It got in last week and yesterday I took it out to the Club for some break in, I’d accumulated 350 rounds of assorted ammunition, a box of Remington, a box of Blackhills and a box of Ultramax plus 4 boxes of Reeds Ammo 100 gr XTP loaded to 1280 per the maker. The Reeds Ammo is too hot for many old guns but they’d assured me in full on replica Colt it would be fine. I adopted the load one, skip one , load four of the old timers and it’s simple and leaves an empty chamber under the hammer. Shooting wise this revolver quickly tickled me pink, shooting at 1/2 scale Humanoid steel I was quickly making head shots and upper torso shots at 25 yards. I found cocking the hammer with my left thumb was quick and effective, the sights worked better than I expected. All in all a great shooting replica of a piece of Americana.
Made for a great prelude to the 4th of July, a replica of one of the firearms that tamed this country and a great companion to my Marlin 1894 in .32-20.
Huzzah for America, Happy 4th of July