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This is a discussion on Should I try an ugly modern SA? within the Ruger Single Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by Bob Wright My daily companion: The revolver is a Ruger Blackhawk, 4 5/8" barrel, caliber .45 Colt. The holster is my design ...


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Old April 17th, 2017, 10:35 AM   #16
 
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My daily companion:



The revolver is a Ruger Blackhawk, 4 5/8" barrel, caliber .45 Colt. The holster is my design made for me by Graveyard Jack Gunleather. It one fast rig to get into action. Usually carry it under a vest of sport coat.

Same story, but in .44 Special:




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Nice! How high do those holsters ride if you don't mind me asking? You wear strong side?



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Blackhawks are ugly?? Damn, I was not aware of that. Thanks for letting me know. Guess I'll have to have a yard sale or something.
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Blackhawks are ugly?? Damn, I was not aware of that. Thanks for letting me know. Guess I'll have to have a yard sale or something.
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I'm with Cary - if you already think they're ugly I wouldn't bother. Life is too short to own an ugly gun and if a Blackhawk strikes you as ugly then why try to convince yourself they're OK? It's a personal opinion and most of us have our own preferences. For instance I think the Super Redhawks are unattractive. I can tolerate the Alaskan (and own one) but the rest of them just leave me cold. I appreciate they have a good action and are probably very accurate in the right hands and are sturdy, stout, etc. But I can't get past the looks so I leave them to others who like them or at least don't mind what they look like. I'd have a hard time justifying owning a gun that didn't give me a little zing inside when I held it and took it to the range, etc.
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Well now that the OP said what he did doesn't really mean they are ugly to the rest of us here............but all I can say is he doesn't know what he's been missing then by not having one!!!
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Well now that the OP said what he did doesn't really mean they are ugly to the rest of us here............but all I can say is he doesn't know what he's been missing then by not having one!!!
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my eyes are bad enough tha tI need adjustable sighted blackhawks I cannot barely see the sights on a vaquero or such.
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I love my New Model Blackhawks. 357's with 4-5/8" barrels.
I recently bought a Mernickle High Rise holster with the intention of carrying strong side at about 4 o'clock in the cooler months here.
The holster is very nice. It is, however, very difficult for me to get the gun out of the holster on a draw. It rides too high and I run out of room with my upward pull before the barrel clears the holster........................
I believe if you carry strong side, you'll need a lower slung holster.......................
My finding exactly! Here is the Mernickle:



Then I contacted Graveyard Jack Gunleather and had this modified Tom Threepersons made up for me:



Nothing wrong with the Mernickle, its my aging shoulders!


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The Blackhawks I own with the big honking front sights get carried and shot a lot more than the Vaquero that doesn't. Just my personal preference. With my eyes, I need all the help I can get.
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Nice! How high do those holsters ride if you don't mind me asking? You wear strong side?
Those are both some great looking holsters. One of these days, I'm gonna splurge and get something like that.
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No expert either, but do you want a close clone like this Uberti Cattleman in nickel....






or a New Vaquero stainless like my Talo?



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Damn, those are pretty. Wish Ruger would fit their grips like Uberti.
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On the sight question, it helps to adjust ones expectations and appreciate that he is not shooting a rifle. You don't need to shoot a single hole. A nice, consistent group, any shot of which would have done the job, is having a good day. If unable to see the front sight and some approximation of the target, new glasses are at most about $600, and lense implants in both eyes, provided an ophthalmologist, due to cataracts, believes it warranted for insurance purposes, costs about $1000 copay, $500 per eye. I did all that and am shooting better than ever.
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OK here's the deal, I love SAA's more than you know. I spent decades in the Marines and the Army National Guard carrying and using a semi-auto (insert 1911's, M9's) whatnots. I am a Texan by birth with a family heritage of men who lived by their SAA's and wits in the Cavalry(Union and Confederacy ) and in working the land to survive. So it's a deep down rooted feeling of being connected to my family to be open carrying any one of my SAA's all day.

You guys are more expert in what to carry(maybe) and my interest in trying a modern adjustable sighted SA with those honking huge sights that stick up and out like a sore thumb is a concern.

How much trouble is drawing from a holster with them? Is it just a non issue? I'm pretty sure it is since LEO's have spent decades using those ugly revolvers for carry duty anyway.

What say you experts?
Rick this thread is a bit confusing........you have another thread that show's a single leather holster that you are using for several of your Single Action Revolvers???
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