Giz...Thanks. I like all guns. One of my favorites (no pictures) at the range is one of the first Sig P229s that was chambered for the .357 Sig. I later picked up a .40 S&W barrel for it and now have "two great shooters".
At the risk of 'preaching to the choir' here :? , I'll (again) bring up one of my favorite points:
Bill's an excellent example of a gun-fancier who shoots and carefully maintains his guns.
Just because a gun's a 'shooter' is no excuse for lack of detailing and care!
Another fine example, Bill.
Don....I couldn't agree with you more. Most guns get finish wear because they are carried in holsters without a lining. I shoot lots of my guns, but most don't look it because of how they are carried and maintained. I never carry a gun in an unlined holster and always wipe it down at the end of the day. This was particularly important when I on a 7-10 hunt in the Scapegoat Wilderness in Montana. The same treatment is given to my rifles, although the scabbard on horseback does wear the finish some as does going through downed timber will beat up a stock (that is why I have gone to the synthetic stock and the Browning A-Bolt).
Thanks for the excellent tip about holster lining!
As much as I like S&Ws, Colt SAAs are my A#1 Favorite revolvers - and .44 Special is my favorite revolver cartridge - and the 5 1/2" barrel length is my favorite tube length for Colt SAAs!
Most folks are ga-ga over the 4 3/4" bbl length - then choose the 7 1/2" - with the 5 1/2" trailing along as least favorite. IMO, the 5 1/2" has the best balance and handling characteristics in the .44 and .45 - especially when the revolver is fully loaded and sports heavy stag or ivory grips.
Mine is a couple years newer, also in 44 Special, and wears ivory stocks that were a BD present from the wife. After growing up reading Skeeter Skelton's writings there were two guns I HAD to have: a 5" M27 and an SAA in 44 Special.
I don't know much about COLTS. (I couldn't afford them, anyway. :roll But, that COLT SAA is a beautiful SA revolver!!!! Maybe someday, I will be ready to get one. But, considering the cost, I don't think it would be a shooter!!! Bob