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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by J-Bar, May 16, 2019 at 9:38 PM.

  1. J-Bar

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    There were like two revolvers in a store dedicated to black guns and tactical gear; I just had to rescue it.

    2008 Blackhawk Stainless .357 Magnum, not virgin but with very few down the pipe. I’m eager to see how it groups.

    Hopefully target photos will follow, unless I invested in a lemon.
     
  2. Eddietruett

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    That's not being weak. If it needed to be rescued, you are a hero not weak. If you ever need an excuse to buy a gun, contact me. I wrote the book!!!
     
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  3. ontarget

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    Yeah you are a hero today. If you would have rescued them both you could have been a superhero. LOL.
     
  4. MaxP

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    I would call you a humanitarian! Great score!
     
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  5. Pat Riot

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    Nice rescue! I am sure we’ll see a nice target soon too. :D
     
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  6. CajunBass

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    Hey. I know how you feel. I bought a really nice Security-Six a few weeks ago, then last week bought another just like it, only nicer. :)

    Good pickup on that Blackhawk :)
     
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    You are both a hero for your daring rescue and smart. It's hard to go wrong with a Blackhawk in any caliber and 357 magnum is so versatile. If you handload with cast bullets, I get best results with bullets sized to 358 in both my Blackhawks even though they were made fifty years apart.

    By the way, 'rescue' is the proper word. I'm a mild-mannered fellow, but when I go to the LGS and see those few Blackhawks outnumbered and surrounded by black plastic this and semi-auto that, pleading for help, I dare to step in. That's why I have Ruger single actions in 22lr, 32, 357, 41, and 44 magnums, and 45 Colt/45 acp resting securely in the gun safe. (Hmmm! Maybe I go to the gun store too often.)

    Jeff
     
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  8. medic68

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    Well played!
     
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    I'm happy that there are those who risk all to protect the innocent. Well done, sir. :thumbup:
     
  10. GBExpat

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    Ab-so-lute-ly! ... but ... I (and many of us here, I_am_sure) would not be able to turn our backs on such a fine-looking pistol. :)

    IMO, your impulse falls squarely in the DONE GOOD! category. :D
     
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  11. tallpaul

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    But what was the poor other revolver youleftbehind.. and whatwas the cost to rescue that poor thing?
     
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    You said that there were two revolvers in that store. Seems to me that you showed a tremendous amount of restraint in not buying both! Therefore you actually saved money. Heck, you might even find a use for the money that you "saved"!
     
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  13. J-Bar

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    It was a titanium framed Smith and Wesson .357 Mag; my arthritis does not need more punishment and I am comfy with my present EDC gun. It really did not appeal to me, but I can give you the store's contact info if you are interested! :thumbup:
     
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  14. Bandit67

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    Go back and rescue the other one before the guilt eats you alive. A few months ago a went to the LGS and there was a .357 BH and a Single Six that were on consignment from the same original owner. I left with the Blackhawk and felt so guilty for leaving the little brother behind I went back the next morning and reunited them.
     
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  15. J-Bar

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    :)OK I got lucky and was able to go to the Conservation Department's range today. After a few sighters to get on paper at 7 yards, I moved the targets out to 25 yards, which is something I hardly ever do, but custom seems to demand it.

    After firing the first six rounds over a rest I was disappointed. I did not see any point in continuing with the 125 grain home cast lead RNFP over 2.7 grains of Bullseye in .38 Special brass.

    The second target gives me hope. This gun apparently likes 158 grain RNFP bullets better than the 125s. This was again over 2.7 grains of Bullseye in a .38 case. I'm posting a third target photo in the thread about the March/April Single Action Challenge. Yes I know it's May.

    I'm guessing the trigger pull at 5 to 6 lbs., so I'm thinking a set of Wollf springs might squeeze the holes a bit closer for me. I felt like I was fighting the trigger all day long. But it is definitely not a lemon, so I will have fun working with this one.

    As the guys in the TV ad used to say, "Thanks for your support!"

    125 gr at 25.JPG

    158 at 25.JPG
     
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    J-Bar,

    A suggestion. A Ruger Bisley hammer will help with your grip as your thumb will not have to reach as high to cock the gun.

    The hammer is a drop-in part.
     
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  17. J-Bar

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    I have a pair of Super Blackhawk hammers that I experimented with in my old model Vaqueros. They are also drop in parts. They helped when competing Duelist style, but the hammer spurs kept hitting the web between my thumb and index fingers when shooting two-handed. I doubt I will play cowboy action with this Blackhawk, but I will keep it in mind since I already have hammers with lower spurs. If I am going to compete as a Duelist, my Old Armies already have lowered hammer spurs, so I would probably just use them.
     
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    There! There! We understand and applaud your efforts on rescuing this beautiful specimen. You've saved it from a life of being relegated into the dark recesses of someone's safe.

    You're not weak... you're heroic!
     
  19. Ironhand54

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    The term Good Samaritan comes to mind. Not everyone is infected with the Black Gun virus.

    IronHand
     
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  20. Catpop

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    Great snag! Welcome to the world of the BH!
    Not knowing the specs on your 158 boolits, I would offer this suggestion-
    Try a flat base LSWC boolit of brn 8-12 sized to .359 or even .360 in a 357 case. The results may amaze you.
    Good luck in the future! And please keep us posted!
     
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  21. bannockburn

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    J-Bar

    You done good sir...you done real good!
     
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  22. Bfh_auto

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    Try some 180 grain bullets. My new to me Blackhawk does the same thing with 125s and 158s. 180s do much better.
    That's a beautiful gun by the way.
     
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