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The .454 is as far above the .44 Magnum as the latter is beyond the .357 Magnum. We’re talking 260-grain bullets at 1,800+ fps and 300-grain bullets at 1,600+ with the .454 Casull. Because of this, I was expecting to spend some very punishing moments at the shooting bench with the .454 Super Redhawk. It didn’t happen (then) and I found the .454 Redhawk to be a very easy shooting big bore sixgun. With a 4X LER scope adding weight and the rubber cushioned grips of the Super Redhawk, test-firing was made much easier than I expected. Power Made Portable.
There are several options when converting either the .357 Magnum Flat-Top or Old Model to larger calibers. Forget either the .44 or .41 Magnum as the frame and cylinder are simply too small for safety. Suitable conversions, in addition to .44 Special, are .41 Special, .38-40, .44-40, .45 Schofield, and .45 ACP.
Forty-eight ounces of bear killing, hog slaughtering, deer slaying, silhouette shooting and target blasting perfection–Ruger’s famous New Model Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum is one tough, versatile six-gun.
An American classic the Ruger Bisley: more value than you pay for, is the author’s assessment of the popular Ruger Bisley revolver
In 1986, Ruger offered to the public what is arguably the finest single-action revolver ever to be manufactured — the Ruger Bisley. Based on the popular Super Blackhawk frame, the new Bisley differs somewhat from its parent sixgun.
I’m not going to be bashful about this. If I’ve yet to make my feelings plain, I believe the Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter is an outstanding bargain. It’s accurate, rugged, versatile and priced right. I suspect that handgunners will vote with their pocketbooks, and Ruger will soon realize how wise it was to return this outstanding sixgun to the marketplace.
The legend of big red: Ruger’s Super Redhawk is awesomely powerful and exceptionally strong. Here is the story of how the biggest production revolver came into existence
The Old Man’s Super Redhawk is the ultimate big-bore revolver. It’s the strongest and the easiest-to-shoot magnum available to handgunners. The Super Redhawk is just one example of the design genius of William B. Ruger Sr.
The old GI .30 carbines are presently undergoing a resurgence of popularity, and affordable ammunition is more commonly available than was the case a few years ago. It seems likely that the .30 Blackhawk will continue in its role as a companion piece to the long guns and Ruger’s Dark Horse will continue to endure.
When I began the process of building loads for the new .480 Ruger there was no information available. However, Hodgdon’s has now done considerable work and made information available with their powders to shooters on their website. Flying by the seat of my pants is especially enjoyable when my results align with the results of the component manufacturers.
The Ruger Super Blackhawk has now been in production for over 40 years. It has proven to be nearly indestructible and will handle the heaviest .44 Magnum loads with ease, I expect it to be around for a long time to come.
In terms of intrinsic accuracy and field utility, this .45 Convertible gives up relatively little to the longer magnum chambered New Models, considering the savings in weight and overall length. All .45 ACP loads are extremely pleasant to shoot as are the traditionally loaded .45 Colts. As an accessory for the growing tribe of the .45, the Convertible Blackhawk has much to recommend it.
Articles on Ruger Centerfire Semi-Automatic Pistols
Several modifications led to the latest Ruger .45–the KP345–which has all the positive functioning qualities of the original P90 along with an A+ for form. It has been slimmed, given a grip frame much easier to hold on to, made lighter with a polymer frame and offered with an optional Picatinny rail. If one where were to set a course to build the perfect double-action semiautomatic with both high concealment and easy shooting qualities, the KP345 could well be the result.
What we now have is a nine-shot, double action .45 from Ruger with a grip frame greatly reduced in size when compared to the original P90. In my hands, at least, this results in a comparatively soft shooting .45. By that, I mean it fits well and feels good in my hands with very little felt recoil.
Ruger’s P-Series: what’s wrong with Ruger’s P-Series semiauto pistols? Not a darn thing, says the author
If you are interested in purchasing a handgun for self-defense, law enforcement work, or just plain old plinking, you may want to consider a Ruger P-series pistol. They are accurate, reliable and bull strong handguns. priced to fit in the average workingman’s budget. You already know this, but sometimes we should give credit where it is due, and Bill Ruger and his team definitely deserve their share. I can’t wait to see what’s next!
Tough, accurate and stylish, Ruger’s semi-auto, centerfire pistols just keep getting better and better.
Rugged yet elegant, Ruger’s Double-Action revolvers were–and are–the finest ever made
Articles on Ruger Rimfile Handguns
Both the standard Mark III and Hunter Models have been tested thoroughly by not only me, but also my three grandsons. After burning up a couple bricks of .22s the boys pronounced the new Rugers as “Cool.” In teenager lingo that is comparable to an A+. They (the guns not the boys) have proven to be as reliable and accurate as previous models and totally enjoyable to shoot. We can live with the warning label on the barrel, the magazine disconnect, the loaded chamber indicator, and the internal lock with any pistol shooting as well as these do.
The Competition Government Model sports a 6 7/8 inch slab-side barrel, wears target grade adjustable sights, is drilled and tapped for scope mount and rings (which are included with the pistol) and is made from corrosion resistant stainless steel. Weighing in at 45 ounces, this pistol is no fly-weight, however the extra weight pays dividends in the field and on the range in terms of accuracy and controllability.
Carrying the catalog designation NR-617, the revolver sports a 6.5″ barrel, weighs 35 ounces, and boasts a nice blued finish with well-fitted rosewood stocks. Sights are a click adjustable rear and a sturdy serrated Patridge front ramped for holster carry. The cylinder is roll marked with the designation “17 HMR CAL.”
Manuals for Ruger Handguns
Instruction Manual for Ruger Mark II Autoloading Pistols: Standard, Target, Government Target, Competition, and 22/45 Models
Instruction Manual for Ruger P-Series P89DC, P90DC, P91DC, P93DC, P94DC, and P944DC Decocker Model Pistols
Instruction Manual for Ruger New Model Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, Hunter, and Bisley Single Action Revolvers
Instruction Manual for Ruger P-Series P89DAO, P91DAO, P93DAO, P94DAO and P944DAO Double Action Only Model Pistols
Instruction Manual for Ruger Mini-14 .223 (5.56) Caliber (For use with “180-” serial number prefix models
Instruction Manual for Ruger Mark III Autoloading Pistols: Standard, Target, Government Target, Competition and 22/45 Models
Books on Ruger Handguns
Here is the definitive book about the pistol that has served more than a million owners so well. Exploded diagrams show how to field-strip and reassemble with a minimum of fuss, and photos illustrate variations, modifications and accessories for one of the most popular .22 automatics ever made.