I've been jonesing for a big bore revolver for years. You know a gun is tough when it has its own category listed in the cartridge cookbooks known as “For Ruger Only” when looking up .45 Colt loads. The Ruger Blackhawk Convertible has been a dream gun for me for a while. I’ve had no experience with the 45 colt in 15 years of handloading/25 years of shooting (since age 6), and ~6,000 rounds of experience in the 45 ACP via a Springfield GI model 1911 back in college/farm life. Most of my shooting is in the 1000fps range (.45 Colt … Boxed with papers. The above group is from the Winchester PDX, and it shot into a hair over 2 inches at 50 … Posted on February 18, 2015 by Caleb. Just ... because. Dec 22, 2013. I have my eye on a 45 colt New model blackhawk. Unfortunately even .45 is not cheap and .45 Colt is hard to find in my environs. Many loading manuals clearly differentiate between the cowboy loads and loads for modern 45 Colt revolvers. Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt for sale and auction. Posts: 1,285. I get buy online ammo as low as $.30/round for this caliber, such as Sellier & Bellot .45 ACP with a bullet at 853 fps, giving 372 ft. lbs. I load more .45 acp than .45 colt by far as I shoot 1911's and several other .45 acp pistols all the time. I worked with three different loads, Hornady 185 grain Critical Defense, Winchester 225 grain PDX, and Fiocchi 250 grain LRN cowboy ammo. The best price for ruger blackhawk 45 colt for sale online. All my Ruger 45 Colt Revolvers had cyls that were undersize, causing the throats to size the bullets to much, before entering the bore, i sized all my cyls to .4525. all my revolvers shoot fine now, Ruger is terrible about undersizing cyls in their Blackhawk 45 cal Revolvers, JMO, George. The Blackhawk is available in several calibers ( 30 carb, 357 Mag, 41Mag, 44 Special and 45 Colt) and has barrel options from 4.6” to 7.5”. Moderator. It is blued, 4-5/8” barrel with both .45 Colt and ACP cylinders, light alloy XR3 grip frame and Micro rear sight. Firearms only. You can't shoot 45 Colt in the 45 Auto cylinder and vise versa. of force. I bought the convertible BH because I can shoot ACP for cheap plinking and Ruger Only Colt ammo for deer/hogs. Thread starter #3 Toothpick Needs milk and a bidet! So difficult, since I was used to running down to LGS and taking my pick. Start new topic; Recommended Posts. Close Reset. Everything else is 9mm/.357 SIG/40/.45ACP/.45GAP. Last week, I took the Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt to the range for accuracy testing. Compare prices from more than 30+ gun stores. .45 ACP. By J. Frank Norfleet, October 10, 2019 in SASS Wire Classifieds. 45 colt hunting loads Oct 21, 2020 20:13:32 GMT -5 . I already owned a heavy frame 5 1/2" Vaquero, a 4 5/8" Blackhawk, and a Beretta Stampede, all in 45 Colt and had worked up a very accurate load for them (8.5gr of Unique with a Hornady Cowboy 255gr bullet). Jack Huntington was commissioned to extensively modify the revolver. Sell your Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt for FREE today on GunsAmerica! I think the undersize cylinder bores is a function of Ruger's tooling wear and replacement practice, and it happens when the cutter is at the end of its life cycle. It shoots well under 1" at 25 yards off a rest and you can shoot it all day without leading AT ALL. wheelguns 375 Atomic. J. Frank Norfleet 44 J. Frank Norfleet 44 Members; 44 990 posts; Gender: Male; Location: Southwest; Interests: Shooting, Building … is to measure the cylinder width. 2 months, ago a Ruger stainless Blackhawk Bisley 5 ½ barrel in 45 Colt/45 ACP was ordered with the intention of recreating David Bradshaws excellent Ruger 03. The ancient 45 Colt was originally spec'd at 14,000 psi. I had a Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt that I experimented with max recommended loads since I was a reloader. Save big on a new ruger blackhawk 45 colt. Hide OOS and expired deals. In the new world of ammo and firearms shortages, i (hopefully) have a New Model Blackhawk 45 Colt on the way. The gun gurus have come up with three levels, tiers, or power levels. Description The peak of single action-revolver evolution, the New Model Blackhawk has the natural feel of a traditional solid-frame single action with advanced additions, including a patented transfer-bar ignition system with reverse-indexing stop … Just picked up a Ruger New Model Blackhawk .45 on the “medium” flat-top frame, as as used for the new Vaqueros. Quote. So your price seems high. Last fall I bought a new Ruger SS Bisley .45 Colt/.45 ACP Convertible. I borrowed a proper Manson Reamer kit, reamed the cylinder throats (both cylinders) to .4525" and now in both calibers it shoots like a match pistol. The simplest way to differentiate the smaller (357 mag.) SKU: RUGERNEWMODELBLACKHAWK Categories: Restricted, FIREARMS, REVOLVERS, HANDGUNS. A Williams Shooters Supply Ruger Bisley Blackhawk was sacrificed for this custom project. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. Be patient. To make matters worse, Ruger still makes one or two iterations of the large frame 45 colt under the same name of “Blackhawk”, greatly confusing the shooting public. It had undersized throats, leaded and lost accuracy quickly as it was shot. Buy a Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt online. Add to cart. 11 months ago , by Dealer . Stores: Calibers: Brands: Categories: Search title only. A convertible in Stainless was $125 more. It’s a great revolver in a great configuration, but my colleagues and I were able to make it even better. They are great pistols and are safe to carry with 6 rounds in the cylinder. When you need ground-level handgun horsepower more than you need a 15-round magazine, the Blackhawk delivers. Compare prices for Ruger Blackhawk Bisley 45 ACP | 45 Colt 736676004751 from all vendors from Wikiarms.com. Here in NE FL pistols are higher than most places in the south, but a NIB Ruger Blackhawk Convertible in 45 Colt/45ACP are going for 549 +tax in blue. