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I messed around in the gun store too long...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gspn, Apr 9, 2010.

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  1. gspn

    gspn Member

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    I've wanted a .41 mag revolver for a long time. Today I went in "just to look".

    It took about 5 minutes. I looked at a S&W model 57, a S&W model 657, and a Ruger Blackhawk.

    Ultimately it came down to the 657 and the blackhawk. Double action vs single action, 657 was a bit heavier and fit my hand a wee bit better, I've heard that the blackhawk can handle the heaviest allowable reloads with no problems...it wasn't a black and white decision. Ultimately the $200 price difference was the deciding factor. I went with the Blackhawk.

    Can't wait to shoot it. I really can't wait to introduce the deer to it come November. I think they're gonna love it.

    Now I need to pick up my reloading dies and I'll be in business.
     
  2. Bearhands

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    I doubt you'll ever regret it..... congrats and happy hunting!
     
  3. tekarra

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    Isn't it amazing how that happens? Keep us posted.
     
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    That must be pretty nice to walk into a store and they have, not zero (as mine always does), not two, but three 41 mag revolvers.

    Excellent choice and welcom to the 41 cult.
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Yep. I can't remember the last time I saw a .41 Mag around town, much less three. :)

    I would like a M-57 one of these days. I have come real close a couple of times. The last one I saw at a good price was when I was cash poor, and the fellow wouldn't trade. I missed a good deal. I do have a Redhawk in .41 Mag, and really enjoy it. 90ish% loads with 170's is quite pleasant.
     
  6. gspn

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    Yeah they had a bunch. They had a model 58 as well, I know they had them in Taurus too...no telling how many they had. It's a nice gun shop...huge inventory.

    I just walked in and said "what have you got in .41 mag?" and he started pulling guns.

    Pretty handy to have in town.
     
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  7. Bush Pilot

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    Nice purchase, you'll really love the .41 mag. I added another .41 mag to the stable last weekend. A dealer had a blued Redhawk, it's the first one I'd seen in years and I knew he'd be at home with his stainless brothers at home :D
     
  8. W.E.G.

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    I used to get a gun on my birthday in a caliber to match my age.

    Blackhawk41.gif

    Getting so old now, I'm starting to consider cannons for my birthday.

    That should blow out the candles... or light them.
     
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    Once you shoot your new .41 Magnum you will understand what all the fanfare the cult followers are yapping about.
    Great caliber and a nice gun! Enjoy it.
     
  10. bannockburn

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    Would love to have the two I had (M-57 and M-58), back again. The 57 had a 4" barrel and an action job that was silky smooth and clean. The 58 was more of a work/utility gun. Both of them were like new in terms of their fit and finish.
     
  11. _Westy_

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    Congrats on the .41 Mag...it's my favorite caliber as well and the deer really do love it. :D


    I don't think I've ever seen more than one .41 Mag in the gunshop at one time, most of the times it is a big fat 0.

    Keep us posted and enjoy shooting it.
     
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    Sounds like somebody needed some cash and sold off the guns to the gunshop. I think you'll like the Blackhawk in 41 mag. I would like to find a M58 one of these days that is not priced like it is made of gold. I would like to find a 6" M57 or 657 one of these days when I have the funds available. Yes, I have a Blackhawk.

    The whitetails will be weary when you hit the woods this fall. Practice and I hope you enjoy it. I would start buying ammunition as you find it to build up a reasonable supply on hand. If you decide to reload, even better. You can often find the dies on Ebay, but I would price them new just to have a reference point. Nothing worse than bidding and discovering after the fact that you could have ordered them retail and paid less.
     
  13. gspn

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    OK...just got back from the farm. I shot the .41 mag and I now realize what all the fuss is about. This thing is cool. Aside from all of the normal stuff you'd love about a hard hitting flat shooting caliber...the side effects were neat too. Like the concussion knocking dried mud off the 4-wheeler next to me.

    I'd always heard that the factory grips need to go...and I agree. They are definately not comfortable. Lucky for me I picked up a set of Hogues before I left. They fit ON the gun but they won't work...the screw system used by the Hogue won't fit my frame. No biggie...I'll just swap them out. The Hogues are a world of difference. I can actually get all of my fingers on the grip using them. With the stock grips my little finger is hanging down below the bottom.

    I'm already a reloader so I bought a set of dies and some Alliant 2400. They didn't have any bullets though...I'll have to order some online this week. I can't wait to start reloading for this beast. For those that reload what type of life do you get out of your brass? How long with light loads? Heavy? etc.

    I hate to hear that so many have local gunshops without a .41 mag selection...mine has a bunch that are New in the Box.

    I can't wait to reload and shoot some more. I'll put a scope on it sometime over the summer. It feels nice to own a .41 mag. :D
     
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