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    I'm looking to buy something to carry after I get a permit. I've always had a thing for the old western style SASS revolvers. I'm currently looking at USFA's "Rodeo" after reading a positive review about it on a Cowboy Shooter enthusiast web site. The reviewer claimed that the Rodeo was a good quality firearm for it's price. $550 MSRP. It comes in .38 and .45 cal with 5.5 inch bbl. Or I may go with the Rodeo II that comes in a 7.5" bbl. (I know, that's allot of barrel to have to pull out)

    Has anyone had any experience with the USFA 6 shooters? I'm curious as to how good (dependable) they are.

    I just can't get comfortable with the semi-autos or the double action revolvers. I had a .22 western style SA many years ago that I use to fast draw with, so I'm quite comfortable with the single actions. (No, I don't plan to do much fast draw with the higher cal. If the bullet don't get me, on a miss fire, the muzzle blast might burn a whole in my britches. LOL)



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    They are a good quality firearm, the SASS shooters seem to like using them. But time has definitely passed by the technology of the single action revolver for self-defense. Evenmost dedicatedCowboy Action shooters typically carry somethingmoremodernfor "social purposes", at least the ones I've known.

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    SA's are the ultimate OC statement!!

    The USFA's aregreat for SASS/CAS/plinking. Don't throw any hot loads down it.....it's made for "cowboy" loads, like the original Colts. As for a defense weapon.....heck, it worked fine for Wyatt Earp!!

    Check out Uberti and Beretta "stampede".....both are in wide use in the CASS arena as are the new Ruger vaqueros. I have two old model vaqueros in .44 mag that I use in the woods, with some pretty stiff loads that would rip a lesser firearm to pieces!

    Get you a nice rig from "circle kb" or Bob Mernickle and you're set....

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    I realize that the modern semi-auto's have several advantages over a single action 6 shot revolver. Fewer rounds in the weapon and slower reload time are probably the bigest drawbacks to the SA. But I figure, if I become as proficient with a .45 cal as I was with a .22LR, I might not need the extra rounds, if I only have to deal with one or 2 bad guys at a time.

    At least, that's my theory, and I'm sticking with it.......... for now.

    A statement? Yeah, I suppose the old Colt style "hawgleg" would be sort of "putting it out there" just a bit. But I don't have any intentions of waving it around to show off. And I may not carry it OC all the time either. And no, I'm not going to carry it in a gun slinger holster either:P, except here in the woods where I live. I'll probably holster it cross draw.

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    Hehe, I like my Hogleg.



    open carry it every now and then.

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    You got 3 defensive weapons in one there.

    A shooter, if you don't have many misfires. (I hear the black powder guns aren't real reliable)

    A club after you run out of ammo.

    And a smoke screen to hide behind (if you use real black powder and not the smokeless stuff)

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    Exactly, and it's actually quite reliable, as long as you load it right.

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    Is their 1910 or 1911 any good?

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    mrs269 wrote:
    Is their 1910 or 1911 any good?
    Are you asking aboutUS Firearms Semi-auto models? I don't know. I'm unfamiliar with USFA products, which is why I posted here for possible reviews of them.

    Did you see their .22 cal model that looks like a 1911?

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    I saw that one too. I like the way their .45s look though. Too bad that .38 is not a .38 super.

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    mrs269 wrote:
    I saw that one too. I like the way their .45s look though. Too bad that .38 is not a .38 super.
    That is just a matter of perspective. I think my old .38 special is pretty super. Just sayin' .... :P
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    deepdiver wrote:
    mrs269 wrote:
    I saw that one too. I like the way their .45s look though. Too bad that .38 is not a .38 super.
    That is just a matter of perspective. I think my old .38 special is pretty super. Just sayin' .... :P
    Yep, they'll all put a hole in a body.

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    mrs269 wrote:
    I saw that one too. I like the way their .45s look though. Too bad that .38 is not a .38 super.
    Better check the siteagain. It IS a Super .38

    http://www.usfirearms.com/cat/super-38.asp

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