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Old 06-24-2018, 6:39 PM
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Default Picked up a Used Redhawk today

My first wheelgun. Chambered in .44 mag. Serial number look-up shows it was manufactured between 95-96. This thing must have been someone's safe queen because there is hardly any sign of use. Taking it to the range tomorrow.
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Old 06-24-2018, 6:46 PM
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More important to me than you finding that great gun is hearing it will actually be used, not only fondled over a glass of Cabernet.
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Old 06-24-2018, 7:09 PM
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More important to me than you finding that great gun is hearing it will actually be used, not only fondled over a glass of Cabernet.
Oh absolutely. If all goes well tomorrow at the range it's going to be my sidearm on hunting trips.
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Old 06-24-2018, 8:08 PM
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Nice!
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Old 06-24-2018, 8:12 PM
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That's a beauty! Congrats, and enjoy!
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She’s very nice! Congrats! Range report please.
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Congratulations! I have a Ruger Security-Six in .357 that came with the same style grips.

If the gun seems a bit much after a long session, you may want to go with a pair of Pachmeyers.

You will grip the gun better and recoil will be a cakewalk.

p.s. im a little jealous.
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I have one just like it and love it. Two things get the Pachmeyer grips as suggested and pick up some Remington green box 44 mag it throws a nice flame and is nice and loud.
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I think RedHawks are great. Yours is the first blued model I have seen. One great feature is the front sight and rear blade can be swapped out. Ruger used to offer a bead front sight and a V rear sight that is great for long range shooting.
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Great gun.

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Congrats!
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very nice op.
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OP, you have now created quite a controversy with me. I was intended to get a 9MM but seeing that 44 MAG, now I want a companion for my S&W 686. Like my Smith, I would shoot the snot out of it.
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And blued at that! You’re setting the bar a little high for your first round gun, huh?
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If you reload you could make some 44 spl wad cutters to make really nice big round holes in a paper target. Not a bad way to figure out the trigger and sights either.
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Congratulations! I have a Ruger Security-Six in .357 that came with the same style grips.

If the gun seems a bit much after a long session, you may want to go with a pair of Pachmeyers.

You will grip the gun better and recoil will be a cakewalk.

p.s. im a little jealous.
That is one of the great Ruger riddles... My GP100 came with really good factory rubber grips. I noticed the .44 Redhawk had skinny wood grips that would be no fun at all under recoil.
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She’s very nice! Congrats! Range report please.
Ask and receive. I went to the local outdoor range today. Weather was overcast with scattered drizzle. I was shooting cheapo factory 210 grain specials. I shoot single and double stage and recoil was virtually nonexistent. It's far more accurate than I am. I was mostly in the black but I couldn't quite figure out a comfortable grip as I alternated between triangle and weaver stance. I mostly (read exclusively) shoot 1911s and I favor triangle. Nevertheless, the verdict is in. It was a great buy.

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And blued at that! You’re setting the bar a little high for your first round gun, huh?
No. I don't think so. I can't afford to buy at the same pace as many around here so I tend to be picky with my purchases.


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OP, you have now created quite a controversy with me. I was intended to get a 9MM but seeing that 44 MAG, now I want a companion for my S&W 686. Like my Smith, I would shoot the snot out of it.
I'm sorry?
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More important to me than you finding that great gun is hearing it will actually be used, not only fondled over a glass of Cabernet.
What's wrong with fondling it over a glass of Cabernet? Now a Chardonnay I get. But Cabernet should be a nice meaty wine.
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That is one of the great Ruger riddles... My GP100 came with really good factory rubber grips. I noticed the .44 Redhawk had skinny wood grips that would be no fun at all under recoil.
That’s because the Redhawk being designed before Ruger went to a grip tang style of the GP series. I supposed you can buy rubber after market grips, but still not as comfortable as the GP/SRH grips.
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What's wrong with fondling it over a glass of Cabernet? Now a Chardonnay I get. But Cabernet should be a nice meaty wine.
I never said what you think I said. Keyword is "only".

Cabernet is good, Cabernet and range time (though not together) is awesome.
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Old 06-26-2018, 4:28 PM
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I never said what you think I said. Keyword is "only".

Cabernet is good, Cabernet and range time (though not together) is awesome.
That's all well and good but I don't drink. Leaves more time for the range.
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