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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-15-2015, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Got hooked on the 45 LC by accident, I put a 45/410 barrel on an H&R shotgun frame I had laying around and I have a badass short rifle that shoots hole in a hole at 25 yards and will hit decent at 50 yards too. I sold my 40 s&w and my 38 super is at the ranch so I'm stuck in town with only my collection of 32 Mags. I want a decent 45 LC wheel gun, I'm thinking a cheapo cowboy or a Ruger convertible so I can jack around with 45 acp as well. Thoughts on 45 LC???


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got the Ruger new model Blackhawk Convertable 2 yrs ago. Since then have just about worn out my Dillon RL-550 trying to keep 45acp and 45 colt on hand. I have the Bisley model.

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I think you need to forget about finding a "good and cheap" .45LC revolver. The Uberti guns are good but these days are far from cheap. Might as well go with the Ruger. Personally I don't trust Pietta guns based on a sample of one I owned. They aren't that much cheaper than the Uberti anyway.



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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-16-2015, 05:52 AM
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I've owned a wheelbarrow load of Blackhawks over the years and am still waiting for the first failure or disappointment. The .45 LC will handle some pretty violent loads as it comes from the factory, but a friend of mine had his converted to a five shot a number of years ago. This relocates the cylinder's bolt notches between the chambers instead of directly over them, allowing for a much stronger chamber. Seems like we were shooting 300 grain bullets at around 1500 fps out of that old gun, but I wouldn't swear to it. The several I've owned in .45 LC have been great shooters, but I've never had one of the Convertibles.



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I think you need to forget about finding a "good and cheap" .45LC revolver. The Uberti guns are good but these days are far from cheap. Might as well go with the Ruger. Personally I don't trust Pietta guns based on a sample of one I owned. They aren't that much cheaper than the Uberti anyway.
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Another vote for the Ruger.

I recently bought a 5.5" barreled Blackhawk convertible, and I must say that it's a great revolver. It's probably the most accurate handgun I own. It loves 250 gr. XTPs and 2400. I'm so enamored with it, I haven't even shot any ACPs through it yet. Ruger Blackhawks are really a great gun, and difficult to beat.
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Don't know if there is such a creature as a "good cheap .45". If you really want a convertible or are planning to use powerhouse loads you need to go with a Ruger Blackhawk. If you are not stuck on a convertible or heavy loads consider a late model (last five years or so) Uberti.
A few years back I bought a Uberti "El Patron" SA new for $500. Don't know what more one could ask for, great fit and finish, factory action/trigger job, Wolf springs from the factory. My sights are dead on at 50' and my first five shots out of the box grouped 2.5 inches at that range with two handed non-resting hold. I also have a mid 80s Blackhawk in .357/9mm. When compared to the Uberti the Blackhawk fit and finish is an ugly redheaded stepchild. I also have small hands so the Colt clone Uberti fits me much better than the Blackhawk.
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get a ruger... my 44 super blackhawk survived a way over charged reload without a scratch. The other shots from that cylinder sounded like a 22 compared to that one round. My hand felt like a truck had run over it, but i did not even have a scratch... dont think that is possible with anything but a ruger.
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Blackhawk, Blackhawk, Blackhawk!!!

Oh, I forgot to mention Blackhawk.

OK, SuperRedhawk too if you want a different answer than the other four above.
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Just in case no one's mentioned it yet I recommend a Blackhawk.
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