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Offline ssb73q

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Which is your preferred vendor??
« on: February 28, 2016, 11:55:11 AM »
Hi, which is your preferred vendor for replica BP revolvers, Pietta or Uberti.

In the last few years Pietta has been my goto replica revolver vendor. The Pietta is lower cost and the arbor length for Colts has been perfect while the Ubertis always need adjustment work. However, the Uberti's seem to produce a revolver that is a more accurate representation of the original revolver. The grip and frame size of the Uberti seems to be a more accurate of the original revolver design.

What is your choice? Why do you like one vendor over the other?

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Re: Which is your preferred vendor??
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 12:16:57 PM »
Richard;
Double-edged sword, my friend.
Pietta's QC has come up echelons in the last decade. What they offer now is precise machining allowing for complete interchangeability of like parts...a plus! Also, their bluing is superb.
Uberti gets the nod for more realistic repros, better wood and wood-to-metal finish, and most of all...the Pietta "tail" bothers me to no end, being a Colt fanatic.
Uberti is suffering some serious QC issues  and really needs to address the whole competitive pricing issue. It may be solely due to Cabela's "power buying" that we can buy a Pietta for 20-30% cheaper than a Uberti, but for many of us, the Almighty Dollar speaks very loudly.
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Re: Which is your preferred vendor??
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2016, 06:54:20 PM »
I have most always bought Pietta's for the price. I do like Uberti's better tho.

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Re: Which is your preferred vendor??
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 11:50:12 AM »
Like Hawg, I buy because of price. So, whomever has the lowest price for whatever gun I am wanting gets the nod. Free shipping counts too.

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Re: Which is your preferred vendor??
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 12:22:16 PM »
I'm kind of a flip-flopper I guess.  Sometimes with some models Pietta is what I prefer.   Other times I find myself looking only for Uberti made revolvers.   Maybe I just prefer the maker of the last gun I had a good experience with.   

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Re: Which is your preferred vendor??
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 02:33:44 PM »
While it is nice being brand conscious concerning your revolvers, I'm a cheap ass.  Besides I would rather keep things in the "Family" as it were and purchase from the fellows on the forums.  My last two revolvers have come to me that way and I think I got a better deal.  All my C&B revolvers come from Italy but that is as far as I can pinpoint it.  As long as they put lead on target I don't care about much else.

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