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Old 04-28-2017, 07:32 AM   #21
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well......a few weeks back i fondled a new Match Champion at a little hole in the wall gun shop while passing through a small town (i love road trips).

Trigger not as good as my old previous standard GP100 and had a noticeable hitch in it. It sure distracted and sank any thoughts of a premium tuned revolver straight from Ruger..........if they shim'ed and polished it, i could not tell.

Think i will stay with Smith like 99 percent of semi-serious good ole' boy competitors do. Still lots of nice serviceable model 64's out there.........

the LCR is a different animal of course.....and still impressed.

Ruger has not had a duty worthy auto since the P89/90 series....or at least a series i will trust. I still have not ran into a local with a Ruger 1911. Kimber rules the roost around here.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:14 AM   #22
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Guys, I didn't mean to turn this into a Ruger bashing thread and I apologize if it's headed that way. I still like Ruger, but I'm sticking with Rugers made during the Bill Ruger era. Have had much greater luck with that vintage.

Should also add that part of the reason I sold off those Ruger SAs is that I'm going with Colt style SAs because they are a much better fit for my hands. Colt style SAs and Ruger SAs may look similar, but they are different in their fit, same as some brands of boots fit differently than others.

Mostly, though, I'm sticking to our single shots for my rifle and handgun work, which is exclusively target work, anyway. Really don't need repeater or quick shot capability for our kind of shooting. Single shots, whether rifle or handgun, are now the highest percentage of our collection. Have been shooting my Contenders almost as long as my old Rugers. Also, our Ruger No.1B in 243 (made in 1988) will keep up with the finest bolt gun as far as accuracy, so, even there, I'm still shooting Rugers. Hope to add another one or two of these in the future.


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I still like Ruger, but I'm sticking with Rugers made during the Bill Ruger era.
You said earlier in the thread, you sold all your post-2000 Rugers. Bill didn't pass on until 2002....

If I did that, I'd have a problem. My oldest Ruger now is the 10/22, 2009, no problem. The Bearcats are 2011. Aluminum eject housings were replaced, and lighter mainsprings. Only kick left is that one has the billboard centered between ejector button and base pin, as it should be. On the other, the billboard is 1/4" too far to rear. The SPs are 2015 and 2017, both good with spring kits (so far?).

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Bill retired in 2000. Not a big deal. Just a preference on my part to go with the older stuff.
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I'm surprised Ruger don't give a pre -paid shipper with there NEW guns so you can mail it back to them for make the correction they miss at the factory and faster service . I've owed 2X more Rugers then all other guns combine . Ruger has really disappointed me lately . I switched to Cimarron / Uberti in SA guns everyone has been perfect so far . Glock is the only bottom feeders I will ever buy . They never break or wear out and tons of after market goodies .
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Will be adding more Colt clones to the collection, too. Not likely to ever find more USFA Colts, but even our inexpensive Pietta made Cimarron 357 outshoots any of the Ruger Vaqueros we had.
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Will be adding more Colt clones to the collection, too. Not likely to ever find more USFA Colts, but even our inexpensive Pietta made Cimarron 357 outshoots any of the Ruger Vaqueros we had.
I see Cimarron has 3 grades SA guns now . WOOW .............. The Uberti has all the new upgraded parts for the Colt action for about 10 year which made them almost unbreakable . The big thing was they use Ruger pawl or hand with coil spring and no more flat spring to break . They also replaced the flat trigger spring with a wire spring .

NCG .... Did they do this upgrade to the Pietta / Cimarrron like Uberti / Cimarron ?????

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BC, I said no new Ruger revolvers. Those are the ones that have given me the most trouble, by far. I can still live with some of their other models, especially the simpler, less complicated designs.

Piettas now have plunger and coil spring for the hand and improved mainspring. From what I've been reading, Piettas come out of the box with a smoother action. Pietta built a new factory a few years, back, and is giving Uberti a run for the money. My Frontier is a tighter gun than the Ruger and also a more accurate gun, especially with lead bullets. Slick little gun. Will definitely be adding more of these Italian made guns.
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BC, I said no new Ruger revolvers. Those are the ones that have given me the most trouble, by far. I can still live with some of their other models, especially the simpler, less complicated designs.

Piettas now have plunger and coil spring for the hand and improved mainspring. From what I've been reading, Piettas come out of the box with a smoother action. Pietta built a new factory a few years, back, and is giving Uberti a run for the money. My Frontier is a tighter gun than the Ruger and also a more accurate gun, especially with lead bullets. Slick little gun. Will definitely be adding more of these Italian made guns.
You can throw a rock from Uberti , Piettas and Beretta and hit each one of them , that is how close they are . My 1873 short stroke Beretta was build in Uberti custom shop by Beretta using all Uberti parts . That whole town is full of a ton of gun makers ....

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Yeah, I hate to think where we cowboy/cowgirl fans would be without these Italian guns.
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Yeah, I hate to think where we cowboy/cowgirl fans would be without these Italian guns.
They make for some good Spaghetti Westerns too.
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Yeah, I hate to think where we cowboy/cowgirl fans would be without these Italian guns.
The worse thing about old guns they are good but most Italian copy's have better steel and barrels in them . Uberti / Cimarron are the best guns ever made .It a shame Ruger is no longer in the running anymore . Like you Ruger was #1 in my book for years not anymore .
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