I plan on getting a companion sidearm for my 1894ss (44 mag). My thoughts are that the stainless steel Super Blackhawk is very beautiful and I like single-actions. I also like the stainless steel Redhawk since the first double-action with a swing-out cylinder was first produced at the same time the 1894 was designed - see: Colt M1892 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Colt New Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (And yes, I do realize if you really want to be true to history you get an 1894 Winchester 30-30) Either of the Rugers are a good choice I'm sure. So, having said that, any opinions out there?
Marlin & Ruger.jpg
Last edited by browningsilver; 05-23-2012 at 03:00 PM.
I have both. I think my 44 magnum single action Ruger Bisley Hunter is the most accurate big bore I have. I do like my single action 45 (with aluminum frame) the best. Easier to pack. The REdhawks shoot well, (as do the SRH), but they are awfully heavy comparatively.
Blackhawk,just looks "right"...plus how often are you going to shoot double action,you'd be shootin airplains by the last shot
I second that BloodGroove...SBH
I've got both. I prefer the Redhawk but it's really a matter of personal preference when you are comparing those two. For me the Redhawk, it being a DA/SA revolver - it can be loaded with speedloaders and it has a swingout cylinder - both of those things are important to me. If I had to stand on the firing line and shoot 44 Mag all day, I'd probably go Blackhawk because it is just slightly less punishing imho. But for an all around revolver that goes well with my 1894P and could double as a self defense pistol ... imho the Redhawk is the only way to go.
"What you think about, you do ... what you do, you become."
"In a nation where anything goes ... everything eventually will."
I have a 1894 and a SBH, both blued and in .44 Magnum and they make a great pair.
Blackhawk hands down! IMHO if you want a double action .44 go with a Smith. Redhawks can be smoothed out but it takes twice as much work and time to smooth out a redhawk compared to a smith. Now if we're talking one of those super magnums ie .454 .475 etc and you have to have a DA then the super redhawk. I have to agree with the hound though, I just like the looks of the Blackhawk. I will admit however, now that I am learning about the .45 LC a Vaquero may be in my immediate future. There is one problem, the wife thinks I have to many as it is.....for the life of me I don't know where she gets that idea...everybody knows you cant have too many GUNS!!!!
Heres my Pair! Im so wanting a nice SBH to take the Smith's place, but its fine until i can make that happen....