The Ruger Bisley convertible revolver allows you to fire two different caliber cartridges, the 45ACP and the 45 Long colt. I prefer shooting the 45ACP because of the difference in price. This revolver is like having a gun from the old West. It is definitely not for home protection or concealed carry. I am posting a description of the Bisley from Wikipedia. Basically it is a different grip that is supposed to limit recoil. I do not know if that is true since this is the only revolver that I own chambered in 45ACP/ Long Colt. The Bisley also Has a very nice engraved cylinder in the 45 Long Colt. This is a great recreational revolver! I could not find any really great videos on You Tube for this model, so I posted a Jerry Mikulek video on rifle shooting that I thought was very informative on rifle shooting techniques.
The Ruger Bisley, manufactured by Sturm Ruger & Company, is a 5 or 6-shot, single-action revolver. It comes in a variety of different finishes, calibers, and barrel lengths. The revolver takes its name from a grip frame designed by Colt’s Manufacturing Company that was popular at shooting matches held at Bisley.
In the mid-1980s Ruger introduced their Bisley line of Single Action revolvers. Using the same frame as the Super Blackhawk, the Bisley features a down-turned grip inspired by the old #5 single action army grip made up for Elmer Keith by gunsmith Harold Croft in 1929, although it is larger in size. This was in turn inspired by the classic 1894 Colt Bisley revolver, so named after the famous English shooting range at Bisley which was the site of many notable shooting matches in the late 19th century and is still in regular use. The Ruger Bisley is very popular for target shooting and hunting, and comes from the factory with adjustable sights, a 7 1⁄2″ barrel, and rosewood grips.
The Ruger Bisley can also be readily identified by its factory engraved unfluted cylinder, and low hammer spur. It is currently manufactured in .44 Magnum (RB-44W) and .45 Long Colt (RB-45W); however, it has also been manufactured previously in .22 Long Rifle with a 6 1⁄2″ barrel (RB-22AW), .32 H&R Magnum, .357 Magnum, and .41 Magnum.
The distinctive grip angle can also be found in two other models: the Bisley Vaquero and the Bisley Hunter. The Bisley Vaquero is a fixed sight, short barrel (4 5⁄8″, 5 1⁄2″) version that was manufactured from 1993 to 2005. The Bisley Hunter comes in Stainless Steel, with Black Laminate grips, a 7 1⁄2″ barrel and factory rings for mounting a scope. ‘After-market’ grips for one Bisley will fit the others and seldom require hand fitting.