SASS Vaquero

The Ruger Vaquero Single-Action Shooting Society are a set of large-frame single-action revolvers chambered in .357 Mag. and .45 Colt. The Vaquero is a scaled down version of the New Model Blackhawk revolver, which was designed with the Colt Peacemaker in mind. The gun itself “vaquero” actually means cowboy in Spanish. The SASS is a commemorative two-gun set honoring the group in which it’s named after.

Vaquero revolvers are equipped with features that are supposed to give it an authentic cowboy feel like a notch rear sight that looks like a groove and a fixed front sight, a pre-1962 steel grip frame, and a crescent shaped ejector rod.

The Vaquero SASS feature a high-gloss stainless steel construction and is equipped with a transfer bar safety, which allows users to carry the weapon fully loaded because the bar blocks the hammer from striking the firing pin if the weapon is dropped. However, users of the Vaquero have commonly complained of transfer bar failures and breaks.

The Vaquero SASS also has a “Single Action Shooting Society” emblem on the grips, and is shipped in a commemorative red two-gun case. The two guns in the set include consecutive serial numbers.

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