Ruger Blackhawk Convertible


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TexasPatriot.308
August 14, 2011, 03:50 PM
I just talked a buddy of mine into selling me a NIB .357mag/9mm convertible that he has had in his safe for years. I am mostly a .44 mag .45 colt guy. just wondering since this also takes the .38 special what is if any the accuracy difference and which caliber seems to perform best in this revolver. I am mainly a big bore shooter, so this will be tame for me.

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1911Tuner
August 14, 2011, 04:32 PM
I like mine. I can't really see any difference in accuracy out to 25 yards. Haven't shot either caliber at any greater distance, but my guess is that the .357 cylinder would hold an edge over the 9mm.

357_
August 14, 2011, 05:28 PM
Get a good price on it? I'd LOVE to own one of those, just lacking the coin.

And of course, let's seem some pics :D

ClemY
August 14, 2011, 09:27 PM
Between .357 and .38 isn’t typically where you can see significant differences in accuracy; it is with the 9mm cylinder. Mine seems to be very accurate with just about any .357 or .38 loads I put in it. 9mm isn’t as accurate. It has .358” throats in both the .357 and 9mm cylinders. With .357” bullets, that is fine; with .355” 9mm bullets that can be a little loose. In spite of that, with my 9mm cylinder it shoots CCI Blazer very well, nearly as well as .357. I am very happy with that.

roaddog28
August 14, 2011, 09:38 PM
I have one and its the best all around revolver I own. A person will shoot a little more accurate than with the 9mm but out to say 10 to 15 yards there is not a lot of difference. I have the option of three different types of ammo from one revolver. Whats not to like?
Regards,
Howard

451 Detonics
August 14, 2011, 09:44 PM
of course you can reload the 9mm using .357 diameter bullets, I use the same 125 grain bullet for 9mm, 38 Super, 39 Spl, and .357 Mag.

TexasPatriot.308
August 14, 2011, 10:21 PM
I paid $500 for it and think I got a good deal, cant wait to shoot all 3 loads thru it...just too dang hot down here right now.

357_
August 14, 2011, 10:37 PM
I paid $500 for it and think I got a good deal, cant wait to shoot all 3 loads thru it...just too dang hot down here right now.
Sit in the AC and take the pictures :D I am curious how the 9mm seats in the cylinder if you could snap a pic it'd be great.

ghitch75
August 14, 2011, 10:43 PM
Blackhawk 45 Colt/45ACP....if your a 45 guy get one...

http://i53.tinypic.com/2873c02.jpg

357_
August 14, 2011, 10:47 PM
Blackhawk 45 Colt/45ACP....if your a 45 guy get one...

http://i53.tinypic.com/2873c02.jpg
I'm partial to .357 as you may have noticed ...

Trader Ray
August 15, 2011, 05:51 PM
I have the 357/9MM set up and it is a great revolver, it was built in 1982 and looks like the day it was made. It has never been holstered.

TennJed
August 15, 2011, 11:35 PM
I love mine (along with the 45colt/45acp). I can not tell any noticible difference in 9mm, 38sp, or 357. It is my most accurate gun btw (6.5" blued)

HankR
August 16, 2011, 01:03 PM
I like mine. I haven't shot the 9mm cylinder in ages. It shot as accurately as I shoot, but to a different point of aim than the .357 (I think it was slightly lower). Before I started reloading I would use .357 in the .357 cylinder and use "cheap" 9mm in that cylinder (not shooting .38s and not having to clean the dreaded "ring"). Once I started reloading I just used .357 brass for the plinking loads and have not used the 9mm cylinder in awhile. I do notice that 9mm is now quite a bit cheaper than the .38 special, so if you don't reload that might be a plan.

ghitch75
August 16, 2011, 01:05 PM
357 it was posted to the OP....

madcratebuilder
August 17, 2011, 11:19 AM
Great revolvers, buy it, I have never used my 9mm cylinder yet, always .357 or .38spl.

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