I would favor the New Frontier with a good action job as long as the fit and finish are good. I'm not one for FA's with that stainless finish. Caliber does not matter to me between the two as I can be very happy with either.
No contest -- FA hands down. In fact if I could have only one handgun in would be this 4 1/4" FA97 in .45 Colt. Although not a 5 1/2", it does have the 45 ACP aux cyl. For my hands, this is the best handling single action I have, you just don't want to put it down.
Here's a 5 1/2 incher (this one is a .357 Mag)
Last Edit: Jul 18, 2009 22:07:20 GMT -5 by paul105
Post by bisleyfan41 on Jul 19, 2009 19:16:10 GMT -5
I've found no other gun I've held has fit MY hand better than a 5.5" 45 round-butt M97 my dealer once had as far as feel and balance; never fired one though. Just my opinion, but the Colt wouldn't even get a second thought.