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I was considering picking up one of these two in .357 mag. Is the only differance between the two that the Blackhawk is single action and the Redhawk is double? Or is there more? Also what would be a good running price for either?
 

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Two different designs...Blackhawk has "Old West" style grips...Redhawk is more modern style...I had both...get the Redhawk.....or both if you can afford it...:)
 

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I checked out Rugers website and it appears they don't make a Redhawk chaimbered for .357 mag. I guess I'll have to get one in .45 or .44 mag.
 

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I checked out Rugers website and it appears they don't make a Redhawk chaimbered for .357 mag. I guess I'll have to get one in .45 or .44 mag.
Oops, thats right...both of mine were .44Mag....
 

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Just finished tweaking mine for hunting this season. First to go were those god awful grips. Though they fit the hand well the palm of my left hand, the support hand, had a hole in it from the heel of the grip spur. Bought a set of Eagle finger grip Rosewood grips and modified them to fit my hand.

Then the front sight needed some file work to enhance the sight picture. And like all other Rugers the trigger needed spring replacement and some stone work on the action.

And you are right, the Redhawk is in either 44 or 45, mine happens to be 44 and is an accurate shooter. I also have a Super that, with a scope, shoots rings around the Redhawk.
 

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Ive never shot a Redhawk, but I have shot and own a Blackhawk and a Security Six both in .357mag. I prefer the Blackhawk, hands down.
 

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Redhawks only come in .44 Magnum, unfortunately.
I hefted a Super Redhawk and was totally astounded at how well balanced it was! It didn't even feel like the big massive gun it is. I thought "oh yeah. Top heavy and/or nose heavy." But it handled like my GP! Smooth and easy!
 

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I am surprised no one mentioned the fact that the Redhawk has a Swing out Cylinder so you can use speed loaders to reload, whereas the Blackhawk has a gate to open and eject and load one bullet at the time...
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Plus, the Redhawk is stronger - it'll take more pressure before it fails.

But, to my eyes, the Blackhawk is better looking. :)
 

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The sweetest 357 Ruger i've owner was a stainless GP100 with the full shroud and a 6 in. barrel. It was weighted perfect and the grips we're the most comfortable i've ever felt. What made it even better was it would shoot. It was also a double action. If I wanted a 357 double action I would pick it over about anything.
 

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Redhawks rule and just so you know the balance is incredible with my scope i hardly notice the hand cannon recoil!! and the super redhawk i think looks corny with the scope all set back like they are... hope you go with the Redhawk .44 it's a sweet gun. see mine below!!!!
 

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I am surprised no one mentioned the fact that the Redhawk has a Swing out Cylinder so you can use speed loaders to reload, whereas the Blackhawk has a gate to open and eject and load one bullet at the time...
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Some people prefer them that way. Plus I fire much more accurately SA over DA.
 

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Rockabilly88: Sir; these folks have some goood ideas.
I enjoy several different revolver models
Favorite? all of them
1. Super Redhawk .44 wont win any classic awards,
It'll not be forsale.
2. Blackhawk 6.5" :)
3. Super Blackhawk 7.5":)
4. GP 100 .357 4" :)
A good argument for either Single Action, or the Double Actions.
Positives for a Double Action
1. Single for absolute control
2. Double when you want to do something.
3. Faster Reloading

Single Action Positives. :)

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By the standards of most
 

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The Redhawk has been made in .357 mag, ,41 mag, .44 mag and .45 Colt. It is currently available only in .44 mag. The Blackhawk is available in .30 Carbine, .357, .41. .44 and .45. If the question is between a single action and a double action .357, then consider the GP100 as the potential double action.

In a selection like this, there really is no definitive answer. You have to make your decision based on personal preference.
 

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Clem321, you are correct. Redhawks were also made in blue carbon steel for a while! I had a blue .357 Redhawk over 20 years ago. Nice gun, but way too heavy for the caliber. Might have a little collector value now.

I prefer the Ruger single-actions. They fit my hand better, and usually have better triggers.
 

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That being posted, if you can afford it go with the Super Redhawk in .454 Casull, it will also handle .45 LCs this, particularly if you plan to hunt with the revolver and you reload you'll have a great gun that'll handle two cartridges!:beerchug:
 
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