Oops.... I Did It Again....

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by WillieB, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. ral357

    ral357 Well-Known Member

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    Ok you can't leave that hanging out there.........
    When I think of 44 mag two guns come to mind, the Super Blackhawk and the model 29. While the Smith is slicker and pudier it isn't better, both have their place. For tough as nails, accurate,reliable field gun that is going to see hard service the Ruger is a better
    choice IMNSHO:D
    Curious how did the Super blackhawk fall short of your expectations?
     
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  2. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    357 and need? I ain't had need of one for 35 or more years. Not since I discovered the 45 Colt...:D

    I had a RSB for a few years, a long time ago, and the previous owner had put a spring kit in it and had the trigger slicked up. I sure didn't have any complaints with it. First deer taken with a hand gun was with that RSB. My oldest son has a Mod. 29...is it the Hunter? Did S&W make one they called that? It's slick, no question of that and a shooter. I wouldn't turn down either.
     
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  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have never had a Blackhawk, but did have a Super Blackhawk at one time. I have a Redhawk and think it is a better gun than the Super Blackhawk. I actually don't know if it is any "better" but I like it more!
     
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  4. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh...I forgot about that one George. I did have a Redhawk in 45 Colt and it was fine and I still like them. That was until I handled a Freedom Arms Mod. 97. The Redhawk has been gone about 15 years...the Mod. 97 ain't goin' nowhere's.
     
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    I don't "need" a .410 when the 12 gauge will do the same job...
     
  6. WillieB

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    I think the wife is turning into an old softy...... She told me to keep the Blackhawk even though I promised to replace the money spent on the SP101.

    I'm going to leave it posted for a couple of weeks and see what happens. If I get a buyer that offers my asking price, I'll sell it. If not, I'll gladly keep it.
     
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  7. gwpercle

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    Do NOT sell the Blackhawk...You will regret it one day.

    Advice from My wise old Dad to me " Son , don't ever sell a gun you like...even just a little"
    Wonderful advice...I'm passing it on to you.

    As for selling the Blackhawk ....My dad would say
    " why sell it ...it ain't eating any hay ".
    I enjoy shooting my 1970 Blackhawk more than any of the other guns I own...it's just plain old fun. And you need a fun gun....No law says you can only have one gun..
    Don't sell the Blackhawk,
    Gary
     
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  8. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not sure it matters but I have 27 different .45s. Saying you dont need two of one caliber well, I must disagree....
     
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  9. gwpercle

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    You got a smart wife...do what she 's telling you !
    She knows you like the Blackhawk and she wants you happy...that's so nice.
    Gary
     
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  10. WillieB

    WillieB Well-Known Member

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    The Blackhawk aside, I took @dbcooper 's advice and ordered replacement springs for the SP101. That hammer pull is the devil. I've watched a few how to videos on changing the springs and smoothing things out. It doesn't seem too difficult as long as the trigger assembly doesn't fly apart when you take it out.

    No hits on the Blackhawk sale so far. Looks like it may stay in the arsenal after all.
     
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