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Old January 21st, 2020, 02:10 PM   #1
 
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Vaquerro 45 colt as a ccw?

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?



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If you can conceal it go for it.
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Id only ccw a single action ... any single action ... only if that was my only firearm.
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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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When people envision themselves in a use of force scenario, they don’t often think of themselves being injured, left with one arm, already in a grapple etc. You won’t always be on your feet and taking a two handed stance or you might need to draw and fire when you are already under the gun and first shots do not always hit for many reasons. Because of this something that can be gripped firmly and can be fired easily and deployed quickly in many positions and conditions would be my first choice.

The Vaquero might make sense around big bears or animals, but still would not be my first choice.
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I have used a SA cowboy gun for CCW on occasion....alas...it is not the best choice.
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45guy2, May I be so bold as to enquire why you are making that choice for your EDC?


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Old January 21st, 2020, 06:31 PM   #8
 
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The safe bet money sez you will be fine with a single action .45.

I could have carried a ball peen hammer for the past 40 years and would have been fine.

Instead I have had the incredible pleasure of carrying some beautiful pistols that I wanted to carry.

Carry the pistol that you want to and never explain or apologize to anyone.

I'm thinking that a birdshead single seven in .327 might be my next favorite carry pistol. That will give all the experts two reasons to talk me out of it. A puny .32 and a single action.....It sure will be pretty with some engraving and a set of ivory grips.
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Ingramite, I’m not one of those experts you speak of. Instead I’m the guy that carries a .327 Birdshead when in the woods. It’s light, short, and easy handling. It’s a pleasure to tote. And by the way, I’ve killed a deer, and a coyote with that little .32 caliber. That being said I don’t think a two legged predator can stand 7 rounds of 100 grain .327s.
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Carry whatever you are proficient with, comfortable with and want to carry!
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45guy2, I highly recommend taking a class in firearms for self defense. I guarantee it would be an eye opener that would help you select the best gun and ancillary equipment (holster, magazine pouch, speed loader pouch, with extra ammo, etc.) There are just too many scenarios to determine what might be the best gun for you. Just a clue …. firearms experts say a self defense gun should deliver at least 20 lb of momentum and not more than 30 lb of momentum. a 45 Colt minimum load delivers just over the max momentum (30.7 lb), which means it is an overkill for self defense. When you consider the dexterity required to operate a single action revolver, it certainly doesn't make it a good tool for self defense but it can be a great tool for hunting. Well over a century ago, open carry with a SA revolver was a way of life in the west but those days are over.
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OP- Sheriff Jim Wilson has written articles on the topic of using Single Action Revolvers for self defense. They are easily found if you search for them. They may be helpful to you. Best wishes.
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I see nothing wrong with carrying a 45 Colt Vaquero for CCW. If I was in an armed confrontation I'd much rather have a 45 Colt revolver than a subcompact 380 or 9mm yet those two guns probably account for the lion's share of guns that people carry. There is no perfect CCW. It's impossible to prepare for every possible scenario so you might as well just carry what makes you comfortable and what you're proficient with.

Carry what you want my friend. No matter what you choose you're way better off than not carrying at all.
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I know about all the negatives. Its just that a single action revolver is 99% of what i shoot, and am more comfortable with them. Somehow, they just seem lighter and more "alive" in hand.
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