Newbie seeking advice

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by stamour547, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. stamour547

    stamour547 New Member

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    I have an opportunity to purchase a Ruger wheel gun (not sure if it a redhawk or blackhawk at the moment) in 44 mag SS. I have seen it and it looks like its never been shot. I know the person who owns it and he takes care of everything. I was wondering if the $300 he wants for it is a good price, a ripoff, or a steal. Thanks in advanced for everything.
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    There is a world of difference between a Blackhawk and a Redhawk. The Blackhawk is single action, the Redhawk is double action. $300. sounds about right for a used Blackhawk. If it's a Super Blackhawk, it's an even better price. If it's a Redhawk, it's an outright steal.

    So, if it's in excellent condition, the price ranges from fair to possibly outstanding.

    Head over to the New Member introductions area and introduce yourself to the folks. ;)
     

  3. Mr. Bluesky

    Mr. Bluesky New Member

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    Non-Super Blackhawk is not available in 44 mag, or at least not currently. The Redhawk (DA) and Super Blackhawk (SA) are the two Ruger .44's. Either way you're getting a phenomenal deal, so if the gun, whichever model it actually is, appeals to you, jump on it.
     
  4. stamour547

    stamour547 New Member

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    Well I did find out that it is a DA. What I don't know is if it is a redhawk or a super redhawk. Beautiful firearm, I was thinking of doing some hunting with it this next hunting season. thanks again.
     
  5. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    There is a HUGE difference in these Revolvers!

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    Either one is a BARGAIN at $300.00!

    I have a Super Redhawk and a Redhawk, and both are deadly accurate especially with a scope.

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  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    It's a Ruger, what's not to like for $300???
     
  7. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    And a few of my "other" Ruger 44's...


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    Ruger's are just hard to beat for the buck.
     
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  8. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Sorry about all the photo posts...

    When someone says Ruger I go bonkers...
     
  9. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    Never apologize for gun porn, mate!

    To the OP, $300 is a great price for a .44 mag Ruger, whatever the model, in the condition you describe. Can you get some pics?
     
  10. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Your buddy doesn't have any extra .357's he doesn't want anymore, does he? :D Sounds like a good friend.
     
  11. IGETEVEN

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    A Ruger Redhawk .44 SS for $300? Son, you better take that deal, and run off giggling with hysterical laughter, like a little girl, on that great deal, and while firing it at the range. :D

    Jack
     
  12. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Unless it was dropped onto the pavement at 55 MPH or used in a Homicide. If you don't jump on it, you need to turn in your man card.
     
  13. gadrooning

    gadrooning New Member

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    If you have a use for a .44, I'd jump on like yesterday.
     
  14. utf59

    utf59 New Member

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    No. It's terrible. You should tell me where this guy is so I can go over there in person and straighten all this out. :D
     
  15. stamour547

    stamour547 New Member

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    No he doesn't have an extra .357 if he did i might pick that up too. I am going to take it off his hands for him though. Good friend... Good family is more like it. I know he is the second owner of it. The first was a local sheriff deputy in the area. I know both of they take very good care of their firearms. Looking at some of the pics that were posted it appears to be a Redhawk. I know the present owner bought it for just over $300 and he just doesn't use it and it sits in the safe 24/7. Since I don't have a large collection of firearms I thought that considering the condition, that it would be at least a even deal if not better for me. I was really wondering what others thought here about it. He says he doesn't shoot it because its just "to damn expensive". Maybe thats because i've been told that "the hotter the load the better" for this particular pistol. I really appreciate all the comments and any other good tips/pointer/ideas are always welcome. Its better to learn now than after a cash exchange, which shouldn't be a problem since he has no probably meeting me at the range and letting me run a few rounds down range. Thanks again everyone.
     
  16. CA357

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    Buy it, enjoy it and post a range report for us. :cool:
     
  17. Viking

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    A huge AMEN! Definately buy it but don't smile too much and don't brag otherwise your friend may not be a friend for very long, why? Because that is grand theft at that price, I never run across deals like that. I paid $500 for my stainless steel Redhawk back in the early 1980's. It's the strongest, most durable .44 mag on the market. I've fired hundreds of heavy loads through mine and it's just as tight now as when I bought it. It is heavy which is great for soaking up recoil but holstering on a belt if you're as skinny as I am may give you a list like a sinking ship as you walk. That's where a good quality shoulder holster is nice, like a Bianchi X-15. I have an Uncle Mike's and it's comfortable but it isn't for fast draw like the Bianchi. It's not too expensive if you hand load as I do, at $35 for a Winchester white box of 50 rounds it would be too spendy for me.
     
  18. stamour547

    stamour547 New Member

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    well it looks like i will be picking it up from him. i just have to wait to try it at the range until after the snow storm we are having lets up. i have told him that i want it and he said "don't worry its waiting here for you". I will probably put a couple rounds in it and then tell him we have to head to the county building to get the transfer done. Probably next week i'll have it. I'll post some pics for everyone when i get it. I just want to fire it a couple of times because i haven't shot a .44 mag before. I don't think it will be a problem though, and if its as good a deal as everyone say i can probably sell it for more than i paid.

    On another note i was thinking of getting rid of an older Hi-Standard .22 short pistol i have to finance more firearms. what does everyone think about a Hi-Standard olympic produced, as far as i can tell, somewhere in the late '40's or early '50's (i know its an auto and not a revolver but since everyone has been great, i thought i would drop the idea out there). I did receive that pistol from absolutely free.
     
  19. stamour547

    stamour547 New Member

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    Well guys, i just picked up the redhawk earlier today. If i can i'm going to head into the range tomorrow morning (hiking in since there is to much snow). $300 out the door and he threw in the ammo he had for it (about 150-200 rounds) and a shoulder holster with it. Oh and he threw in to speed loaders also so i think i got a good deal. Its beautiful and is my new baby. I'll try to get a little gun porn and a range report up on here too.
     
  20. OGB

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    After looking at all these threads on the $300.00 deal got me thinking back on the super Blackhawk I have that I bought for $88.00 brand new in 1964 when I opened my gun shop.It's a super that had a 7 1/2" barrel that I cut back to 4 5/8's because I did not like the feel of the long barrel.That gun has taken 3 deer, 1 bear and many many woodchucks.It is trully a great weapon.
    Good luck with your deal.