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Old January 23rd, 2020, 07:10 AM   #16
 
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Vaquerro 45 colt as a ccw?

How does the 45C perform out of a short barrel?

How will you carry, holster wise?

Are you proficient firing strong hand only?

Work out the logistics and give it a go, not like it’s never been done before


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Old January 23rd, 2020, 09:30 AM   #17
 
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I don’t know about carrying a single action that way. For CCW my choice is a DAO revolver like my Kimber. Nothing to get snagged on the draw stroke.

That said, I do plan to open carry my blackhawk in a Ruger logo full-flap holster that I just scored on eBay. It will be carried that way for farm work, with two rounds of snake shot and four hollow-points, all summer.
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How does the 45C preform out of a short barrel?

How will you carry, holster wise?

Are you proficient firing strong hand only?

Work out the logistics and give it a go, not like it’s never been done before


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Simply Rugged makes great concealment holsters for Single Actions.
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Old January 23rd, 2020, 02:50 PM   #19
 
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The Vaquerro is a wonderful gun but I think it will weight more than a GP100, but it will have 20% more rounds.
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I have shot Vaqueros in 45, and 357 for over 20 years in SASS. I would not feel under gunned carrying either. However, they are not what I carry for CCW.

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I own a couple single actions I love them. I carry SR9. But if you dry fire to get fast and on target I don't see why not.

I have a birdshead in .45 A 4 inch in 45 colt. Single action in .41 and 44spl
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Get another and get in on a few Cowboy Action Matches. After of few matches you will either be very confident in your skill set or realize that there might be a better choice. I did consider my 45 long colt birdshead Vaquero for my qualification gun. I have a little brother to the 45 in 32 H&R mag that conceals very well.

It is your choice. Be safe and confident with your choice.
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That is it. Getting collectible but mine will see the same use as my other field holsters for the GP 100 and our snubs. A full flap is hard to beat, for protecting the firearm, but not the ticket for fast draw work!

If the OP Wants to try CCW with the Vaquero, I second Sixgun 100’s recommendation of Simply Rugged product. Holds the gun tight to the body and is very well made. We own three of their holsters.

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Old January 23rd, 2020, 06:27 PM   #24
 
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Too Heavy and slow.

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I want a 45 colt for ccw in +/- 3" bbl. I know the GP100 in 44 Spl is an excellent option but i would like something a little lighter. What do you all think about the Vaquerro with a 3.75" bbl? I chose 45 colt cause i have a real love affair with it. I do reload for it already. And what would your coceal carry suggestions be?
I've had several Vaquero's, and Super Black hawks and both are way too heavy and slow t be effective for Concealed Carry. I've had a CCW for over 20 years and light and portable can be critical in emergencies. If you are serious about caring concealed I suggest you check out a small auto or snub nose revolver. I carry a Glock 23 or a S&W Body Guard 38 Spec.
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Sixgun, thats the ticket right there!.
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That is it. Getting collectible but mine will see the same use as my other field holsters for the GP 100 and our snubs. A full flap is hard to beat, for protecting the firearm, but not the ticket for fast draw work!

If the OP Wants to try CCW with the Vaquero, I second Sixgun 100’s recommendation of Simply Rugged product. Holds the gun tight to the body and is very well made. We own three of their holsters.
I've used mine on many hunts since 1975 and it shows it. However, my revolvers do not. These are simply great holsters.
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I have one of the original Vaqueros Sheriff, Short barrel. Carry it in a cross draw holster with snake loads in the summer when out in the field. I have fired it with mild to wild loads of bullets. However, it is not a choice for CCW.
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I have one of the original Vaqueros Sheriff, Short barrel. Carry it in a cross draw holster with snake loads in the summer when out in the field. I have fired it with mild to wild loads of bullets. However, it is not a choice for CCW.
My Vaquero birdshead .45 Colt 3.75" carries great in the field cross draw. Very comforting in the woods, but I have many better choices for concealed carry against two legged predators.
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Doc Holliday is said to have carried a concealed Colt SAA (in a shoulder holster), but so much about his “history” is suspect...

Generally, I suggest that people carry whatever they are comfortable with. That said, I - personally - would not want to be carrying a single-action revolver in a gunfight. However, keeping in mind that most “civilian” firearm self-defense incidents end without a shot fired, it probably doesn’t matter if you’re carrying a single-action revolver or even a single-shot muzzle-loading pistol. It turns out that most sane people don’t want to get shot, not even once.

My personal requirement for CCW firearm is that it require only one hand to operate and be capable of being rapidly reloaded (under five seconds). In my hands, the Vaquero doesn’t meet those criteria - in your hands, it might.

FWIW, the .45 Colt is a proven self-defense round, if a bit of a “handful”.

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