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Old January 21st, 2020, 12:23 PM   #1
 
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What would you have done to it?

Just picked this up this am. It's a NIB Bisley 45 Colt.

I'm curious what you would do to it or would you just shoot it as is?




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Shoot it as is for a while. First, make sure its all as it should be before making any changes. THEN, I would check the throats and ream as necessary (most likely necessary). Then go back and shoot it a bunch again. After that, then maybe some new grips, but other than that, its good. Some will say trigger or springs, but that should be evaluated after you have shot it enough to wear it in a bit and can evaluate how you like it as it is.
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Shoot it as is for a while. First, make sure its all as it should be before making any changes. THEN, I would check the throats and ream as necessary (most likely necessary). Then go back and shoot it a bunch again. After that, then maybe some new grips, but other than that, its good. Some will say trigger or springs, but that should be evaluated after you have shot it enough to wear it in a bit and can evaluate how you like it as it is.
^^^Good advice here. Nothing I can add.
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Why would you have to do anything to it ? It's a new gun, it should be fine just the way it is, so shoot it, make some smoke.


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I'm curious what you would do to it or would you just shoot it as is?

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Agree. Any new gun should be shot for 200-300 rounds at least before modifying.
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I donít understand the compulsion to immediately start modifying a new firearm without even shooting it first ...
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Just shoot it as is and make sure it all functions correctly.

Then later down the road customize it if you really want to.
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Shoot it and pick out a nice holster to carry it in. Enjoy!!
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First thing I'd do is swap it in for a blue Blackhawk .45 Flat Top!

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I'll be the odd man out, the first thing I do to a New Model Ruger single-action revolver is add a lighter weight trigger spring, like the Wolff 30 oz spring.
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All depends on your personal shooting desire and ability. Some will be satisfied with stock triggers and just decent groups. Others want to make the experience the best it can be. That's up to you.

As for me, My advice would be to shoot it first. Make sure it functions and there isn't something wrong with it where you might have send back to factory. Then as above I'd test the throats for size. Ream if necessary. Then test/set the forcing cone for 11 degrees. Shoot it some more checking for leading and accuracy. At this point I'd have dropped one leg off the trigger spring to make lighter pull. Finally if I 'really' like the gun, I have it tuned to my specs. The stock trigger will 'never' loose it's creep no matter how smooth, nor be exactly where you want it for pull. At least all of mine never have. So off to the gunsmith it will go. I used to put up with the stock trigger action, but after having one properly tuned, I wouldn't have it any other way now. Custom grips may be in the cards if you don't care for the grip panel fit, look, or style (on most Ruger SAs, the fit is lousy).

That said, the last few .45 Colt Ruger revolvers I bought I didn't follow my own advise ... that is shoot them first. I just checked and reamed and set forcing cones. Then shot them later. Worked out for me.

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I'll be the odd man out, the first thing I do to a New Model Ruger single-action revolver is add a lighter weight trigger spring, like the Wolff 30 oz spring.
Why?
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Shoot it as is for a while. First, make sure its all as it should be before making any changes. THEN, I would check the throats and ream as necessary (most likely necessary). Then go back and shoot it a bunch again. After that, then maybe some new grips, but other than that, its good. Some will say trigger or springs, but that should be evaluated after you have shot it enough to wear it in a bit and can evaluate how you like it as it is.
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Depends on how it feels in the Palm of my hand. I probably would not buy it if it didn't feel right from the beginning. That being said the local gun shop has a great feeling SA Blackhawk used.That is so sharp looking. I'm tempted to put a deposit on it then start the New Jersey state police paper chase.
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Why?
It gives a lighter trigger pull and smooths it out if there is any creep. Sorry, I originally gave kind of a flip answer. The first thing I would do is to shoot the revolver stock as it came new and make sure function is all good, then the lighter trigger spring would be the second thing I would do.
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