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Ruger redhawk

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Damon555, Oct 7, 2011.

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  1. Damon555

    Damon555 Member

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    I have a chance to pick up a Ruger redhawk .44 mag with a 7.5" barrel and coco bolo grips. It looks like it's in mint condition and has been fired very little. My buddy offered it to me for $400. I was going to offer him $450 but he spit out the lower price before I even made my offer. I told him I'd think about it....I have been wanting to add a 44 mag to my collection for a long time and it looks like now is the time. Would you guys "pull the trigger" on this deal?

    I should clarify that I was looking for a single action gun. I don't know much about that particular model Ruger and am a little leary about the added weight.
     
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  2. Super Sneaky Steve

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    Yup, you should get that one for sure.
     
  3. Bio-Chem

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    $50 less than what you were going to offer and you are questioning the purchase? Yeah, you should definitively make the purchase if you want a .44 in your safe
     
  4. Damon555

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    It has less to do with the money than it does with the size and weight. The super blackhawk was the direction I was headed in....I'll most likely be toting it around deer hunting.
     
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    If I had the cash in hand and could inspect it first-hand I wouldn't hesitate at that price.
     
  6. Remllez

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    The Redhawk is arguably the better deer gun given the 2 choices. If you reload even better still. $400.00 is closer to a Blackhawk price than that Redhawk. Heck buy it, you can always trade down to a Blackhawk but doubt you ever will.
     
  7. Walkalong

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    I love Redhawks, and $400 is a great deal. Buy it.
     
  8. Owen Sparks

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    Hand him $350 in cash and ask him if that will do. Don't ask if he will take $350, let him count it first. A lot of times people will go down on the price once they get their hands on the money.
     
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    ^^^ That could be a good way to damage a friendship.
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Great revolver at a great price, sounds like your buddy knew you were looking for a 44mag and is helping you as much as himself.

    The double action -vs- a lighter single action is entirely your call.
    I like the Redhawk better but have seen some amazing shots with a Blackhawk.

    I had a 7 1/2" RH 44mag in the 1980s and now have a 5" RH 44mag and a 7 1/2" BH 30 cal. All three were well worth the money.

    Hope you find what works for you.
     
  11. LeonCarr

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    Get it....the Redhawk in any caliber blue or stainless is a gem for 400 bucks.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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    I paid $380 for my Redhawk in 1996. They are running around $750 for new ones. If you don't buy that for $400, I'm going to jump through this screen and show you some common sense. :D
     

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    Ok, I told him to send it my way. If I don't like it I can put it towards the single action I was looking at in the first place.
     
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    You don't need a single-action when you have a classic Redhawk. With a Redhawk you get the best of both worlds.;)
     
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    You'll like it.
     
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    I'd jump on it.

    You guys with the factory grips on your Redhawks - How can you shoot them like that? I think that's the biggest disappointment with my Redhawk. I've got to keep a pair of Pachmayrs on there so it'll be comfortable to shoot. I'd much rather have some pretty wood grips, but nothing's worked so far.
     
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    That's a pretty good price. If you're longing for single action shooting, you can always cock it before you pull the trigger.
     
  18. KansasPaul

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    You made a good choice in buying the redhawk. I own both a Blackhawk and a Redhawk - for me, the grip shape of the Redhawk allows for a more comfortable hold and it does a great job of enabling me to control recoil. I've been a handloader for a few years now and I love the flexibility the .44 allows. I can shoot light hardcast loads for plinking (feels like a mall caliber gun) or load it up to full house heavy bullets that will drop a bear. I have not had a single problem with the gun. The trigger pull in DA is a little heavy but given what you paid for the gun you could install (or have installed) a Wolfe spring set that will make the action feel easier - you'll still be below the going value of a what a used Redhawk goes for.
     
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    If you want a single action, don't buy the Redhawk. Wait and get the one you want. There is nothing "better" about the Redhawk over a Super Blackhawk. Just different.
     
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    Get a box of the hottest loads you can find. Fire one in the Redhawk and then fire one in the Blackhawk and then make your decision.
     
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    Just do it. You know you want to :D

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    i can't make a deal for ****. I just paid $690 for a nice used Redhawk, Pachy gripes, and one box of shells. How come nobody offers me one for $400.
     
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    Take that other $50 you were going to offer, double it and take it to a good smith to have it shortened to 4" or 5" and have a new sight installed.

    The only way you'll get noticeably lighter is a S&W airweight, and they bite your hand. A 29/629 is only a couple ounces lighter with the same barrel length.
     
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    I don't like Redhawks... had one in .45 Colt. In fact, I got rid of all of my Rugers - now I have fewer revolvers - but all they are S&W. Of course, that doesn't detract from the fact that you were offered a great deal. If you want a .44 Magnum revolver to hunt with now, $400 for a good condition Redhawk is between a good buy and a steal.... I'd grab it!

    Good luck!

    Stainz
     
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    You and me brother, people here want crazy money for their stuff.
     
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