Thank you one and all for your responses and offers to let me try out your own pieces! (Quite nice of you)
For clarity, I already own one in 45lc with the 7.5” barrel, and love it to pieces. The grip size is very good for my hand, whereas many of the 1873-type are to small (especially the ruger NV’s without the bisley handle).
I like to shoot it single-hand (dualist/gunfighter?)
The last time I used it (not CAS related), 45lc’s were close to $2 a round, but I see they’re better now.
(I do not - nor do I have plans to -reload my own ammo at this time).
For the immediate, I’m