[This post is part of our series, What I’m Carrying Now. If you’d like to submit a photo and description of the gun, holster and gear you’re carrying in the new world in which we live, send it to us at [email protected] with WICN in the subject field.]
Wilburn Roberts writes . . .
Someone wrote in the comments under someone’s choice of handgun that they bet “someone is carrying a Colt Single Action .45.” Well hell yeah, a whole lot of someones are!
I carry a 4 3/4 inch barrel Single Action Army. It’s loaded with my own handloads. (Mattsbullets.com cast 260 grain SWC.) I load this heavy bullet to 800 fps. Sometimes I use the Buffalo Bore standard pressure load, 255 grains at 900 fps, but my handloads are a lot cheaper.
Running around Appalachia in search of antiques and places not often trod my men introduces me to some interesting people and animals. Sometimes I sleep in a sleeping bag with the Colt on my chest.
In the winter I carry the piece in a DM Bullard shoulder holster. It takes the weight off my tired old belt line. I am old and don’t look out of place with a jacket.
When it is too hot to wear a jacket I stick it in my belt under my pulled out shirt. Nothing balances like this revolver and nothing hits like it either, considering its low pressure and velocity. It suits me just fine.