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Ruger Bisley Vaquero .45 LC

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Rugers Bisley doesnt look even remotely like a Colt Bisley, and Cowboy Action shooters know it. Its also larger and heavier than a Colt with the same-length barrel. It shot well, was well made and would be an outstanding all-around single-action .45 LC, but would not be our first choice for cowboy competition. The loading system also left something to be desired.

Ruger Bisley Vaquero .45 LC

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The Rugers cylinder was longer than the Colt’s and Cabela’s versions. The sight picture was excellent. The case-coloring is for looks only.
Heres the Rugers cylinder backed up against the hand. In this position, empty cases cannot be ejected. The cylinder must be held in the correct position by the left hand, a delicate task when youre in a hurry. Rugers can be modified to permit the cylinder to free-wheel with the gate open, but the original Colt design is faster.

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