Gun Report

Ruger New Vaquero NV-455 NO. 5101 .45 LC

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Looking very much like an old Colt, the new Ruger was very pleasing to our eyes and hands, until it developed a slight flaw that we're sure Ruger will put right. Until they do, we had to downgrade our recommendation. We liked this gun a lot. We think it'll take hot loads and lots of abuse over time.

Ruger New Vaquero NV-455 NO. 5101 .45 LC

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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Most wonderful news is the New Vaquero is easy to load and unload. Empties are centered in the ejection port with reverse thumb pressure against a stop, as here. This was a welcome revelation for Ruger single-action shooters.

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