Anyone fired a Ruger Redhawk Alaskan?

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    Anyone fired a Ruger Redhawk Alaskan?

    I know they make it in .44 Mag and .454 Casull. Have any of you fired one? I would think that the muzzle flip would be downright extreme.
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    No way... I have the 5" Redhawk 'not Alaskan' .. They weigh a ton... I nicknamed mine "The Hammer" just because its like holding a hammer out there at the end of your arm. Not to mention I got lucky and mine is a tack driver. I was lucky enough to get one of the very first ones off the assembly line. They just dont kick that bad at all, I shoot mine one handed pistoleer style.
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    My dad has a Super Redhawk 44mag (not Alaskan) with a 9.5 inch barrel and a scope mounted. I'm trying to find a holster for it so he can hang it off the bedpost.

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    My thanks to the mod(s) for moving this. I guess I wasn't thinking that a Redhawk isn't really a "concealed carry" gun.*



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    It's a flamethrower with less recoil if your talking about the Super Redhawk. The 7 1/2 inch barrel hurts a lot more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertac45 View Post
    It's a flamethrower with less recoil if your talking about the Super Redhawk. The 7 1/2 inch barrel hurts a lot more.
    No, I'm talking about the one with the 2.5-inch barrel:

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    I have one in .454, and it's just fine. It does kick..a bit, but you get used to it. And my beard sometimes catches on fire. Other than that, no worries.

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    Have fired the .44mag variant of the Redhawk Super Alaskan. It's a handful, yes. But, given that it's a fairly heavy unit, the "flip" isn't truly bad. It depends heavily on the ammo selected. I used some .44spl, "standard" .44mag range rounds, then some .44mag Buffalo Bore and DoubleTap. The hotter the loads, the more severe the kick, yes. Though, IMO, my S&W 442 Airweight .38 revolver in +P flipped worse, by comparison. As suggested, I think you get used to it. YMMV, of course.

    If you're contemplating a purchase, definitely shoot it first. It's a nice gun. Seems to be well-built, heavy enough to tame much of the recoil, good grip. Typical Ruger heavy-duty construction is evident.
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    A .454 with a 2 1/2" barrel???
    Sounds like suicide to me! The .44mag 4" dang neared knocked me over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    A .454 with a 2 1/2" barrel???
    Sounds like suicide to me! The .44mag 4" dang neared knocked me over!
    My question would be; What would you do with a .454 or 44 mag with a 2-1/2" barrel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    A .454 with a 2 1/2" barrel???
    Sounds like suicide to me! The .44mag 4" dang neared knocked me over!
    Took the thought right out my head.

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    I want one ! Just because it looks like it would be a hoot to shoot. No common sense to it probably close to a buck a shot if you are not reloading!

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    Why not just get a S&W 500 with a 2 3/4 inch barrel if you want something that is going to be a hoot to shoot.

    I backed off of the long barrel .454 and opted for a 5 1/2 inch .44 mag redhawk, because I actually like to shoot.

    Those big energy revolvers are probably fun to shoot a couple of times, but my guess is that most, especially the very short barrel ones, stay in the cases or off the fireing line due to the fact that they are not fun to shoot.

    If you do get one, just let us know what it is like to run a box of 50 through the thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    If you do get one, just let us know what it is like to run a box of 50 through the thing.
    Well, mine is a lot of fun to shoot, your mileage may vary.

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    I guess the biggest advantage to the Alaskan is that you can conceal it until the grizzly bear starts something.
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