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I can resist anything...
« on: May 09, 2017, 08:16:55 PM »
... but temptation!

A coworker had decided that since he had a Super Redhawk in .454 Casull, that his Blackhawk in .45 Colt was "excess to current needs."  (I know what the words mean, individually, but put together, they make no sense!)  He offered me an extremely good deal, and I picked it up yesterday.  Now, I realize that I need another S/A .45 Colt like I need another armpit, but it was too good a deal to pass up, and it already has the .45 ACP cylinder.

So, here we are:


Probably hasn't had 50 rounds run through it, but we're gonna fix that this weekend!
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    Re: I can resist anything...
    « Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 08:33:41 PM »
    Very nice.   :thumbup1    I have developed a fondness for the Ruger version of the Bisley revolver grip.   A range report at your convenience sir. 
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    Re: I can resist anything...
    « Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 09:43:32 PM »
    Can't tell if it's blued or stainless in that picture.

    Mine likes 262gr Keith SWCs over 15gr of 2400.  Not sure how fast they are, but they sure do a number on bowling pins.

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    Well, since you obviously needed that .45 Colt, how's that third arm treating you?    ;)


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    Re: I can resist anything...
    « Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 11:02:37 PM »
    Very nice deal indeed. I have a serious want for a pistol in 45 colt. I think mine will be a double action variant, but I am really tempted by the singles as well.
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    Re: I can resist anything...
    « Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 07:59:26 PM »
    Can't tell if it's blued or stainless in that picture.
    Mine likes 262gr Keith SWCs over 15gr of 2400.  Not sure how fast they are, but they sure do a number on bowling pins.

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    Well, since you obviously needed that .45 Colt, how's that third arm treating you?    ;)

    It's stainless, which is not what I really wanted, but for the price, I couldn't turn it down.  All my other .45 Colts run a 300 gr. WFN bullet over 23 gr. of H110 (or W296, since neither is a max load, in the large frame Rugers).  Not sure of the velocity, but I know it will go lengthwise through a 300 lbs. pig.  Doesn't expand worth a damn, but it sure digs a deep hole!

    And yeah, shirts may be a problem in the future!
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    Re: I can resist anything...
    « Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 09:45:43 PM »
    The 262gr Keith SWCs I use are because that's the mold my dad give me.  Free lead, free pot, free mold = bullets I will use.

    I started out with a fairly stout load of 17gr of 2400, which isn't supposed to be a max load, but even with the rear sight all the way up it still shot 3" low at 12-15 yards.  Dropped the powder charge to 15 and it now shoots to point of aim (with the rear sight all the way up).  Some folks over at cast boolits suggested filing down the front sight to bring the POI up, forgetting that it's a convertible, that also shoots .45 ACP rounds.  I can live with the 15gr loads.  They're still quite potent.  I may someday make a new rear sight blade that's taller if I really want some adjustment.  Or find some heavier bullets.  But for now, what I have will do just fine. 

    So far I've only killed a few bowling pins, and the table they stood on a couple of times (I told you it shot low).  It's one way to clear the table, but after the first time I did it a couple years ago, we outlawed that particular method of knocking all the pins to the ground.  Too much damage to the equipment.
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    Re: I can resist anything...
    « Reply #6 on: May 12, 2017, 10:06:34 PM »
    You can adjust the POI by changing bullet weight and/or velocity.  Have a friend who's SIG 1911 was not hitting where he wanted it to, and I suggested he change bullet weight.  (He was hitting high, as I recall.)  Switched to 200 gr. JHPs, and he was right where he wanted to be.

    That said, none of my .45 Colt handguns still have the factory sights.  I'm not adverse to using a file to adjust POI.  (My other .45 Colts are Ruger Vaqueros, with "fixed" sights.  A barrel vise, and a fine cut file can "adjust" POI.  If I lower the collector's value, my heirs and assigns can sue me!)

    A few rounds this evening have shown that the new Ruger has a Belt Mountain base pin in it's immediate future.  Groups are okay, but the factory base pin tends to jump out of position under the recoil of my favorite handload. (All the other Rugers had the same problem, which is why they all have Belt Mountain base pins in them.) 

    On the plus side, the previous owner installed a free-spin pawl, which is something that I hadn't considered before.  It's actually kinda nice, and I'm seeing them in the future for the Vaqueros.  And the trigger job he did on it is pretty nice, breaking clean at about 3 lbs.

    Okay, it's not a for-real range report, but I worked a 12-hour shift today, and didn't have much daylight!
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    Re: I can resist anything...
    « Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 02:34:35 PM »
    Agreed, I can up the weight, which increases barrel dwell time, which raises POI.  I'm averse to filing, since it is a convertible, and doing so might screw up the sights for using the ACP cylinder.

    Regarding the trigger pull, pull one of your grips off to check.  He might have simply unhooked one of the trigger springs in a "poor man's trigger job".  Doing so on mine dropped the trigger pull from 4#2oz to 2#9oz.  Cheap, effective and reversible.
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