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Old 07-12-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
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A couple of weeks ago I picked up a .44 Magnum Ruger Redhawk revolver. I’ve been wanting one of these for a few years, but I’ve been patient about it. This one was offered to me a few weeks ago as part of a trade, and, and, even though I was looking for one with a shorter barrel, the whole deal was so good that I couldn’t say no.

I’m the third owner of this gun, but the first one to ever fire it, which is pretty neat. As it turns out, it is a sweet shooting revolver.

Here’s a video of my first range session with the Redhawk.

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Old 07-12-2014, 02:03 PM   #2
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Here’s a picture of my Redhawk

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Looks nice . I ran into a similar situation on a S&W 29. It had an 8 and 3/8" barrel, but the deal seemed too good to pass on. I ended up trading it off, but liked that .44. Still searching for the great deal on one with a 4-6" barrel.

Congrats on your find.

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very nice.

i recentlly got a super redhawk in 44mag. been on my wishlist forever and im not a big revolver person.

congrats on the new gun ruger makes the best revolvers out there

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I have a Dan Wesson 15-2 with a full set of barrels. I use the 10" barrel more than the rest of the barrels. You do need a drop down holster or belt to draw the 15-2 with a 10" barrel quickly. But once you draw the gun it is like having a hand rifle. The gun is a true 100 yard shooter. Fiocchi 125/158 gr HP ammo can be found for $22 or less for a 50 round box.

For the 44 mag you have to reload to shoot it a lot. Right now I am typing with a wrist brace due to 357 mag ammo injuring my hand and wrist. Wear a wrist brace before you injure yourself with big bore pistols. In fact, I am going to invest in some "panda paws" like gymnasts wear. To protect myself when I shoot any gun larger than a 22lr. The wrist braces weight lifters wear are more manly but they are not washable. Panda Paws are washable and come in large and XL sizes.

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I find mine an awesome gun. I purchased mine when I did some silhouette shooting and Smith was having some indexing problems with the 629. I'd hate to guess at the total number of rounds fired. The only thing that has left me shaking my head in bewilderment is using the same components my Ruger (7 1/2 inch barrel) is almost 100 fps slower than my newer Smith (5 inch barrel). I still like my Redhawk and have added Hogue grips and a green fiber optic front sight. It is big enough and heavy enough it rides in a shoulder rig. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I have enjoyed mine.

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Nice gun, great review !!

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Sweet. I have got to get my buddy to the gun range with his Redhawk and Remington R1.

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Great video.
I bought my Redhawk many years ago.
Of course bought a box of .44 magnums.
Soon switched to .44 spec.
Love the gun.
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I was hanging out at my local gun shop yesterday just looking around. I spotted this beauty... a 1975 Ruger Super Blackhawk. This wheelgun is spotless! It has a 4.62" barrel with a 2.5 pound trigger, and a Hogue Rosewood laminated grip. She came home with me for a piddling $400.00. I just love Single Action Rugers...

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