Just picked up my first Colt SAA .45 today from a fellow forum member and all I can say is.........now I understand the hype!
This is a 3rd Gen. NIB example and let me tell you that the fit, finish & action are superlative. I have not handled any factory Rugers that compare or even come close.
I bought a Ruger New Vaquaero last year(supposed to be a Colt clone?). The action is like a marshmellow and feels much heavier. I was disappointed and decided to try the Colt SAA. IMO there is no comparrison at all. Apples vs. Oranges
She is no longer NIB as I took her out for vetting today and early results are encouraging. For my tastes she handles like an extension on my arm and fits my hand perfectly. I am hooked.
Own 3 Ruger handguns (2-SA, 1-DA) and like them a lot..................but they are not even close to the feel of the Colt. Puts my FA-93 .454 in its place.