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Old July 6th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #1
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Where is the 41 Magnum Redhawk?

Are they no longer manufactured?
I was wanting some double action under the 44 magnum.



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Old July 6th, 2011, 06:58 PM   #2
 
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I'm not sure when Ruger dropped production of the 41 Mag Redhawk but I believe it was some time in the 90's. I have several and they will remain in my family. They are good shooters and I sure wish they would go back into production.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 07:35 PM   #3
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I do not beliieve the demand is there since first the 10mm and then the 40 S&W, unfortunately all 41 mags were discontinued.
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I do not beliieve the demand is there since first the 10mm and then the 40 S&W, unfortunately all 41 mags were discontinued.
No, all .41 mags are not discontinued. S&W has a DA version, and Ruger still sells it in SA.
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41 Mag

I have had a 357Mag, a 41Mag, and a 44 Mag Redhawks. They are all gone (now have another 44). They were great shooters I highly recommend them to you.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #6
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No, all .41 mags are not discontinued. S&W has a DA version, and Ruger still sells it in SA.
I stand corrected
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I'm surprised the 41 magnum didn't take over the 357 in popularity as we moved through to the heavier hand calibers. Perhaps the 357 can still be "carried". I suppose the 41 mag went over the carry threshold for SD and LE.
I'll have to check the gun stores for a used one, I guess.
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I just bought a NIB Bisley in .41. SWEET pistola. I so need a Bisley Hunter in .41. lol...
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.41 Magnum was developed as a police round, but never really caught on as such. I think it was the S&W 58 that was the fixed sight service revolver that was supposed to take the LE market by storm but the recoil and muzzle blast were too stout for "non gun people" , i.e. not every LEO could handle it and sales were stagnant. Gun Guys like us may view the .41 as an "intermediate" Magnum, but a 90 lb. female or a guy who's never fired a handgun in their life may not deal with the.41 too well........... PD's ended up sticking with .38's and .357's, and then wondernines came out, and then the .40's and the rest of the "do it all" auto cartridges..........and the .41 gained a cult following among it's fans, but was basically retired to the category of great service rounds that should have been more popular, but weren't. The .327 Fed. Mag. seems to be heading toward this category.......
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Old July 8th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #10
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There is a 41 Redhawk on GB right now. I just picked up a Bisley Blackhawk as well.
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The factory 158 grain 357 magnums are a healthy round in my 4.2" GP100 and I am very comfortable shooting them and I was craving just a little bit more. But not much more. I don't think I need the 44 magnum for my collection. However, I do shoot SA mostly, so, maybe a balckhawk deserves a nod, but, I like the Redhawk look and design better for my purposes.
Is Gun Broker a good avenue to obtain used?
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I don't know what your feeling is toward the Taurus brand but they also catalog the 41. They have several barrel lengths in the Raging Bull and several in the Tracker series. I have a Raging bull and it's a good shooter but much prefer my Redhawks.
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Hey MidLife, you're a reloader now, so you can roll your own .44 Mag rounds, too. You don't have to load it to full power, and Redhawk 44M's can be had for $450 even on GunBroker. That's not a bad deal.

My "normal" .44M load, using Titegroup powder and a 200gr LRNFP, is about 2/3 power and feels pretty nice. It's stout enough to feel like you're shooting something, but not powerful enough to hurt your hand. Rubber stocks (e. g. Pachmayr, Hogue) also help with this, especially if they wrap a bit around the trigger guard.

So, go ahead and consider a .44M Redhawk. Again, you're a reloader now, so you have that flexibility.
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Hey MidLife, you're a reloader now, so you can roll your own .44 Mag rounds, too. You don't have to load it to full power, and Redhawk 44M's can be had for $450 even on GunBroker. That's not a bad deal.

My "normal" .44M load, using Titegroup powder and a 200gr LRNFP, is about 2/3 power and feels pretty nice. It's stout enough to feel like you're shooting something, but not powerful enough to hurt your hand. Rubber stocks (e. g. Pachmayr, Hogue) also help with this, especially if they wrap a bit around the trigger guard.

So, go ahead and consider a .44M Redhawk. Again, you're a reloader now, so you have that flexibility.
Ya know, I didn't even think of that!
Your are definately right.
I can load my own.
I would love to pickup a 5.5 of something 41 magnum, so, maybe a 44 will do.
I am not a hunter, and, never will be, so, that does appear to be a soild option.
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MidLife, I agree with Cowboy T .... go for a 44 Mag and download it. Besides, there is a poor selection of 41 Mag bullets and load data whereas 44 casl are very popular and have a huge selection. If you want, you can also shoot 44 Specials, which makes for a very versitile revolver.
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