I bought mine used because i had started reloading 45 colt and i did not want to blow up me and a nice colt SAA With a loading error. The original Vaquero is bulkier than the colts for sure but that bulk has grown on me and the gun has suited my purpose nicely. Just a range gun. Not a concealed or a woods gun. And along those lines i have been eyeing a new mod Blackhawk in .45 with a 4.6 barrel made in 1973. If its around in 2 yrs , and at the price the seller is asking it might be, it will be C&R.A number of years ago I had a stainless Vaquero. Couldn’t give it away. Constantly heard, “It’s too big, I want a Colt size gun” and the death knell, “It won’t fit any of my holsters.” I suppose time heals all wounds (at least it seems to have for the Colt Cowboy) but for me the Vaquero was DOA. I have a chance to buy a blued Vaquero Bisley reworked by Gary Reeder, but I wish it was a New Vaquero.