Well my family really blew me away this morning. I was told by my son to go by my favorite gunstore and pick up some ammunition, which I thought was silly, especially since I re-load this caliber. I did as told and as soon as I walked in the clerk handed me the paperwork for a new gun. He just told me to fill it out and not question why. I was a little suspicious but did as told. When finished he handed me my present all nicely wrapped. They all waited while I opened it and then my wife and sons came from the back to see the expression on my face when I saw the Super Redhawk Alaskan in .44mag.
I had been toying with having one of my .41mag Redhawks cut down for better carry and my sons were adamately against it. I think they want them when I have gone to that great gunrange in the sky. I had even thought of buying another Redhawk in .44mag to have modified since I really didnt like the Super Redhawk with that broomhandle barrel sticking out from the frame. I had, however looked at the Super Redhawk Alaskan, that to me, looks like a 2" SP-101 on steroid's. I liked the way it looked, much better than the regular Super Redhawk. Obviously my sons heard me.
It is a handfull of heavy stainless steel, but I am used to carrying big guns. I am really looking forward to getting it to the range for a tryout with both 44 specials and 44 magnums.
Not many bears here in Texas but the wild hogs, especially the Russian Boars, get darn big and really mean. I bowhunt and have been chased up many a tree by one, especially when heading to and from the stand, carrying that SBA on my hip will be very comforting. Since I handgun hunt as well, having the SBA as a backup/close in shot gun will be nuce as well. My scoped Redhawk is kind of awkward in those roles.
I have the 454 and haven't had time to air it out, or let it air me out. I will take it out this weekend and repost results. Will be pushing 45LC and assorted Cor-Bon and Wichester 454 loads. I am a little concerned about felt recoil. Full report coming soon.