Why a Ranch Hand?

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Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby Archer » 19 Feb 2014 18

I'm curious as to the why people go for these guns?

I get the cool factor.
From a practical standpoint what is the advantage of a 'pistol' with a weird grip angle that takes two hands to operate and holds a couple more rounds over a traditional revolver that's faster to reload than the tube feed, can be used single handed and has a 6 to 10 inch barrel OR a 16 or 20 inch rifle that allows a much longer sight radius plus the three point contact to add stability and absorb the recoil.

I've got a buddy who wants a Ranch Hand but the only reason he gives when asked is 'It just LOOKS COOL!'
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby Ranch Dog » 19 Feb 2014 18

+corn
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby Conman » 19 Feb 2014 20

Archer wrote:I've got a buddy who wants a Ranch Hand but the only reason he gives when asked is 'It just LOOKS COOL!'


That is the only "reason" he needs!

Go back in time and watch Josh Randall (Steve McQueen) handle one of them!! KEWL...............
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby akuser47 » 19 Feb 2014 20

Conman wrote:
Archer wrote:I've got a buddy who wants a Ranch Hand but the only reason he gives when asked is 'It just LOOKS COOL!'


That is the only "reason" he needs!

Go back in time and watch Josh Randall (Steve McQueen) handle one of them!! KEWL...............

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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby Archer » 20 Feb 2014 04

Saw the show long ago.
I agree cool is enough reason to justify a purchase be it a gun or a bike or whatever.

Somebody had to ask if there was another reason in this case however...
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby dpe.ahoy » 22 Feb 2014 19

Riding around the area I have some land and a cabin, is the main time I see coyotes. Whether in my truck or my UTV with a cab, the shorter length is much easier to swing out the window and track one of those buggers. I want one in 357 for that reason. Oh yah, and they are cool. :D DP
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby Conman » 22 Feb 2014 22

I've got a son who is looking for a Ranch Hand in .45 LC with color case receiver to go with his SSA .45.
Just because!!
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby Mrlucky353 » 28 Mar 2014 04

Steve McQueen as Josh Randall, on Wanted Dead or Alive

One of the bad guys looks like he belongs on the Ponderosa.

Edit: corrected youtube link

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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby JSutter » 02 Apr 2014 16

LOL, I want one just because. Same reason folks do lots of things.

I'd guess one of these might be easier to shoot accurately with; compared to some handguns. It is definitely shorter than the 16" full stocked long guns I can legally buy here.

Besides, I don't have one. ;)
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby DocBurN » 20 Apr 2014 07

cool factor is something.. but i got mine since Canadian can't carry handgun in the woods.. and here its concidered a "rifle" here.. a "pistol" in the US.

It have to be overall lenght of 26 inches + to be non-restricted , the Ranch Hand is like 24 inches but Canadian Gun Law still autorized it as a non-restricted.

SO... ? why you ask ?

My Ranch Hand 44 magnum is THE smallest thing i can legally carry in Canada in the woods.
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