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Old October 9, 2017, 07:10 AM   #1
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New Revolver

So I got this ruger super blackhawk the other day that had been shot very little. It came with a cheaper tasco scope, the original mounts, the box and a holster. I paid $450 OTD. I shot a box of 25 44 mags and it seemed to work just fine. How did I Do?
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Old October 9, 2017, 11:07 AM   #2
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Since you didn't show us your target, we can't tell.

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Old October 9, 2017, 11:33 AM   #3
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Since you didn't show us your target, we can't tell.
450 is a good price, but the question stands.
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Old October 9, 2017, 12:56 PM   #4
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Handgun* or Revolver*

Not Pistol

Just saying
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Old October 9, 2017, 01:33 PM   #5
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I'd say you did just fine. I think I would have pried open the old wallet confronted with that deal.
Good luck.
P.S. Do you reload? If so it would be easy for you to load your new find from mild to wild for plinking, hunting or anything in between. A very versatile gun!
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Old October 9, 2017, 06:57 PM   #6
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Sorry, you are correct and I should have called it a revolver but I got lost in the excitment. Anyhow I do not reload but my uncle was going to give me a press and I was going to see how much money I got for Christmas and put some of that towards reloading supplies. The reason I didn't show the target was because I was shooting at pop cans. I also don't know how to post pictures
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Old October 9, 2017, 07:15 PM   #7
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Or I might have to use my Christmas money paying off the debt I rack up shooting 44 shells until then
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Old October 10, 2017, 12:04 AM   #8
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Not Pistol

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Fooey!

You have obviously never been to a CAS match. We always call them pistols, never revolvers.

This business about not calling a revolver a pistol is strictly 20th Century. They were called pistols all the time in the 19th Century.
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Old October 10, 2017, 03:03 AM   #9
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Driftwood is correct, a revolver or a semi auto can quite correctly be called a pistol. Check my posts I quite often use the pistol word interchangeably and in lieu of “gun”. Military designation has normally called any handgun a “ pistol” in some of the Custer reports the loss of pistols is noted, the Brits refer to the Webley as a “ pistol, revolver” but what do they know about firearms?

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Old October 10, 2017, 11:25 AM   #10
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You will definitely want to reload the 44Mag.
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Old October 10, 2017, 01:00 PM   #11
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Four Fifty is a good price for that revolver
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Old October 10, 2017, 01:36 PM   #12
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You did awesome, put a burris scope on it, great for hunting
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Old October 10, 2017, 05:22 PM   #13
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Fooey!

You have obviously never been to a CAS match. We always call them pistols, never revolvers.

This business about not calling a revolver a pistol is strictly 20th Century. They were called pistols all the time in the 19th Century.
Oklahoma's Pistol Pete agrees.
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Old October 10, 2017, 05:48 PM   #14
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I forgot to tell you why I got such a big caliber. I have an American made Winchester 94ae with the large loop and 16" barrel in 44 mag so I figured I'd get a pistol to match and because my grandpa is in the restricted or whatever it's called zone and has thick woods I figured it would work about perfect.
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Old October 11, 2017, 07:46 PM   #15
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Men who shoot revolvers are called pistoleros, not revolvereros.
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Old October 14, 2017, 08:01 AM   #16
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I have a South Dakota "Concealed Pistol Permit". I'm fairly certain that allows me to legally carry any sub species of pistol including revolvers, semi autos, single shots, and multi barrel.
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Old October 14, 2017, 08:07 AM   #17
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That is a great price. I felt like I stole mine for $400, and it has a lot of finish wear.
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Old October 14, 2017, 10:23 AM   #18
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Had a Redhawk with a Tasco World Class (Japan) on it, never a problem. It wasn't as bright as a Redfield or Leupold tho.
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Handgun* or Revolver*

Not Pistol

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umm I looked this up sometime back and the conclusion: First pistols were signal shot. Revolvers came out and were sold as revolving pistols. Named shortened to revolvers.
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