OK...For All You Redhawk Lovers Out There!!
Sturm Ruger, to me, makes some of the best looking revolvers in the industry. I own 4 of them and two are Redhawks. In my opinion, the Redhawks are the crowning glory to their revolver line. I don't particularly care for the Super Redhawks though. It looks like they took a massive frame and stuck a broomhandle in the end for a barrel. I must admit I see some appeal in the new Alaskan, simply because the barrel does not protrude past the end of the frame. But the other day while wandering through the Ruger Forum I came across this and all other revolvers no longer interest me. This guy took a lightly engraved stainless Redhawk, with a 14.5" (at least that is what it looks like) barrel that has been shortened to 4". If that is not enough he re-worked the grip to make it round butt style and made custom grips to fit it. I have to tell you, I am amazed that a gun, I think is one of the best looking designs to begin with, can be made to look this good. And to think....this is a used gunshow find costing around the $500.00 range. I would be proud to carry thid revolver in the field, with or without the engraving.
That is beatuiful. Some people don't like engraved guns, but to me it gives them that personal, one of a kind touch, that can be handed down to your children and grandchildren, and be something that they will be proud of.
I say it looked better in long barrel form.
I posted once before on this revolver and I don't know what happen to it. So I'll do it again. That Redhawk is a beauty. It don't get no better than this baby. I wouldn't know how to act with a revolver that nice, it's a work of art. Take good care of her and good luck.
Yup. She's a beauty. I much prefer the shortened version (for looks if not for shooting). I can't believe anyone could actually have sold this!