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Blackhawk 2 - a newbie brags about his shooting

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Harry Stone, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. Harry Stone

    Harry Stone New Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    MO, USA
    I found some pitting in the barrel of my new blackhawk after my first trip to the range. I thought about sending it back to Ruger for a new barrel, but first I wanted to go out and shoot it a second time to see if it really had a problem.

    So, I went out today. I tried to really concentrate on good form and I did shoot with my forearms on a rest. I've never been even a decent shot with any kind of handgun, I bought the blackhawk so I could try to learn to shoot better. I was really happy with my results today so I had to post this and brag a bit. I realize this is no big deal for some of the shooters here but it's a big deal for me. This was at 25 yards with the .45 ACP cylinder and Winchester wally world FMJ ammo. I did get around to adjusting my sight for point of aim but for a little while I had to keep shooting just because I was pretty tickled with it. :cool:

  2. Tom C.

    Tom C. Active Member

    Jan 15, 2003
    Southern Maryland
    Not bad for your first time out. As you get better through practice, those groups will tighten up. I have several .45 Colt Blackhawks, with .45 ACP cylinders. It is a lot of fun to shoot inexpensive milsurp .45 ACP.
  3. cookekdjr

    cookekdjr Participating Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Very nice shooting, Harry.
    I think the blackhawk is one of the best designed revolvers...ever.
    I had a .357 blackhawk (wish I still had it, dang it) and it was easy to shoot well with it, too. The grip design was perfect for my hand. I could shoot full-power loads as long as I wanted, without any discomfort at all.
    I think I'll buy another one when I get my tax refund.
  4. bakert

    bakert Participating Member

    May 1, 2005
    The Blackhawk with the extra .45ACP cylinder is probably my favorite handgun right now. If it wasn't so danged big I'd carry it concealed.

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