View Full Version : So What Sixguns Do You Shoot?
08-07-2003, 12:15 AM
Make? Caliber? Barrel length? Grips?
I shoot a matched pair of stainless Vaqueros in cal. 45 Colt with 7.5 inch barrels and genuine stag horn grips.
Back up sixshooters are a Bisley Vaquero, blue/cc in 45 Colt with 5.5 inch barrel and white Pearlite grips on the strong side and...
a Birds Head Vaquero in stainless, cal. 45 Colt with 3.75 inch barrel and ebony wood grips in right hand cross draw holster on left hip.
Sometimes I shoot a pair of Colt clones, both are blue/cc in cal. 44-40 - 7.5 inch barrel on right hip and 3 inch Sheriff's model in "Huckleberry Rig".
Or... a pair of Remington clones in cal. 45 Colt - a model '75 with ivory micarta grips on right hip and a '58 with R&D conversion cylinder on left hip.
So...what kind of shootin' irons do you all pack?
08-07-2003, 05:23 PM
Manufacturer Model Barrel Caliber Grips
ARMI SAN MARCO S&W 1875 SCHOFIELD 7" 45c
EAA BOUNTY HUNTER 4 1/2" 45c
PIETTA COLT 1851 NAVY 8" 36
PIETTA COLT 1860 ARMY 8" 44
PIETTA REMINGTON 1858 ARMY POLICE 6 1/2" 36
PIETTA REMINGTON 1858 ENGRAVED 8" 44 IVORY
RUGER OLD ARMY #1 7 1/2" 45/45c BUFFALO
RUGER OLD ARMY #2 7 1/2" 45/45c
RUGER VAQUERO 5 1/2" 45c IVORY
RUGER VAQUERO 7 1/2" 45c STAG
RUGER VAQUERO-BISLEY 5 1/2" 45c IVORY
UBERTI 1873 CATTLEMAN (COLT SAA) 5 1/2" 45c
UBERTI 1873 CATTLEMAN (COLT SAA) 7 1/2" 45c
UBERTI COLT 1861 NAVY #1 8" 36
UBERTI COLT 1861 NAVY #2 8" 36
UBERTI COLT 1894 BISLEY BP 5 1/2" 44
UBERTI COLT THUNDERER 5 1/2" 45c
UBERTI REMINGTON 1858 ARMY 8" 44/45c
UBERTI REMINGTON 1875 OUTLAW #1 7 1/2" 45c
UBERTI REMINGTON 1875 OUTLAW #2 7 1/2" 45c
UBERTI S&W 1875 SCHOFIELD 7" 45c
UBERTI COLT 1894 BISLEY #1 5 1/2" 45
UBERTI COLT 1894 BISLEY #2 7 1/2" 45
I pick any 2-4 to shoot at each monthly match. Havenít done much with the grips but most of them have action jobs done and/or spring kits installed. I have R&D cylinders for the dual caliber ones which; depending on the mood, I shoot BP or cartridge. I have had great luck with all of them as far as dependability, no real problems to speak of. I enjoy shooting the different types.
08-08-2003, 01:07 AM
Mustang...that's quite a selection you've got there. I have others in the gun safe, though I don't think as many as you have. The 8 I listed are my shooters...used on a regular basis. I've got a couple of old Colts, which I don't shoot much. NA Schofield that I shoot once in a while and I'm currently putting together a set of sixguns in cal. 38-40. I have around half a dozen cap-n-ball revolvers. I shoot 4 of them every once in a while. The rest simply haven't been "test fired" yet.
I'm gonna show your list to my wife, who thinks I have too many guns. Thanks for posting.
Good shooting and God bless. ;)
08-08-2003, 04:32 PM
Well shucks, you pards have it good. I don't have any single action revolvers yet. At the rate I'm saving up money, it's going to take a while before I can even afford a brace of 'em. :( I'm just going to sit here and turn green with envy. I might be able to get one in a few months, but I'm not sure which to start with. I like the look of the Ubertis, but I need to see which pistols feel best for me.
I've already decided to look for something besides the Rugers, since I have small hands and the Rugers are so big.
08-10-2003, 03:45 AM
Sam, if'n ya got small paws and ya wants to shoot Rugers try the Birds Head models. They fit small hands a lot better or you could try regular old Vaqueros with "Gun Fighter Grips" on 'em. Lots of guys with small hands swear by them "GFGs".
Good shooting and God bless. :cool:
[ August 13, 2003, 12:38 AM: Message edited by: DBC 5273 ]
For SASS competition, I use a matched pair of SS NMBHs, 5 1/2" barrel, .45 Colt. I also have a pair of Vaqueros, also SS, also 5 1/2" barrel. I also have a SS Bisley that I play with, but my big hands like the standard grip better.
08-31-2003, 01:56 PM
I have a brace of '51 Navies and a Walker. The latter is a beast to carry but a hoot to shoot. :eek:
09-04-2003, 02:51 PM
Most of my "clones" are Uberti made. I think their fit, finish and overall construction are superior to Pietta and ASM although I do own a few of those too.
09-11-2003, 10:01 AM
2 uberti cattleman 4 3/4" barrels saa in 44-40
winchester 1892 20" barrel in 44-40
rossi lever rifle 20" barrel in 44 mag
marlin 336 in 30-30
winchester lever rifle in 38-55
baikal sxs 12g
and some others for hunting
and the ol'e trusty .22 rifle
a matched pair of Ruger New Model Single Sixes, Stainles w/ Simu. White ivory grips in 32 H & R Magnun
Winchester Model 94 Trails End in 45 Colt
Stoeger Silverado Coach gun, straight English stock (that cracked on me the other day) 12 ga, matte stainless.
Just bought Norinco Model 97 backup shotgun and a Winchester Model 94 Legacy in 25 Colt.
All guns have had the usual CAS tuning/work done on them.
Rio Grande Rebel
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