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Would you buy a 7/8 shot 357 Redhawk?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by skidder, Mar 17, 2012.

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  1. skidder

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    The last few years Ruger seems to be stepping out and offering more of what the customer requests. Would you buy a Ruger Redhawk 7/8 shot 357?
    I think I would if it came in an 8 shot.
     
  2. eldon519

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    No, I've got a Redhawk, and it's just a bit too big and clunky for my taste, even for the heavy hitters. I'm much more intrigued by the idea of shoe-horning the biggest round possible into each platform. I'd love to see a line of 5-shot GP100s (.41 mag, .44 Spec, .45 Colt) or Blackhawks/Bisleys (Linebaughs or even just the .480 Ruger).
     
  3. Fishslayer

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    I'd rather see a 5 shot Super Blackhawk in .454 Casull.
     
  4. CajunBass

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    No, I wouldn't but only because I think the Redhawk is ugly no matter what you do to it.

    I had a Taurus seven shot .357 (M 66?). That was a pretty decent gun. Traded it off for something or other somewhere along the way.
     
  5. willypete

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    I'd much rather see a return of the 6-shot .357 RH. Soooooo much steel surrounding those chambers just begs for some hot .357 loads :D

    Gotta be honest, I'm more likely to get a 627. As much as I like Ruger, Smiths are usually better constructed, balanced, finished and have better triggers. I would use an 8-shot .357 magnum revolver almost exclusively for self-defense, so I wouldn't approach the gun in the same manner as I do the RH. I think of the RH's toughness as extra insurance for any slip-ups that may occur while loading ammunition.
     
  6. 19-3Ben

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    An 8 shot .357mag redhawk? Yes. I'd buy one if funds permitted.
     
  7. Walkalong

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    It would make a nice range toy.
     
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    It looks right handsome when you put it next to a SUPER Redhawk. The SRH always makes me think of Soviet era Russian peasants putting guns together after a really bad wodka weekend.
     
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    No, the Redhawk is waaaay too much beef for the .357 cartridge, no matter the capacity. I had to wait for the big .480 Super before I would even own one again. ;)
     
  11. LeonCarr

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    I would buy one that only holds 6 :).

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  12. Rexster

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    Redhawk, no; Super Redhawk, well, a strong maybe.

    The Redhawk's grip frame is too large for me. The SRH can use the original-style GP100 factory grip, an excellent fit in my hand.
     
  13. Chuck Perry

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    I would buy an 8 shot Super, but not a standard. Like the previous poster, the standard's grip frame is too big for me. But the Super is just right. I had a S&W 627 and ended up selling it because of the grip frame. No matter what grip panels I tried, it was just too big and in turn hurt like hell to shoot. A 686 took it's place, but I miss running that 8 shot cylinder.
     
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    I wouldn't mind having a standard with 8. You could really push some heavy loads down range with a 7.5 inch barrel but I think I would prefer a 5.5 inch. Of course there was once upon a time the 6 round version. I believe I'm in a major minority because I happen to like the original Redhawk grips. I have some Hogue rubber grips for my .44 Redhawk but I never really liked them. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of choices for standard Redhawk grips out there, in wood anyway.
     
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    I'd carry one in a heartbeat...

    Heck I'd snag my little sister's 6 Shot .357 Redhawk if I had half the chance...

    and the way she shoots, I don't have a hundredth of a chance. ;)
     
  16. skidder

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    57sw-- I'm with you on the original grips, they fit my hand perfect. I have some pachmyers somewhere, but they were a little too big and heavy.

    Cajun Bass-- I'm not sure how the Redhawk is ugly :scrutiny:? IMO one of the best looking DA revolvers still in production. Not many changes since 1979, and that's what makes it unique on today's market. With all the different Alloys, Polymer, Rubber, Titanium, Composites, thrills and gimmicks on many of today's revolvers; its nice to know you can still get a handsome 3 lbs of stainless steel with wood grips.
     
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    I also agree on the 454 casull Blackhaw.

    It would debut at #1 on my "to buy" list
     
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    I had a scoped 7 1/2" .44 and still think it's a good hunting pistol. An 8 shot 357 Magnum version would be sweet. The Redhawk looks fine to me, but the Super Redhawk has looks that only a Mother could love...

    For carry, I prefer a 3 1/2" or 4" S&W in either 6 or 8 shots for this frame size.
     
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    7 or 8 shot Redhawk.... No. Not a fan of the Redhawk. I own one in 41 mag.
     
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