Gun Porn

I went to Gander Mountain yesterday, because I had a bit of free time on my way home from work. Once again filled with fail, because I forgot to bring my cell phone camera in to photo the mag releases on the Ruger 10/22. It wouldn’t have mattered though, because something distracted me. In the used guns section, they had one of these.

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That’s an Uberti Cattleman Bisley with a 7.5 inch barrel, which is the second sexiest barrel length common to single action revolvers (5.5 so sexay it hurts, I kid you not). Uberti is a subsidiary of the massive company that is Beretta, and actually puts together some of the better clones of the great Single Action Army design on the market. The Bisley guns are modeled after the Colt Model of 1894, which was a Single Action Army with a redesigned grip, frame, trigger and hammer that were requested by bullseye pistol shooters of the era to make the gun more accurate in precision shooting. Probably the best Bisley out there is the one made by the USFA, and I would commit all seven deadly sins to get my hands on one those.

Back to the Uberti though, for less than $400, I almost walked out of the store with it. Fortunately for my wallet and marriage, the gun was chambered in the totally retro-awesome .44-40 cartridge, which while the “cool as hell” factor is pretty much off the charts with that, the practicality of actually being able to find ammo at a reasonable price isn’t so much there. And so, much to my complete and utter sadness, I passed on the Uberti Bisley…but maybe someday.

3 thoughts on “Gun Porn”

  1. Hey man, I’ve got two EMF Bisleys in .45 Colt that I wouldn’t mind getting rid of, I’ve shot them in 4 CAS matches and find they’re just too small of grip frames for my hands. I don’t want to split them up though. E-mail me if you’re interested.

  2. Now, that’s one of the prettiest handguns I’ve laid my eyes on. If it was in a more reasonable to purchase caliber, I would have grabbed it immediately myself.

  3. My father just passed to me a family heirloom I’ve been drooling over for about 30 years now–my great-grandfather’s original Colt Bisley in 45LC. The barrel is 5.5″ if I remember correctly, and it has those hard rubber/plastic Colt grips. I’ll have to pick up an Uberti copy as a shooter though–I’d be afraid I’d screw up the Colt!

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