Smith and Wesson Model 28-2
Ruger New Vaquero.
Ruger Gunfighter grips. I sanded them down further, to fit her hand and she finished them with fingernail polish and clear-coat.
The only thing I did to the internals of the gun was to clip four coils off the mainspring. This brought down the tension on the spring from the factory 23 lbs to what we estimate is about 17 lbs. It's easier for her to operate and is still strong enough to pop the tough shotgun primers that we use in our game. When she straps to play the Cowboy game, this is the gun she carries. With the wax bullet loads in our little corner of suburbia, it is also the gun she grabs when a stray cat climbs the fence. When Milady loads that revolver late in the evening, it's time for a stray cat to take a hike.
Colt Police Positive Special, 32-20.
Yes, Buffalo Bore makes credible self-defense ammo in .32 SW Long) Milady likes the little Colt D-frames, and she likes .32 caliber handguns. When I showed her this replacement for her Pocket Positive, she was thrilled. At 28 ounces with a 4" barrel, it's the lightest of her handguns by a wide margin. I've ordered ammunition for this revolver and when it arrives, we'll make time to shoot it. I'm looking forward to learning more about this old cartridge and in my research, I've found that it was a favorite of old-time handgunners like Paco Kelly, Elmer Keith, and Skeeter Skelton. With a following like that, there must be something to like.
It's hard to judge the relative size of my lady's battery, so I took one snapshot of all three.
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