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    Only going to make products they can make money on.
    Just like everyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flareside_ford View Post
    Been away for awhile but some of you may know of my desire for a .45 Colt Tracker. It boggles my mind that Taurus is not making these. The only thing they are missing from having all of the parts already in production is the cylinder. They are (or were) making .44 mag Trackers. I'm sure that cylinder could be renamed to .45 Colt. They even already have the reamers. Since they are both 5 shot the lockwork would be the same. I would be perfectly happy if they slapped a 4" barrel from a Judge on there. I think I would actually prefer the half lug profile the Judge barrel has. Thinking about it they could even make it like the 692 with a second cylinder in .45 acp. I bet they would sell them as fast as they make them.
    I would love to have another 692. I would love to have it in 45 ACP/45 Long Colt. I had to sell my Blackhawk in 45 Colt/45 ACP. I did well with that combination.
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    You know what they say, great minds think a like.

    Quote Originally Posted by DWARREN123 View Post
    Only going to make products they can make money on.
    Just like everyone else.
    I completely understand that but I think the market is there. Not everyone has dropped their big bores. This also isn't a huge upfront cost to Taurus since they have everything to do it already. Make a trial run whose profit covers the upfront cost and see how it sells and what the demand is like. They have made plenty of guns that have only lasted a short time and if this doesn't work out they are out nothing once the trial guns are sold.

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    I have a Charter Pitbull 45acp .. Charter will sell me a 45 Colt cylinder assembly.. $125ish ... takes just a few to change the out , one screw ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredward View Post
    Yeah, and they'd sell three of them. No. one shoots 45 colt, or not many people. A box of ammo currently costs 49 bucks.

    I have a .45 C0lt, a Ruger Blackhawk, and shoot it. I handload everything I own, have dies and molds for everything I own. I haven't been loading 9x19, though, but will now. Things have gone up.

    One problem with the tracker is, I doubt it could handle some of the loads I've worked up for the Ruger for stopping hogs. Part of the appeal of the .45 Colt for me is the ability to shoot HOT loads that would make the .44 magnum scream for mercy. I only care about Rugers in this caliber. They can handle the pressures and they're a lot lighter, easier to carry than most of the double actions that can handle high pressures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    I have a .45 C0lt, a Ruger Blackhawk, and shoot it. I handload everything I own, have dies and molds for everything I own. I haven't been loading 9x19, though, but will now. Things have gone up.

    One problem with the tracker is, I doubt it could handle some of the loads I've worked up for the Ruger for stopping hogs. Part of the appeal of the .45 Colt for me is the ability to shoot HOT loads that would make the .44 magnum scream for mercy. I only care about Rugers in this caliber. They can handle the pressures and they're a lot lighter, easier to carry than most of the double actions that can handle high pressures.
    Comparing a Tracker or a Charter Arms in .45 Colt to an original model Ruger Blackhawk (not the New Model Blackhawk, they are smaller and even Ruger says not to hot rod them) or Redhawk is apples and oranges.

    The Tracker and Charter are overbored .357 frame guns. Unless you make them out of pure, high grade unobtainium, you ain't going to have the strength that you have in one of the big Ruuugers.

    The Trackers and Charters aren't built with that purpose in mind. They are big bore carry guns intended for more... sedate loads than the hot rodded, chest thumper .45 Colt wannabe magnum loads found on the Ruger Only page of the reloading manual.
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    You do know that Ruger makes a Redhawk in .45 Colt and .45 ACP? You have to use moon clips for the ACP, but their clips are nice, easy to load and unload. They also fit in a recess in the cylinder to hold the rounds securely to keep the fingers from spreading. Best of all, I have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye! View Post
    I have a Charter Pitbull 45acp .. Charter will sell me a 45 Colt cylinder assembly.. $125ish ... takes just a few to change the out , one screw ..
    I didn't know that. I'll do a little digging on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredward View Post
    Yeah, and they'd sell three of them. No. one shoots 45 colt, or not many people. A box of ammo currently costs 49 bucks.

    I have a .45 C0lt, a Ruger Blackhawk, and shoot it. I handload everything I own, have dies and molds for everything I own. I haven't been loading 9x19, though, but will now. Things have gone up.

    One problem with the tracker is, I doubt it could handle some of the loads I've worked up for the Ruger for stopping hogs. Part of the appeal of the .45 Colt for me is the ability to shoot HOT loads that would make the .44 magnum scream for mercy. <img src="https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/images/smilies/gr_grin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cheesy" class="inlineimg" /> I only care about Rugers in this caliber. They can handle the pressures and they're a lot lighter, easier to carry than most of the double actions that can handle high pressures.
    I have a .454 for those types of duties. I am interested in the Tracker for general use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    I have a .45 C0lt, a Ruger Blackhawk, and shoot it. I handload everything I own, have dies and molds for everything I own. I haven't been loading 9x19, though, but will now. Things have gone up.

    One problem with the tracker is, I doubt it could handle some of the loads I've worked up for the Ruger for stopping hogs. Part of the appeal of the .45 Colt for me is the ability to shoot HOT loads that would make the .44 magnum scream for mercy. <img src="https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/images/smilies/gr_grin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cheesy" class="inlineimg" /> I only care about Rugers in this caliber. They can handle the pressures and they're a lot lighter, easier to carry than most of the double actions that can handle high pressures.
    Comparing a Tracker or a Charter Arms in .45 Colt to an original model Ruger Blackhawk (not the New Model Blackhawk, they are smaller and even Ruger says not to hot rod them) or Redhawk is apples and oranges.

    The Tracker and Charter are overbored .357 frame guns. Unless you make them out of pure, high grade unobtainium, you ain't going to have the strength that you have in one of the big Ruuugers.

    The Trackers and Charters aren't built with that purpose in mind. They are big bore carry guns intended for more... sedate loads than the hot rodded, chest thumper .45 Colt wannabe magnum loads found on the Ruger Only page of the reloading manual.
    Exactly

    Quote Originally Posted by maloy View Post
    You do know that Ruger makes a Redhawk in .45 Colt and .45 ACP? You have to use moon clips for the ACP, but their clips are nice, easy to load and unload. They also fit in a recess in the cylinder to hold the rounds securely to keep the fingers from spreading. Best of all, I have one.<img src="https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/images/smilies/devil.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Devil" class="inlineimg" />

    https://ruger.com/products/redhawk/specSheets/5050.html

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    Compare the size of that bad boy to the size of a Tracker. I'm mostly interested in the Colt not the ACP. I just thought that adding an ACP cylinder would make the gun more marketable.

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    Taurus had .45 Colt revolver back in the day, but did not sell that many of them oddly enough since the Colt round is a great one. Times do change and the market may well be out there for something like this.

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    i was surprised to find that working pressure limits were higher for the .45 acp than the .45 colt ( sammi specs i guess ) . maybe very conservative for old guns . i`m
    like native texan ,i`ve shot a lot of .44 magnumish hot handloads in my old model ruger blackhawks ------------------
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