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My dad came to me for guidance as he’s always wanted one in 45 Colt. No reason in particular, just a fun gun. I honestly don’t know much about them. What brands to we like? Models? I reload for .45 Colt, but mostly Ruger Redhawk stuff. I imagine they’re not suited for those type of loads.
 
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This guy gives a good comparison of several brands:
 
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They are an absolutely silly concept dreamed up by some TV writer for the show Dead or Alive and I suspect that almost every one will end up as a safe queen or pawn shop decoration. Because the only practical way to shoot one is from the hip and most shooters prefer to see nice small clusters on their targets.


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They are an absolutely silly concept dreamed up by some TV writer for the show Dead or Alive and I suspect that almost every one will end up as a safe queen or pawn shop decoration. Because the only practical way to shoot one is from the hip and most shooters prefer to see nice small clusters on their targets.


I don’t disagree. But did you ever really want something as a kid and get to a point in your life where you just said “screw it, I’m buying one” I think that’s where he’s at. Just wants
It for shits and giggles. Might shoot it once or twice. Might not.
 
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My dads got one in 44...he leaves it in the truck for snakes when he’s at some kinda job site.

To me it’s a silly concept, but he can one hand it and he hits what he’s aiming at. I guess it heavier than a 44 revolver and that it doesn’t recoil as much.



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Why a Mare's Leg?

Because .

Henry offers a .410 " Lever Action Axe" that would be good for exhibition shooting balloons, Oreos thrown in the air, and your occasional copperhead or chupacabra.

Holds five 2 1/2" inch shells.

And several variations of rimfire and centerfire pistol caliber Mare's Legs.


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I'm waiting for some clever person to design a "forearm brace" for them. Then I might become very interested !!
 
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They look ripe for a Form 1 build into an SBR. If the stocks are the same as the rifle stocks, it would be really easy.
 
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Yep, they are perfect to sbr. That’s exactly what I did with both a Rossi (.45 Colt) and a Henry (.357). You can buy a rifle stock directly from Henry. It was a little harder finding a full Rossi atock but they are out there if you look. (Maybe Rossi sells them now. They didn’t when I was looking). I really like both of them. The Henry is a little prettier, but the Rossi is lighter and works great. I put Skinner sights on the Rossi.
 
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Yep, they are perfect to sbr. That’s exactly what I did with both a Rossi (.45 Colt) and a Henry (.357). You can buy a rifle stock directly from Henry. It was a little harder finding a full Rossi stock but they are out there if you look. (Maybe Rossi sells them now. They didn’t when I was looking). I really like both of them. The Henry is a little prettier, but the Rossi is lighter and works great. I put Skinner sights on the Rossi.
 
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Dang! I was trying to edit my posts. How do I edit or get rid of the extras?
 
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