Serial ranges: They were introduced and advertised in 1957, appearing after serial 18500.
Calibers: 45 Colt is most common, as this was and remains the standard caliber for fast draw competition. All the other calibers are seen in the fast draw configuration as well, in varying frequencies. .357 Atomic / Magnum and .38 Spl are somewhat common, and there are some .22s seen as well.
Barrels: Generally 4.75 or 5.5 inches. 7.5 inch has been observed.
Finishes: Standard is blue with brass grip straps.
Grips: Plastic faux stag was standard, but they are regularly seen with a factory wood grip upgrade that corresponds to an E&M sales campaign for the Fast Draw model.
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