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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dickydalton, Sep 14, 2022.

  1. dickydalton

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    It cost too much but it'll be better than cash if TSHTF. 2018 model NIB
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    What’s the problem??

    :thumbdown:
     
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  3. Pat Riot
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    Yeah, what’s the problem? Nice looking shooter you have there. :thumbup:
     
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    I've been looking for a long time, never wanted to pay the price. I know I won't be sorry.
     
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    Cool! That will be a great shooter :thumbup:.

    When you get a chance to hit the range let us know how the ACP and Colt rounds shoot out of your new ,45. :)

    Stay safe.
     
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  6. wcwhitey

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    We are enablers, I see no problem here. Nice pick up. Range report!
     
  7. Armored farmer

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    Yea!
    Thats my grail Alaska gun there!
    Invested in precious metal, huh?
    Congrats and well done.
     
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  8. Pat Riot
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    I wanted and still want one of those RedHawks. Model 5050.
    I haven’t seen one on a store shelf / display since 2018.
     
  9. defjon

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    Hey, cash is losing value all the time. Redhawks have gone up considerably.

    This is just sound fiscal decision making at this point.
     
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  10. dickydalton

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    It says Model 5032 on the box and SN is 2018.
     
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    Having it, at any price, is better than not having it. Fortunately I got mine early on before the prices got stupid.
     
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    Think the 5050 is the old model with 1 piece barrel. The 5032 may be the newer 2 piece barrel. Not 100% sure
     
  13. dickydalton

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    The pictures don't show a 2 piece barrel.
     
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    Just looked it up. The 5050 is the newer 2 piece sleeved barrel.
     
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    I am pretty sure Ruger phased out that model number a couple of years ago. For a time they had 5032 and 5050 listed at the same time.
    The only difference that I could see between them was the 5032 had light colored (almost reddish) wood grips and the front sight had the orange insert. The 5050 has darker grips and a black ramped front sight.

    Regardless, you have a nice revolver. Congratulations. :cool:
     
  16. dickydalton

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    Yes and the front blade is changeable on the 5032 and not a 2 piece barrel. Not that the 2 piece is better or worse as I have read it both ways. My S&W 69 is 2 piece and it's good.
     
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    I am envious. That is one of the ones on my bucket list. That exact configuration. Congrats
     
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    Dicky....Nice...love the versatility of the 45ACP/45 Colt package. I would get a competent smith to serrate the crown like a Mossberg breacher barrel, load it with 310 grain wide meplat hard casts and use it as my dedicated close quarters entry weapon for the post apocalypse environment....I'm only partially kidding about that :evil:

    Top is .44 Mag...I consider it less a revolver and more of a concealable mortar...It's satisfying to hear the gong ring once or twice per cylinder at 50 and VERY satisfying at 100 yards.

    The bottom Redhawk is in .45 Colt only...Both guns primarily see hot and heavy loads...I don't shoot them often but when I do its ear-to-ear grinning time...I believe I bought them in the first six month of the Trump administration...Just showed up out of the blue one day...Was looking for the .45 Colt for almost 3 years.

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  19. dickydalton

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    I got my first 44 magnum in 1974. Love em all.
     
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    Can't go wrong with a Ruger big bore, congrats!
     
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    Wow, $1339.00 (Retail) for a Ruger revolver! Boy have things changed since old man Ruger passed away. Back in the day Ruger's claim to fame was a quality revolver which cost much less than a S&W revolver. Now some cost even more than the Smiths.

    That is a really nice revolver, congratulations.
     
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    I just have to say that I genuinely appreciate that honest wear. My buddy recently bought an AR, and paid about $1500 to get it "battle worn".
     
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    Got the Redhawk today. I had to do some election type duty this afternoon so I only got to fire off a few cylinders. I'm glad I had studied up and already had some aftermarket items here before the gun arrived. The double action pull was too high for my Lyman pull gauge and the single action pull was almost 10 lbs. Firing 45 acp with the factory grips was ok but some medium 45 Colts I have loaded hurt. When I got home I installed a Wolff mainspring and a Hogue grip. Tomorrow I'll see if it does any light strikes and I know the grip is Way Better. Oh, 9lb 1oz average double action and 6 lbs single action.
     
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