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Old April 5th, 2017, 12:00 PM   #1
 
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New Model Blackhawk Range

Took my new (to me) New Model Blackhawk Convertible to the range for the first time today.

In short:
Shooting .38SPL was great.
Shooting .357MAG was AWSOME.
9mm was about what folks on this forum said.
Shoots pretty good to 10 yards, then not so great.

This gun is now one of my "Fun Shooters".
I probably won't shoot much 9mm.
Partly accuracy, and partly it's just not much fun.
After a cylinder of .357, 9mm is just a fizzle.
However; it is the lowest recoil 9mm I've ever seen.

I should be able to keep the original grips on.
They aren't as slippery as they look.
Also, the heavy gun doesn't have all that much recoil.



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Good for you on getting that.
Came so close to getting one.
Really, Really want one but, it is on a Big Hold.
Good Luck with it.
Would like to see some Targets.
Ya got me Drooling.
Please don't tell me it's a Stainless one.

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The convertible is a fun one. Glad you were able to get out and shoot!
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Good for you on getting that.
Came so close to getting one.
Really, Really want one but, it is on a Big Hold.
Good Luck with it.
Would like to see some Targets.
Ya got me Drooling.
Please don't tell me it's a Stainless one.

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First six shots with .357MAG, 2 1/2" @ 10 yards.
For me, it's as good as I ever shoot.
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I love my Blackhawks too! They are by far my favorite guns to shoot.
I'm getting a stainless convertible off layaway on Friday BUT that one goes to my daughter for her upcoming 18th birthday. She's always loved single actions and I see no reason to get her anything else. I had Chad from Chigs make her some "bling" grips. I'll post pictures when I have it put together.
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Love my convertible BH. I have the blued version and change out the original grips with some rosewood. I've gone back to the original black grips. They're more comfortable to me.

I found the 357 most accurate, but no real difference between the 38 and 9. I mostly shot 9s now since they are so cheap.
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357/ 9 is not a accurate as 45/45 due to these both having the same bore diameter. the 9 mm is 355 and the 357 is obviously 357
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357/ 9 is not a accurate as 45/45 due to these both having the same bore diameter. the 9 mm is 355 and the 357 is obviously 357
Correct.
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Love the Blackhawk, really is a fun gun to shoot. I do not entirely agree with the accuracy in short range with the 357 or 9mm. At 10-15 yrds, I can get really tight groups with both. Yes a tad better, but not buy much, and of course ammo is so much cheaper. However recoil of the 357 is more fun, but at the same token mild.

I have about 4 custom grips, and it was when I placed the Slim grips or same size as the Factory grips that I settled on. That is 3 custom grips from Different makers, but ended up with the Altamount "Slim" grips. I guess Ruger knew what the were doing.
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