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My Saturday night, get dressed up, Colt 45

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My Saturday night, get dressed up, Colt 45

Post by North Country Gal » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:10 pm

Really love my Taylor/Uberti RanchHand 45 Colt. Looks good, shoots great. Just needed the usual front sight trimming to get the elevation where I wanted it (standard procedure on an SA with fixed sights). By no means an ugly gun, either.
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Got in kind of a jam, though, a few weeks back at our local gun and pawn shop. We had traded in a couple of dust collectors from our collection and really didn't need another gun, but ... there it was, another Taylor/Uberti 45 Colt. This one, though, really caught my eye. It's a photo engraved Colt with a coin finish frame. What can I say? I was weak. Couldn't pass it up, especially because the action and trigger were beautiful, even though it was not a Taylor tuned version.
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Took it to the range for the usual sight check, hoping the windage was right and, of course, hoping it shot low or right on for elevation. (A fixed sight gun that shoots low is an easy fix by filing down the front sight as needed. In fact, the ideal is a gun that shoots low so you can file as needed for you particular load. A fixed sight gun that shoots high, though, is a real headache. Pretty hard to add material to a front sight to bring the point of impact down.)

Fortunately, just what I wanted. Here's the way to shot, right out of the box with standard 875 fps 250 grain 45 Colt loads. Fifth shot just below the paper.
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And with just a little bit of file work on the front sight, here it is with the same loads with a dead on hold in the center of the bull. The two outside the bull are me losing the sight picture in the black of the bull. That's the disadvantage of holding these Colt sights in the middle of a black bull.
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With cowboy loads shooting low, all I had to do was sight on the top of the bull, instead of the middle.

Yeah, it's tempting to file down the front sight even more to raise the POI so I can use my usual six o'clock target hold, but the cowgirl in me thinks its more traditional to have the sights on a Colt shoot dead on for any other shooting, say for steel or action work. Can always do that, later, though.

I also like the extra heft on this version with its steel frame instead of the brass. The brass Ranch Hand, though, I won't have to baby and that's nice. This fancy engraved one is also nice, but in a different way. Time to find a fancy holster worthy of carrying it.
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Re: My Saturday night, get dressed up, Colt 45

Post by JEBar » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:20 pm

nice .... looking forward to seeing it with the holster
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Re: My Saturday night, get dressed up, Colt 45

Post by RanchRoper » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:37 pm

That is a gorgeous revolver. What a difference after you worked on the sight. What a fun caliber!
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Re: My Saturday night, get dressed up, Colt 45

Post by fortyshooter » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:01 pm

Yeah you can't have too many .45 SA shooters! Great choice on the Uberti as they are fine shooters!
Do you reload for .45 Colt?
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Re: My Saturday night, get dressed up, Colt 45

Post by North Country Gal » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:06 pm

I used to reload, but we're no longer able to devote the time you need to do it right, meaning safe. While 45 Colt factory ammo ain't no bargain, there's plenty of other calibers that are far worse. If there's one cartridge that might draw me back into reloading, though, it's this one.
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Re: My Saturday night, get dressed up, Colt 45

Post by ESquared » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:22 pm

Sure do like my Uberti El Patron. Not a Taylor's product, but the "El Patron" is the factory tuning job done by Uberti. Got the Grizzly Paws version, with bigger grips (clever, huh?). The checkering is a preference of mine, too.

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Re: My Saturday night, get dressed up, Colt 45

Post by BrokenolMarine » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:41 pm

A beautiful gun to be sure, NCG... I still have a large caliber SA on my bucket list... with stag / bone grips and a CCH finish. I keep looking, and eventually the right deal will come along.

But until then, I'll have to settle for this Kimber Tactical Ultra II 45 as my dress/BBQ gun. It was a gift from my Wife as a Get Well Present following a major surgery. I perked right up. :P It was supposed to be my new off duty gun, but ... sadly since I carried a full sized Glock 40 on duty; Officer Safety suggests a mid size Glock was a better choice for off duty. ;) So, the Glock 23c remained my off duty gun. Miss T understood, and this was relegated to the dress up duties.
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Re: My Saturday night, get dressed up, Colt 45

Post by fortyshooter » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:32 pm

I have a Glock 23. Traded a S&W Chief Special .38 snub nose in as part of deal. Shop gave me 200 bucks for it and I thought that was good. I had bought it new back in 1980 for a lot less!
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Re: My Saturday night, get dressed up, Colt 45

Post by JEBar » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:36 pm

nice looking rig .... firing a 45 in a handgun that size is probably an attention getter
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Re: My Saturday night, get dressed up, Colt 45

Post by BigAl52 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:11 am

Thats what Im talkin about NCG sixguns of the old west. Go ahead and tell me how nice it was to have those emptys fall right there in your hand.
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