Bought a Ruger Super Blackhawk

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by CA357, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I went to the gun shop today and had them put the Security Six back in stock. It's just been eating at me that I really need a .44 mag. They had a used blue Super Blackhawk for a hundred bucks less that the Six. The backstrap and trigger guard show wear, but the rest of it is very good. It's got Hogue grips on it and they're fugly, but they feel really good in hand. The trigger is incredibly smooth with a great break. It was either worked on or is so nicely broken in that it's excellent. Then while I was wandering around the shop I found a perfect bandoleer holster for it.

    I also picked up an as new stainless CZ83 with two mags, the case and all the box candy for my new carry pistol. Now I just have to find a decent holster for it. I'll probably go with a Milt Sparks Summer Special like I had for the Pro Carry.

    So, how did I do this? I sold the Kimber Pro Carry II this morning. I love 1911's, but the money I got selling it all but paid for both new handguns. I love the .45ACP round and I realize that going down to .380ACP is kind of weird, but in my warped mind it's working for me. :p

    I got a delay on my background check, but I figure it's because my license and address are brand new.

    So, I'll post pics when I bring them home.
     
  2. hiwall

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    Sure seems to be alot of stuff happening in your new neck-of-the-woods. :)
     

  3. CA357

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    I definitely need a gun that will discourage a bear and as much as I love .357's, I didn't feel that it would be enough gun if it came down to it.

    As far as stuff happening, it's a new home, new state and a new beginning for us. So I guess it actually is a lot of stuff going on. Of course, come Spring that's when the outside work, brush clearing, tree cutting and log splitting will start.
     
  4. Rick1967

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    I recently bought a used new model super blackhawk. I like it a lot. Mine has a nice trigger too. Boy they can handle some really hot loads too. I shot a few 300 grain rounds out of mine. That is an experience.
     
  5. vincent

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    Good for you!! Congrats on the new shootin' irons and happy to hear things are finally falling into place! :cool:

    Looking forward to some gun pr0n! :D
     
  6. CA357

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    Thanks. Gun porn soon I hope.
     
  7. orangello

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    Seems like a reasonable investment to me. If you tire of them, you can probably recover most of your money or value by selling/trading.

    What barrel length is the Blackhawk?

    Remember, bears make excellent test subjects/backstops. ;)
     
  8. nitestalker

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    CA357 you did well the SBH is a very fine back country handgun. You can load some light grouse and rabbit loads with the .44 Russian Ctg. The .44 Special loads are great for accurate mid power and target loads. The .44 Mag can be great with the standard 240 gr. Kieth Semi Wad Cuttter. for general holster use. For some real big game loads the 300 gr. bullets are very good. The .44 Mag case loaded with #9 shot can harvest grouse and snow shoe hares. The .44 Mag. needs to roll in the hand I would look for a set of nice smooth grips. Check out some heavy duty outdoor belt and holster rigs. Good Luck;)
     
  9. CA357

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    It's the 7.5" model.
     
  10. CA357

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    Stalker, I had a couple of OM Blackhawks and Vaquero's. The Vaq's were .44mag. The spade grips and the rolling recoil action took some getting used to because I'm usually a semi auto or double action guy. I'm going to see how it shoots and feels with the Hogues before I look into changing out the grips. The are ugly, but I'm too old to let vanity rule any more. ;) If they work, fine, I'll keep 'em. If not, I'll find some others that will.
     
  11. nitestalker

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    I am sure you will be removing the rubber grips. Rubber grips are cheap to make and sell you can mold rubber to fit any thing. You will soon discover that when pulling the the big six-gun from the holster it is very slow to adjust the point of aim as you hand rises to the target. The rubber clings to the hand or glove. The rubber will eat on you hand under heavy recoil. These big 6 guns going back over the past 150 years are stocked smooth by their owners. There was and is a reason for smooth grips on a big single action.:)
     
  12. CA357

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    That makes sense. The good thing is that there are some really sweet grips out there for this sixgun. :D
     
  13. DrumJunkie

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    I love those Blackhawks..Great shooters..I'll agree on the smooth wood grip preference. Rubber on the bigguns just never felt right to me.

    I wanna see pics! :D.
     
  14. hiwall

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    Making your own grips is a great winter project! After you try the rubber.
     
  15. CA357

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    I like the idea of making my own grips and I've got the skills for it, but I'm so buried right now that the project falls into the maybe someday category. I'll probably just pick up a set of used stock wood grips and try those for a while.

    BTW, it's got that squareback trigger guard and that looks like a knuckle buster. That's why I was liking the Hogues. BTW, I've heard it referred to as a "Dragoon" style trigger guard. Is that correct?
     
  16. HOSSFLY

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    Kinda sorta-
    I think you'll find the newer style SBH triggerguard to be "user friendly" :)
     
  17. CA357

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    I can't remember exactly, is the trigger guard part of the frame/front grip strap? If not, I wouldn't mind replacing it with the rounded style guard if it's just a simple replacement.
     
  18. HOSSFLY

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    Part of the gripframe-
    If memory serves the round & sq will interchange - Been awhile :eek:
     
  19. CA357

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    Okay, thanks. I'll look into it at some point.
     
  20. floydster

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    My .44 mag Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter---awesome piece.
     

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