March 2006

Firing Line: 03/06

Re “Budget .45 Colt Cowboy Guns: Heritage Comes Up Shooting”
February 2006

I just read your article comparing the Heritage Rough Rider to the Taurus Gaucho. I don’t understand how the same ammo fired through the same length barrel can produce significant differences in velocity. Can you explain that?

I recently purchased a Gaucho with case-hardened finish, and I like it a lot. I find it shoots very close to point of aim (less than 1 inch high), though I did not use a sandbag rest as you did. The fit and finish is excellent, and the light trigger pull feels like my S&W 686. I think your “Don’t Buy” rating was a bit harsh for a very nice cowboy gun. I would like to find a Rou...

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