• Ruger Super Blackhawk 4 5/8th

    ~By Fred K. Aron

    As I was looking for a trail gun in non-griz country, I looked at alot of guns, and shot most of them. It was down to the S&W 629 Mountain Gun and the Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 in the 4 5/8ths barrel.

    I chose the Ruger for many reasons. Its a stronger design, its simple, and I like the Single action grip frame better for recoil issues. I had never owned one of these 'Cowboy type' guns, so I really didn't know what I was getting into. I got it home and quickly swapped out the factory springs with a Wolff Kit to lighten the hammer and trigger pull, then ran to range like the little kid I can be to run 200 rounds though it.

    Amazing. I have now put about 3000 rounds through it and love it more every trigger pull. I mainly shoot my 300 grain pleasent loads with 8-10 grains of Unique though it, but have thrown a few nastys and it handles better then my Super Redhawk with the 7 inch barrel.

    My wife went out and purchased a set of Elk grips made by Eagle which compliment the blue hogs leg so nice. I carry it often, and shoot it every chance I have to make a range trip.

    If you are looking for a single action 44mag that is easily packed on the hip, and shoots straight...this is a real good bet...see my photo's in the gallery of my favorite pistol.

    Feel free to email me with any questions.



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