I have been on the lookout for an original 1800s Colt for a while now. In the spirit of that, I have also been on the lookout for some nice modern-day replicas of the single-action army that would be fun to shoot. I got this .45 Long Colt Ruger Vaquero Bisley in stainless with an "ivory" grip out of a collector's fleet two years ago for a steal of a price. Getting into my finest cowboy-wannabe form, the Ruger has become a regular sidearm for me while archery hunting in the North Woods, or while just walking and scouting the property. It has blown up countless water jugs as well. I bet there are a whole lot of guns that would serve as better deep-woods protectors from bears and coyotes, but the threat from either of those is really quite small in our area, and I do what I want, which is pretend to be a cowboy when no one is looking.