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. Thanks in advance for any help. Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt accuracy testing. Versatile gun. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. Refine search. I can also shoot .45 Super in the ACP chamber, IIRC. One can shoot 45 long colt rounds and the other can shoot 45ACP rounds—you simply switch cylinders. Colt brass and ammo have been really hard for me to source without feeling like I just got violated. I do know the Bisley grip does seem to work better for hot loads, but normal < 1200fps shooting, the plow handle works just fine. Last edited: Dec 22, 2013. Current standard caliber listings include the .30 Carbine, 9mm, .357 Mag, .41 Mag, .44 Special, .44 Mag, .45 ACP and .45 Colt, in blue and stainless, with several barrel lengths and a choice of either a conventional hammer and grip frame or Bisley versions. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 8 of 8 Posts ... aaron1166, First off, Ruger Only loads only apply to Blackhawks or Vaqueros chambered in 45 Colt. It's not a Bisley, or at least I don't think so by the way the grip looks. Here is a nice original Bisley Blackhawks in .45 Colt with the 7.5" barrel and blue finish. All other cartridges use standard SAAMI pressure specifications. A have a couple (.45 Colt and .44 Special), but prefer to plow handle grip frame for my shooting. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. In certain situations, … For more than 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. 45 colt "Ruger only" loads. ;-) Lessons learned: 1. The only revolver cartridges I can find around here are .38 / .357 and occasionally .44 Magnum. It’s a stainless steel .45 Colt Blackhawk with a Bisley grip frame and 5½-inch barrel. .45 ACP for range time, .45 Colt for the country, Single Action smoothness all around. Ruger New Model Blackhawk quantity. For more than 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. The 45 ACP is a great companion to the 45 Colt in a convertible sixgun, as the 45 ACP is a moderately powerful cartridge that can be enjoyed over long shooting sessions without punishing the shooter, is a fine defensive option for those who wish to carry a sixgun for such purposes, and relatively low-cost ammunition is (usually) readily available. Powered by Wikiarms.com. Target-grade accuracy with ramp front and adjustable rear… Might … SPF Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt and .45 ACP Archived. Beauty and power, this Turnbull Restoration Co. color case harden Ruger Bisley .45 Colt isn't just another pretty face. Ruger ~ Vaquero ~ .45 Colt for sale online. 2. It’s like two guns in one and some people will appreciate that. SPF Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt and .45 ACP . It's a model 0465 with the alloy grip frame. There is also a stainless model available in 357 Mag ( a super cool gun)! The one thing very nice about my .45 Ruger Blackhawk is that it is a ‘convertible’, which allows me with a cylinder change to shoot .45 ACP as well. Sort by. It was a hard hitter on both ends akin to shooting … Looking for some load data for a Ruger new model Blackhawk in 45 colt 4 5/8 bbl Going after large Illinois Whitetails, 100 yards or closer Been using 9 gr unique under a Keith style boolit in 255gr Is there anything that’s more suited for Whitetails . Condition is very good with a few signs of wear. The Vaquero's traditional western-style, all-steel grip frame, like the pre-1962 Ruger Blackhawk® XR-3 grip, is renown for being one of the most natural pointing grips ever designed, enabling shooters to instinctively draw and shoot, as well as stand and take aim. My question is, does anyone know if this lighter model will handle tier 2 ruger only loads. Traditional western-style, hand-filling grip has long been acknowledged as one of the most comfortable and natural pointing of any grip style. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Show only OOS & expired. The old .45 Colt can be loaded with bullets from 200- to 350-gr., shooting them hard and accurately in the Blackhawk-sized Rugers, making the original pistol cartridge more versatile than any other, at least in my opinion. These are what we call cowboy loads today because they can be used in those old original Colt 1873 model guns. One for 45 Colt and one for 45 Auto. framed Ruger’s from the large (44 Mag.) If you only have one cylinder, the one in the gun, then closer examination should reveal what it is. Be patient. Ruger New Model Blackhawk 45 (Long) Colt 5.5in Blued Revolver - 6 Rounds - While retaining the solid frame, feel, and comfortable grip of classic single-actions, the New Model Blackhawk revolver features Ruger’s patented transfer bar ignition system with loading gate interlock, an all-coil spring mechanism, adjustable sights, and frame-mounted firing pin. Back in 2013, I bought a brand new 45 Colt Bisley Blackhawk with a 7 1/2" barrel. I reload, and have a lot more ACP brass than Colt brass. Shooting and discussing a vintage three-screw Ruger Blackhawk Old Model in .45 Colt, exactly like the very first centerfire firearm I ever owned borrowed from Simpson Limited in Galesburg, Illinois, a highly respected dealer in vintage firearms. Serial number dates to 1986. Mine are a lot more accurate than I am capable of shooting. Ruger Blackhawk Bisley for sale (2 user posted deals found) Filter. The new Ruger Redhawk .45 ACP/.45 Colt revolver can be best described as a just-right big bore. 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