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Righteous Dude
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So, I was offered this fine Vaquero. I couldn't say no. And now I have it!

Stainless Ruger Vaquero Birdshead in 45 ACP.

I'm going to polish it up a bit. The previous owner's grubby fingerprints are all over it. Can you guess who's it was? It smells like Cerakote... :D



 

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WOW! That is FANTASTIC! Those are the best SA revolvers ever made and you have one of the most rare versions! It's a TALO Distributor Exclusive and there was something like only 600 ever made! You are unbelievably fortunate to have obtained such a fine firearm. You will be shooting one big, ragged golf ball size hole at 25 yards, standing, using just your weak hand (in your case that could be either hand) with that gun. It's like they have a laser built in or something. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

MAJOR SCORE!!!!

(And it's an American gun made by Americans for Americans and not some commie gun that shoots that weird metric ammo.)
 

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I sense sarcasm and bitterness, Mr. Waveform.
No - I'm just trying to be more supportive and encouraging.

Oh BTW be sure to check the ERH screw and make sure it's tight. Those guns have a way of flinging parts all over down range. It's very embarrassing.....
 

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No - I'm just trying to be more supportive and encouraging.

Oh BTW be sure to check the ERH screw and make sure it's tight. Those guns have a way of flinging parts all over down range. It's very embarrassing.....
Haha. I'll start an I hate Ruger and their QC thread. ;)

Honestly, I'd rather just blame the previous owner. :p
 

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Pretty gun , wish they offered it in a 6" or longer barrel tho . I like that grip shape . I didn't think they would be very good until I actually handled one at a gunshow and turns out I like it better than the other grip designs .
 

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Pretty gun , wish they offered it in a 6" or longer barrel tho . I like that grip shape . I didn't think they would be very good until I actually handled one at a gunshow and turns out I like it better than the other grip designs .
from my (limited) experience, the birdsheads feel and point much better on short barrels. I had a 4 5/8" birdshead .357 vaquero and it was nice to handle until I started fondling some of the talo ones like above. the slightly shorter barrel made a world of difference. I cant imagine how a 6" birds head would feel.
 

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I really like the grip. It fits right. I like Bisley grips, but I think this wins on the Vaquero. We'll see how ibdo at the range though...
 

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Nice score.....
 
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Pretty gun , wish they offered it in a 6" or longer barrel tho . I like that grip shape . I didn't think they would be very good until I actually handled one at a gunshow and turns out I like it better than the other grip designs .
A birdshead with a barrel longer than 4 inches looks gawky and awkward. The whole point of the birdie grips is small and concealable.
 

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Very nice, awesome gun:)

I have one in blue, I just put a standard Blackhawk hammer in it tonight, it handles a lot better for me with it. Also the Badger grips are awesome, check them out, they are thicker and feel great.

I really want a stainless model too, now I want one even more......
 

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I'll check Badger's offerings. I'm pretty happy with the grips from the factory. They're glossy and I like the tones.

Now, what about holsters? Advice anyone?
 

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I'll check Badger's offerings. I'm pretty happy with the grips from the factory. They're glossy and I like the tones.

Now, what about holsters? Advice anyone?
I've got a TALO exclusive holster available.....only 600 made.....let me know if you're interested.

Comes with a belt and hat. I'll give you the "buddy deal".

 

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You'd sell me your reenactment gear? That's really gracious of you. You should keep it to carry your engraved cap revolver in.
 
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