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Hey guys, just found out a few weeks ago that I'm going to be a dad! I'm super excited! Anyway, I thought it would be cool to buy a keepsake gun to mark the occasion. What do you know about the Talo edition Vaquero's with the 3.75" barrel? Looks like you can still find them for around 550-600. Would that make a cool keepsake/heirloom type gun?

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
 

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Welcome to the Ruger Talk Forum !!

Congrats Dad !! ...I think the Talo Vaquero would make a great heirloom !
 

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Ha ha whoa....that's crazy to hear!!! We haven't really told anyone yet, so getting called dad seems crazy! And thanks for the welcome!

I found a couple of the blued 45acp Talo Vaquero's. Is there any reason a stainless would be better than the blued?
 

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Nice looking gun! I like the Bisley Vaquero's as well! I just kinda thought the limited Talo gun and birdshead grip might make for a better keeper.

This thing won't see much holster action. It'll mostly be a range plinker and safe queen.
 

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Yep! The stainless is a little harder to find though I think. Supposedly they're limited run, but I don't know how many there are of each. I think whichever finish I get though, I'll get the .45 acp.
 

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Will do! It's still between this or an SR1911......if I could ever find one! I know they're COMPLETELY different guns, but I really like them both! Also, the Vaquero is about 150 bucks cheaper!
 

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Nickel plating was a big thing for a long time. Made for some very pretty guns. However, it was plating and wore just like blue would. Stainless gives you very similar looks but with less worry. I like the stainless look but thats just me.
Congratulations on becoming a Dad! :D
 

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Will do! It's still between this or an SR1911......if I could ever find one! I know they're COMPLETELY different guns, but I really like them both! Also, the Vaquero is about 150 bucks cheaper!
Just a thought, With the current political environment and all the gun grab talk, I would think the single action would be a safer choice and would draw les attention from the antis than the 1911. Both are fine guns and either would be a good choice. I think I would go with the single action. The fact that Im a single action nut has nothing to do with it.
And by the way, congratulations on your good news and God bless you and yours.
TDP
 
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