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Ruger doesn't offer the Bisley in the Vaquaro anymore so I made the switch to Cimarron made it yesterday, Ruger lost out again I bought two that day. Can't wait to shoot them, since I shoot dualist I can only have one hand on one gun. Yep got them on now been prasticen too boy I am tired but I am havin fun.
 

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Snuffy, you'll have to let us know how you like them Cimmarons. I've looked at them a few times and really like the look of most of them. Anyway you can post pictures of the set you got? Or a link to the site and pair?
 

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I am behind on the picture department I know men. Here is a page from their on line cataloge. I have the 4 3/4 inch barrel's several reasons for that I can clear leather faster with the shorter barrel. Since your time starts from the beep until the last shot anything you can do to cut the time down is a great help to you. It takes at least a full second to change gun hands meaning if you shoot left handed re hoslter draw your right gun then change it to you left hand a full second its costing you to do that. So if you can shot double stronge side your better off, there are two world champ's that use the cross draw Lead Despencer and Tequla so a cross draw in the right hands can do the trick also. I went with the Bisley as I started looking around and for me the grip is just better less hammer travel in cocking wide hammer area to cock with. Love the wide simi round triger.
Just bearly had them 24 hours and have no idea how many times I have dry fired them with snap caps in. When I got them home cleaned them up put a bit but butter grease on the working parts added a drop of oil here and there and went to watch westerns and shooting with the bad guys.
I try most of the time to only shoot the bad guys but if I shoot a good guy I just tell them ya got to be tough and stop gettin in the line of fire lol.
Another thing I have noticed about the Cimarron Bisley's is that if ya don't get it cocked all the way to the fire poistion and have to recock it it won't skip that round unless ya let the hammer all the way down. Have had that happen with the Rugers, and that sure eats up time while you cocking the gun around to find that un fired round.
Its gonna take some gettin use to as I have only fired Ruger single actions all of my shooting life. So right now these are the main match and prastice guns. I have 2 Ruger Vaquero's in 357 mag that are soon to be on the block as I am going with the Cimarron Bisley's all the way.
If Ruger made the Bisley's in the Vaquero's I would have Rugers but they stopped for some reason. If I shot the adjustable sight Bisley I would have to shoot in the Modern class, crap man the kids shoot that one and this old fat man can't keep up with them kids any more lol. Keepin up with them is like trying to catch a cat.
And for cat catchin just ask sheepdog if ya can get him out from under the chuck wagon, if he smells a pie its not gonna happen either pard.
sheepdog I was helpin just ask me and I'll tell ya so.
 

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I almost bought a 5.5" Uberti a little while ago. At first I didn't like how much curve the grips had, but it kind of grew on me. I think they're pretty good looking guns. I would have gone with the shorter barrels too. I like the 4.5" barrels best. Plus like you said it'll be faster for the matches. Let us know how you like them after your first match with them. :)
 

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Sure will, the first weekend in Sept.
 

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great lookin' guns there....let us know how they work out. I thought bisleys were more target guns and not fast draw types----learn somethin' every day............
 

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Thanks Deputy 125, yes they are but if ya look at the style of shooting I do speed is important as well as hitting the traget. I can draw the bisley just as fast if not faster than I can the Vaquero's. Since fanning is not allowed and I have multiple targets to shot at it makes since to have more grip area for my hand as I shoot dualist meaning I can only have one hand on a gun at a time. More grip area more control and less likely of a miss. I am shooting at targets and I have to hit each target
The grips are not anything great to look at I must agree, some of the top shooters I have noticed at the Bar 3 are shooting them and speed is clean and fast. They also have a large triger guard area making it easier and faster to get your triger finger in the triger guard. Much more control on the triger wide triger area and sini round triger.
Lots of plus's from where I sit and see and shoot, well haven't shot them yet but next days off they are going to the range and they will have a work out.
The main advanged of the bisley is the follow up shots, since there are 4 follow up shots it does add up. Even using both hands there is far more speed and accuracy to be gain for me with the bisley.
Everyone has what works for them and that is what the person has to do. I thought at one time the Marlin in 45 colt would do the trick found out there is alot of work that has to be done to them to make them run. The 2 fastest rifles are the 1866 and the 1873, there are those that use the Marlin but even I can out run them and I am just starting out.
If some one is asking me what to get to start off with easy either a 66 or a 73, the 66 is easier to adjust. The 73 your going to have to pay someone to take out the lever safty or you can do it yourself, I might add good luck. If your going to use the normal six gun then Ruger is the way to go more triger area for your triger finger. For a shot gun then I say a double in the Stoeger, right out of the box not bad. If your going to shoot Classic cowboy or Dualist then I say get the bisley in the Cimarrons, also your rifles shot also be Cinarrons. These are the main guns the big boys are using and they are out to win. I am out for fun but placing well and gettin a few ribons makes a guy feel great.
I have 7 now 2 first place 3 second place 1 3 rd place and 1 clean match. My goal is to have clean match's each match I shoot from now on. Once I can have a clean match each and everytime then I am going to work on the speed. I think there is time for new blood in the world champ. Have no idea if I will make it or not but my friend that got me started tells me my times are much faster than his when he first started. I have had others tell me that I am much better than when they started.
I know where I am at now also know how poorly I did when I first started. The world record for a stage is 12.04 seconds, I am sorta hoping to make it 11.99. If I don't it won't be from lack of effort on my part.
 
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