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.