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Old May 10th, 2017, 12:23 PM   #1
 
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New Blackhawk 357 Convertible

Went to the Local Shop and tried to order a 5247 Blackhawk 357 Convertible.
Yep have decided to get one, seen it on the Ruger Web site.
It's not only New but, it is really New.
Stainless Steel 5 1/2" Barrel, wood grips, 9mm extra Cylinder.
They said it is really new and to check back with them in a Week.
Me think's it will be worth the wait.
Can't wait , just like a Kid in the Old Candy Store.
Yikes !

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A common problem with new releases if that gun shop is small with annual sales. My major wholesale supplier told me I had to purchase $100,000 minimum annually from them to even get my name on the new models release priority purchase list. Took me several months to finally get one of the new 3rd gen Bearcat when it came out.
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I predict that you'll find it very much worth the wait when it arrives-hopefully sooner than later.

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Great gun. Glad you decided to get one!
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The stainless 5.5 is new for 2017?

In any event you ill be well pleased in either stainless or blued.

Mine cost me a fortune when I biought my used Single-Six a week before..at least for
Ruger pistols.

9mm for practice, 38/38+P for more practice, and .357 Magnum for the woods.



It has ran far better than my dismal new KLCR that's still back at Ruger.

I think that I can really live with only one Ruger .357, and this beauty is it.
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way to go now i want one, my pocket book hates you
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Great choice. I bought my Convertible a week ago and I am loving it. It'll be worth the wait for sure.
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I have the blued one, also with the 5.5 inch barrel. It's a keeper, that's for sure.

I've had it for maybe a year, and during that time I have shot the snot out of it. Mild 38's, cheap 9mm's, barn burner .357's- it just eats them all up. I have gotten way more than my money's worth already.

You have made a good choice.
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nice gun but I know what you mean about sales volume. Too bad their is not an ace or true value version for guns.
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Congrats.

The #5247 is a dandy. I have an 8 shot in 327 FM that looks the same. GREAT revolver.

I was trying to find a 6.5 # 0320 in the convertable, but had no luck.

So I settled for an #0318, 6.5 bbl, blued. I love it. It has awesome long range accuracy.

I just didnt care for the flat tops I looked at. They had pretty poor machine work. It may have been the store was getting " seconds", or sub par ones, and that was the reason they were available. DUNNO? Cause Ive seen some on here that folks say had good machine work.
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The 5247 model was introduced at least two years ago. I search online every once in awhile but almost never find any. I ended up getting the 0320 Williams exclusive which makes me smile every time I get it out. I would like to try a flattop though at some point having never personally handled one. I may just settle for a Vaquero though since I don't have one of those yet.
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Can someone school me in the difference between the 0316 and the 0318? I know the 0318 comes with a 9mm cylinder but what's the differences in the frames? Thanks.
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Can someone school me in the difference between the 0316 and the 0318? I know the 0318 comes with a 9mm cylinder but what's the differences in the frames? Thanks.
The 0316 is a 357. only, no spare 9 cylinder.
The 0318 is a convertable 357/9. same frame, grip, barrel, etc.

Same revolver far as I know. I was under the understanding the only diff was the 0316 just aint fitted for a convertable cylinder where as the 0318 is.

But one of these smithys might know for certain.

http://www.ruger-firearms.com/produc...ed/models.html

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Can someone school me in the difference between the 0316 and the 0318? I know the 0318 comes with a 9mm cylinder but what's the differences in the frames? Thanks.
The 0316 is a 357. only, no spare 9 cylinder.
The 0318 is a convertable 357/9. same frame, grip, barrel, etc.

Same revolver far as I know. I was under the understanding the only diff was the 0316 just aint fitted for a convertable cylinder where as the 0318 is.

But one of these smithys might know for certain.

http://www.ruger-firearms.com/produc...ed/models.html
That's my understanding. Same gun but no extra cylinder. The confusing part is the use of the word "convertible". They're both convertible, one just comes with a timed extra cylinder. I have a 0316 inbound. I have some glock 17s and sigs for 9mm. I have no desire to shoot 9mm in a black hawk.
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