Hello everyone I just wanted to get a feel for or advice on a new SAA peacemaker. I used a Ruger black hawk 4 5/8 .45 LC for many years as a field gun I took it every where, camping, horse back riding, vacations etc. I used varied ammo including some monster loads from Buffalo Bore while in bear country. I have a home in El Paso Tx and about 5 years ago It was burglarized and gun safe with over 14 hand guns was stolen after fighting with the insurance company I only received 120.00 for my blk hawk. Over 15k in hand guns was reduced to a check a little over 3,500.00. and 500. 00 for my safe. To get back on topic I recently won a Brand new Colt 45 peacemaker at a local gun match with my glock 17 one of 5 handguns they didn't take because they where in a drawer on my work bench having just cleaned them. It came in a Cardboard colt box brand new no special marking or edition. Most of my collectibles started as guns I would use such as colt king cobra that was stolen I carried that around for years later to find out it had a nice collection value so I retired it and used the blk hawk. The new Colt is the only revolver I have since the robbery, I carry a colt 1911 in 38 super but my question is since colt is still producing SAA is there any point in keeping this pristine, the cylinder has never been turned It's in exactly in the condition it was in when it was presented. I want advice on making this my new field gun and what loads should I use on it. The Blk Hawk eat everything and spat it out accurately. The question is should I keep this as a collectable and is there a collection value to a current production run or is it safe to use as a field gun with modern loads. I need some sincere advise and do don,t wish to be talked down too. I had replacement value insurance and it sucked because I paid the extra premiums on sporting equipment for 20 years and got screwed.