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Tactical single action .357?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by wisconsin, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. wisconsin

    wisconsin Member

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    Ok, before the pitch forks and torches come hear me out on this.... I have a Heritage Arms 357 magnum taking up space in the gun safe, and I was thinking about making it into a new project...Tacticool revolver!
    List of wants:
    Top rail
    Bottom rail
    New grips, like the "tactical" (i.e. tear your non-gloved hands up) grips
    Sight?
    Ported barrel?
    New coating, I can not remember the name, but like the finish on a Glock or XD.

    Now I understand the idiocy of some of this. In reality I would be happy with a scope mount for hunting, but I tend to have a history of not leaving well enough alone.

    Any ideas are appreciated!

    Here it is as of now

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  2. shiftyer1

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    Half of me says cool it's your gun do what you want and I wanna see

    The other half says your nuts:)

    I'm going to follow this thread
     
  3. Certaindeaf

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    A lazer pointer is always nice to point out what yous going blast.
    Don't forget a bayonet mount or at least a nub to keep the muzzle out the armored port for the blasting goodness.
    Paint it tan. People like a tan.
     
  4. Ironhorse522

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    It's your gun do with it as you wish, I personally would never dress up a single action like a glock. I just don't see the point however post pics!!
     
  5. wisconsin

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    There really is no point, it's purely a "because I can" situation. Im a tinkerer at heart, what can I say?

    Also, when it comes to rails I am not terribly worried about taping the barrel, its how the ejector is held in place.
     
  6. ColtPythonElite

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    I would save my $$.
     
  7. wisconsin

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    Most of it I have the ability to do myself, there for saving $$$.
     
  8. ColtPythonElite

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    It sounds like your mind is made up....Have at it and enjoy.
     
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    Ahhhg! Classic. seen that over on castboolits by the author/creator a ways back
     
  11. Lost Sheep

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    Is that a weapon-light or a flame-thrower attachment?

    Either way, too cool.

    Lost Sheep
     
  12. wisconsin

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    Now that is awesome, but on topic... The amount of material I would have to remove from the top of the frame to level it for a scope mount is quite alarming. I may have to use some sort of filler
     
  13. MCgunner

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    LMAO at MrBorland's pic. :D

    Ruger makes single actions with scope mounts....44 super blackhawk hunter. Probably spend less buying one.

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    Hollywood has a head start on you:

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  15. huntsman

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    So the answer to wasted gun money is to waste more money? I live in a different world.
     
  16. Lawdawg45

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    I believe I've posted this before, but one of my post retirement jobs was a security director for a local congregation of 5000+, and I frequently assigned myself to the balcony overlooking the senior minister. My shot in an active shooter scenario would have been at about 35 yards, and I felt my best option (other than toting a rifle around in church) was my 7 1/2 inch Vaquero carried in a shoulder holster. Maybe your idea isn't that crazy!:rolleyes:

    LD
     
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    Remove the front sight, add a barrel shroud with top & bottom rails and integral magnaport chamber at the front.
     

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    Why don't you take the monies you are going to waste, and buy ammo? At least try to be efficient with it, you know, hit what you're aiming at!
     
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    Take it to Red Jacket so they can "open up an entirely new marketplace"!
     
  22. W.E.G.

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    I would not underestimate a man armed with a single-action .357 if it were a gun he had trained with sufficiently to be able to work within its limitations.

    I do wonder whether the OP's gun has what it takes to withstand a lot of use.
    How well would it index after 1000 rounds or hard use?
    How well-secured is the base pin?
    How sturdy is the ejector assembly?

    Forget the optics and rails and ports.
    Completely.

    If nobody wants that gun now, they REALLY won't want it after you've done your worst on it.
     
  23. mr.scott

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    It's a game changer for sure.
     
  24. R.W.Dale

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    I have something slightly tacticool in a single action revolver.

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    Magnum Research BFR in 30/30 + trijicon reflex sight. It even wears a sling now!




    posted via that mobile app with the sig lines everyone complaints about
     
  25. floydster

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    Wisc, think it over:)

    Smokeyloads
     
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