Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gtmtnbiker98, Dec 25, 2012.
I haven't ruled out the standard Blackhawk in .357, either. Just prefer the .44.
if you want a strong gun that can take lots of heavy loads then the ruger is about your only choice unless you want to go into the realm of the higher quality singles like the freedom arms stuff.
which will be priced more like the colt stuff but far tuffer.of course a lot of opinions are just that.
This hasn't been true for quite some time. The FA 83 and BFR are definitely stronger than the large frame Ruger.
Most revolvers that are as strong or stronger than a Ruger are expensive. I can buy a Super Blackhawk and a Super Redhawk for the price of a stronger handgun.
I agree with CraigC. The BlackHawk is the blue collar gun of high pressure magnums. Yes, there are some that are stronger or have tighter tolerances, but the BlackHawk is hard to fault for what you get for your hard earned dollar. It is more reliable than a Timex or Chevy truck, especially in .44 mag with the Super BlackHawk design.
I like .45 Colt, BUT, they are all made with different chamber specs so the throats seem to be off a bit. I am not starting a .45 LC vs .44 mag debate. For a good, reliable SA,the BlackHawk design in .44 mag is hard to beat.
That's some fine shootin'!
Then after you have shot the hell out it you can send it to Bowen or Clements for a tune up and have a true masterpiece
Seriously??? Are we comparing used prices to new MSRP's now??? Are we going to compare apples to apples or apples to potatoes???
The statement was made that anything stronger than a Ruger will basically cost twice as much. This is incorrect and proven so with facts. A Super Redhawk and BFR have the SAME MSRP. Street price, they will be within $100 of each other. A Redhawk is only $60 less and a Super Blackhawk $300 less. So I reckon not, you can't buy two new Rugers for the cost of one BFR. Unless my brains got knocked out last night, it doesn't add up.
Did you conveniently miss this part? I know a thing or two about buying sixguns.
"I've owned almost two dozen Ruger revolvers but no BFR's or FA's."
I've paid up to $550 for a new Ruger revolver but those prices are six years old or more and no longer valid. That $550 sixgun six years ago is now $750.
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