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This is a discussion on New Alaskan Hand Cannon within the Ruger Double Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by oldag Will try to remember and post a pic when I get back off the road. Thanks, that would be nice! Did ...


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Old April 10th, 2017, 01:51 PM   #76
 
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Will try to remember and post a pic when I get back off the road.
Thanks, that would be nice! Did you get to shoot your 480 before the Magnaporting? Might have to have my 454 Casull Alaskan sent off to get it ported..



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No, I sent it straight off to Magnaport. Also had them "mini-bob" the hammer (about a half bob) to reduce snagging possibilities upon drawing.

I did shoot my .44 mag Alaskan before it was Magnaported. Definitely reduces muzzle flip.
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Just to give you guys an update, I got my 44mag back from Ruger today. They said they replaced the pawl and adjusted the "barrel gap headspace". I haven't fired it yet, hopefully I can get some time this week though. I asked them to throw a new set of Lett style grips in for the trouble but they didn't. Oh well, it was worth a try.
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No, I sent it straight off to Magnaport. Also had them "mini-bob" the hammer (about a half bob) to reduce snagging possibilities upon drawing.

I did shoot my .44 mag Alaskan before it was Magnaported. Definitely reduces muzzle flip.
I've been thinking about bobbing the hammer on my 454 Alaskan, not because it gets snagged in the simply rugged pancake holster i have for it but to force myself to always shoot this gun DA. I have till now always cocked any revolver I ever shot but this gun is going to have just one mission, that being the bears and I will need to get as much lead into one as I can manage.
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Are you thinking full bob?
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Are you thinking full bob?
Yes but not right away. I would prefer not to for resale value someday but will see if I can get to shoot it double action without hesitation. I've had it at the range only once so far and did pretty well with it at close range so may not even need to bob it .
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Personally, I would never full bob a revolver. I would want to retain the possibility to cock the hammer should I have time.

Not cocking the hammer is more a matter of training. Otherwise, under stress you could end up trying to thumb back a hammer that is no longer there. And that would be worse than taking time to cock a hammer that is still there.
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Personally, I would never full bob a revolver. I would want to retain the possibility to cock the hammer should I have time.

Not cocking the hammer is more a matter of training. Otherwise, under stress you could end up trying to thumb back a hammer that is no longer there. And that would be worse than taking time to cock a hammer that is still there.
Yeah, the more I think about it the less likely I'll bob it at all. I simply need to practice enough to where double action becomes more natural so that if the time ever comes there won't be hesitation.
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Finally got to shoot my 44mag Alaskan since I got it back from Ruger. The gun performed flawlessly! Went through maybe 25 rounds of both 44mag and 44spl. I actually took a couple of colleagues who were in town from the U.K. It was their first time shooting so we started them on a 40 s&w then I let them shoot some 44spl. We had an AR15 with us that they shot as well. They even each shot 1 round of 44mag but they didn't want to shoot any more than 1 they actually did really well and had a great time. Anyway, I am glad I got my Alaskan back and that she is working properly now!
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Good news.
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Is what shaped like that?
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Is it shaped like that because it is a redhawk, small size, or large caliber? I know they redisgned the redhawk a while back.
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