Hey all, I fondled a Colt Peacemaker in a shop the other day and WOW, would I love to own one. I have always wanted one, but never had the chance to really handle, work the action and admire one until I got down here in Texas. It was a nickel version in 45LC with the 4 5/8 barrel. BEAUTIFUL is all I can say. Sadly it is out of my price range at $1499. So I started thinking about other alternatives to the Colt that are less expensive. I know US Firearms makes some awfully nice clones and some say they would rather have one of their pistols than a new version Colt. I don't know enough to be able to make that claim though. I do know they are also pricey with the most affordable version being the Rodeo at about $650 or so. That could be a possibility for me, but I'd like to hear some thoughts on what else is out there that's worth a look. All of the Cowboy gun companies like Uberti, Taylors, EAA, Cimarron, EMF, Beretta, and so on make Peacemaker clones. The problem is that how do you know one is better than the others? From what I have heard they are all made in Italy and finished over here. So is one any better than the other? If you were going to get a Peacemaker clone and you were limited to say $400 to $600, which one would you get? I would like one in 4 5/8 barrel, 45 Colt or 44 Special, finish doesn't matter so much. I also don't want something I have to baby and watch what ammo I put in it. I don't want something that is recommended for those "Cowboy" loads that are damn near like squibs. I'm not going to be running Buffalo Bore full house 45Colt through it, but you get the idea, I think. I would like to be able to take it along when I go bowhunting for hogs just in case I would hit him bad or some other occurrence. Lastly, I know many would recommend the Ruger New Vaquero. I would like to have one of those too. But I want a Peacemaker clone first. I love those 4 clicks you hear when cocking that hammer. What would you spend your money on?? Thanks for the help and your time. Nalajr Oh, pics are definitely welcome if you want to post them. We all LOVE pics.