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Why do folks like SA revolvers still?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Smaug, Aug 24, 2022.

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Why an SA revolver over DA?

  1. Nostalgia

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    19.0%
  2. I like the more deliberate way of doing things; a slower pace

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  3. Something else

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  1. Driftwood Johnson

    Driftwood Johnson Member

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    Nope.

    Completely happy with the pinky curled under the grip.

    Been doing so for about 20 years.
     
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  2. Driftwood Johnson

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    I wouldn't know.

    I don't have any subcompact carry guns.

    My favorite semi-auto is a 9mm 1911.

    Have you ever noticed it is impossible to place your finger behind the trigger guard on most semi-autos?

    So knuckle bashing is not an issue.
     
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  3. CraigC

    CraigC Sixgun Nut

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    The pinky under hold is what works for me.

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    They'll handle more than people think. This is a Pietta .45 convertible and the .45ACP +P runs at 23,000psi.

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  4. Seedy Character

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    The voting choices needs another choice:



    If you gotta ask, you wouldn't understand?
     
  5. dannyd

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    Never have to pickup brass :)
     
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  6. dannyd

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    My Revolvers are Woke they identify as Glocks

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  7. 45 Dragoon

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    Yessir!!! And so does my '60 Army 45acp!! Lol

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    Mike
     
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  8. Tall

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    I like any sort of firearm if it's made from metal and wood and decent quality. Low quality things are made from plastic. Some of the firearms I like are single actions, but many are SA pistols like PPK's and 1911's, lever guns and M1 Garands, bolt action Remington rifles, Browning Citoris, and of course the Browning Auto 5. If I see a firearm made with plastic and rubber I am not going to own it because such things don't last.
     
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  9. Tall

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    Same load I use except the bullets are 454424 - the bullets that Keith actually used in 45 Colt. I use W-W 231 (an old lot from before Hodgdon).
     
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  10. Smokin Gator

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    What do you do with your pinky on guns where the grip is not long for you to get all four fingers on the frontstrap of the grip? My original Ruger Vaquero with gunfighter grips has just enough room for all four fingers. My 44special Ruger Flattop doesn't. I bought a set of extended grips from Texas grips for it.
     
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  11. Seedy Character

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    You should slap them. They look smarter than that.

    LoL
     
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  12. Driftwood Johnson

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    As has been posted several times on this thread, I ALWAYS curl my pinky under the grip. I never try to cram all four fingers onto the grip. Notice how curling my pinky under the grip moves my hand slightly lower on the grip, which in turn opens up a space of about 1/4" between the rear of the trigger guard and the knuckle of my index finger. I discovered a long time ago that cramming my entire hand onto the grip resulted in the knuckle of my index finger being in contact with the rear of the trigger guard. When held this way, any amount of recoil caused the trigger guard to whack my knuckle, and that hurts. Gripping the revolver this way prevents my knuckle getting whacked in recoil and I can shoot a single action revolver this way all day long with my stout Black Powder 45 Colt ammo and it does not hurt. This photo shows me holding a 2nd Gen Colt, but I do the same with every single action revolver, including various Rugers,


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  13. Archie

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    Single action revolvers are still popular with shooters for several reasons.
    1. For heavy loads, they are viewed as 'stronger'. As a rule, they can handle greater pressure for a greater number of shots without as much wear (top strap stretching, cylinders expanding) than double action revolvers or semi-automatic pistols of similar size and weight. (They probably are stronger, most everyone is convinced at least.)
    2. For heavy loads, the curved shape of the grips make the arm feel a bit less brutal in recoil.
    3. Trigger mechanisms are simpler and allow 'cleaning up' a trigger simpler.
    4. For many shooters, they are safer and more obvious.
    5. Perhaps it stems from nostalgia, shooting a SA revolver is more fun in general.
    6. Generally, SA revolvers are slower to load and reload. Given the goal of a single action revolver, this is not an issue.
     
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  14. ACES&8S

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    How right you are!
    Seems it is like they want to lay down a suppressing fire, while the other guy might be doing: One shot one kill!
     
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  15. Smokin Gator

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    My question was to those people who don't put their pinky under the grip. Do they just leave it hanging at the bottom of the grip with no contact? With my USFA rodeo I have my pinky under. As I mentioned my original Vaquero has room on the front for all four fingers and that feels and works well for me.
     
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  16. unclenunzie

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    Single action Revolvers....

    They have history, an all-American quality to them. They can be slow and deliberate, yet also fast and powerful. They're fun. In form and function they are beautiful. They give off freedom and spirit.

    In other words, I like them.
     
  17. plainsdrifter

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    Everybody has different sized hands and fingers so no grip fits everyone the same. On my New Blackhawk I got the extended grips from Texas grips and love it. I can get all the fingers on the grip.
    My New Vaquero fits just fine with my pinky uner it. I dunno why and can't explain it. But I love my 45LC Vaquero more than my Blackhawk 357.

    Edit: My SP101 .357 fits great with a Hogue grip too.

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  18. Smokin Gator

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    If the grip on my single actions allow a comfortable grip with all four fingers I don't place my pinky underneath. If the grip is too short then I put the pinky under. For the one gun I decided to try the extended length grips and do like them.

    With my 44 caliber Ruger Vaquero shooting 44 special black powder I can control the recoil and get back on target quicker for successive shots shootin one handed with all fingers on the front of the grip.
     
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  19. Seedy Character

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    I sold the 3 Vaqueros I had and replaced them with 5 Blackhawk and 2 Single Sixes.

    The Blackhawk grip fits me better. The NM Vaquero grip was enough smaller to feel awkward. Luckily they make both and lots of replacement grips, too.
     
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