Why Own A Single Action Revolver





Tophog

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#21
Got my first gun in 1963 when I was 10 years old. A Ruger Single Six .22, and I still have it.

I've since added a Single Six Convertible and a Blackhawk .357, both 3 screws. And a Blackhawk in .41 Mag.
 

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#23
1. Single Action revolver grips are often designed to roll in the hand, significantly reducing recoil pain. The same .357 magnum rounds that are painful to shoot in my S&W revolver feel very soft in a Ruger single action of similar weight.

2. They don't make a double action revolver as small as the NAA mini-revolver.

3. In some states a reproduction "antique" firearm is exempt from a lot of firearms laws. In my opinion the Remington 1858 is the finest of the bunch. The Adams double action revolver could be good but I never tried it and they are not cheap.

Because I couldn't find a DA revolver in .30 Carbine... :)
Nor do they make a double action in .30-30 Winchester!
 
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1. Single Action revolver grips are often designed to roll in the hand, significantly reducing recoil pain. The same .357 magnum rounds that are painful to shoot in my S&W revolver feel very soft in a Ruger single action of similar weight.

2. They don't make a double action revolver as small as the NAA mini-revolver.

3. In some states a reproduction "antique" firearm is exempt from a lot of firearms laws. In my opinion the Remington 1858 is the finest of the bunch. The Adams double action revolver could be good but I never tried it and they are not cheap.


Nor do they make a double action in .30-30 Winchester!
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See if U can get a hold of a 5 1/2" Ruger Old Army. Unfortunately, they R not easy to find. This is the best in my opinion, especially the fixed sight opinion.
 

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See if U can get a hold of a 5 1/2" Ruger Old Army. Unfortunately, they R not easy to find. This is the best in my opinion, especially the fixed sight opinion.
The Ruger Old Army is a lot stronger gun and the stainless steel makes it easier, but the Remington-Beals design allows for reloading very quickly with spare cylinders compared to the Ruger Old Army in the configuration it was originally sold in. Googling it does seem that there is a modification that allows quick cylinder changes on the Ruger Old Army though made by "Belt Mountain".
 
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#26
1) Because they are cool?

2) Because horn or bone grips look weird on a glock?

3) Because plastic and aluminum frames don't do well with .458 Casull?

4) Because they never fail to extract or eject?

5) Because they are legal in gun control states?

6) Because that clickity click-clack indicates to one's belligerents that this might be a very bad idea?

7) Because straight wall cartridges are a snap to reload?

8) Because you can practice in the garage with rubber or wax bullets?

9) Because wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka-wacka is a bad idea?

9A) Because everybody and everything that stops a bullet gets charged to your account?

10) Because anybody who has ever fired a 44 magnum from a 4 inch barrel indoors knows that by itself will cause all but the most dedicated to flee?
 
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#29
Obviously speed is relative to the size and distance of the target, as well as the consequences, if any, of a less-than-perfect shot.

I routinely shoot Steel Challenge with a DA .22 or .38 revolver. A hit anywhere on the steel plate is a hit. I will use that same .22 revolver on occasion for the pistol event at the Thrifty Persons Benchrest match. This is a slow-fire bullseye and one point on those little targets with scoring lines will separate the winners. On one of those matches, I cock the hammer; on the other I don't.

I gave a poor attempt at a terse reply.
 
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#30
Had to improve my single action experience with a Stainless model version in 4 5/8.It’s a bit lighter and more durable for camping wheather and holster wear.Last December camping in the mountains near Kane springs/Elgin it rained then snowed the next night.Came with the duel .357/38 9mm cylinder for cheap shooting.Had a little trouble seeing the front site so I carefully painted some bright orange nail polish on the site ramp.Works great!
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#32
I've had a lot of SA revolvers in the past 30 + years. Has a left handed shooter they are very slow for me, and when I was concentrating on competition I quickly ruled them out and moved to DA revolvers, of which I still have a dozen.

If I found one I loved, cheap, I'd still buy it.
 
#33
My first experience with a SS firearm: Good luck in cleaning it!!! :p
My stainless XD-9 cleans up easier than my son-in-laws blued XDM-40,the burnt residue just wipes right off inside the slide.Now I’ll trade revolver burn rings on the front of the cylinder all day for blued gun scratches and barrel tip holster wear that can be buffed out with a Dremel and a little polishing cream on a stainless gun.
Plus,I think stainless guns are purdy.Ha!Ha!