I went shooting with friend and fellow gun writer William yesterday afternoon and he brought along the un-possible.
Here’s a Ruger Vaquero. No big deal, they’re pretty common. If you haven’t seen one, they’re beautiful single action pistols. I was a little surprised as Williams is a complete and total .40 S&W caliber nut. He doesn’t own anything that’s not chambered in .40 S&W. While he won’t admit it, I think his trap shotgun is secretly chambered in .40 S&W.
Anyway, after pulling this beauty out of its case, he proceeded to open a box of Winchester .40 S&W practice rounds. Huh? Usually he knows his way around a handgun, but today maybe not.
Turns out he got his hands on a special edition model chambered in .38-40 and .40 S&W. Like the Ruger Single Six .22LR / .22 Magnum conversion, this one comes with two cylinders for those respective calibers.
Why? Why not?
Good cool find. A few months ago, I bought a used (hardly) Vaquero Convertible (not the “New”) with the .45 Long Colt and .45 ACP cylinders. Love the .45LC, and all I need to do now is bring a few boxes of reasonably plentiful .45ACPs and shoot my 1911 and the Vaquero and have a Fun day ay the range. I also have a Blackhawk Convertible with .38/.357 and 9mm cylinders….Inexpensive shooting with the 9mm option.
Don’t forget the venerable Blackhawk in 9mm / .38 spec -. 357 magnum for a ‘multi-caliber’ revolver.