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Old 12-29-2016, 05:32 PM
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Ruger® Redhawk® * Double-Action Revolver Model 5033

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Old 12-29-2016, 05:57 PM
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Looks like it might be good for home defense.
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Old 12-29-2016, 06:15 PM
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To bad ruger has never remodeled the Redhawk to have the same grip frame as the GP100/SRH. They fit my hand so much better then the original.
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:14 PM
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I change grips till they fit my hand on my rugers.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:44 PM
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Cylinder walls look pretty beefy!
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:26 PM
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It's a triple lock! Sort of
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:24 PM
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I am impressed.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:29 PM
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You think it feels as awkward as it looks?
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:37 PM
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The marketing of an 8-shot .357 magnum snub would seem to be aimed at the concealed carry crowd who prefer revolvers. The S&W 627 PC fits the bill quite well although being an N-Frame it is borderline heavy for all day carry. I know because I own one That said, the Redhawk with it's even bulkier and heavier frame would seem to me to be less ideal for concealed carry.

S&W 627 PC = 7.6" OAL @ 37.8 oz.

Redhawk= 8.25" OAL @ 44 oz.

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Old 12-31-2016, 08:25 PM
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If Ruger could have squeezed in another round or two to justify the larger frame they would have had a real winner, but the 627/327 has all the bases covered as far as 8 shot .357's go.
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I have dibs on the first one to be shipped to my local dealer. Looks like a cool revolver.
Ruger has been getting in the game more and more. Well, my game anyway.
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If Ruger could have squeezed in another round or two to justify the larger frame they would have had a real winner, but the 627/327 has all the bases covered as far as 8 shot .357's go.
I agree, I would rather go with a lighter weight N frame .357 magnum (most likely a TRR8), if only it came without the lock....

The Ruger may be good for people who want a nightstand gun but don't shoot that often, I bet it will have almost no recoil with 38+p ammunition. The shorter barrel seems a bit unnecessary but at least it has some advantages for gun retention.
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I ccw the 7 1/2" Redhawk ever since they came out. The 2 3/4" barrel Redhawk no problem. It's ruger strong too. No screws to come loose.
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