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Should I Trade Vaquero For ??

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by CarRamRod, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod Liter of Cola

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    I have a Ruger New Vaqero SA .45LC that I purchased a couple years ago. I dont shoot it anymore since my ammo supply dried up and Im considering trading it in at my local gun shop for a Ruger GP100 DA .357 with 4 or 6 inch barrel. Ive never sold or traded any of my guns but I have not shot the Vaquero in over a year and I think the GP100 will fit right in the HD rotation since I can get .357 ammo locally. Am I too attached to a gun that I dont use:whistling:? What do you think? Since this is Glock Talk maybe I should just trade it in for another Glock!!
     
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  2. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I regret every gun trade I make. I would keep it and find money someplace else for another gun.

    BTW, I have a hard time answering questions like this if I don't have a picture of the gun. :)
     

  3. hogship

    hogship Patriot Extraordinaire

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    That Vaquero is a good one for woods carry. You can reload pretty stout loads with it.

    hog
     
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    Buy a .357 Vaquero and keep the .45 LC untill ammo becomes available.
     
  5. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod Liter of Cola

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    I'll see what I can do when I get back home....
     
  6. Minnow

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    Mail order your ammo if you still can. The Vaquero is a fine gun in 45lc.
     
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    deadite Groovy.

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    Just some advice here. Never trade a gun with a gunshop. They will not be kind and you'll lose money on the deal. The best way is to sell it locally face-to-face. You'll get way more money that you can put towards your new gun. I'm not sure what the CA gun laws are, though.

    Just make sure that the Vaquero is an original model. The scaled-down, newer ones weren't made for the super stout loads. :)

    deadite
     
  8. Gimp

    Gimp Old Coot

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    I'd be awful hard-pressed to let go of mine.
     
  9. sureshot

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    i have a vaquero i have had for over ten years
    i hardly ever shoot it and never carry it as i have a glock23 for carry
    but if i had to get rid of every gun i own but one the vaquero would be the last to go. as a matter of fact im in the process of picking up a nice little birdshead vaquero in 45.
    one of the reasons for my love of the single action, the vaquero in particular is that although i havent carried or shot my vaquero that much i can still pick it up and outshoot my glock or any other style of handgun out there. gripping it is like shaking hands with an old friend.
    keep it
    sureshot
     
  10. rjm

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    I prefer the .45 colt, mostly because its the caliber I reload for the most and I have several other guns chambered for it, but what you are considering trading for seems to be a good trade...if its an even trade. The vaquero isn't uncommon and frankly isn't the best single actions you can get anyway, so it wouldn't be like you couldn't replace it in the future if you want to.

    You are going to get screwed trading with a gun shop, but face to face trading is a good way to get what you want or try out different guns with little or no real loss. I trade quite frequently and am happy to do it.

    Heck, its too bad you are in Cali because I would trade a gp100 for a vaquero with you.
     
  11. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    The new model Vaquero should not be shot with Ruger only loads. Only the old model vaquero.
     
  12. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod Liter of Cola

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    well, I don't know what I did but I can no longer downloads pics from my camera to the computer. gonna have to wait for one of my kids to fix that.

    I decided to hold on to the vaquero. I'm thinking about picking up a lever action rifle to accompany the revolver. I've done a search but found so much conflicting info regarding rifles and revolvers shooting the same ammo. is it possible to shoot the same .45 colt from both? I've read there is a difference in rifle and pistol ammo. I've also read that they are the same. which is right??!!

    also, anybody using modern holsters for you classic looking revolvers? are there any? I'm not into cowboy action so cowboy looking leather just doesn't appeal to me. any info will be appreciated.
     
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    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    I think you will eventually be happy that you held onto your Vaquero. Here is a pic of my .44 combo with a .45 Vaquero in the mix.

    [​IMG]
     
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    CarRamRod Liter of Cola

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    anybody hunt with their vaquero in .45lc? if so, what is it best used for?
     
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    Don't trade it... you can find ammo mail order... I just bought mine a couple of weeks ago... 45LC...

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  18. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    You can shoot the same ammo in both. Here are my 45 Colt Combo guns:

    Original model Ruger Vaquero in 45 Colt
    [​IMG]

    Winchester 94 in 45 Colt
    [​IMG]

    deadite
     
  19. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo Ancient Member Millennium Member

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    Too bad you live in Commiefornia instead of Texas... if you were here I'd take that ol' thing off your hands in a heartbeat.

    Of all the handguns I own, my SS 357 new Vaquero is the most accurate, hands down! If I can see it, I can hit it. I also have a 4" SS GP100 and I can't shoot it as well as the Vaquero.

    Guess my old bandito heritage is winning out...

    Ronaldo
     
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    I have a Rossi levergun in 45 Colt with the 20 inch barrel.. The mechanism was stiff and I had it worked on by Stevesgunz.com and now it is just fine.

    I think he sells them already smoothed up at a good price.

    F