The Ruger Vaquero Birds head .45LC is a compact single action revolver that is perfect for the target range or cowboy action shooting. The western style grip is widely toted as being a comfortable hand filling grip that is natural pointing grip for unparallelled shootability and the 3.5" barrel balances like a dream. The polished stainless frame, barrel and cylinder not only add a very classy look to the Ruger Vaquero Birds head but also keep it very resistant to corrosion. Like all Ruger revolvers, the Vaquero Birds head .45LC comes with the newer style transfer bar safety which prevents the firing pin from engaging the primer of the round until the trigger has been pulled. This is a huge improvement over the original cowboy guns that were not safe to keep fully loaded because of the risk of accidental discharge. The Ruger Birds head .45LC utilizes a cold hammer forged barrel with ultra precise rifling for pin point accuracy and a longer lasting barrel.