A dream come true.

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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,487 Senior Member
    I love a story with a happy ending! But you still suck!
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    Very nice! My 5.5 is stainless, and they do shoot nice.

    I didn't know you had a Redhawk! You been holding out on me?!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    They didn't come with the gun. The previous owner.........as mentioned by CPJ, had some mother of pearl pimp grips on the gun. It also came with the two speed loaders and a set of Pac Grips. But, I order these factory grips for her.

    Well either way, those stocks are gorgeous and thank you for not spoiling things by posting pimp grips.
    Also, I have to say I think Ruger has come a long way on their DA trigger pull and SA as well.
    I hope you'll keep us posted on this one.
    Now go kill something with it.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    Now if they can just bring back the .357 version so I can see just how hot you can load a 173 grain Keith. . .

    I saw on of those on GB last week. Asking a crazy stupid price.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    rberglof wrote: »
    Nice gun Zee! Good for you on taking it home, when a gun picks you that is the right thing to do.

    This is true.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    What holster did JB put you on and can we see the other grips? Nice find, I doubt that would have been there tomorrow if you hesitated.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/780847/galco-dao-dual-action-outdoorsman-belt-holster-right-hand-5-5-ruger-redhawk-leather-tan?cm_vc=ProductFinding

    I'll have to get a pic of the pimp grips.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Well either way, those stocks are gorgeous and thank you for not spoiling things by posting pimp grips.
    Also, I have to say I think Ruger has come a long way on their DA trigger pull and SA as well.
    I hope you'll keep us posted on this one.
    Now go kill something with it.

    I forgot to mention, it came with a full box of 50 hollow point .44 Spl ammo as well.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Gene L wrote: »
    Good for you! Although I'd kinda like to see the MoP pimp grips...just briefly, kinda...well, I don't know why.

    A couple crappy phone pics with the MoP grips at the LGS when I first saw her.

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    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I didn't know you had a Redhawk! You been holding out on me?!

    Yep. :wink:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,978 Senior Member
    Nice find. Is that 'Blued/Black Stainless' ?

    I had one with 7 1/2 bbl I bought back in the 80s, but sold it to a friend. They will take about anything you care to stuff in them and pull the trigger on. I think I clipped a coil off the one spring (for the hammer-trigger?) inside to lighten the heavy -ish trigger pull on mine. They sell color coded springs of different weights too. I believe the Super Redhawk went to two springs.

    A Gunshop in TX near Fort Hood about 2000-2001 had a set of 4 in their shop, .357/.41 mag/.44 mag/.45 Colt NIB I should have bought them all, but passed!


    Enjoy :guns::guns:
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    What an awesome find after all this time. Congrats on your sucking like a 62mm turbo.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
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  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    That's just too cool for words! :cool:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Thanks again, guys.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,657 Senior Member
    congrats :yousuck:
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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,465 Senior Member
    Absolute awesomeness. Congratulations!
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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,460 Senior Member
    must be a good time for grail guns

    :yousuck:
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    must be a good time for grail guns

    :yousuck:

    It's that kind of year.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    USUFB wrote: »
    Very nice. Now quit cheating and shoot another round. One shot groups don't count. :tooth:

    Yeah they do!

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    ;-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,941 Senior Member


    Hogue rosewoods for this kid. Had to do a little relief sanding at the top of the left side to make my thumb comfy and along the frontstrap to keep my pinky finger from feeling cramped, but the final result is pretty sweet.

    (and yes. . . It appears I can now post pictures. Still got to figure out the size management thing, but it would seem I'm in the 21st Century. ****! I was having such fun being crotchety.)
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Well look at you!!! Being all modern and such!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,941 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    run! Run for the hills! The apocalypse is upon us!

    ...and the I.T. department followed with Him.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,685 Senior Member
    Very very nice! I'm jealous. I have 2, 44's, a Super Blackhawk and a Vacaro, but no Redhawk(s). Did I tell you that I'm jealous? Keep yer powder dry.........Robin
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,889 Senior Member
    I had a rosewood grip, it just dug into the palm on my hand too much.
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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,259 Senior Member
    Beautiful, congrats on the find
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Dead Sexy my friend.........but how come you can't hit the bull dead center? You're left and high......high-center.......are you getting high? Really it's a beautiful handgun and your grips rock.
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • pardogpardog Member Posts: 423 Member
    Congratulations! It's always nice to see dreams come true. Truly a beautiful gun.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,740 Senior Member
    Congratulations and good shooting with it.
    If it gets bloodied before the super expect a butt kicking.
    I'd probably hurt my back crouching that low so don't make me do it.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Congratulations and good shooting with it.
    If it gets bloodied before the super expect a butt kicking.
    I'd probably hurt my back crouching that low so don't make me do it.

    Hey, I'm trying!!!

    I think next season is gonna be a handgun only endeavor.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,941 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I think next season is gonna be a handgun only endeavor.

    You know what THIS means guys?

    Extremely detailed HANDGUN autopsy pics!!:cool2:
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    You know what THIS means guys?

    Extremely detailed HANDGUN autopsy pics!!:cool2:

    Party on Wayne! Party on Garth!
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
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