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A Question for the Ages: Ruger Blackhawk vs Ruger Redhawk
Deciding between the Ruger Blackhawk and Ruger Redhawk is nearly impossible ... so just get both
The Ruger Redhawk Double-Action Revolver (Photo courtesy of Down Range TV)
I recently got asked what I think is one of the great questions of the ages, right up there with “Why is there air?” and “Is everyone in Hollywood creepy?” The question was:
“Michael, can you tell us the pro vs con choices between the Ruger Blackhawk in .44 magnum versus the Ruger Redhawk (i.e., single action vs double action boomers). I know you absolutely love the single action boomers but what about the double action revolvers?”
The reason it’s a question for the ages is that I actually think about this a lot. I have Blackhawks (too many, I fear) and Redhawks (ditto). And we haven’t even touched on GP-100s! There is a reason I like Ruger revolvers…they are tanks. After the Apocalypse, when the only living things left on earth are cockroaches and Keith Richards, not only will Ruger revolvers work, but they’ll still be timed perfectly!
In terms of making that choice, I think it all comes down to intended use and personal preference. If the intended use is self-defense, the big double-action blasters rule.
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