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    .357 Big bore, who likes em?

    I'm thinking it would be a good partner to my Rossi 92. Do they shoot as good as they look?
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    Yes, they do. Heritage basicaly buys their big bore handguns from Pietta in Italy. They are shipped to Heritage as kits and Heritage assembles them here in the United States, brands them as Heritage, and sells them in the U.S.

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    If you buy one you'll have to do a range report. My big bore SA's are either Uberti, or Ruger.

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    If the Heritages are rebranded Piettas, they're fantastic SAAs. I don't have the small round of 357 mag, I went right to 45 colt. Then spent another year looking for a good lever in 45 colt and wife put her foot down and informed me that if I get a lever gun it must be a Henry. 2 weeks later I was signing for a Henry Big boy brass in 45 colt with the octagon barrel.
    I say get the Heritage BB in 357 and start getting your leather for both.
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    I've had a 45 Colt for about 10 years now. It is a Pietta, one draw back for a purist is it has a transfer bar system.
    Mine has the 7.5" barrel and beautiful deep bluing. It is sweet.

    My Uberti's are true to the original SAA in that they have a fixed firing pin, and can only be safely carried with 5 beans in the wheel.
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    The Heritage is still on the list but this years gun purchased went for a carry piece, a Ruger SP101. My R92 still needs a single action mate. Maybe next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    My Uberti's are true to the original SAA in that they have a fixed firing pin, and can only be safely carried with 5 beans in the wheel.
    I don't see that as a benefit. What am I missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoKen View Post
    The Heritage is still on the list but this years gun purchased went for a carry piece, a Ruger SP101. My R92 still needs a single action mate. Maybe next time.
    Now that I have the M92 on the way...I am also thinking of a SAA wheelgun in matching 357. It's a disease I tells ya...not an addiction...a DISEASE!

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    I don't see that as a benefit. What am I missing?

    For the purist. The frontiersmen didn't have no STEENKIN' transfer bar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Now that I have the M92 on the way...I am also thinking of a SAA wheelgun in matching 357. It's a disease I tells ya...not an addiction...a DISEASE!




    For the purist. The frontiersmen didn't have no STEENKIN' transfer bar...
    Yeah, but our ancestors didn't have a bad habit of suing the gun maker when they dropped a gun and it discharged, either.
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    I love the Pietta cap and ball '58 Remington I bought from Cabelas some years ago. It's quite accurate either with the cap and ball cylinders (I have 3 for it) or with the .45ACP conversion cylinder. But, in .357, I do have two Blackhawks. May not be authentic cowboy, but they're better revolvers and authentic doesn't matter to me as I don't play childhood games with real guns. I've thought about it, but I just cannot get into then CAS thing. I do my own thing in my back yard. I've competed enough in my life what with IDPA, IHMSA, club shoots, and racing motorcycles. I'd rather just walk out in the back yard and fire at will...




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