WANT: A Western Set

I have been thinking about getting a set of western style guns. A classic three gun system. A handgun, rifle and a shotgun. I'd keep them simple with just the plain iron sights, wood stocks and grips.


I would get modern calibers for the however. This Ruger SBH  comes in .44 mag as does the classic Marlin lever action. I like the commonality of ammo. I also like the .44 mag round from a western style grip. The way it rocks up with the recoil is nice. Plus, a .44 mag is sweet for hunting deer from a rifle.
A classic double barrel 12 gauge shotgun is always good to have. Even if it's just so you can say, "Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick!"

--Plus a sweet western holster.

6 comments:

maddmedic said...

:like:
I am planning on doing the .357 lever to go with my .357 Ruger.

Now where is the "Screwheads...Boomstick" quote from .....

Hmmmm seems familiar....??

Bubblehead Les. said...

Agree on the .357/.38 Special caliber for your neck of the woods. MUCH cheaper to feed and get in practice. Should work just fine for any Stray Dogs or Black Bears, and as for the 2 Legged Predators.... but if you want a true Western Flavor, don't go with a Hammerless Shotgun. If you do a Coach Gun, you can load it, release the spring tension, and put it ready to go on the Mantle, hiding in plain sight. "Oh, is that your Grandpa's Gun up there? Close. It was my Great Grandpa's when he was living out West in the Cowboy Days."

Bubblehead Les. said...

Of course, this doesn't work if you have kids. But for Adult Only Homes with Unconstitutional Handgun Laws in force....

JB Miller said...

"Boomstick" quote is from Army of Darkness.

I like the idea of a Mantle Shotgun!!

Old NFO said...

And I do believe you can hunt in VA with a .357... Just gotta check that. Good meeting you and your son, and fun shooting today!

Stretch said...

My old west combo consists of a Winchester '94, a Ruger New Vaquero and an Italian SAA clone. All in .45LC. Must add a dbl. 12 to the list.