I've always resisted the 45 Colt in my attempts to minimize my caliber selection and have stuck with 44 mag since I don't reload. The Bisley Convertible is the one that keeps me coming back to consider it in no small part due to the 45acp option.Definitely. I would probably pick up a Vaquero if I shot SASS/cowboy action. I went with the Bisley Convertible so I could have big medicine for hunting or big game defense when afield and using the .45 Colt cylinder. Then I’m still able to practice/plink on the same platform affordably, with the .45 ACP cylinder.
I always thought it would be pretty trick to have two convertibles..obviously the .45 Colt/ACP and then one in .357 mag/9mm, which of course would also shoot .38 special out of the .357 cylinder. Five caliber options on two guns....Chya! Sign me up.I've always resisted the 45 Colt in my attempts to minimize my caliber selection and have stuck with 44 mag since I don't reload. The Bisley Convertible is the one that keeps me coming back to consider it in no small part due to the 45acp option.
Yeah I need one of those too. Then there 10mm/38-40I always thought it would be pretty trick to have two convertibles..obviously the .45 Colt/ACP and then one in .357 mag/9mm, which of course would also shoot .38 special out of the .357 cylinder. Five caliber options on two guns....Chya! Sign me up.
I'd be into that. I'm no longer a magnum anything guy, but .45 colt as long as it wan't a hunting round, would be doable i would think. I do plan on going to a clean-up or two this year for sure. Just waiting for the schedule!Wish I knew you were interested...I had mine at the Brown’s Camp/Beaver Dam Rock Pit Cleanup last year. Let me know the next cleanup you attend and I’ll be sure to bring it.
It makes 230gr .45ACP ammo feel like 9mm...Mrs. Bisley even likes to shoot it.
Is this your first serious post?Make sure you do your research if you wanna shoot some tier 3 "Ruger only" loads. I think the more recent Vaqueros are rated to tier 2.
No, nooooo....I paid a hair over $500.00, not counting shipping/transfer, for a fine 116 year old Swede Mauser. And $600.00 for a Lee Enfield aged 100 years old. THOSE pieces have stories in them. That sort of thing is my current interest. Who knows what I'll be into in a year?Mike, old floon, you are dreaming.... $500 for a REAL SAA? I wish.
I always liked the Blackhawks as "workin' guns"... I packed New Models in .357 or .44 all over the central AZ Sonoran desert my younger, horse riding, gold prospecting, ghost-town hunting days. I liked the adjustable sights, transfer bar safety, and durability, even though they lacked authenticity. Still have a .357 NM BH.The Rugers are built like tanks. IMHO.....they are a good alternative to the "Italian Clones."
For light recoil look for a 357, you can shoot 35spl for soft, or magnum for power.I was on the verge 4 or so years ago of getting a cowboy gun. They still fascinate me. I haven't had a chance to really handle one much, and don't know the difference between, Bisley, Vaquero or any of them. I like to have a variety of different guns and not two the same. But at this time when I look at the price on a gun I have to pull back the trigger on for $500.00 I'm thinking that $500.00+ is dang close to buying a REAL 100 year old gun that IS original. Some day maybe somebody at a clean-up will have one in a light recoil caliber I can play with for awhile. That might do it.
Geez! Looks like a Wyatt Earp Special. Speaking of which, my favorite bar & grill is owned by one of Virgil Earp's grandkids (or great grandkid, yeah, that's probably it).I had one of these just before I joined the Navy, and my dad would take it out in the desert near Tempe AZ probably towards Apache Junction. Anyway he had a stick with a fork on the top that he would rest that old cannon on, and blow the heck out of Jackrabbits on the run. I had it for a while after I came home from the Navy, but like a dumb but I traded it off. I wish I had it still!
Hang it on your belt and the muzzle would bang your knee!
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Shot liking a flipping rifle!