Ruger Alaskan

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by eltoro, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. eltoro

    eltoro New Member

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    I was offered today for $500 a ruger Alaskan I seriously have no idea wtf I would do with a 2.5" 44 magnum ? My carry gun is a 357 magnum or a 45 semi auto so what would or use or need for a 44 mag snubby ??? :confused:

    PLease help talk me out of this gun I have nu use for . :eek:

    And If any of you want to buy it before I do feel free to go buy it so the taste of want is out of my system "king pawn peoria, il has it" LOL The gun is in almost perfect condition very clean and nice feel and oh it's sweet I so want to just have it to show my friends look at what I got LOL :cool:
     
  2. savageman97

    savageman97 New Member

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    My grandpa always wanted one if those but he could never find one at the right price.i would wanna carry it in the woods as a side arm in case a bear gets to close and my bolt gun is in the truck
     

  3. eltoro

    eltoro New Member

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    The closest thing to a bear around here is a huge old hairy lady up the road and i don't think a 44 would take her out lol !
     
  4. eltoro

    eltoro New Member

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    after looking around web I see the price is super cheap but still a useless cool awesome powerful I should own gun LOL I would feel I own as useless a gun as my friends s&w 500 he rarely uses unless it's to show off at the range .
     
  5. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    $500 is a good price if it's in good shape. I'd consider it.
     
  6. eltoro

    eltoro New Member

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    sonic it's in perfect shape. I am seriously debating trading in my 357 for it and putting $150 boot cash I will still be ahead I see them selling for the $700 + range used. on a 1-10 it's a 8 it's in good shape I took 2 off for being fired before.
     
  7. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    It's an emergency Bear Gun...not much other use. And at 45ozs. it's a club as well. It wood be a trail gun for me in the Northwoods. Not sure of your situation.
     
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  8. eltoro

    eltoro New Member

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    honestly it would be a gun to show friends and say look what I have lol. Kinda like a sexy girlfriend show her off and use her every now and then and the rest of the time have to just know it's there lol
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    it's a dang good price if you have need of it or if was of use to you. but a 2.5" barreled 44 Mag. is not exactly a range gun! but it would make a bear stand up and take notice! if you have no real need for it, then IMO, it would be money wasted, because it would probably spend more time in a gun safe.

    personally myself i shy away from guns that i would not use on regular basis or have a particular need for them, irregardless of the price. much better to spend the money on something that would be used and enjoyed.
     
  10. eltoro

    eltoro New Member

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    Well I traded a bersa 9mm for a taurus judge poly protector yesterday and the judge will make a home invader stand at attention. A 44 for home defense may not be good if i kiss and hit the house next door lol
     
  11. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    If they still have the gun after Christmas I might buy it. I like the idea of a 44 for SD. I live in a rural area. Shooting my neighbor is not an issue. I would prefer a 4" barrel. Part of self defense is shooting feral dogs and other animals that are threat to livestock. I also have grazing land in eastern NC were black bears are an issue. But the agricultural extension service has a person to deal with black bears that are feeding on calves or damaging crops. He traps or shoots the bears. He gives his best effort to relocate the bears.
     
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  12. Colby

    Colby New Member

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    eltoro!

    You passed it up! An opportunity!

    What would Harry Callahan say!!
     
  13. eltoro

    eltoro New Member

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    the reason I passed is I just can't justify owning the nice gun. I am sure it will sell fast. I know I could have saved $200 on a hard to find firearm but justifying the purchased out of want was not a wise choice at this time.

    I am sure I will get another opportunity for same or better protection. Remember I am opening a small swap shop in peoria soon never know what people are selling to get money to pay bills.
     
  14. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I'd bought for trade fodder :D
     
  15. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    IMHO, a 2.5 inch barrel on a .44 magnum makes about as much sense as a 2.0 liter engine in an 18 wheel truck.
     
  16. Shooter62

    Shooter62 New Member

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    Well, to talk you out of it as you requested. It WOULD be useless. Rugers are not known for accuracy (u probably knew that) and the threat from black bears is pretty minimal. The thing is SO LOUD you'd have to upgrade your hearing aid after every range session. Expensive bullets and lots of powder (relativly speaking) even if you reload it's a pricey one to feed. Heavy, bad unless your a gangster wanna be, your pants will be dragged down constantly.
     
  17. Cfoye130

    Cfoye130 New Member

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    Interested

    Hey, I'm interested in the Alaskan if still available. Please PM me with the contact info! Thanks!
     
  18. eltoro

    eltoro New Member

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    PM sent seriously is a very nice revolver. I just have no use in mind for it at all .