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Another Grail Gun Acquired! #170507 05/15/2016 4:31 PM
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I've been wanting a snub nosed bigbore revolver for YEARS! Through out those years, I've wandered back and forth as to which one to go with and what route to take. Then..........Ruger answered my question for me and they came out with the Kodiak Backpacker.

Trouble was, it was a limited run and scarce as balls in Washington. Searching for years for a reasonably priced one at a moment I could afford it.........wasn't ending well. So, I considered other options.

But, A friend kept getting me back on track. Then, after years of searching............I found one.





and it's as awesome as I imagined!

Along with my .45 Colt/ACP Redhawk which shares the same round butt grips frame............it is the most natural pointing revolver I own. Absolutely amazing!

The only deficiencies on the gun, which I anticipated and planned for, are the front sight and the trigger.

So, I replaced the front sight with a now discontinued HiViz FO front sight.



And have a Wilson Custom Tune Spring Kit on order. Which I will install when it arrives.

The grips are smooth, comfortable ,and beautiful.



My main goal for this gun is CCW with reduced handloads topped using a 250gr Cast HP from Matt's Bullets. But, it'll throw some hot 325gr WFN Cast bullets on occasion........just because I can.

I can't explain how happy I am to have finally found this gun. It's everything I ever wanted in a snub nosed bigbore.


"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
Re: Another Grail Gun Acquired! [Re: Zee] #170510 05/15/2016 9:02 PM
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impressive.....


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Re: Another Grail Gun Acquired! [Re: jamesfromjersey] #170516 05/16/2016 1:21 AM
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That damn thing is SWEET!!!!!!

Re: Another Grail Gun Acquired! [Re: racksmasher1] #170518 05/16/2016 2:11 AM
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That is a very nice looking revolver. I hope it gives you a lifetime of service.


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Re: Another Grail Gun Acquired! [Re: PsTaN] #170525 05/16/2016 3:26 AM
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Looks great.
Are you going to change up the grips?


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Re: Another Grail Gun Acquired! [Re: Ernie] #170526 05/16/2016 4:34 AM
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Not at all! It's one of the reasons I got the gun. Now, if I could swindle a checkered grip like on my .45 Colt/ACP from Ruger...........I would.


"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
Re: Another Grail Gun Acquired! [Re: Zee] #170544 05/17/2016 1:50 AM
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Beautiful revolver. That's going to be a sweet carry piece.

Re: Another Grail Gun Acquired! [Re: Brenden] #170555 05/17/2016 11:22 PM
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They have one like that at my local g.s..Little heavy for me as a daily carry but it is a sweet looking piece,nice score. So if you want another for a matched set I know where one is.


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Re: Another Grail Gun Acquired! [Re: junebug] #170575 05/18/2016 5:08 AM
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Ha! Thanks. I'm good with just one for now.


"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
Re: Another Grail Gun Acquired! [Re: Zee] #170589 05/18/2016 7:00 PM
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That is beautiful! Congratulations!


If it were supposed to be easy, they'd have sent my little sister to do it.
Re: Another Grail Gun Acquired! [Re: briarhopper] #170590 05/18/2016 7:03 PM
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I saw on your other thread that it shoots as good as it looks. Life is too short to carry ugly guns, and too precious to carry undependable ones. Its a beautiful thing when they both come together!
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If it were supposed to be easy, they'd have sent my little sister to do it.
Re: Another Grail Gun Acquired! [Re: briarhopper] #170597 05/18/2016 11:06 PM
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[ Life is too short to carry ugly guns, and too precious to carry undependable ones. Its a beautiful thing when they both come together!
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Well said Briarhopper!!!! Well said!
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