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Old August 2nd, 2010, 10:01 AM   #1
 
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Single Six Dilemma. Your help appreciated!

I have my mind made up my next gun is going to be 1911. Unfortunately I have a beer budget and am saving my nickles and pennies to achieve my 1911goal.
Here is my dilemma! I have always wanted a single six and the LGS has a used 3 screw that is very nice for $250. He has set it aside for me until this afternoon and then it will go back on the shelf. I know I woul have a great time with the Single Six.
If I scratch the Single Six itch it will set me back on my goal of having a 1911.
I know it will take me 6-9 months to get to the point I can scratch the 1911 itch.
Granddad always said to make a plan and work your plan and make your plan work.
What do you think!
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Scratch the Single Six itch now. 1911s are more common. If you buy it and regret it I'll buy it from you through an FFL. How is that for encouragement? I had a Single Six years ago and got rid of it in a trade and have been kicking myself ever since.

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Which is better a firearm you are dreaming of owning or one you are shooting. Buy the shooter and have fun while you are rebuilding your stash of mad money.
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I would take a SS over a 1911 anyday. I'm saving for the hunter model.

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I knew I should not have asked this question on RugerForum.net !

I must admit that I have seen myself shooting the Single Six. It has some honest wear on it but looks really good.

hmmmmmmmmmm What to do? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Great price on 3 screw

I(f that 3 screw is in grat shape like you describe and you take care of it, should have no problem shooting it for a while and selling it for same or more.

Plus hard to beat price of .22 LR vs 45 ACP anyday.

Buy the Single Six!
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Get the Single Six, next year is the 100 birthday of the 1911 - I bet you will be able to get one at a decent price after the market gets flooded with them.
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Another vote for the single six. The money you use out of your 1911 fund will be well spent. Its not like you are just blowing it with nothing to show for it. The single six will be alot of fun, I know mine is. Plus it is a great price on a 3 screw. Plus, its not like you can't get the 1911. Its not either/or. It will just post pone the 1911 a bit.
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It's a Single Action. It's cheap to shoot. Most are very accurate. That's a lot of fun for $250..... I find myself shooting more and more .22 now than my trusty .45 Colts .... And since I can shoot more, I find I shoot more .45 Colt SAs better. Win Win..... You can't go wrong with the Single Six IMHO!

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I just picked up a single six 3 screw that had a very ruff life. It was stold and years later recovered by the FBI and then back to the owner. The cylinder is worse with a lot of pitting and a couple inches of barrel with lighter pitting.The insides are perfect.Thinking maybe a bead blast reblue
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I am quite certain I have shot my Single Sizex more than any other firearm I have ever owner. I love mine. I also love my 1911s but you will never go wrong with a Single Six. Vary you plan to acquire your 1911 after acquiring the SS...Just my opinion...
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I knew I should not have asked this question on RugerForum.net !

I must admit that I have seen myself shooting the Single Six. It has some honest wear on it but looks really good.

hmmmmmmmmmm What to do? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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DON'T BE A FOOL !!! SAVE UP FOR THE 1911 !!!

There, you feel better?
Well, I just wanted to ruffel the feathers of my fellow Ruger lovers.
One of my favorate pastimes is hanging out in the stcks with my shooting buddies while we slowly plink away with our .22's, while casually talking about...Whatever.
Oh, and it's a 3 screw at that? (Love that "CLICK"-"CLICK"-"CLICK" "CLICK" sound). Also, let's not forget how inexpensive .22 rounds are.
And at 250 bucks for the Single Six, you can always get your money back, down the road if you desire...Which you won't.
I cast my vote in for the Single Six.
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DON'T BE A FOOL !!! SAVE UP FOR THE 1911 !!!

Also, let's not forget how inexpensive .22 rounds are.....
I retract that statment! I just purchased some .22 rounds at Walmart. I don't consider them "inexpensive" anymore!
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I retract that statment! I just purchased some .22 rounds at Walmart. I don't consider them "inexpensive" anymore!
Maybe so...but, when compared to the larger caliber they are inexpensive.
A 10th of the price of my .38/round.

I am not a big fan of Semi-Autos but, I do want a 1911 at some point too.
A GOOD ONE. I really want a WWII version and I know that will not be inexpensive...haha!
To me the 1911 is the Apex Semi-Auto out there.
There is so much history with them...

In the meantime:
I am truly enjoying the Single Six. It is fun to shoot and I take my time doing it.
It's purdee and reliable!
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