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Old 07-11-2019, 08:16 PM
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I have a couple Ruger Single-Sevens with the 3 3/4 inch barrels and birds head grips. They carry quite nicely in my DM Bullard holsters.the bearcat would be a bit easier to conceal

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Here are some photos; sorry for not posting sooner.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:54 PM
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I have a couple Ruger Single-Sevens with the 3 3/4 inch barrels and birds head grips. They carry quite nicely in my DM Bullard holsters.the bearcat would be a bit easier to conceal
I'm thinking of getting one of those Single Sevens with the bird's head grips. Do you encounter difficulty loading and unloading?

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Old 07-12-2019, 10:20 AM
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I'm thinking of getting one of those Single Sevens with the bird's head grips. Do you encounter difficulty loading and unloading?

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My "older" one with the longer barrel can be a bit temperamental while loading or unloading the cylinder, but the two birds-head models that I have seem to have a bit more slack in the cylinder rotation and reloading is a lot easier. Now if they would just install the freewheeling pawls the whole issue would disappear.
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.......I think the Colt SAA style loading notch is a great feature..
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This the only Ruger holster that would fit my Bearcat with adjustable sights.


http://shopruger.com/Bearcat-Mernick...uctinfo/55044/
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That is a pretty nice holster.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:20 PM
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Anyone carry their Bearcat as EDC? I've started to; it is quite nice to have with me all day long. I use a Tom Threepersons, staight hang, and a pick-box for the ammo.
I also carry a Case M3 Finn to go with it. I like having small accouterments with me; very convenient.
22lr is a bit light for self defense but having a gun...any gun, is better than not having one so I guess it's okay.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:44 PM
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Thank you.
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If it were my one and only? Sure. But it isn't, so no. IMO, there are a lot better choices for self-defence EDC duty.
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I ordered one of those Wolff 18lb mainsprings. Might install it. By the time I shoot the 200th round at the range, I'm pretty tired of the 22lb factory mainspring, but at the same time, I like not having to worry about light strikes. So, I'll have a decision to make.

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I have carried a SS BearCat around the farm in a El Paso Saddlery Three Persons for 13 years or so. I think of it as more of a Ground Squirrel/Badger/Rattlesnake defensive weapon. It's especially handy on the tractor or 4 wheeler.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:12 AM
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Yes, it is such a handy little pistol.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:13 AM
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I have carried a SS BearCat around the farm in a El Paso Saddlery Three Persons for 13 years or so. I think of it as more of a Ground Squirrel/Badger/Rattlesnake defensive weapon. It's especially handy on the tractor or 4 wheeler.
Is your Threepersons canted or straight hang?
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:00 AM
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It's straight. I'm unable to post a photo unless I give Photobucket $$$.

I recently bought a Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact which is giving the BC a run for its money.

Here's a pix. Mine is the last poet.

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...26#post5187926

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