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Old 03-08-2012, 02:35 AM   #11
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I am a little different. I shoot .45 Colt occasionally in my NMBH convertible but mostly I shoot .45 ACP and .45 Auto Rim in my modified .45 ACP cylinder. I also shoot mostly .45 AR in my S&W 625. It is nice to have interchangeable ammo.
I had had a number of .45 ACP guns, M1917s, M625s, as well as a Colt Gold Cup Auto so I had plenty of ACP brass on hand, plus some AR as well, but these soon gave out and I did not replace them. And, at the time, I was using some very heavy bullets, 350 gr. cast which never worked well in the shorter cases. I also did some experimenting with the .45 S&W until that supply was exhausted and I had to make my own brass by cutting off old .45 Colt cases. Now the .45 S&W is available again, but, next to the .44 Magnum, I'll stick with the old .45 Colt.
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I own an original 1958 BH 3 screw .38/.357 6 5/8" barrel. It is and was my very first handgun and I would never get rid of it. I have shot thousands of rounds thru it and it is dead nut accurate. I carried it every hunting season as my side arm until 5 years ago, the blueing is faded badly and I was afraid it would be damaged in the snow and cold of elk season so I bought a GP100 6" barrel and it is also a good gun but I will always be partial to my first love.

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I have one with the .357 and 9mm cylinders and a 4 5/8 bbl.I have found it to be an excellent revolver,and accurate with both cartridges.
Accuracy is a relative thing,it will not shoot 9 mm as accurately as my Sig.226 or my STI Ranger11. But it shoots them more accurately that my sons CZ 75.
The 38/357 cylinder is not as accurate as my Colt Python.
After all this I like mine, reasonably accurate and built like a tank.
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I have 2 .357/9 Blackhawks. They both shoot to point of aim with either cylinder in place. The best part of getting the conversion is that the action gets tuned at the factory so that both cylinders are in time.
I HIGHLY recommend them.

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I had had a number of .45 ACP guns, M1917s, M625s, as well as a Colt Gold Cup Auto so I had plenty of ACP brass on hand, plus some AR as well, but these soon gave out and I did not replace them. And, at the time, I was using some very heavy bullets, 350 gr. cast which never worked well in the shorter cases. I also did some experimenting with the .45 S&W until that supply was exhausted and I had to make my own brass by cutting off old .45 Colt cases. Now the .45 S&W is available again, but, next to the .44 Magnum, I'll stick with the old .45 Colt.
For me, 250 gr. and up is the province of the .45 Colt. 250 and down is the province of the .45 AR. I have lots of AR brass as I load it for my 625 as well as the NMBHs. Since I am only shooting on the range, I can't kill the paper any deader with a nice 300 gr. WFN than I can with a 200 LSWC, so I tend to use the same 200 gr. SWCs in the AR as I load for my 1911.
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I have two Blackhawk convertibles, a .45 colt/.45 acp and a 10 mm/.38-40. I also have a Single Six .22 lr/.22 mag convertible. I like them all. I would like to get the .357mag/9 mm convertible also some day.

The Ruger single actions are great guns. Even half way taken care of properly they will last several life times.

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I own 2 ruger blackhawk's a original and a new model. Both in. 357 their both great shooters.

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I have a 45 LC Blackhawk. Great shooter. Did not even know you could get a cylinder for 45 ACP. The only thing I don't like are the rubber grips. I am going to order a wood set fro Ruger.

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These are good guns; durable, decently accurate with plenty of potential. If the 9mm cylinder isn't accurate, simply rechamber it to the .357-44 Bain & Davis or .356 GNR.

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I have a 45 LC Blackhawk. Great shooter. Did not even know you could get a cylinder for 45 ACP. The only thing I don't like are the rubber grips. I am going to order a wood set fro Ruger.
Also check out the grips from pachmayr, they make some really fine stuff.
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