Getting that feeling again Single Action?


April 20, 2011, 10:24 AM
Although I really want a Super Red Hawk , I have been looking at so many Black Hawks that Im really getting interested in SA ,, so much so that I might put the DA .44 MAG ON HOLD !

Now ,with this Single Action I have to ask , the pro's and cons of certain calbers ": I really dont want to go below .41 mag , anything above that Im game , also ,since starting this post about SA it opens a broader door of guns I think, theres many out there , since I mainly have been DA , I will need prime advice on the SA and the calibers !

By the way , This site is addictive!

and as stupid as this might sound , if I hunt with the SA do I need to bring a DA for defense,lol!

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April 20, 2011, 12:56 PM
One of my favorites, is my 4 5/8" Stainless Super blackhawk in .44mag. Man does that thing just feel right in my hands. Super versatile, plenty accurate, and boy is it fun. With 200g rnfp lead over 8.5g of Unique, you can shoot all day long. Then you can switch up to 310g over 21.5g of H110 to knock over any game animal in North America.

April 20, 2011, 01:05 PM
I have a .357 blackhawk thats been great, I like it so much I bought a .357 marlin carbine to pair with it.
No you don't need to bring a da for defense, just practise and the sa is just as fast.

April 20, 2011, 01:20 PM
I really like SBH's also. With .44 mag, I don't see any advantage in DA over still have to get the muzzle down and can thumb back the hammer as that is happening. So, in that caliber, I'd say you are good to go! I remember an old artical by Brian Pierce years ago about using SA for SD. Pretty good reading - can't remember where it was, though.

April 20, 2011, 03:46 PM
the super redhawk 7.5" barrel in 44mag weighs 53 ozs. my super blackhawk 7.5" barrel weighs 46 ozs. my model 29 6" barrel weighs 44 ozs.

half a pound may make a difference at the end of the day.

don't get disappointed if you get a lemon. you can always get it fixed, or trade it off for another one.

i think you will like either choice. if you want the single action, go for it.


April 20, 2011, 04:54 PM
I have a .357 and a .45 Blackhawk. IMHO, if you just own one, it should be a .45 Colt. Case closed. :D With the proper load, it'll do anything a .44 mag will do. I do like the tradition of the Colt round and it's accurate and it's....well, it's a .45, not a .43! :D

April 20, 2011, 07:59 PM
i just found a redhawk for 450 , I might have a wait a week (hope its still there!)

April 20, 2011, 11:20 PM
Not sure if you're dead set on sticking with Ruger, but if you aren't Magnum Research's BFRs are all single action. And they definitely stay in your above 41 mag category. Price is a bit more but only 100-200 more than the Redhawk 44s, so....Something to think about.

Jim NE
April 21, 2011, 02:05 AM
Boy, I recently saw a .44 special and .41 mag in a Blackhawk NEW for just a shade over $400, and I almost went for one. My first good quality revolver was a Blackhawk, so they have sentimental value, I guess. I kind of stay away from really large/powerful calibers in handguns, nowadays, but if I got back into that stuff, a Blackhawk is probably the only thing I'd own.

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