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PostSubject: New working pistol   January 31st 2011, 4:09 pm

Guys,

I have been carrying a Colt Diamondback or Smith Police 38 special with me around the farm and lease for the last couple years, but a couple of weeks ago I had a pretty bad encounter with an ornery bull and I was scared the 158 grainers at 800 fps would only piss him off. Therefore, I have made the executive decision to sell the bull and before obtaining a new one get a bigger pistol. I know some may say the 38 was enough, but 2000 pounds of muscle and horns charging you will make you question that --- I thought it was plenty before I had to stand him down with it as my only defense. I am going to a 45 LC with handloaded 270 grain SAA or 265 grain Keith bullets at around 900-1000 fps. Planning on getting a stainless Ruger Vaquero as I have no intention of shooting 320 grainers ever out of it and simply do not want to tote a revolver with adjustable sights. All my revolvers save two have fixed sights and I shoot only one specific load per caliber so I don't need to make adjustments after I regulate the fixed sights.

Anyway thanks for letting me ramble. And if any of you have any experience with the 45 LC pitch in and give some advice.

--PS-- 44 mag is out of the question, they kill the web of my hand!

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PostSubject: Re: New working pistol   January 31st 2011, 4:26 pm

well shoot the 44 mag with hand loads was going to be my answer! The factory ammo i think use maxed out loads and yes, they hurt the hell out of the web of your hand. We reload with the minimum powder charge the book calls for.
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PostSubject: Re: New working pistol   February 8th 2011, 6:23 pm

Well after a lot of reading and looking and talking and some shooting, I decided to go against my grain and get a Blackhawk Bisley with a 7.5" barrel and fully adjustable sights. This will allow me to run everything from 255 grain Keiths over 7.5 grains of Unique to 340 grain WFN hardcast over 2400 or H110, but I imagine most of my loads will lie well below the 340's --- but if I ever get to Alaska or Africa I want have to learn a new pistol to tote against the big nasties!!!

I just think it would be wise to learn one pistol big enough to handle grizzlies well even though the most dangerous things in Alabama are mean bulls and mad wives!!!

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PostSubject: Re: New working pistol   February 9th 2011, 3:25 am

Damon, I have a COLT COWBOY SAA in 45 LC for sale. You can PM me if you are interested in it.
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PostSubject: Re: New working pistol   February 9th 2011, 2:19 pm

I am interested in a bad way, but reasons stated above are holding me to the stronger Ruger frame.

Thanks though.

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PostSubject: Re: New working pistol   February 9th 2011, 3:36 pm

How much on that pistol sqezer?
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PostSubject: Re: New working pistol   February 10th 2011, 12:15 am

$650.00, that's without the wife. Very Happy I can talk smart she's sleeping.
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