Educate me please.

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by AndyRexia, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. AndyRexia

    AndyRexia Member

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    I think my next purchase is going to be a Ruger single action. The question is, Vaquero or Blackhawk? Thoughts? Opinions? I was thinking one of these guns chambered in .357 so I don't have to buy ANOTHER caliber. Generally, intended use is very important when deciding on a gun. I want the gun simply for the cool factor and because it would be fun to shoot. Should I go with a different caliber? Barrel length? Finish? Enlighten me please. :)
     
  2. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    You probably will own both some day down the road anyway so does it really matter which you buy now?
     

  3. AndyRexia

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    I completely agree with you but which one should be first? Haha
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    they are both TANKs,

    You want adjustable rear sight ?
    Then it Blackhawk.





    Jim
     
  5. AndyRexia

    AndyRexia Member

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    Ok. How "good" are Vaquero sights? Will the adjustability be worth it? Assuming of course I do my part.
     
  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Not every Vaquero shoots to point of aim,

    With the Blackhawk you adj the sights.

    Its worth it if you need the adjustment, for hitting POA.

    I have found that not too many people shoot the same gun the same way.

    I nee all the help I can get.;)

    I personally think The Vaquero is better looking, but lacks the adj sight.

    Your decision.

    BOTH??


    Jim
     
  7. gunslinger669

    gunslinger669 Active Member

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    Convertible Blackhawk. $50-$80 more for a second caliber. Why wouldn't you?
     
  8. AndyRexia

    AndyRexia Member

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    Great idea. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  9. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Have you put the Bisley Vaquero in your hand? I like the looks of the Blackhawk better but I must admit, the Bisley seems to fit my hand better.

    My opinion is a bit biased cause I started with Blackhawks and I'm sticking with em just cause of well, I like em.
    The adjustable sights are good for me because my eyes keep changing with age.

    Oh heck, just get one (or more) of each.......
     
  10. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I have come to wanting adjustable sights on a gun. I have had guns that for sure adjustable sights would have made shooting the gun more enjoyable.
     
  11. Saber6

    Saber6 New Member

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    I have a combo Blackhawk in .45 Colt/.45ACP and like it a lot. My friend has a Bisley Vaquero which does fit my hand better. The only complaint I have is finding a holster for the Blackhawk is a bit harder because of the fat front sight.

    [FONT=&quot]I chose .45 because it's a bit more authentic for the old west days. And ACP is cheaper as well as easier to find[/FONT]
     
  12. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    All of my guns have adjustable sights except the Smith Model 10. That has a 3" barrel, shoots POA at 10 yards anyway.
     
  13. trainman

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    I have four Vaqueros, and one Blackhawk. For me, they all shoot great. By the numbers you would conclude that I like the Vaqueros best. I really do.