The Ruger Vaquero has dominated the cowboy action shooting world and earned its reputation for rugged reliability due to its strength and mechanical superiority. The Vaquero combines the original Old West single-action look and feel with modern features. The cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling to provide exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning. The Vaquero has a patented reverse indexing pawl for easier loading and unloading, while the traditional beveled Cylinder simplifies holstering. The patented transfer bar mechanism and loading gate interlock provide an unparalleled measure of security against accidental discharge. Vaqueros have a larger, crescent-shaped ejector rod head and feature the a traditional western-style, hand-filling grip for comfort and natural pointing. Sass models have black, checkered grips featuring the Sass logo, Montado-style hammer, and a high-gloss stainless steel metal finish.