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Old 03-08-2018, 05:47 PM
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:21 PM
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Well, I have two posts here, from 9-14 and 5-16. I still have my two stainless Bearcats, and still no longer have a Single-Six.

Maybe new posts will add something that hasn't been said so far.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:55 PM
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I have both and like both.

I have both and like both. I don't have much new to add, but I had not seen this thread before and would like to read whatever else gets posted, so I post this today so I get advised of a new post.

The 10/12/15 post spoke of loading the 60 gr. Aguila ammo. I found the twist rate would not keep the bullets point first over any kind of distance. I had my gunsmith get a 1:8 barrel liner and had a H&R Sportsman 999 and a Remington 521T lined with the 1:8 twist liner so they now shoot the 60 gr. just fine. If I was a trapper I could see having a Bearcat set up that way.

Lastly, as I get older and wimpier, I am finding I like less recoil and lighter weight. I got rid of some 6" centerfire revolvers in favor of 4" ones. Then I got rid of most of them for the .22 rimfire. At the rate I am going the Bearcat may end up my favorite.
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:14 PM
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Bearcats have been converted up to .327 mag, so they easily handle hyper .22s like Velocitor and Stinger if you occasionally feel less wimpy and want a little kick.....
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Bearcat and Bisley at range today

I own a Ruger Bearcat and a Ruger Bisley. I think the Bisley has a 6.5" barrel and it has adjustable target sights. Aiming as carefully as I can, taking my time between shots at 15 yards the groups I was getting were very similar. The fixed sights on the Bearcat work well for me.
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:23 PM
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I deal with my fixed sights by remembering the sight picture for each distance. For my usual 50 feet, I need a twelve o'clock hold.

Some people file front sights, but that's only good for one distance anyway, so why? The next owners may appreciate my unfiled blades.

The adjustable sight Bearcats are a bit ugly; takes away the classic cowboy look.
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A BC would be nice... BTW, I tool love old threads

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A BC would be nice... BTW, I tool love old threads

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By recently picking up a Shopkeeper, I'm now a member of the Single Six - Bearcat club.
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Single six is my favorite gun to shoot. Want to get one with a shorter barrel. Mine is about 6". Have looked hard at a bearcat, but everyone talks me out of it. Say it is too small for an adult man to grip. I'll still get one eventually.

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Single six is my favorite gun to shoot. Want to get one with a shorter barrel. Mine is about 6". Have looked hard at a bearcat, but everyone talks me out of it. Say it is too small for an adult man to grip. I'll still get one eventually.

You're going to need to hold a Bearcat in person to find out for sure. I have smaller hands, which means I prefer CZ75 pistols over Beretta 92s.


For whatever reason, the shopkeeper grip shape fits my hand better than the plow handle grip shape. The rounded part of the shopkeeper fits snugly into the meaty part of my palm. Which allows me to grip the gun making a fist. I didn't expect the shopkeeper to fit my hand so well.
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Single six is my favorite gun to shoot. Want to get one with a shorter barrel. Mine is about 6". Have looked hard at a bearcat, but everyone talks me out of it. Say it is too small for an adult man to grip. I'll still get one eventually.

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I'm and Adult man and they fit my hand just fine. And if that was true North American Arms would never sell a single revolver
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In 2011, though, I took a chance on another Bearcat (ca.1969) that was reasonably priced, and whaddya know - It shot to the sights with every brand/type ammo I had ! !

Knowing I was going to keep it, I treated it to a set of Elkhorn Stag grips, courtesy of Sack Peterson (google).







I still have the OM BC, that I posted here in 2014, but have since stumbled across a pristine 1960 Old Model RSSM, a .22WMR-only (denoted by the cylinder frame stamping) That's a VERY consistently accurate shooter.

This will also be with me until my Dirt Nap.




I liked it so much, I cased it (making the case), added Simulated Ivory grips, and had Ruger fit an LR cylinder to the gun.





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My first gun that I purchased in 1959 with my own money was my Single Six. I still have it and shoot it several times a year.
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Allow myself to introduce...myself...with a comparison photo of my newly acquired (today) Bearcat with my 6.5" barrel Single Six. Front site on the single six seems to dance around a bit. So much so that I'm more accurate with my standard Ruger MK II with short barrel.

This little Bearcat is a jewel, can't wait to fire it!
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