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Old April 17, 2019, 08:08 AM   #1
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Ruger revolvers.........

NEW MODELS AVAILABLE WITH SLEEVE AND SHROUD BARRELS

So says Ruger on their web page for the Redhawk.

"Available." Does that mean all current manufacture?

When S&W began that process, the consensus seemed to be a cheapening of the quality. The sleeve and shroud, that is.

Is this a positive or a negative for Ruger?

The protrusion (which my current Rugers do not have) at the end of the barrel. Is that barrel protruding from the sleeve? If it lacks the protrusion, is that how I can be sure I'm getting one with a one piece barrel?

I'm currently in the market for a 44 mag Redhawk. I've owned several, but want one with a shorter barrel. Either 5.5" or maybe a 4" barrel.
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Old April 17, 2019, 09:02 AM   #2
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Sleeve and barrel doesn't have to mean low quality. For example, the Monson made Dan Wessons were extremely well made.
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Old April 17, 2019, 11:46 AM   #3
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Is this a positive or a negative for Ruger?
Depends upon quality and implementation.

If done right, it'll be good.
If done to reduce costs, it'll be bad.
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Old April 17, 2019, 01:26 PM   #4
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If S&W throws that on their classic lines ...I’m inclined to think they’re doing it for cost cutting measure not to look good (because it doesn’t)


With that said which model to get before they put the sleeve on it
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