My newest purchase: Ruger Blackhawk .357

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by SavageGuy, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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    Well, I bought it! Blackhawk,.357 mag 6.5" from buds. $493 OTD. I pick it up in two weeks, can't wait to shoot it! I'll post a range report once I do.....I'll post some more pictures once I receive the revolver.
    Here it is:
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    This will be the first SA revolver for me.....
     
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  2. MagBlackhawk

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    You're gonna like it. :D
    If you want wood grips you can find em on eBay.
    Shop Ruger.com also has them and the last time I checked they were in stock.
     

  3. MagBlackhawk

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    Been trying to wear out this one for ever, can't do it. :D
     

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  4. VThillman

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    I'm thinking you will love the gun, SG. I've owned a stainless .357 BH for over 30 years. There is at least one two-handed grip (must be more) that let you cock the hammer and stay approximately on target.

    Maybe Magnum will post something on that.
     

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  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Nice score...perfect barrel length for a .357 magnum.
     
  6. SavageGuy

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    Can't wait to shoot it. It's funny, you can save for months and months and then when you buy it and you have to wait for it to ship, those 5-10 days are always the most difficult to wait though!
     
  7. gwpercle

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    Sweet , you going to love it.
    I got mine in 1972. Blued with a 6.5" barrel just like yours . It caused me to get into reloading and bullet casting, couldn't buy enough factory ammo on my high school boy's income. We're going to the range soon. 40+ years of fun !
    Enjoy !
    Gary
     
  8. VThillman

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    Funny thing with some guns, ain't it? 'We're going to the range, my Blackhawk and I.'

    Sometime next month we're going to the range, my Blackhawks and I, and maybe the 77/357 if it asks nice. Maybe bring a bag lunch and a thermos of coffee, and make it a 10 to 2 day there.

    Oh my.

    March is the cruelest month, in the north country.
     
  9. Ernesto

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    I'd have to say mine is the most favorite pistola I've ever had.
     

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  10. MagBlackhawk

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    Same for me Ernie, and I've had mine a Long, Long time. :Cooltu: :D
     
  11. SavageGuy

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    Have you guys ever hunted anything with em?
     
  12. Blkhawk73

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    For NICE grips, check out those made by 41magnum over on RugerForum. :)
     
  13. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Ernie how do you get that ammo belt to feed through the gun?
     
  14. Ernesto

    Ernesto In the army now..

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    Just pop out the cylinder.:) Thats one heavy belt too, its doubled up leather and holds thirty rounds.
     
  15. SavageGuy

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    *Update*
    Allright, I was notified that my Blackhawk has arrived at my FFL dealer. I will go and do the paper work on Tuesday. Then, because a new law was passed, I have to wait TEN days before I can pick it up.
    Can't wait to get it!
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  16. SavageGuy

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    Okay, went in and did the paper work, all good, I can pick it up in a couple weeks. This thing is a tank! Pictures don't do this thing justice. Took a few crappy cellphone pics included.
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  17. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    I always liked either stag or Ivory on blue guns.:D
     
  18. VThillman

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    I don't know why Ruger doesn't put a white outline rear sight on those guns - standard.
     
  19. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    Ruger has the outline cut into the sight already. All you have to do is put whiteout over it then take a toothpick and scratch it off everywhere you do not want the white.:Cooltu:
     
  20. VThillman

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    Yeah. I did that. Why did I need to? Do most folk prefer an all black rear sight to match the black front sight? It ain't like the rear sight is a groove in the top strap y'know That's what the Vaquero is for, eh?

    I think Ruger is slipping down into the general run, now that Ol' Bill ain't around to remind them.