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Don't forget REVOLVERS

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Allow me to tell a short story. When I was probably 10 or 12 years old my Dad started letting me shoot a handgun. It was his Revelation '76' in .22lr. I had tons of fun shooting that gun during my teenage years. He even had a western style belt for it. I went through thousand of rounds for about 8 or 10 years there. Then I bought my first very own handgun. It was the new Colt 1991-A1. I fell in love with than gun, and semiautos in general. I was shooting several of my friends autos also. In the last 15 years I've bought and sold and bought and kept several more autos, most in 45 acp and 22lr. Well a few months ago, I was able to purchase 2 Rugers from a guy at a very good price. The price was really the main reason I bought them. They are a 6.5" single six convertible and a Blackhawk .41 rem mag in 6.5" also. Let me tell you, I have been having a blast shooting these guns! The singel six is just flat out fun to shoot. Period. The .41 is the only large caliber revolver I've ever had. I have been reloading for it with a friends help and shooting it more and more. I can shoot the gun very accurately. I will be trying to lay down some deer and hogs with it this year.

I just forgot how much fun it is to shoot a wheelgun. I find myself looking for more now. :D Ya'll don't forget the wheelies. They might inspire a new excitement in your shooting as they have mine.
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Like a lot of folks, my 1st experience with handguns was revolvers. I'm a big 1911 fan, as well as other autos, but recently have been rebuilding my wheelgun collection. 629 Backpacker snubbie, DW pistol pack, and a few others. Just sent off the money order for a H&R 22 special top break a man in SC had...should get it soon.

Not really many new wheelies that strike my fancy, I like looking for the older ones no longer in production...just fun shooters. I do want a wheelie in .45acp next, just not sure which one I'm going to get.
Oh I know I'll like it, was looking for a 999 sportsman, but the only one I found looked like they tied it to the back of a monster truck :affraid: had to pass on that one lol. @JMS I really want a 1917, but most of those have been snatched up by collectors.
Slips my mind at the moment, but there are a few that do the cylinder conversion for with or without moon rings. Gemini Customs is the only one I can think of...got company so can't google it right now. Would make a nice SA though for sure. :thumbup:
Just thought of something, Uberti offers a .45 colt with a spare cylinder in .45acp ( Regulator). Not sure if Ruger will fit a acp cylinder to yours, but it won't hurt to give them a call. Think that's the only way you can shoot both from the same gun, since the 2 rounds headspace differently.
Sometimes you can find barrels and shrouds on GB, cases too. Took me forever to find a complete set in .357 that was in descent shape. Found this on another forum a few years ago...really smooth action.

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Me either Joe, never bought any of the stuff separate, not sure what they go for. Don't have an account, so I can't look at completed auctions.
Thanks JMS...

I had one years back (20+) and regret selling it, looked for the better part of 5 years to find that one...both pair of grips came with the set from the factory.

I don't think the man shot it much at all, all blueing on gun and shrouds if perfect, and barely a scroll line on the cylinder. Other sets I found were either missing a barrel or 2, or the finish looked like hell. They're just hard to find good complete sets now I guess. :|
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