View Full Version : If I was going to buy a wheel gun this would be it I think

08-18-2012, 12:35 AM
http://www.impactguns.com/ruger-super-redhawk-alaskan-454-casull-25-in-5301-736676053018.aspx :p

Very fine piece of work.....I like the ability to shoot 45LC too like shooting special out of a 357.

08-18-2012, 12:41 AM
I'm a Smith & Wesson man, so I'd prefer this. 460XVR will shoot .45LC and .454 as well.


Bug Splat
08-18-2012, 12:54 AM
Blah, that ruger is butt ugly

08-18-2012, 6:44 AM
Blah, that ruger is butt ugly

Yikes I agree.. Ruger needs to get rid of that long grip it's horrid.

The smith posted is a little better still awkward features

08-18-2012, 7:23 AM
I own several wheel guns. If I could have only ONE it would be my SW model 66. Runs .357 and .38 all day long. Might as well shoot something that I can afford to feed.

If I lived up in Alaska and did a lot of woods trekking, sure something larger would do. However, shooting .454 or 500..really isn't fun at all. Shooting should be fun and affordable. JMO

08-18-2012, 7:37 AM
Is it really that ugly? I don't think so.

That being said, I picked up a S&W 460V last year that I really enjoy. I reload so ammo is not a big deal. The gun is a tank weight wise (I think 4.5lbs or 72 oz. whichever comes first) but is a blessing when firing heavy loads, not a blessing carrying. I finally picked up a holster that distributes the weight well. That Ruger would be great if they offered it in a 4-5" barrel. It must kick like a mule with heavy 454 loads, it's only 45oz. I can't believe I just said "only" 45oz.

08-18-2012, 7:41 AM
I would suggest a longer barrel to take advantage of the increased feet per second. a 4 inch barrel for general carry or a 6 inch or more for specific use hunting. a snubby 44 mag is silly.

08-18-2012, 8:00 AM
The one that always brings a smile to my face is my Ruger .22.

08-18-2012, 8:20 AM
The one that always brings a smile to my face is my Ruger .22.

That's the only thing I would touch from Ruger. Mark II/III 22/45

My buddy who was a previous employee from Ruger pretty much killed it for me with his horrid stories/experience working there.:cool:

08-18-2012, 8:58 AM
I like the looks of that Ruger -- just don't care for the caliber(s). I'd rather it be in .44 mag/ .44 spl

I've lost my respect for S&W. I look for prelock with FP's attached to the hammer -- and really prefer the pinned barrels -- so, that puts what I like pre circa 1980.

08-18-2012, 9:49 AM
Blah, that ruger is butt ugly

I think that the S&W is uglier. The barrel (?) stcking out front is stupid looking. Why not extend the shroud and take advantage of the longer sight radius since you already have the length?

23 Blast
08-18-2012, 9:52 AM
Blah - anything other than a Smith Model 27 is second best... :43:

Roland Deschain
08-18-2012, 11:02 AM
I love my Ruger GP-141. Well over 1000 rounds through it with no issues. Takes whatever I give it. Plus I can always club someone to death with it if needed ;)


09-01-2012, 3:51 PM

09-01-2012, 5:29 PM
Why not extend the shroud and take advantage of the longer sight radius since you already have the length?

I think the extension is a muzzle brake.

09-01-2012, 9:14 PM
I don't like guns with HUGE-@ss Model Name BillBoard Graphics on the Barrel.


I think it looks tacky - Just my opinion...

OTOH, of the two revolvers pictured above, I like the looks of the Ruger better than the S&W.

Just get rid of the BillBoard.


09-01-2012, 9:18 PM
Have fun resetting your shoulder when it gets ripped out while shooting that thing. ;)


And I agree with him ^


09-02-2012, 12:29 PM

09-02-2012, 12:42 PM
That's why you shoot the long colt for fun and the larger round for self defense against polar bears and moose LOL.

09-02-2012, 12:47 PM
How about the Wild West Guns Wolverine (customized Ruger Super Redhawk)?
It shoots .454Casul, .45LongColt, .45AutoRim, .45ACP (using moon clips) and .45GAP (using moon clips).

Wild West Guns Wolverine (not mine)

09-02-2012, 12:53 PM
I think the extension is a muzzle brake.

Again, why not extend the barrel shroud, let the brake exhaust through it and take advantage of the longer sight radius?

It's stil ugly as sin.