Originally Posted by rclark
I thought about buying a conversion cylinder
It seems like every time the topic of black powder pistols comes up, somebody says "You need to get the conversion! it's BETTER
O.K., I'm willing to admit that there's more power available with smokeless.
And it would allow a larger selection of bullet types.
But I'm just not ready to call it better.
I bought my ROA because I wanted to fiddle with it. The whole concept of loading, and playing with different powders, and learning all the little tricks, and taking it apart, Heck- I even ground on the frame!
Every time I take it to the range, I meet new people and have conversations because the thing just has "Fun" written all over it.
As such, it's doing exactly what I wanted it for. It makes me smile.
If it were the only pistol I owned, I can see where having a conversion cylinder might give me a little more versatility and reliability. Under that circumstance it might be a good thing to do.
Fortunately for me, the ROA is not my only handgun.
If I need more power, I need only open the safe and reach in there. Reliability? Versitility? I have that covered too.
If I suddenly realize that there's some facet of handgunning that I don't have equipment for, I'll get what I need to do it instead of modifying my ROA.
I'll pass on the conversion cylinder. I like loading and shooting the thing just the way it is... And I agree. I think it will shoot better groups.