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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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)