You did not say what caliber, barrel length, blued or stainless, but even for a stainless, that seems a bit on the high side. Plus, if you are buying it locally, you will have to pay sales tax. There are places online that include shipping in the price, but then again, you will have to pay a local FFL dealer to receive it, which may or may not be more than the sales tax in your area.
As far as the gun itself, I don't own a Vaquero (not yet anyway), but I do own a Single Six and I am very confident you won't be disappointed as long as it meets your needs. Actually my next Ruger will most likely be a Blackhawk 357/9mm... if I can find one!