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Old March 24th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #1
 
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Whats the best single action???

I think the vaqueros are. I love the fixed sights, gives it that traditional "old west" feel. Well, as long as the sights aligned perfectly that is.



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Any Colt SAA, but especially the vintage models...just too cool. I tried a friends' Bisley Vaquero a few times, and it's a great gun...beautiful finish and workmanship.


I have no use for a Single Action revolver, other than to stare at so I'm no expert by any means.

I did have a Single Six and it was one heck of a shooter!
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To me "best" is what you have that you are satisfied with, ie,"I have the best wife". Me, I like Ruger single actions. My SBH has been a very good companion in some very dark places.
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In my opinion it would be US Firearms. Modern materials, tradtional design, impecable quality, comprehensive selection and prices that keep out the Riff-Raff.
No, I can't afford one.

However, given the choice, I would still choose the Rugers. For most of the above reasons plus the option of Stainless Steel. I also like the transfer bar system.

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Best Single Action is Freedom Arms I don't think you'll find much argument there!
Colt over Priced, Ruger will out last it at half the price.

Ruger is without a doubt the biggest bang for the buck. Now you got to choose!
Long barrel or short ?
Big bore or Small?
Blue or Stainless?
Bisley or Plowhandles?
Or any combo of the above. That's the fun part! BM
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In my opinion it would be US Firearms. Modern materials, tradtional design, impecable quality, comprehensive selection and prices that keep out the Riff-Raff.
No, I can't afford one.

However, given the choice, I would still choose the Rugers. For most of the above reasons plus the option of Stainless Steel. I also like the transfer bar system.
Colts " US Fire Arms " Use that damn antiquated leaf type main spring that breaks often need to carry a replacement if you shoot alot. Ruger coil mainsping is made to last. BM
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I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the old 3-screw Blackhawks and Single Sixes and would love to own a room full of them.

But...

I have a bit of heresy to spread.

A couple of years ago, Taurus made a run of single action revolvers and I own one in brushed stainless. It has the slickest, smoothest FACTORY action of any gun I have ever owned (or even handled). I was amazed and have been searching for a mate since the day I bought this one.
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Ruger Vaquero (OM) best of the best beats Colt & U.S.F. hands down IMO.
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Leaf springs are fine!

Leaf springs give a nice "snappy" action that coil springs just don't have. The advantages of the leaf springs are less inertia, no drag on the spring guides, and a non-linear action.

With modern steels and tempering leaf springs will last nearly forever. For example there are many millions of S&Ws and Win 94s out there and I don't recall seeing a broken leaf spring in either of the them even though some of the guns are over 100 years old.

US Firearms need to get a different souce for their springs if they are braking that often!


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Colts " US Fire Arms " Use that damn antiquated leaf type main spring that breaks often need to carry a replacement if you shoot alot. Ruger coil mainsping is made to last. BM
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I may be biased slightly...Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 magnum with 10.5" barrel in stainless. Had mine for over 25 years now. Zero issues.

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I have to wonder...

Like youself and many others I like the old 3 screws much better than the new Rugers. It is no surprise to me that a nice 3 screw brings more money than a shiney new one.

I do have to wonder why one of the other manufacturer's like S&W hasn't ever made a single action. A nice forged and machined frame perhaps like the Colts but a bit larger and stronger would be a great gun for packing. Rugers, FAs, and BFR are great but heavier and bulkier than they have to be.

I've never seen a Taurus single action but I'm sure that they could also do a great job. However, I do have a strong preference for buying American made products whenever I have a choice.


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I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the old 3-screw Blackhawks and Single Sixes and would love to own a room full of them.

But...

I have a bit of heresy to spread.

A couple of years ago, Taurus made a run of single action revolvers and I own one in brushed stainless. It has the slickest, smoothest FACTORY action of any gun I have ever owned (or even handled). I was amazed and have been searching for a mate since the day I bought this one.
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Freedom Arms hands down makes the best quality single action. The tolerances and workmanship are the finest made.
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