I have always wanted one of these, and I was finally lucky enough to snag one recently. A Ruger Vaquero with a 3.75" barrel, birdshead grip frame chambered in 45 Colt. This model is the original Vaquero using a large (Blackhawk) frame, not the slimmed down version in today's New Vaquero models. Ruger discontinued this gun back in 2004. My example was produced in 2001, and wears a blued finish with the faux case colored frame. I probably would have preferred a stainless one, but these are pretty scarce on the used market, and the price was right for this one, so I jumped on it. I fit a Bisley hammer on it, because I like the much lower spur for my smaller hands. The grip, and the overall balance of the gun - just fits me like a glove - I love it. I have not had a chance to shoot it yet, but I hope to remedy that soon. I do not cowboy shoot, so this is just going to be a target/plinking and woods gun for me. I may CCW it occasionally in colder months. Enjoy!