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Ruger Birdshead 45ACP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by wheelyfun66, May 3, 2014.

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  1. wheelyfun66

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    Hey All,
    My new favorite: Ruger Vaquero 45 ACP with Eagle Gunfighter grips and Power Customs Bisley hammer and springs kit.

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  2. LUCKYDAWG13

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    vary nice
     
  3. gotboostvr

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    I would be tempted to cc that.

    VERY tempted to open carry it haha.
     
  4. back40

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    slick little rig, there. i handled one not long ago and really lied how it felt. i'd love to add one to the stables at some point.

    how's it shoot?
     
  5. Yetiman

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    That hammer and wood really dress it up nice ! I have a stainless version myself.
     
  6. jbj

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    I would totally cc that. And be mad that I couldn't show it to everyone I came in contact with
     
  7. horsemen61

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    Didn't you have a birds head grip before wheelysfun
     
  8. wheelyfun66

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    Yes, this is my second Ruger Birdshead in 45acp.
    I loved the first one, but anyone who "knows" me from gun forums....knows that I often buy/sell/trade guns, and I had sold the first one off.

    For those who say that they would conceal carry it.....you know I will!
    I have an El Paso Saddlery IWB holster on order, as well as the Mernickle high ride/cross draw holster.

    Full range report to follow (soon....)
     
  9. Barry the Bear

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    Thats a gorgeous gun ! Although Id be tempted to buy a .45 colt cylinder to.
     
  10. Dudemeister

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    Looks very nice.

    I just recently got bit by the birdshead grip fever, although I prefer the Thunderer style grip, which, unfortunately, is not available on the Ruger.

    I thought about getting a set of BH grips & strap for my stainless Vaquero from GunGrips.com, but opted for this instead:

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  11. Greg528iT

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    Very very nice
     
  12. bannockburn

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    Looks great and love those checkered grips.
     
  13. Kernel

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    It's a beauty! The .45 ACP is a good choice for a Vaquero with a birdshead grip and short barrel.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Wow that's a beaut, I assume the hammer change wasn't just for aesthetic purposes?
     
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    I just got the 45 Colt version.
    What'd you do with original hammer?
     
  17. wheelyfun66

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    The hammer was swapped, largely for aesthetic reasons, but also for the lower hammer spur.
    The Power Customs kit also comes with Wolf springs for the main spring/trigger spring, as well as the hammer/trigger being "mated" well together.

    The entire package results in a Ruger that is.....un-Ruger-like in it's trigger action
     
  18. wheelyfun66

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    I kept all the original parts in a bag....as I am prone to selling guns after having them for mere months......although I will try to hang onto this one!
     
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    Did the Bisley hammer drop in, or did the grip frame need to be modified? Ruger's Bisley hammer won't drop into a standard frame without modification. Not sure if the Power Custom hammer will.
     
  20. wheelyfun66

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    The grip frame had to be relieved a few thousandths between the ears of the frame (left side) and in the rear (where hammer meets the frame).

    I had my gunsmith do this......as I don't trust myself with files!
     
  21. Orion8472

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    I wish Ruger would make that same gun, but in 357mag. I would love to have that look, but using 38 Specials in it.
     
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    Did the PC hammer not add a half cock notch?
     
  23. wheelyfun66

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    Yes sir,
    The PC hammer/trigger kit DOES add the half-cock to the action.
     
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    These do look nice. I also kinda like the looks of the Montado model (you can get that one in 38/357 too) but those are not easy to find either.
     
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    Where would you find one?
     
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