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    Default Thinking about a Redhawk 44

    Specifically, I've been thinking about this Lipseys 4" Redhawk with the full underlug and round butt...



    But I'm wondering if a round butt is going to be functional/ergonomic on a 4" 44 mag. I really like the look of it, but does it make sense?

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    Default Re: Thinking about a Redhawk 44

    I owned a Redhawk in the 1980s,awesome powerful handgun I would shoot mostly 44 specials which were a breeze,accurate and took several deer one shot kills at 50-75 yards,I say go for it !

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    Default Re: Thinking about a Redhawk 44

    Geez, tough room. So yes, I've been thinking about getting this 44.

    Ever since I got my .357 in December, I've been infatuated with revolvers. I've got a Smith already, so I was looking at Ruger offerings.

    Originally, I was thinking hand cannons, and I was drawn to the SRH Alaskan in 454, until I found the Ruger Toklat, also in 454, and for a while I thought that would be my next purchase.

    Then I started thinking: why not a 44? Ammo would be more available, so prices should be closer to reasonable. Power factor is still impressive but shooting should also be notably more pleasant.

    Some people are probably thinking: why not get a longer barrel, like 6+"? Well, I have a general rule that I don't buy pistols that I won't carry. Granted, I won't be carrying even a 4" Ruger very often, given its size and weight, but it will definitely be getting a nice OWB holster, and perhaps make a rare appearance in the woods.

    I quite like the looks of this Lipseys version of the 4" Redhawk. I'm thinking it might look and function even better with a Tyler t-grip adapter. I also like that this version comes with a fiber optic front site from the factory.
    Last edited by marinville; June 12th, 2018 at 07:20 PM.

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    Default Re: Thinking about a Redhawk 44

    I bought a redhawk about three years ago. .44 mag 7.5 barrel. Two things I changed right away, the trigger spring and the front sight. I polished all the internals and with the lighter spring the trigger is awesome. The original front sight was too wide. I couldn't find a fiber optic front sight I liked so I used the original, cut off the sight with a dremel, filed it flat the drilled and tapped the base and attached a new fiber optic. It turned out pretty well. It only effected the removable sight not the barrel. This is one of my favorite guns. It's accurate and fun to shoot. I've loaded everything from light .44 special to +P rounds. .44 special is like a .22 and the +P rounds are still manageable. My goal is to kill a deer with this gun. Hopefully this year.
    "Take the guns first, then worry about due process" Trump

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