SHS 24 – Ruger Redhawk 45 Colt / 45ACP

Every rule is made to be broken. And so it is with this Revolver. What we have here is a Ruger Redhawk chambered in both 45LC & 45ACP. The cylinder is recessed to accept moon clips for the ACP round. 

Personally, and I know this is sacrilege, I have never been a huge fan of Ruger revolvers in general. Nothing was wrong with them. And I understand, and can plainly see, they are massively overbuilt to tolerate insane pressures. 

All one has to do in this case is look at how thick the top-strap is. That thing looks thick enough to handle 500 Linebaugh, much less any possible, crazy-nuclear 45 Colt load.

But what really gets me with this gun is the balance, the great trigger, cut for ACP moon clips, stainless steel and completely adjustable sights. 

It’s a hell of a pig gun. Which easily many boomer revolvers can be. But outside of pig hunts, I could cheaply and enjoyably shoot 45ACP the rest of the year. 

That last part is important. Most “boomers” kinda suck to shoot so they sit 99% of the time. This configuration gives guys like me the best of both worlds. 

Yes, I’m literally talking myself into it as I write this description. Lord help me and the armory budget.

Anyway, here are the highlights:

  • Large frame.
  • 6 shots.
  • 4.2” barrel.
  • 45 Colt / 45ACP
  • DA/SA.
  • Great trigger pull.
  • Stainless.
  • Handsome grips. 
  • Overbuilt for magnum loads.
  • 3/4ths under-barrel lug. 
  • Adjustable rear sight.
  • Replaceable front. 

 

If you wish to contact this FFL about this pistol, click here:

john1911.com/second-hand-showcase-inquiry/

 

 

Marky

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