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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 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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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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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!

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

For the purist. The frontiersmen didn't have no STEENKIN' transfer bar...:D
 

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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...:D
Yeah, but our ancestors didn't have a bad habit of suing the gun maker when they dropped a gun and it discharged, either. :D :D
 

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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. :D 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...:D




Sorry, Will.
 
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I don't see that as a benefit. What am I missing?
As I mentioned above, I own Blackhawks and I have owned Colt style guns, mostly in .22 like my Heritage RR. I really prefer the Rugers since I can load 'em with 6 and not worry about Glocking myself. :D
 

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That's what happened to me. I bought a .454 Raging Bull and then I had to have a .454 lever action. I bought a Rossi 92 .454. I'm on the hunt for a 4" blued Raging Bull .454
 

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I have an Uberti Cattleman, Ruger SP100 and a Colt Lawman III all in .357. Love the guns, love the round - in moderation.
 

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I have often dreamed about combo rifle to go with my revolvers. Just can’t pull the trigger though. 41 mag/357 mag are on my bucket lists, but other priorities and all that...
 

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Love the grips on the 66! I have always used the factory grips. I struggle replacing them due to the slim profile. They just hide away so easily. Worried if I switch out, I’ll ruin my concealability.
 

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Love the grips on the 66! I have always used the factory grips. I struggle replacing them due to the slim profile. They just hide away so easily. Worried if I switch out, I’ll ruin my concealability.
Well, I won't say that they're quite as narrow as the black rubber grips, but they're really not all that much wider. I can still use a speedloader, but I've pretty much converted to speed strips anyway. I really love a good set of wood grips on a revolver, to me it just sets it off.
 

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357 Magnum, you ask? That is the sweet spot of handguning. Load it down with mid-range wadcutter 38 Specials for target or load it up to 1400fps with a 130gr truncated conical for real shootin'. Most fun is a 158gr Keith-type SWC at maximum . . . oomph ! in a Ruger Blackhawk.

Every manufacturer (just about) makes a great 357.
 
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This is the heritage sub forum with a question about Heritage big bore handguns but somehow it has been hijacked into an all brand 357 magnum thread.

If you do not own a heritage big bore or have direct experience with one maybe we can discuss your guns in another sub forum more suited for the guns you do own.

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Don't the Heritage big bore have transfer bars?
 
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