Super Blackhawk, if you don't own one...buy one!!

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by spittinfire, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I finally got to shoot my 44 mag Blackhawk yesteday and all I can say is wow. I couldn't believe how much lighter the felt recoil was over my 629 and how easy the thing was to shoot. Bullet weight didn't change the way the gun handled unlike the 629. I'm not bashing the S&W at all, I like it and it shoots well but the Blackhawk is hands down my new hunting pistol and while I may not be able to take game with it this year I will be working up a load for next years season.
    If you enjoy revolvers and have never shot one you really need to.
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    I know what you mean. I've got an older new model that I slicked up and it shoots GREAT. You might consider putting an oversize basepin in it as well as fitting an oversize cylinder latch and free spin pawl for it.
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Thanks bear. I was wondering what I could do to smooth out the trigger and lighten it just slightly.
     
  4. stalkingbear

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    The best way to slick up the trigger is to LIGHTLY polish the contact surfaces and buy a Wolff spring kit for it. And DON'T make it rust!:D
     
  5. Neophyte1

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    Ruger Blackhawk

    years n years of enjoyment await you;)
    it is my hunting firearm of choice; with iron sights.:
    follow up when you can with pictures; and range report:)
     
  6. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Pics kind sir....please and thank you.
     
  7. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Spitty, you will enjoy the heck out of that Super Blackhawk! When I had mine, it was fun to shoot, unlike the Redhawk I recently traded away. When finances allow, I'm going to get a Blackhawk to replace the one I let go 8 years ago (hit a rough patch and had to sell it, which I have always regretted).
     
  8. Bob Wright

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    Do I like the Super Blackhawk?

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    You betch'um, Red Ryder!

    Bob Wright
     
  9. Neophyte1

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    Assortment:)

    Bob Wright: Sir, a mighty fine assortment:) Thanks for sharing:) I'll one day have me a couple short ones like that. :)
     
  10. amstutz

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    The phrase "unlike the Redhawk" caught my eye. I have a Super Redhawk and wonder what the difference is? Is one easier to shoot or what is the preference?
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Blackhawk is a single action where your redhawk is double action. The pistol designs are different. Nothing wrong with a Redhawk though.
     
  12. DrumJunkie

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    I've had the4 Blackhawk in the old and new styles and loved them. Hard times made me part with them but I do want to replace them as soon as possible.

    Got a 44 Redhawk now and it's an exceptional shooter. The Blackhawk is different though. I don't know if I can say better...Just..Different. But I think everyone should shoot a Blackhawk at least once. I know more than one hater that changed their mind after a range trip with me. :)
     
  13. Missileman

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    My Bisley Blackhawk in .41 Magnum has the best trigger pull of any pistol I've ever shot--a great hunting gun and a classic design!
     
  14. canebrake

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    I love shooting my Blackhawk.

    And the .30 carbine chambering is a hoot!

    But I only shoot designer ammo;

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  15. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    For me, the Blackhawk had less felt recoil, because the shape of the grip allows the gun to rotate upwards, unlike the Redhawk which pushes straight back. Notice I said 'felt' recoil. A .44 mag is a .44 mag, but the design of the gun affects what your hand and wrist feel. Either one is a a quality built, supremely accurate hunting weapon.
     
  16. Charger Fan

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    Me too, I'm working my way down...;)

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    Cane, LOL!!!:D
     
  17. Snubshooter

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    I love my Supers. When I was 10 I saved up all the money i could and my very first handgun was .44 Super Blackhawk. Years later I T.C.ed my car and had to sell several of my guns to buy a new one and that Super was one of the casualties. I've replaced it since. 100_0941.jpg