Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum
Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum
Shooting and discussing the Ruger Super Blackhawk revolver, my very FIRST .44 Magnum.
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I was shooting my ruger 1976 44 super Blackhawk When it blew up they basically want me to Pay half price to get a new one They say the reason why 3 cylinders and the top Strap blew up is due to over pressure Either pay the $600 or contact the ammo company And see what they will do for me So I had to send them the ammo now waiting to here back From Remington I don’t think 240 grain would blow up gun like that One lady For Ruger stated that maybe it was a old gun And Another lady contacted me stating the inspection came back stating over pressure In the cylinder I’m like I shoot A-war war 2 7 mm mauser and never had a problem with it Shooting old ammo or newer ammo
I love the blackhawk. Ive managed a bullseye at 30ft one handed
Just shot mine for the first time today. I see what you mean now, ouch!
Black hawks are beautiful
Always liked mine to , But that trigger gaurd will eat your lunch if your not careful
I bought my Super Blackhawk in 1965 for $116, and I will not send it back to Ruger and have them put an automatic transmission in it. If you know how to safely handle a single action revolver, you do not need a baby sitter.
I found the recoil was enough to make me realize that I needed to learn how to handload. Thank you Ruger. The frame is stronger than a N Frame Smith, but the loading manuals list a load that recoils like a .22 rimfire, so it is very versatile.
I added a set of Herretts Shooting Star grips that filled in the area behind the trigger guard, but also made the grips longer to give you something to hold on to. Of course the grips are smooth. I fired a Smith once with checkered grips, and it BIT ME!
I bought a couple of brass Super Blackhawk grip frames back in the ’60’s when they were selling for $16.50 each. I now have a couple of New Model Blackhawks and see that only a little gunsmithing would be required to fit them. Since the .357 and the .45 are milder rounds I think the standard grips should work fine. The square back brass trigger guards will look great when I get them on.
I was looking a video of hickock 45 with a 30 ruger revolver blackhawk carbine and I can’t find one bud 😒
I bought my Super Blackhawk
I honestly am intrigued by the Super Blackhawk’s squared off trigger guard. I don’t know if it’s an homage to the Colt Walker/Dragoon or not but I have to say I tried some full house black powder 45 colt loads in my Uberti 1873 (250 grain cast lead with 40 grains of FFF Swiss). My fingers tended to slip past the trigger guard under recoil (they were a bit sticky from some leaked out lube) so I honestly wonder if the square trigger was meant to keep greasy/sweaty hands from slipping during firing.
I have watched this video alot over the years and this is one of my favorite guns I actually own one that was made in the early 80s and is in great shape, absolutely a riot to shoot.
I believe everyone considers you knowledgeable and interesting. I don’t think anyone would consider you a wimp. I, for one consider you a whiner nonstop. Keep up the good work.
keep on with the history, utterly fascinating, now that I am older. did not like it too much in school. History in grammar school and high school should be taught by showing vids from the History Channel
I don’t know how the hell you handle that recoil so well, my great grandad has one, and you have to lock your elbows or else it’ll jump and hit you in the teeth, ask me how I know
ruger blackhawk in any caliber is worth whatever you pay.
Anything short of 460 s/w off hand no glove my super blackhawk 44 is dead on to 100 yds
Why do old ruger Blackhawk.357
The Pachmayr grips on my New Model Super Blackhawk fixes the knuckle buster finger guard ! Just saying !
for those guys out there that have a blackhawk, I stuck a small strip of velcro, fuzzy side out and it made a big difference with what hickok was saying , hotter loads dont kick back and hurt so much now, just a suggestion that works
Those American Eagles are not mild loads. I’ve shot very few factory loads, but I was surprised by their recoil.
I’ve lucked out and just got one for $500, been wanting one forever my next goal is to get the Redhawk. Just love 44mag
I love my Super Blackhawk. Always reliable and accurate. Built like a tank. I do agree on the trigger guard. Killed my finger, so I change the grip over to a Hogue grip, and it completely covers the back of the trigger guard, and no more issues. 😉
I had one of those in the 70s with a 10.5 inch barrel, I put Herret shooting star grips on it that covered the back strap and filled my hand better. Much more comfortable to shoot. I used it for metallic silhouette and did well with it.
