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5.5" Redhawk in .45 Colt

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Walkalong, Jan 28, 2010.

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  1. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

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    Finally picked up a 5.5" Redhawk in .45 Colt. I can't wait to shoot it. Maybe someday I'll be lucky enough to pick up a 5.5" in .357. :)

    If Ruger would bring the .357 back in their 4.2" Redhawk, that would be great as well. (Hint hint Ruger)

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    Fellow THR member sixgun MAK saw in a thread where I was looking for one. He saw this one in MN and was kind enough to turn me on to it. Thanks sixgun!
     

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  2. ahpd1992

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    Well look at you showin off the very gun Ive been lusting after for the last 5 years and cant seem to find.

    I am jealous, enjoy it she's a beauty
     
  3. C-grunt

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    Very nice looking hand cannon you got there.
     
  4. Vern Humphrey

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    Not bad at all -- but does the trigger guard thump your middle finger when you shoot full house loads?
     
  5. sixgun MAK

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    Walkalong,

    I hope she's a good shooter for you.
    Best of luck.
     
  6. Walkalong

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    Thanks again sixgun MAK

    My .41 & .44 Mag Redhawks don't. We shall see with this one, but I don't expect it to be a problem. I have my new to me Redhawk, my Anaconda, and my 25-5 in the car right now. I plan to go to the range after work if the weather holds. All I have are some light .45 Colt loads though. No "Ruger only" loads yet. I did not even have some full power regular .45 Colt stuff ready. Poor planning on my part. Soon though. :)
     
  7. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Walkalong,

    What is wrong with the new 4" Redhawk? I have one in 44mag and it is a great shooter.
     
  8. AStone

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    Voices in your head

    Walkalong, you're totally going to hate that revolver.

    <Subliminal message ....
    You will hate that gun,
    you will hate that gun,
    you will hate that gun ...>


    When you get ready to sell it, just pm me.
    I'm here for you, bro. ;)

    Nem
     
  9. Walkalong

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    I am sure it is, but I like the 5.5". If Ruger comes out with a 4.2" in .357, they will sell at least one........to me. :)

    Thanks man. It's always good to know. :)

    Yep. I like the 5.5" Guns. I would like to handle one of the new 4.2" Redhawks, to get a feel for them though.

    5.5" .41, .44, & .45 Redhawks

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  10. AStone

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    Ahhhh, now we know why you wanted that particular one in .45 Colt.

    Nice set, dude!
     
  11. Arkansas Paul

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    Thanks a lot Walkalong. You just made me commit the sin of coveting someone else's things. I appreciate that. Those are awesome man. Top notch in my book.
     
  12. Walkalong

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    Yep. Thanks.

    Some guns just "flick your bic" so to speak. The 5.5" Redhawk is one of those for me. Like 1911's, Trooper Mk III's, ......

    I bet you have a couple that do it for you. :)
     
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    You guys are making me cry! I want one!
     
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    I have the standard 7.5" and love mine except for one thing,Ruger used a different type star for the extractor and I've had some problems with ejecting cases. The extractor on the 44 mag is a much better design.
     
  15. jad0110

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    I like the 5.5" Redhawk best myself as well. Though I don't like the ginormous rubber stocks mine came with, but I'm not complainin'. I'll just buy a pair of stock wood grips and slap on a Tyler T Grip and sell the rubbers.

    That is a lovely trio you have, by the way. Very nice. They really control recoil very well. Even with the stock wood panels, the recoil is not bad. It is certainly heavy, but it isn't sharp or painful. At least to me.

    Just keep looking, you may luck out and find a deal like mine.

    5.5" 44 Mag Ruger Redhawk, purchased about 10 months ago (used), included an MTM plastic case, cheapie nylon should rig and 50 rounds of 44 Mag JHPs.

    Price paid: $300 :neener: .


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  16. AStone

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    :what:

    "Clean up on aisle 5 ... milk spilled ... "
     
  17. Walkalong

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    Highway robbery. :)
     
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    Six years ago, a friend and I each ordered a 5.5" .45 RH from our local pusher. Within days of it's purchase, mine was headed back to NH for a myriad of QC issues - my friend's left days later. Mine was back within a month with a bunch of even newer parts - including a cylinder - his was replaced entirely as the original's frame was warped. He traded his within months - I sold mine after finding another 625MG in .45 Colt some two years later.

    Mine had a 'trigger job' from Ruger - for my troubles. Still, a slow trigger pull would result in odd misfires with my Federal-primed homebrews. Gravity enhanced ejection was required, else that wobbly ejector would skip over the .45 Colt's dimunitive rim - jamming the revolver and requiring three hands to clear. My wife liked the smooth wood grips - and it became her bedside revolver, replacing a 2" 10. She finally missed it last spring - it had been gone for a couple of years! I put slick wood on the 2" 10 - she's happy - again - and I feel better. The odd ftf's and aggravating ejection jams didn't instill confidence. When it couldn't match the accuracy of my original 625MG in .45 Colt - and I had a lead on another such MG, it's sale was assured.

    I have heard that the newer 4" .45 RHs have more dependable ignition and ejection - my 5.5" certainly had neither. The early production 7.5" .454 Casull SRH I had for years was by far the superior .45 Colt DA, although care did have to be excercised in their ejection, too. Lighter springs helped the SRH in .45 Colt - but yielded odd ftfs in .454 Casull use - the SRH's lockwork, the same as the GP-100, being superior to the RH's. My detuned .454 Casull loads - glorified .45 Colts - were by far the most 'fun'. My SRH is the only Ruger I miss. A 4" .454 SRH would still get my attention.

    I wish you well - and to have the best of luck - with your .45 RHs. Mine was the beginning of the end for my Ruger ownership.

    Stainz
     
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    I don't see too many blue Redhawks, mostly stainless. Here is my 5.5" Redhawk in .44 mag. And blue of course. Now to find the .41 and .45 brothers.

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  20. Walkalong

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    I had a blue .41, but then bought the SS one and sold the blue one. Very nice. Hope you find it's brothers.

    Stainz
    Hate to hear of your troubles. My .41 & .44 have been flawless. If I have any trouble with the .45, I am confident Ruger will fix it. I have no concerns about the possible ejector issues because this will probably never be a gun for protection from anything. Unless of course it proves to be 100% reliable, then I might consider it for an out door hike. I have guns for that now though. I bought this because I love Redhawks & the .45 Colt. It will spend 99% of its life with me at the range.
     
  21. AStone

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    Well, Stainz saga notwithstanding (and I trust his opinions),
    I want a Ruger in .45 Colt.

    Redhawk or Blackhawk?

    Yes.

    Dammit, people. Why do you do this to me?
     
  22. jad0110

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    Ha ha. I'm getting that way when I go to my safe to pick out which gun I'm gonna carry for the day.

    Jad says to himself "S&W Model 15 2", Ruger Police Service Six 4" or S&W 642"?

    Yes :p .

    Redhawk or Blackhawk. Tough call. For hiking in your neck of the woods, I'd probably go with the Redhawk b/c that's what I've got and I'm at least a bit familiar with it.

    Then again, I would think there is something about hiking in God's country with a Single Action on your hip that would just feel right.

    Yeah, I don't envy you my friend! ;)
     
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