don't mind the bulk and weight. (And expense.) To my way of thinking it would have been fantastic at 3/4 the size and in .36 caliber. I prefer the weight and balance of the newer fixed sight 5 1/2" guns. Would really like a 5 1/2" adjustable sighted model, but the Ruger reps at the NRA convention and exhibits last month told me it wasn't about to happen.

    Having a fairly small hand I find that the Colt Navy-sized revolvers handle much better for me--but with that you get pretty primitive sights and real insight into what the old timers had to work with. However my Uberti '61 Navy shoots pretty well right on so I have the best of both worlds.

    Just make sure to have fun.
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