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    SAA on the way

    Hello everyone, I'm 75 and I've been wanting a genuine Colt 45 as long as I can remember. I decided I'm not getting any younger and I can afford it so I ordered a new 4 3/4 in. Now the question is, do I shoot it? If I leave it unfired it will retain it's value, but I'm only looking at another twenty years anyway so what do I care about keeping it's value? I will be pulling the trigger the same day I pick it up.

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    Did you buy an SAA for yourself or for someone else to shoot? You are making the correct call, shoot it, often.

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    There are many Colt collectors and Colt shooters on here. There is a divide.. but almost every single collector has shot a Colt even if they do collect. You should not go through this world without pulling the trigger on a genuine SAA Colt. Right now the prices of NIB new production guns are pretty much at an all time high and supply is a little tough right now. Unless you want to buy another used Colt SAA and use it for the shooter and tuck that one away for a grandkid or something, .. if not all that, then I’d have to shoot the new one.
    Always remember to pull the hammer to full cock after loading , then slowly lower the hammer, this prevents a turn line from developing around the cylinder, which will happen if you lower the hammer from “load position” or half cock without pulling all the way back first.

    SAA , especially 45 with 4-3/4” barrel is so popular that you could shoot it and sell it later if you so desired and probably wouldn’t lose anything.. just depends in how much you paid initially.
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    Welcome to the COLT Forum !!

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    Shoot It...and here's to the next 25... young man !!



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    Welcome to the fraternity. I was 68 two years ago before I got my first Colt SAA. Glad I did,love these guns. Can’t go wrong with the 45 and 4-3/4”. I liked mine so much I got dual cylinders in blue and nickel. Being a Colt 45 ACP man forever,I’ve got a lot of 45 ACP ammo! I making guys sick posting pics of my pair. Pete

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    My dad left me some guys that he never shot. I have zero sentimental attachment to these and sold most of them. The ones that he shot and hunted however are a different story—these I cherish for that reason. Shoot it in good health!

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    Welcome to the Forum from Texas!
    Shoot that SAA and enjoy it!!
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    Hi and welcome to the Colt Forum. Colt's are not unfired when they leave the factory to come reside with new owners. There's no reason why you can't shoot and enjoy your gun, keep it clean and take care of it and shoot it whenever you wish.

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    Welcome to the Colt Forum!! Shoot the new SAA; clean it; and put it away until you want to shoot out again.
    People who buy SAA's and sit and play with the action seem to do more damage to the cylinder than people who actually shoot the guns.

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    Shoot, clean, repeat.


 
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