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I bought a Bisley Flattop in .44 SPL last year but just could not get used to the grips. Sold it last weekend and picked up a Blackhawk Flattop in .44 SPL to replace it. Same grip as my brace of .44 SPL Vaqueros that I use for Cowboy.



 

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congrats ,

IMO, .44 spcl is very much overlooked as a potent ,great shootin caliber.

Its my choice for EDC, easy to shoot, and has just right power.


Jim
 

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Congrats....one beautiful gun.....
 

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I also like the look of the old Remington Single actions. I think after the Colt Navy it's the nicest looking single action. But I don't like the feel of them either. Oh well.
 

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Know that the flat top .44 specials were the result of myself and many other people writing to Ruger, for a umber of years
requesting such.

They finally offered them in a limited run, and that worked out so great that they made them into the catalog.

The problem for me is..that they have the Blackhawk grip.

For those of you that own both, does the Bisley Flat Top have a bigger grip?

My old model .44 Vaquero with the Ivorex grips fit me much better than the .44 FT.
 

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Very nice pistola. Friend of mine bought 2 of the .357 Anny Blackhawks and had one converted to .44 spl. at a high pirce of course. Told him he should have waited till the .44 spl. came out. It was inevitable. It did and then he went and got one of those. Looks and feels good to me. Tried several Bisleys. Never got use to the feel.
 

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Sorry, RedSoxRugers. I like the Blackhawk grip. It's the same as the brace of New Vaqueros in .44 SPL that I use for Cowboy Shooting.
 

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Sorry, RedSoxRugers. I like the Blackhawk grip. It's the same as the brace of New Vaqueros in .44 SPL that I use for Cowboy Shooting.

I found a 4 5/8 SS Vaquero in .44 SPL a few months ago and snatched it up as soon as I could. I have owned numerous Ruger SA's, including Single Sixes, Blackhawks in .357/9mm, .41 mag, .45LC and a couple of Super Blackhawks in .44 mag (of course )
This .44 SPL is my favorite of the entire bunch.

Tried the Bisley out and passed. I'll be swapping the standard Vaquero grip frame for one from a SBH hunter to fit my big hands a little better.

Enjoy your .44 SPL!
Just wish ammo for it was more plentiful!!!
 

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.44 Spl

I've got the same gun in .44 spl. Nice shooter and easy on the hands. That grip fits me just fine - but I've got a Ruger Blackhawk in .45 colt that has the Bisley grips and that one fits as well. Go figure!

The .44 shoots under 2" groups at 25 yds offhand with my reloads when I do my part. It hits a little low to point of aim at 50 yds, so I figure it's close to "dead on" at ~40 yds. Close enough for rabbits!
 

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Nice .44 Specials.

I had a Charter for a few weeks.

Ammo was both expensive and hard to find, even the Cowboy loads.

The 200 gr. ammo didn't shoot to POA, and the old .44 reloads hit right but
were smoky and really jumped the light Bulldog around.

I no longer reload, so .44 SP is out of contention.

However, I do have some .357 Magnum ammo left over from my LCR,
and now want to pick up a 50th Anniversary .357 Black hawk sometime
this year if I don't get distracted/lured by a Match Champion or other
GP or Security Six.

You guys with the .44 Specials are way cool, but the caliber is not for
me. I'm much better off with easy to find $25 a box (50) .357 Mag.

I can't help it if I love Rugers, esp. their revolvers:))
 
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