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Booshanky
09-04-2010, 3:07 PM
After long consideration I've been thinking about Uberti. More in line with my price range, (USFA's are AMAZING but about 1700 for the model I want).

What do you guys think about this gun? (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=188024880)

It's the same finish and barrel length I want. Might end up making the grips a little more interesting.

So whatcha think? good buy? good price?

nn3453
09-04-2010, 3:17 PM
Too much money. Try looking for a used one.

Booshanky
09-04-2010, 3:20 PM
I kinda wanted a new one. And this seems like the only one that I can find that's like what I want. Nickel plated, 7 1/2 barrel, .45lc, etc.

Greg F.
09-04-2010, 3:35 PM
I would recommend a Ruger Vaquero instead. The Ruger's stainless steel and cost less. Go to www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx then type in your zip code and in the item # box below the zip code type in KNV-45 and it'll give you what I think you'll like. You don't need to fill in the other boxes. If you like it you can get a instant quote from several local stores. Pick the one you like, pay your deposit online and the gun will be sent to your dealer. Pretty easy really.

Booshanky
09-04-2010, 4:04 PM
I looked at it and it's at 649 too. That's not cheaper is it?

EDIT: Oh wait, that's MSRP....

Stamatos
09-04-2010, 4:21 PM
+1 for Uberti, I have a .357 Cattleman and it is one of the favorite pistols when me and the boys go shooting.

Greg F.
09-04-2010, 4:26 PM
You have to click on "Instant Quote" to see the actual selling prices from your local dealers.

Booshanky
09-04-2010, 4:39 PM
Anyone know of an FFL near the Pasadena area that will do transfers cheap? The last gun I bought online I got through this guy in Redondo Beach but I don't really wanna drive down there.

Greg F.
09-04-2010, 4:45 PM
I'm not sure about the Pasadena area, but Enterprise Arms in Irwindale is pretty reasonable.

jtownsend
09-04-2010, 4:54 PM
Try Gun Runners in Duarte great guys to deal wih.

faterikcartman
09-04-2010, 7:02 PM
From all I've read over the years I would save an extra month or two and get the USFA Single Action. From these guys, by the way: http://www.longhunt.com/usfa/sa-revolver.htm

Not that the Uberti is a bad gun, but the USFAs are that much better for not all that much extra. Are you sure you need to spend $1700? Not to be an arse, seriously here -- and I actually wish someone saved me from myself when I was younger, it can sometimes be like the young guy who goes out and gets a WRX STi or Evo and tricks it all out with all sorts of aftermarket add-ons to the point he's now up to some serious coinage where he probably could have gotten a much better car with much better performance. It can be a false economy sometimes. Just food for thought.

trashman
09-04-2010, 9:01 PM
GET IT! The Desperado is *exactly* the Uberti I've planned to buy next.

--Neill

bigbob76
09-04-2010, 9:45 PM
I would go with the Ruger. Stainless can be polished over and over but nickel is problematic. A stainless Ruger single action will be one of the next handguns I buy.

bombadillo
09-04-2010, 10:05 PM
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_802/products_id/70183

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/D11/70/70183.jpg


Sooooooooooooooo much more aftermarket for these things. Cheap gun, great gun and built like a tank.

Booshanky
09-05-2010, 4:15 PM
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_802/products_id/70183

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/D11/70/70183.jpg


Sooooooooooooooo much more aftermarket for these things. Cheap gun, great gun and built like a tank.

I'm not buying the gun to be the "best wheelgun ever made ever", it's more of a theatrical piece. Reminds me of a gun in a book I read. The ruger is nice, but it's not what I'm envisioning. USFA is amazing, but still a bit more pricey than I want. Considering this isn't going to be a real everyday shooter, I'm not super concerned whether the spring is going to go out after 10k rounds or 50k rounds. I mean, who can find .45Colt these days anyway? Haha.

Fishslayer
09-05-2010, 4:23 PM
I mean, who can find .45Colt these days anyway? Haha.

I can...:cool:

klmmicro
09-05-2010, 6:11 PM
That seems a steep price for a Colt knock off. If it is just going to be a theatrical piece, why buy new? You can get one for a lot less used. There are a lot of people who buy them to get into CAS and then lose interest. I have seen pistols like that for $300-$400 on GB. Just a thought...

As for ammo, there is plenty of .45 Colt ammunition out there if you want to punch paper and knock over targets. You can find some decent defense ammo as well, but it takes a little more looking.