Ruger can still make a nice gun


May 7, 2009, 11:49 PM
Well at least a few years back they could! This is my latest Ruger. I got it in a trade with a THR brother. He told me this was a specialy nice Ruger and he was right! It had a decent rigger pull when I got it, if you can believe it. A slight honeing and a hoarded set of Trapper springs and it has a 2.5 pound crisp pull now! My 3 other 3 screws aren't as good, only a Linebaugh conversion Bisley is it's equal. The gun has almost no play anywhere, and the barrel cylinder gap is .002" equal! Ruger gets lucky some times! I have the silly thing currently sighted in for the few boxes of Corbn 200 grain Hard cast Blue pill whistlers I still have. When they are gone I'm gonna stuff a 200 hard cast over 14 grains of compressed 2400 and have about the same load!
There is just something right about a Flatop .357 4 5/8" that says carry and use me! I am carrying this non Bar B Que ranch rig in this Sparks 200 AW, a perfect combo for a Workin Gun !;)

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May 8, 2009, 07:14 AM
Nice looking Gun

May 8, 2009, 09:23 AM
Is that gun made out of rubber?:D

My Blackhawk barrels look much straighter.

May 8, 2009, 10:14 AM
s that gun made out of rubber?

It used to be English Bob's gun from "Unforgiven".

May 8, 2009, 10:23 AM
Wide-angle default setting on the camera results in "barrel distortion." really. Look it up.

May 8, 2009, 10:33 AM
No ****, heron! Really?:rolleyes:

Master Blaster
May 8, 2009, 10:54 AM
Its one ofthose tactical shoot around the corner guns.

May 8, 2009, 11:49 AM
I thought it was one of Spencer Tracy's licorice guns!

harmon rabb
May 8, 2009, 12:51 PM
what's this nonsense about rugers having bad trigger pull? the trigger pull on my gp100 ain't bad in da, and is awesome in sa. light pull, zero play.

May 8, 2009, 12:55 PM
I've felt some GP100s that had rather, well, poor trigger pull.

Just tried one yesterday (new in the store) and it felt really good.

I've also felt older ones that were great.

I think that Ruger's trigger pulls, once quite good, got pretty bad for a while, but they improved them a lot recently.

However, they can't really market this very well without making themselves look bad. What are they going to say? "Our triggers are okay again!"?

Now they did advertise that the Hawkeye trigger was improved, but that just prompted reviewers to test it (and report that the results weren't all that great).

So maybe Ruger just figures they should improve the things and shut up about it, for better or worse.:)

May 8, 2009, 07:18 PM
I've got the same model and I love the thing: balance, precision and a useful caliber. It's one of the handguns I use to introduce newcomers to centerfire. Most of the weight sits in your palm, not at the muzzle. So even though it's not light, smaller people can use it comfortably. Start out with 38 WCs and progress up to standard velocity 357s. (If I want absolute top velocity/pressure loads, I use my .357 Redhawk.)

If I needed a 'packin pistol', it would be my first choice. Enjoy.


May 9, 2009, 01:02 AM
Great choice, perfect proportions.
Mine is not as tight, alas.
I think it might be a bit heavy to carry all day, but it's a peach and one of my fav's.

That looks like that cool Milt Sparks holster with the hammer shroud to keep it from tearing up your cover garment. I tried to make something like it for my first holster - didn't do so great, but later attempts (different styles) came out better.


May 9, 2009, 01:02 PM
You provide the observation that Ruger makes a quality gun as though you are surprised. I've been noting Ruger's high quality products and commitment to craftsmanship for more than four decades now and have a number of them in the gun safe. I haven't seen any wavering of Ruger's overall dedication to excellent workmanship in all that time, and I don't expect to see any in the future, either. Not everyone is a Ruger fan, but I can't for the life of me determine why.

May 9, 2009, 06:04 PM
Not everyone is a Ruger fan, but I can't for the life of me determine why.

Ruger doesn't make a revolver to fit every imaginable niche. Some people may not find a Ruger that they want.

However, the ones they make are good revolvers for good prices (if you don't think the prices are at least quite competitive, you haven't looked at S&W prices lately -- I bought a new 629 a few months ago and just since then the street price has gone up $100!).

I like Ruger's products. The only one I don't much care for is, interestingly, the 10/22 that everyone seems to be so enamored with.

May 9, 2009, 06:19 PM
I never met a Ruger I didn't like.

May 9, 2009, 06:51 PM
The only Ruger I have ever owned is a .45 Long Colt Blackhawk with a four and three quarter inch barrel. Right out of the box it had a decent trigger pull and is very accurate. I really like it because of the heavy frame, I can load it up with a 310 grain hardcast bullet with 23 grains of H-110 and it will take a bear should I ever need to and the weapon handles this load very well.

May 9, 2009, 07:07 PM
My one and only wheelgun is a 4 5/8 Blackhawk SA convertible in .357

Love the thing.

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