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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-25-2016, 11:47 PM
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The used Ruger Blackhawk in 357mg are around $450.
The used Ruger Blackhawk convertible 357/9mm is around $550.


I been thinking about someday adding convertibles in SA the 357/9mm, the 45acp/45LC.
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post #22 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-31-2016, 05:13 PM
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One can never go wrong in buying a Ruger revolver, no matter what type of Ruger revolver...........as far as a 357 Blackhawk, whether it is new OR used, it will probably outlast all of us. Get a nice used one and you will not regret it. They are flat out fantastic.
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I bought a brand new Ruger SS Super Blackhawk 357/9mm convertible 4.62 barrel just before Christmas for $559.00 shipped. Blued were even less expensive. Matches my 44 and I can use the same holster. Both are sweet shooters. Good luck and God bless
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post #24 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 02:43 PM
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I bought a 9mm cylinder a couple of years, and only recently bought a made-in-1966 .357 Blackhawk. Anyone know what Ruger would charge to time the cylinder to gun?

Then again, I don't know that I'd actually shoot the thing much in 9mm. I may be better off just selling the cylinder.


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If the 9mm chamber throats are sized for 9mm bullets the revolver barrel may be too big, check those sizes first.
Next check if the cylinder actually fits into the frame.
If you pass both those steps you can move into checking cylinder endshake and timing; ie, the holes gotta line up with the barrel. Sometimes a guy gets lucky and it all works.
If you dont pass the first two steps I'd just sell it.

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In case nobody said it,........Ruger........I tried Pietta, and it was junk compared to Ruger with it's canted front sight mounted off center and all. I'd stick with Ruger maybe getting one of the special edition Blackhawks on the smaller frame if weight is a concern, however, a regular Blackhawk is okay by me.......but,.......overall, I'd prefer one in .45 Colt. A .45 Colt will do anything all the others can do, and do it well. Light loads, heavy loads, and anything in between, and will cover just about all conceivable needs for a single action revolver........
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if it was me i'd go with a used ruger too. If you look around you can find somebody getting out of the cowboy action game or go somewhere to a SASS event and you might find something.
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In case nobody said it,........Ruger........I tried Pietta, and it was junk compared to Ruger with it's canted front sight mounted off center and all.




I have a Ruger Vaquero with a "canted front sight mounted off center and all". Nice gun and I'm going to keep it, but a canted front sight is not a sign of junk all by itself.

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In case nobody said it,........Ruger........I tried Pietta, and it was junk compared to Ruger with it's canted front sight mounted off center and all.




I have a Ruger Vaquero with a "canted front sight mounted off center and all". Nice gun and I'm going to keep it, but a canted front sight is not a sign of junk all by itself.
If I wanted a fixed sighted single action, it would be a Ruger. However, at my stage of life, I prefer my single actions to have adjustable sights. It really helps to have a good sight picture, and it really helps in load development. There were other problems with the Pietta, and the cost of that revolver was the cost of a lesson learned, at least for me. I did have a old Vaquero, and it was a good straight shooting gun, but I hated the sight picture, and went back to using Blackhawks. They're just simply a better gun for my purposes........
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I bought this Uberti "El Patron" in .45 a few years ago new for $500. Shoots excellent and to the sights. Fit and finish is much nicer than the Ruger BH. The target was my first five right out of the box from 50' non-rested two hand hold using Mag-Tech ammo. I'm happy.






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