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Ruger Blackhawk Reviews

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Postby Lance139169 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:11 pm

I inheritated a Blackhawk .357 with the convertible 9mm set up. I have been invited to go out to New Mexico for a cowboy weekend (I am a city slicker from Chicago) I am considering buying a new Vaquero but am trying to decide if I should buy the new gun or if my Blackhawk in the right holster is OK.
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Postby gijoe31484 » Wed May 30, 2007 2:18 am

i have this gun in stainless steel and it is by far my favorite gun to shoot. it is no baby though, it bites if you aren't ready for it. The only thing i had trouble with was getting new grips that fit. I didn't know that there was a big difference in the model with the round trigger guard and the square trigger guard. Great buy, great value, great fun. This gun will still in my family.
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Postby Punisher » Thu May 31, 2007 10:35 pm

I have the Blackhawk in .45 colt and 4 -5/8 barrel. It fires beautifully and looks great. My only complaint is that the blueing isn't as tough as I'd like. I've worn it in my suede lined holster only twice and a small spot of blueing is already wearing off at the muzzle end while inside the holster. I have an Uberti Cattleman Chisholm and the coating is much more resiliant. That gun I've worn for 3 months and no wearing of the coating can I find. Hopefully Ruger will get enough feedback about the blueing issue and fix it on future runs.
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Postby S&W910 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:09 pm

Owned a 30 carbine 3 screw Blackhawk damn thing was almost indestructable not that i messed it up or tried. It was also DAMN ACCURATE. 100 yards isn't impossible.
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Postby russcoh » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:43 pm

This gun was passed down to me, great gun, very nice open iron sights, the Bisley grip is great, as is the trigger guard, nice and smooth, no bloody finger webbing. Solid gun!
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Postby MagnumAl » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:38 pm

Own the new model 44 mag 7 1/2 inch. Love it. Don't wimp out and use those boring cowboy action lead loads, go for the S&B soft points, or if you are he-man, federal or hornady! Wowza does she roll, and yeah, 100 yards isn't super hard. Love it, tons of fun.
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Postby darrellUSA » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:07 am

Ive had a new model Super Blackhawk since December 06 10.5 inch, put on a hogue grip (stock grip was hard to hold on to)because I use Federal,with a big bang tryed Magtec today ,not so big not very impressive.tryed cowboy loads,might as well been shooting a .38,If your buying a big gun,you have to have a big bang,right?

Everybody looks and hears what you are shooting,ITS A GREAT FELLING,people stop with comments Ive even let a few shoot it while I shoot one of theirs.You meet the best people while shooting at the range.
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Postby gdup4sho23 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:54 am

Had this gun passed down to me and it is a great gun... It has some mean kick to it! I have a Taurus 9mm that doesnt compare to this gun!!
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Postby darrellUSA » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:56 pm

Rugerlover,I hope you got my in depht answer,Im computer new.If not hopeyou find this ,I have a square trigger on a SBH, Hogue grip part #Ruger SBH 84000 good luck
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Postby BigBlue » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:15 pm

I recently bought a Ruger Super Blackhawk in the 7 1/2" blued configuration. This is the severnth single action Ruger I have owned and so far, my favorite. I bought the gun used. It was manufactured in 1976 and has a somewhat better blueing than the newer guns have. Being a bit older, it doesn't have the lawyer warnings on it which greatly improves the looks. It also has, stamped on the top of the barrel, "Made in the 200th year of American liberty". I reload for all of my guns and plan to use this for hunting. I've chosen the Cast Performance 300gr. gas checked bullet for this revolver and it should attain about 1300FPS from this 7 1/2" barreled gun. I did add a trigger and hammer spring kit from Wolff which greatly improves the trigger. Overall a great gun at a working man's price that will outlive the shooter.

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