Well, Some of you fellas remember a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to know what the consenses was on getting a colt saa clone. Well, As I said in the first post, (Got a craven flug on me, 45Colt?) I liked the colt firing pin integral with the hammer. I wasn't too interested in going past the speed of sound, carrying only 5 shots was OK, and 600.00 was about max that I wanted to spend.
Here's what I bought. It is the Cimmaron Model P Evil Roy 45 colt.
OK, to start off with, In the advertisement on the Cimmaron site, it is stated that the owner of same, requires Uberti to make his particular colt clones with a specified metal alloy, for a stronger firearm. I did call Cimmarron, and I ask the saleperson about the metal and he did confirm that point. I did not even attempt to ask what kind of alloy it was, as I figured that would be a futile attempt to invade their privacy.
This is NOT to say that one can load these handguns any hotter than any other colt saa or clone saa because of the alloy it is made of.
The firing pin is the one I like. I got the 5.5" bbl, with the color case hardened frame. Now, from what I have heard, the case hardening is only a chemical coloring. To get the real color case hardening, one can have Cimmarron do this to their particular pride and joy for about 150.00 extra. I figured, No need.
Next, The reason I got the Evil Roy model, is NOT because I like the name. The Evil Roy models are designed by the SASS two time world champion. One gets the action timed and polished, a trigger job by the gunsmith if Cimmarrons choice right here in the USA. I would imagine it is in Texas as the Cimaron facility is. Also, full hand cut checkering on the grips, a wider front sight with a wider rear slot for better sighting. Last, but not least, the price. I have a friend who has the FFL and is a class one dealer for Cimmaron. Total cost to me was 558.00.
This piece is very nice. Nice smooth action. Very nice crisp trigger. It feels great in the hand, and looks great.
Now, I did make a couple of buys on the forum and picked up some 45 Schofield brass as well as Colt 45 brass. So, I will be loading up some rounds and see how this thing performs at the range. I borrowed the fellas mould that ordered the gun and cast up some Lyman 255 rnfp slugs to try. I will get back to you all and let you know how it performs. Thankls all for your input on the other thread.