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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 scattershot Damn, those are pretty. Wish Ruger would fit their grips like Uberti. Those fake ivory grip panels on my New Vaquero ...


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Old April 18th, 2017, 06:24 PM   #31
 
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Damn, those are pretty. Wish Ruger would fit their grips like Uberti.
Those fake ivory grip panels on my New Vaquero are actually Altamont replacements - the left panel fits better than the right side:





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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???
Yes... I do have a few SAA's and then some. I was just pondering the need for those gawd awful ugly modern sights on them?

Maybe I should go and try one or two at the range to see if it's necessary.
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Ok now I understand you! Even with my aging eyes I prefer my Ruger Vaquero Bisley!! Tell you a cool revolver a Ruger Vaquero Birdshead .45acp or with adjustable sights a Ruger Flat Top Convertible.45LC/.45acp!!!
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I've favored a single action ever since I was a kid, and have carried one or another for nearly fifty years. Forty some of those years was just a Colt New Frontier Buntline .22, with extra magnum cylinder. Built a full flap cavalry holster for it and took it everywhere and shot just about everything with it. Have a Blackhawk and a Super Blackhawk for when those are more appropriate, with matching caliber lever guns, but that little .22 was all I ever needed 99% of the time. A couple years ago I gave it to my youngest son (along with its companion Marlin 39A Mountie. He was tickled), and started packing around a Single Seven .327 Federal Magnum. I'll probably give him the others, too, now that I have a lever action rifle in .327 as well. I put the Single Seven into another handmade full flap cavalry holster, and made a gun belt and galluses just for it. It hangs by the door and goes outside whenever I do. Looking for one in 4.62" for more discreet carry. And my lifestyle has changed, too. I spend more time on an ATV than a horse these days, and a shorter barrel will carry easier. After all those decades with a 7.5" .22 I never thought twice about the barrel length for my Single Seven, figured it would behoove me to get that front sight out there as far as it will go. Always a hunter, all my SAs but one are adjustable sighted.
My next single action (after the 4.62" S7) is a 1872 Open Top. I scored a big batch of .38 Special ammo and don't want to put it through any of my .357s (sounds like a perfectly logical and rational reason to me), so, 1872 OT it is.
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The sights that offend your eye have an enclosure and ramp for the rear sight, while the Flat Top models have just the bare sight. The grips are a bit smaller, as is the frame, but you might want to check out the NMBH Flat Top, if offered in a cartridge you want. I have Flat Tops in 44 Special, 41 Magnum, and 44 Magnum.
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I've favored a single action ever since I was a kid, and have carried one or another for nearly fifty years. Forty some of those years was just a Colt New Frontier Buntline .22, with extra magnum cylinder. Built a full flap cavalry holster for it and took it everywhere and shot just about everything with it. Have a Blackhawk and a Super Blackhawk for when those are more appropriate, with matching caliber lever guns, but that little .22 was all I ever needed 99% of the time. A couple years ago I gave it to my youngest son (along with its companion Marlin 39A Mountie. He was tickled), and started packing around a Single Seven .327 Federal Magnum. I'll probably give him the others, too, now that I have a lever action rifle in .327 as well. I put the Single Seven into another handmade full flap cavalry holster, and made a gun belt and galluses just for it. It hangs by the door and goes outside whenever I do. Looking for one in 4.62" for more discreet carry. And my lifestyle has changed, too. I spend more time on an ATV than a horse these days, and a shorter barrel will carry easier. After all those decades with a 7.5" .22 I never thought twice about the barrel length for my Single Seven, figured it would behoove me to get that front sight out there as far as it will go. Always a hunter, all my SAs but one are adjustable sighted.
My next single action (after the 4.62" S7) is a 1872 Open Top. I scored a big batch of .38 Special ammo and don't want to put it through any of my .357s (sounds like a perfectly logical and rational reason to me), so, 1872 OT it is.
Did you pick up one of the new Henry Lever Action .327FM's?? I have a Ruger SP101 3 inch barreled .327FM. I keep thinking I need to add either a Single Seven .327FM in a 5.5 barrel or just get a Henry Lever Action .327FM!!!
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How much trouble is drawing from a holster with them? Is it just a non issue?

Its been my experience,,

Use good leather holsters, no problem. NON issue.

Try using a $15 elcheapo nylon holster with the sewing lip around the top, , they tend to hang up , but then again, ANYTHING tends to hang up in a cheap nylon holster.
Unless someone is concerned with " fast draw" games and trying to play "Johnny Ringo" ,,, shouldnt be a problem either way.
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