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Old April 21st, 2011, 05:11 PM   #1
 
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new vaquero or uberti ?????

I'm interested in a new single action revolver , I already own a vaquero 45 colt 5.5" blue old model. Where i'm located here in newfoundland canada the only way to buy a revolver is by mail order so I can't handle them before purchase . the only one here other than mine that I have had a chance to handle was a uberti cattleman in 357 with the 7.5" barrel . this uberti felt really good in my hand seems much lighter and smaller than my old vaquero. So I phoned a gun shop in upper canada and asked is the new vaquero like the uberti as per size and weight? since the new vaquero is suppose to be smaller and the guy told me it wasn't much smaller or lighter and that if I wan't a lighter single action than my old vaquero I would have to go with a colt replica like the uberti? the uberti I handled was not on par to my vaquero by a long shot , I really don't want anything other than the ruger. If the feel isn't any lighter than my old vaquero , i'm a little resistant in buying the new vaquero and it not being what I want. I only shoot factory like handloads (lyman 454190 250 gr hard cast usually with 7.5 grains of unique) and I would get the new vaquero with the 4 5/8 inch barrel. then comes the next big dicision blue or stainless . HO that Ruger fever!!!!!!!
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Old April 21st, 2011, 07:54 PM   #2
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I'd get a NEW VAQUERO over any of the SAA clones..except maybe a USFA. BUT I would prefer a used Original Size VAQUERO over a NEW VAQUERO for several reasons. I've got the older guns in both 357 and 44.

Original Size VAQUERO in 357 will have the same size grips as your 45; both guns fit the same holster; the older guns don't have the indexing pawl or safety items.

While I realize the 357 older model VAQUERO is some heavier than your 45 OR a NEW VAQUERO, it isn't that much. It does hold steadier and recoil is minimal.

PS I'm always looking for Original VAQUEROS/BISLEY VAQUEROS in 357 or 44, 5.5 or 7.5 inch barrels.
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The New Vaquero is closer to the size and feel of a Colt but even if it wasn't I would still go with the Vaquero. Rugers can take alot more use than the Colt clones. The clones feel good I have several but they are not built like a Ruger.
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What EDK said, plus a Ruger with a transfer bar makes me feel better then anything with a bil ol' nasty firing pin in the hammer even if you only load 5.
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The new Vaquero is my favorite handgun.
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Vaquero for my money.
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I've got a Beretta Stampede which was made by Uberti. It has better fit and finish than any of the four Vaqueros that I have owned and unlike three of them actually shoots to the point of aim. It also has a transfer bar but has a colt style half cock. Maybe Uberti made the Stampede to a higher standard than their normal guns, but I think they make a very high quality item on their own. I've had a couple Uberti cap and ball revolvers, and they show very good quality.
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I have the new model Vaquero in .357, 4 1/2 inch barrel, and I love it. However, I do own a Cimarron New Sheriff's model 3 1/2 inch barrel .357 mag as well. I wanted a shorter barrel gun, and was going with a Ruger montado but they go for around $700.00 out the door. The Cimarron I was able to get for half that from a guy who never shot it or used it, so I bought it for my second gun for SASS shooting but, I will have to say that even though it is a beautiful gun, the action is gritty compared to the Vaquero so: GET THE VAQUERO!!
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I have several of the old Blackhawks and a Bisley Vaquero, as well as a couple of Uberti clones. The other day I was at my local fun shop and picked up one of the new Vaqueros with the smaller frame, and I was hooked. That thing felt like it just grew out of my hand.

I love Rugers, and my next SA purchase will be a New Vaquero.
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My buddy has an Uberti SA 45 Colt. While it is indeed a beautiful revolver, I'd never use it for any real purpose. I'd want the ability to load up some hot Ruger-only loads. Get the Ruger.

If you get the Uberti, please don't forget to keep the cylinder under the hammer empty!

So, in summary, if you want a very handsome revolver that is an authentic replica, buy the Uberti. If you want a single action revolver based on modern design principles and a strong trustworthy design, get the Ruger.

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Think of the excellent customer service aspect of of Ruger too.

Vaquero's are built like tanks and can be nicely tuned if that's your desire. I would say it's a 100% USA made product, but you being in Canada I'm not sure if that matters to you or not.
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I usually allow Canadian products to be on my list, sinice they are our neighbors and what's good for them is also good for us.
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I usually allow Canadian products to be on my list, sinice they are our neighbors and what's good for them is also good for us.
Ditto - I would hope the sentiment is shared about us in 'Oh Canada..Oh Canada'

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I agree with Gunner, think about parts and service for the Ruger. Not taking anything away from the Uberti, however my guns are tools for work and play, not something to be used while i dress up like a "real" cowboy on the weekends.
Oh yeah, family came to america from Canada 60 years ago, i have a ton of family still up there. Whats good enough for them is good enough for us, can't say enough good things about the place
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