The Super Blackhawk is Ruger's premier single-action (SA) revolver, while the Redhawk is Ruger's double-action (DA) .44. Report. In '59 the Super Blackhawk was born with the familar dragoon grip and ears to protect the rear sight on the large frame. The Super Blackhawk Hunter is listed as a distributor exclusive in .41 Magnum, stainless with 7-1/2" barrel and Ruger rings. Plan on scoping gun. I have shot a .357 Blackhawk and was impressed with it but holding one of the newer Blackhawks doesn’t feel the same as the one that I shot some time ago. Downtown Full Member. Due to consumer pressure, Ruger brought back the Colt-sized medium flat-top frame in the form of the 50th anniversary .357 Blackhawk and New Vaquero in 2005. Packed with all of the features of the New Model Blackhawk, these revolvers boast the power of 44 Magnum chambering. Reply. I also have the Ruger super Redhawk in .44mag and wouldn’t trade that for anything either. I also considered the convertible model, but read some posts saying 9mm is not that accurate in the Blackhawk. So if you want a new revolver, that leaves the Super Blackhawk which is an excellent choice. Ruger lists the Blackhawk in .41 Mag, choice of 4-5/8" or 6-1/2" barrel. The Blackhawk, the Super Blackhawk, and the Vaquero were all on the big SBH frame. Blue only, with aluminum grip frame. What's the difference between the standard version and the Bisley. Then in 1956 Ruger came out with the .44Mag Flattop BH on the large frame. Mar 1, 2013 1,383 1,215. Suggested retail $625. The Single Six was a popular seller for Ruger and indicated that there was a demand for single action revolvers in post WWII America. The history of the Ruger Blackhawk begins with the Ruger Single Six, a single action revolver based on the Colt Single Action Army Revolver of 1873 and chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge. Ruger hasn't been consistent in their application of the term "super" over the years. Both are more compact than the huge Super Redhawk (and its sundry imitations from other manufacturers). Thinking of pulling the trigger on Super Blackhawk Hunter. I would recommend a Blackhawk if one was available in .44 Mag with a 5-1/2" barrel and stainless finish, but it seems that Ruger isn't offering that configuration at present. It was no longer able to handle the +P .45 Colt loads, and the .44 Magnum Vaquero was discontinued, but no-one seemed to mind. Strength-wise, there's no difference between the original large frame Super Blackhawk, a large frame New Model Blackhawk, and a large frame New Model "Super" Blackhawk. I know the longer gun weighs more, but am not sure if the balance with be as good with a longer gun. * Accuracy depends on individual example. Regardless, the differences are all superficial. Traditional western-style, hand-filling grip has long been acknowledged as one of the most comfortable and natural-pointing of any grip style. Minuteman. Then Ruger released the New Vaquero on the smaller, XR-3 frame, giving it the handling of a classic Colt SAA. The .44 flat-top was simply discontinued and the Super remained as its replacement. Again the .44 flat-top and Super Blackhawk receivers are the same size and strength. What are the merits of a 6.5" barrel vs. 4.62" barrel on the Blackhawk? Is Bisley easier to grip for accuracy? PX Member. My Ruger super redhawk is the Alaskan in a .454 casul , it is not very fun to shoot, unless it's loaded with colts! The Super Redhawk is offered in .44 Magnum, but was designed to handle the larger .454 Casull round. Suggested retail $930. In a nutshell, Ruger created the Blackhawk in '55 when it came out with the .357 BH Flattop on the medium frame. I have the vaquero in .45 colt and it’s one of my favorite revolvers. 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