Colt Army Model 1860 revolver

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Re: Colt Army Model 1860 revolver

Post by xl_target » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:21 am

Today, I decided to test the revolver at 20 yards to see what it could do.

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Six shots at 20 yards (60 ft). 0.451 caliber round ball

This was with the butt resting on a sandbag and a two handed hold.

At this point, I'm a little incredulous. This has got to be a fluke.
So I loaded up another cylinder and tried it again.

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Six shots are 20 yards. 0.454 caliber round ball.

Obviously the flyers are me flinching or something.
The gun itself is amazingly accurate. It's acting like a damn rifle and not a handgun.

So I think I'm having a real good day at the range.
I pulled out my Ruger LC9 and took up the same position at 20 yards. The groups are so embarrassing that I won't bother posting them here.
This $200 revolver is blowing away SIGs, CZs, Tanfoglios and Rugers. What the ....expletive?
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Re: Colt Army Model 1860 revolver

Post by captrakshitsharma » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:02 am

The underdog of today is the champ of yore showing its true mettle. I d say good shooting as well but just the love of old wheel guns would make me give equal credit to the gun . Super stuff ....
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Re: Colt Army Model 1860 revolver

Post by TC » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:38 pm

Wonderful shooting XL... great groups :D

Mark that's a wonderful revolver you have :D

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Re: Colt Army Model 1860 revolver

Post by ckkalyan » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:15 am

:shock: Amazing results at 60 feet - wow! Nice shooting xl_target!
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Re: Colt Army Model 1860 revolver

Post by xl_target » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:01 pm

Thanks CK. I'm really enjoying this foray into black powder.

I think an 1851 Navy is next.
Gotta keep TC pumped up. :D
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Re: Colt Army Model 1860 revolver

Post by Mark » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:31 pm

Don't buy a 1851 until you've seen the 1862 police revolver. Talk about cute!
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Re: Colt Army Model 1860 revolver

Post by xl_target » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:57 am

Mark,
I looked at those but the Uberti ones are real small (like a Ruger bearcat) and the PIetta ones are just a shorter barreled 1851.
I like the longer sighting plane of the Navy better.
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