Jul 24, 2015

Weapons of Choice: Ruger Redhawk .45 Colt/.45 ACP Revolver

For 30 years, the Ruger Redhawk revolver has been in production since its introduction in 1979.
In 2007, after success of the 4.2-inch 44 Magnum Redhawk, Ruger produced a wheel gun chambered for 45 Colt. In 2014, Ruger introduced a Redhawk with a 2.75-inch barrel with a round-butt grip (TALO).
Three grip styles for Ruger Redhawk
This year, the newest Redhawk has the round-butt grip with a 4.2-inch barrel in .45 Colt caliber, but also affords the shooter the opportunity of using the .45 ACP ammunition through the use of moon clips. The grips are quality wood that is checkered for a good grip. Those that prefer rubber grips can install a Hogue grip. The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation, and the front sight is black with a red insert.
Specs: The Redhawk .45 Colt/.45 ACP revolver weighs 44.8 ounces with a 4.16-inch barrel. Trigger pull is a crisp 7 pounds in single action and 9.9 pounds in double action. Barrel/Cylinder gap is 0.006. The MSRP is $1,029. 
It's a new product in a familiar platform.

Jul 17, 2015

Thoughts of the Pollution of the English Language and Other Social Atrocities

I am off topic in so far as gunsmithing and the subject of firearms in general, but those who were former readers of Lighthouse Journal (established in 1999 first as “Keifer's Korner” know that besides being a connoisseur (Webster English word from France) of firearms and weaponry, I have a passion for history, literature, and American patriotism. 
Reviewing the visits of readership here at Old Glory, I find that the most popular are my articles concerning tips and tricks concerning firearms and my historical essays. The readership is primarily in the United States, but also folks from: Israel, Germany, France, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, India, Turkey, and Russia being the primary nations.