Since its introduction in 1993, the Ruger Vaquero® has dominated the cowboy action shooting world and earned its reputation for rugged reliability due to its strength and mechanical superiority. It is often referred to as the gun that won the New West because of its widespread popularity among single-action shooters and cowboy action competitors.
The Ruger Vaquero combines the original Old West single-action look and feel with new features. The mid-size steel frame and cylinder are scaled-down to the same size as the original 1955 Ruger Blackhawk®, closely resembling the classic single-action revolvers of the late 1800’s.
As I forgot to mention in my first review, is that with a .357 you can also shoot the .38 spl loads as well. And if you are a reloader , you load a hot to “P” tp a light/ mild load for other family members to shoot. I have this same gun in .45 colt as well. Never regretted putting out the money for these two. Always enjoy taking them out to shoot at an outing.
This is such a nice balanced revolver, looks great and alot of fun to shoot. The Ruger people really put craftmanship into these firearms `;` built to last and pass on to your family members