Thursday, June 02, 2016

Uberti's New Cattleman II

Uberti has come out with an "improvement" that they're touting on all the social media.  A "floating firing pin" that lets you carry the revolver fully loaded.  Heck, I'll show you the video.

Ruger perfected transfer bar ignition, a system that works great.  The original Colt pattern, of course, was unsafe to carry fully loaded.  A strike to the back of the hammer would ignite a cartridge in the chamber.  That's why all of us who carry single action revolvers long ago learned to keep the hammer down on an empty chamber.  It's worked great since 1873 or thereabouts.

The Uberti Cattleman was a fairly authentic reproduction of the Colt Peacemaker.  I shoot a Uberti in Cowboy Fast Draw and like it very much.  This new Cattleman II increases the complexity of the mechanism, one that has worked well for everyone for over 100 years.  Personally, I don't see a need for this intrusion on the original device.  As a wise man said a long time ago, If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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