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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:03 pm 
Single-Sixer

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Why does it bother people to let Ruger build what sells? If people like the Redhawk or srh let them buy it. Limiting options is never good for gun owners. Me, I'm glad they still make both.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:27 pm 
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No one is bothered, just wishing for something different.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:39 pm 
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I have and like both the RH and SRH and own several of each.
That said , if they would build the RH with the SRH's spring system they would then have the ideal revolver.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:23 am 
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Interesting revolver. Does anyone know the weight difference between it and a S&W Mountain 4 inch revolver?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:52 pm 
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The best looking Redhawk is still my older blued 5 1/2 incher. I'm struggling to come up with something positive to write about the change in appearance in this new one. Maybe it will grow on me. Round butts are to make revolvers print less in concealment holsters. That role is not the Redhawk's strong point. However, round to square conversion grips will be offered after market in time.

As long as you do not mind looking at it a Super Redhawk has a more practical mechanism and is more comfortable firing hard kicking cartridges. Since Lipseys cast aside the Redhawk's traditional appearance anyway a better idea would have been to build 4" or 5" Super Redhawks without the forward frame extension. Next they could install short .45 Auto Rim cylinders that would also work well in matches with common inexpensive full moon clips. I'm a dreamer.

It is good to see variety in offering for different tastes.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:55 pm 
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Location: Michigan
Not too interested in revolver itself, but I sure want those black micarta grips for my .41 mag kodiak backpacker.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:49 pm 
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It's a nice looking Redhawk .44 Magnum for sure.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:44 am 
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Got one coming tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:22 pm 
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I too prefer the Redhawk, and particularly the abbreviated grip shown in the OP's post. I have the Kodiak Backpacker that is great, but I like the 4" full lug even better! I think I'll order one as it will make a better bear defense weapon which is my primary use for the gun.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:46 pm 
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dougader wrote:
Oh, Ruger, Ruger, Ruger... why won't you let the Redhawk die and replace it with the GP100 style system of the SRH?

Exactly!

Close enough:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:41 am 
Hawkeye

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As long as we're wishing for stuff that will likely never see the light of day . . .

Blue 4" Redhawk in .45 Colt.

Sigh.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:28 am 
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biglmbass wrote:
...Not super jazzed over the fiber optic sights, but it's not exactly a deal killer.

Changing out the front sight is about a 30 second job on the Redhawk. At least on mine it was.

I like the grips, but wonder how they'll actually feel with a large frame revolver.

Reminds me of the grips I had on my m10 S&W. Even with a Tyler t-grip, they felt small, and that's on a k-frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:19 pm 
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BKDinTexas wrote:
Got one coming tomorrow.


Ok... Pics? Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:21 pm 
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C-Dubs wrote:
biglmbass wrote:
...Not super jazzed over the fiber optic sights, but it's not exactly a deal killer.

Changing out the front sight is about a 30 second job on the Redhawk. At least on mine it was.

I like the grips, but wonder how they'll actually feel with a large frame revolver.

Reminds me of the grips I had on my m10 S&W. Even with a Tyler t-grip, they felt small, and that's on a k-frame.


I too like the looks of the grips & the round butt, but wonder if a square butt would better for pointing & managing recoil.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:47 pm 
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More options is a good thing...........

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