Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mr. Mosin, Oct 16, 2022.
An M10 is a utility tool; helps keep my house safe, accompanies me on various woodland walks and shooting for the pleasure of doing so.
An M25 in 45 Colt for deer and woods carry.
FA 83 in 41 Mag for serious hunting.
Bisley Vaquero in 357 for busting on edge clay birds and troublesome yard marauders.
Short barrel Birdshead Ruger in 45 Colt in tackle bag.
Also, Ruger Blackhawk 4 5/8" barrel in 45 Colt - we call this the cantacumber gun. A few years ago we planted cantaloupe and cucumbers in the garden, perhaps a little too close together. Bees did their job, resulting in the greatest looking small cantaloupe like melons we had ever seen, carefully waited until they seemed ripe, picked a couple - sectioned them with a knife right in the garden- bit into them most retched foul tasting thing - not melon, not cucumber. Immediately lined the whole bunch of Franken cantacumbers up and assassinated them with the 45 Colt RBH.
Plus others, when a particular fancy strikes.
Happy to have a good tool chest, no specific favorite platform.......
For range and home defense, a K or L frame S&W (with the N frames just barely behind). For carry, a 6 shot 2" Taurus 856UL when I need it to be as small and light as possible, the rest of the time a 3" Colt King Cobra (new model). When I get a Taurus Defender, I'm not sure which will win out... a 3" .357mag with a great trigger, or a 3" .38spl with night sights.
This combines everything you like!
This is a S&W Model 1950, 45 ACP Target revolver, the first target revolver in 45 ACP produced by S&W.
If you require a 4” tapered barreled 45 ACP revolver, the S&W Model 625-6, Mountain Gun, is your goal,
Or, you can convert a S&W Model 28-2,
RedHawk for hunting.
RedHawk for shooting.
Got any tips?
Smith and Wesson Model 629-5 by Tallball posted May 25, 2019 at 12:44 PM
A good all around combo of gun and cartridge. I have a nice example in a heavy barrel model 65 stainless .357.
Accurate, and a pleasure to shoot with its typical crisp S&W trigger.
I shoot the lowly Ruger Bisley better than anything, though.
So it's a tough call, and probably depends on whether I'm shooting or just looking. On the whole, the gun I'd most like to have in my holster on any given day would be a medium-frame Bisley in .44 Special, worked over by Bowen, tastefully engraved, given a deep polished blue, and gripped in ivory.
Lately I've been shooting Italian saa clones.
Colt M1849 (cap and ball)
Colt .25 auto
Colt Officer's Model Target (.22 LR)
Colt Detective Special
Colt SAA (.357 Mag)
Colt New Service (.45 Colt)
gradually deteriorating health (thank you God that I can still shoot) I've returned to an earlier love...the Single Action Army Pistol as designed and built by Colt.
My first time around I had a small collection of rebuilt and restored 1st Gen Colt SAAs. I shot them with duplicates of the original black powder loads (that's a handful if you've never experienced it) and loved every minute of it. I can't afford shootable 1st Gen Colts anymore but several years ago I discovered the SAs made by United States Firearms. The fit, finish, feel and balance is perfect in my hand. Here are a few:
I have concentrated (focused) on the models with black powder frames that have the cylinder pin retained by a screw, diagonally through the front of the frame. These and several others only fire black powder duplicates of loads from the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s. With every boom, cloud of sulfurous smoke, and resounding KLANG when my soft and heavy bullets hit my steel plates I get a smile on my face.
Hope your favorite gun or platform does the same for you.
I know this won't be a popular opinion but I shoot my 327 so well even with the high end magnum loads. It's got a great trigger and it spends a lot of time with me since it's so easy to carry. I grown so fond of it I even find it aesthetically pleasing now.
Buy trigger shims:
Install trigger shims:
Buy lighter springs:
https://www.gunsprings.com/RUGER/BEARCAT & SUPER BEARCAT/cID3/mID52/dID235
Install lighter springs:
Read posts by Iowegan about stoning the hammer upper step to make up for slightly too light springs:
All easily done by me, at home, and I suck at mechanical things.
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