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Sean Thornton

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RedHawk 10mm?
« on: January 04, 2016, 07:49:19 AM »
Is Ruger planning on announcing a RedHawk in10mm tomorrow?  According to the Feb Guns and Ammo they mention that Ruger is going to announce a RedHawk in a pistol caliber.

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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 08:11:33 AM »
The GP frame would be a better choice. The Redhawk frame is a monster for 10mm.

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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2016, 01:56:09 PM »
It would be fine for 10mm Magnum/10mm Auto/.40 S&W. It may be heavier than the GP platform, but the flexibility of the Redhawk frame shoudn't be underestimated. I'd like to see how a 10mm Magnum would perform in a Redhawk frame with a 12 1/2" barrel. This would equate to a 13" barrel in a self-loading, closed-chamber pistol. Performance should be on a par with the .44 Remington Magnum cartridge.
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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 02:05:24 PM »
While it would be nice to see a Red Hawk chambered in 10mm, I would rather see the Ruger Deer Slayer carbine chambered for the 10mm.  :P
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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2016, 02:48:29 PM »
Ruger did announce a GP100 10 shot .22LR a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 03:07:38 PM »
Too bad it's the .45acp.

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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2016, 04:25:13 PM »
They are going into direct competition with Charter Arms. Another .45 ACP revolver. 1917 revisited... (99 years later).
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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 06:49:44 PM »
You can pretty much count on Ruger to introduce the 'mundane' as something new.  The only Redhawk I've heard about is; the new .45ACP/.45LC Convertible.  This would be a bit more versatile than the Charter Arms offering.  Ruger is also coming out with their new 'polymer pistol' The American in an already 'saturated' marketplace.  Which kind of shows, where their marketing strategy comes from:  no imagination whatsoever school!  Ruger would only introduce a 10mm chambering, 20 years after everyone else has already done so.


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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 07:58:09 PM »
As much as I love the Redhawk, it is overkill for 10mm.  The market is screaming for small and medium frame revolvers.

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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2016, 03:18:35 AM »
The American Pistol is taking a slaying already from those who really reviewed it. I hate reviews that they take 10 shots and aren't real world with testing.

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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2016, 09:32:02 PM »
As much as I love the Redhawk, it is overkill for 10mm.  The market is screaming for small and medium frame revolvers.

What makes you say this? IMHO, the "beefier" the better! A "long barreled" (read: 7 1/2" in length) would be nice for the 10mm. You have enough room to wring the most from "boutique" loads, as well as the maximum potential from the "FBI light" (.40 S&W equivalent) loads. It would also make for a very accurate package for a superbly accurate cartridge.

Why not?
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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2016, 10:36:31 PM »
Why not?

1.  The s&w 610 is plent beefy for any 10mm load the is even a cousin to in spec.  They are a bit pricey, but available.

2.  If it is just ballistics you are after a 41 mag also covers the ground well.

3.  On the other hand there are lots of guys I know that really like wheel guns, want to carry something bigger than 357 but don't want the bulk of a 41/44 magnum.  They are thinking 5 shot medium frame 44 specials, but 10 mm fits their bill better and would attract new shooters to the platform.

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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2016, 12:10:11 AM »
Captain,

     Do you own both or have shot both with max loads? I own both and have shot both at the extreme ends of loadings. The Redhawk is much bigger in every way for the utmost 10mm could ever achieve. Ruger did right stopping at the GP100 with .357.

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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2016, 09:40:50 AM »
i LOVE redhawks, a 5 inch redhawk in 10mm----ohhh baby, sing me up..nice midsize gp100 4in or 5in in 10mm-just as good, sign me up! :P

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Re: RedHawk 10mm?
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2016, 05:50:54 PM »
Captain,

     Do you own both or have shot both with max loads? I own both and have shot both at the extreme ends of loadings. The Redhawk is much bigger in every way for the utmost 10mm could ever achieve. Ruger did right stopping at the GP100 with .357.

I have an S&W Model 610 with a 6.5" barrel. and had a Redhawk in .44 Magnum (sold it). The heavier frame the better it tames the recoil. Steady hands = better shooting. JMHO.
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