I’m looking for one of these. I’m cranking my loads up pretty high, and I’m starting to get concerned for my Model 29’s well being.
I must say that I find all of your podcasts very informative and interesting (Thank you,.!).
You brought back memories when you mentioned the price of the Ruger,… I bought my first used "Black Hawk" (with slick plastic grips,. lol), in the early 70’s for $75.00, which at that time was very much hard earned cash. The other day I bought a barely used "Super Black Hawk" for around $725.00, however I had to install a new rear sight pivot pin in it to make it range ready. That "Super Black Hawk" is the second Ruger in .44 magnum that I have ever owned (however not the only 44 mags that I’ve owned),…
I too have a large hand and it seems that no matter what I shoot in a large magnum caliber, (squared of trigger guard or not), I get that middle finger knuckle bit every time that I get down to serious shooting at the range.
Carry on my friend, your doing a great job helping so many with your podcast,.!
been watching your videos for years now hickok and there much appreciated, thankyou. Greetings from B.C Canada
I have a new fairly new 44 magnum Ruger new model super Blackhawk. That has a round trigger guard. And I have a bicentennial edition Ruger 44 magnum that has a square trigger guard. Don’t mind either one of them. Never really noticed a difference inshooting either one of them.
This just showed up on consignment at my local shop for $600…still researching to decide what revolver I want though.
I bought one in 1980. Shot it well over 13,000 rounds In the first four years, have never had any problems. With hot rounds it will hit your finger just like it does with Hickok 45, if you don’t hold it tight. I reload cast bullets at mid velocity for most of my shooting and it’s very pleasant to shoot.
My dream gun…..
Have you shot the Interarms Virginian Dragoon?
I ve had the ruger since 99 and it has never been able to group less than 7 inch at 25 yards my 357 blackhawk will drive nails
The way he’s able to hold that. Amazing, I shot one today and the first shot it nearly jumped out of my hands. Awesome gun.
Ese revolver que es bastante largo
I inherited a Ruger 44 magnum super Blackhawk from step dad. Years ago I bought a 44 magnum Virginian dragoon from him. Now I have both. Love both
My Ruger 44 also bumps my finger just above the knuckle if I don’t watch it. I managed to get a firmer grip and it helped. Need to work on my sight picture with trifocals too 🤣
I traded my Taurus Tracker in 44mag because I dont care how you shot it the trigger guard would eat you knuckle every time. Beautiful firearm but man hands don’t fit it well
Love the single action cimarron uberti .44 mag bad boy. Great action peace maker! From Anderson County by the way…keep up the videos!
The Smith and Wesson is a great gun. But Ruger is by far the best when it comes to revolvers. Because you can fire hotter Loads in Ruger. That would blow up a Smith and Wesson.
I like you, try the 44mag.
The Colt is a beautiful piece, the Ruger is a work horse, The Smith and Wesson kinda splits the difference.. can we all agree on that?
I actually used to have a true 1873 replica by j.p.sauer in 44 magnum. And I was not kind to it either it took my 300 grain 1100 FPS loads like a champ. Was that smart? No. but it did it.
if you ever shoot the big buffalo rounds….youll know why ruger is a better built 44 mag… the super blackhawk is one of the only ones you can shoot with the big heavy hott ammo…
I have one in stainless with a 10.5” barrel. Nicknamed “the man gun” since forever lol it’s a tank
@hickok45 I’ve always wondered what grips or how are your model 29 grips so dark? They’re a beautiful color.
It kills my finger ! But not as bad as the muzzle end ! 😄😆🤣😂
I just got one
Id like to have one of these. I like blued steel and wood. My gun preferences are old school
I like the square trigger guard but that’s me my 4 5/8 barrel didn’t have it and I got the square for it .🤷♂️
Simply one of the best single action revolver’s ever made. Thank you Bill Ruger.
I just bought one today with the 10.5 barrel and a rossi 44 mag lever action, haven’t got to shoot it yet but with ammo prices I will be only shooting a couple cylinders, lol.