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Have been thinking about adopting a Taurus SAA Gaucho in 45lc to add to my collection. Any of you have one, do you like it/love it/hate it? I like SAA revolvers, have a few Colts in different calibers, and have thought about getting a Gaucho to add to my growing Taurus collection. DH just rolls his eyes when I mention it, he says "you already have a Colt in 45lc" - and I replied, that's right - we have a Colt, not a Taurus! Love the Colts, but I am so tickled at how nice all the Tauri are that we own!
 

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I have one shoots ok for me. don't have a lot to compare it to though. I like the fact that I can load six and carry it. also it has the gun lock built in. Chocolatehauler
 

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Thanks for the endorsement, CH!! With that handle, I thought at first you might have been a neighbor from nearby Hershey, PA!
 

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I own a couple of them that are probably sold to a gentleman that enjoys the cowboy type shooting. Both guns are accurate and have never had a problem. Would be nice if they had been offered with nice adjustable sights. Would modify the rear sight groove if I kept them.
 

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I own a couple of them that are probably sold to a gentleman that enjoys the cowboy type shooting. Both guns are accurate and have never had a problem. Would be nice if they had been offered with nice adjustable sights. Would modify the rear sight groove if I kept them.
thanks TOR!! Nice to hear from you again! That rear sight is just a groove, right? how would you have modified the sight? Thanks!
 

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As we get older having a wider opening in the rear sight often helps to see the front sight better. With the old style single actions that have a simple groove cut in the top strap many assume there is nothing that can be done. Using a mill with a small end or ball mill the groove can be opened a few thou and when done right it is never noticed by anyone but the shooter. A good smith makes opening the groove look like the original factory.
 

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As we get older having a wider opening in the rear sight often helps to see the front sight better. With the old style single actions that have a simple groove cut in the top strap many assume there is nothing that can be done. Using a mill with a small end or ball mill the groove can be opened a few thou and when done right it is never noticed by anyone but the shooter. A good smith makes opening the groove look like the original factory.

Great recommendation! Will keep that in mind as my search continues for a pretty Taurus SAA 45lc. At this point I might even consider a 357, but I'd rather have the 45lc. Have a great day, TOR - hope you get some range time in! We went to the range before work, shared a lane today (we usually get our own lanes) but we are trying to conserve ammo - and it was fun to take turns - still shoot, but not quite as much!;)
 

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Sekol, I can walk out the back door and shoot, have a private behind my shop. Shoot something almost everyday. Taurus 1972, Taurus made a series of single action revolvers a few years back but dropped them? They were good guns and never anything bad about them.
 

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I have asset that I won't get rid of. They are some of my favorite SAs I've had mine about 3 yrs. They are excellent shooters.
Taurus 1972, check on Gunbroker, and Gunsamerica, their are some listed once in a while. Heres a pic of mine with they're newer cousin


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I have asset that I won't get rid of. They are some of my favorite SAs I've had mine about 3 yrs. They are excellent shooters.
Taurus 1972, check on Gunbroker, and Gunsamerica, their are some listed once in a while. Heres a pic of mine with they're newer cousin


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Ohhh- shiny nickle plated!! Very pretty!! I'm still on the lookout for a 45lc Gaucho - I just got a 357 7" blue gaucho from GB that should be coming in to our ffl this week! I love shooting SAA- They are so well balanced....Thanks for the beautiful pictures of yours!!
 

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I like the Revolvers best. Beautiful pieces. You can certainly be proud of those.
May be I will get out the steel wool and go to work on my Rough Rider. Hi Hi
Way back in Chemistry class we would rub mercury on dimes & quarters and really make them shine...
 

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Hi NSWB- is your Heritage stainless or blue? I kinda' thought they were blue, but I haven't looked at 'em for a while. How many shots?
 

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I've owned SA revolvers in the past.
If DA revolvers were developed before SAs SAs would have never been thought of. The advantages of DA is just too overwhelming.
I do however love the looks of the Gaucho/Vaquero/Colt SSA for the nostalgia aspect but gimme a DA to use.
 
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The Heritage is black, probably just steel underneath. I won't do anything to it, just my weird sense of humor working.
 
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I had one, bright finish 45 long colt 5 in barrel. VERY nice but just cost too much to shoot a lot. Sold it to a Cowboy action shooter who could not wait to get it. Just say where one sold at Budds for $204 free shipping. You will no doubt like it, and there are very good reviews on it, Guns n Ammo had a comparison with the Ruger Vaquero, and rated the Gaucho its equal. Went on a buying binge and found a nice Taurus stainless steel PT58F 380, and a rare Ruger P4 police carbine in 40cal S&W. Love em all. Go for it..easy to sell if you don't.
 

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Have been only able to shoot my Guacho 357 a few times since it's still in the FFL lockup waiting for my paper work to come back from the state - it is now taking upwards of 8 weeks. Maryland is not a great place to live for folks that like to collect firearms right now! My 357 has the case hardened finish (I'll post a picture as soon as I can bring it home!) and shoots like a dream! The grip seats very securely in the palm of my hand and I have no trouble at all with the shark fin front sight. The trigger is smooth and there is essentially no muzzle flip to speak of. It has a 7 1/2" barrel so it's pretty accurate for me out to 25 yds - that's the max distance of our indoor range. I would love to add a 45lc Gaucho to my ever growing Taurus collection - especially at that great price that you saw! Sometimes the "hunt" for a particular firearm is half the fun! And yes, DA revolvers are more "efficient", but there is a sense of karma,serenity, or something associated with loading and unloading each and every shell casing with a SAA - and besides I'm a geeze-ette, and I guess old folks like old type firearms!!;)
 
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