Gun Report

Heritage Rough Rider .45 Colt RR45B5

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The Rough Rider offered a satisfying traditional look and shot sub-2-inch groups at 25 yards. in our opinion the Rough Rider is a bargain for the budding Cowboy Action shooter or anyone who wants a big-bullet single-action revolver.

Heritage Rough Rider .45 Colt RR45B5

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Home Defense
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The front sight of the heritage arms big bore rough rider (right) was wider and more clearly defined than that of the taurus gaucho, in our view.
Despite its small price tag, the rough rider was equipped with cocobolo wood grips. Our trigger fingers were drawn to the tip of the trigger's face, which felt uncomfortable at times.
When we used a 6 o'clock hold, the Rough Rider shot to point of aim. Test ammunition was (back to front) Black Hills 250- grain RNFP, Remington 225-grain LSWC, PMC 250-grain LFP, and Winchester's 225-grain Silvertip HP rounds, which produced this 1.6-inch group. The Remington rounds were the most powerful.

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