When it comes to personal protection on the streets, the handgun is always what you reach for. A good handgun allows you portability while still giving you enough stopping power to take care of yourself when the going gets tough. While you might prefer a semi-auto pistol for self-defense purposes, nothing really beats a good revolver when it comes to the looks department. Of course, if you are going to buy a new revolver, you might as well buy one that also offers the latest performance features.
Though there are a variety of companies out there that make replica western revolvers, the truth is that finding a quality 6-shooter can sometimes be more difficult than you might think. After all, many companies have shifted their focus to the standard pistol platform, which offers more rounds and a more modern design to boot. Despite this, some manufacturers actually listen to what shooters want and go above and beyond to provide it. Among those companies, the Ruger Blackhawk is definitely a revolver worth looking at. Featuring all of the best technologies, while maintaining a classic western design, you can really have the best of both worlds when you get one of these new guns from Omaha Outdoors.
Shooting the Ruger Blackhawk
Modeled in the traditional western style, the Blackhawk relies on a hand-filling grip, which many recognize as one of the most comfortable options available today. Its barrel is manufactured to achieve target-grade accuracy, ensuring that you can always get the most consistent performance with every shot you take. Cold hammer-forged, it offers precise barreling that should not only beat out your other revolvers, but also make cleaning and maintenance that much easier. Of course, the ramp front and adjustable rear sights help ensure that you can achieve this high level of accuracy by keeping you right on target. In addition to these performance features, it uses a patented transfer bar mechanism and offers a loading gate interlock to keep the gun secure and free from accidental discharges. To appeal to as many modern shooters as possible, it comes available in a variety of calibers, barrel lengths, grips, and finishes.
Revolver Features and Specs
While there are many great options available, the standard Ruger Blackhawk is the blued model, which most closely resembles the old western style that shooters are after. The basic model is chambered in .357 Magnum and relies on a 4.62” barrel with 8 grooves and a 1:16 right hand twist to deliver accurate shots. Overall, it measures out to be 10.5” long and weighs in at 42 ounces. Its blued finish keeps the gun protected and the alloy steel construction makes it durable enough for regular use. This is also available in a 6.5” barrel, which achieves an overall length of 12.38”.
Alternatively, you can get it in .41 Rem Mag with the same barrel lengths but with 6 grooves and a 1:20 right hand twist. The .45 Colt model comes available in 3 barrel lengths, offering a 4.62” model, 5.5” model, and 7.5” model, each using 6 grooves and a 1:16 right hand twist. Finally, the .30 Carb uses a standard 7.5” barrel with 6 grooves and a 1:20 right hand twist.
Different Blackhawk Configurations
While the standard Blackhawk offers quite a bit for shooters to consider, it only makes sense that Ruger also offers a few key variants to give everyone the options they are after. The Convertible is one of the more unusual ones you might consider, as it comes with two separate cylinders and allows for a quick change between the two. It is offered in either .357 Mag or .45 Colt. The stainless model is also very popular and can be found in both of these calibers as well. Finally, the Super Blackhawk series offers even more options to choose from and comes available in .44 Rem Mag or .41 Rem Mag, depending on the specific model.
Regardless of which model you are after, you really can’t go wrong with a Ruger Blackhawk. When you are ready to place your order, simply choose the model from below or give us a call directly. We look forward to helping you get to shooting.