Gun Report

Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan .454 Casull/.45 Colt

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A
In our opinion, the Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan was more shooter friendly than a .44 Magnum but was strong enough to take on the hottest loads. For portability, versatility and raw power, this gun is hard to beat.

Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan .454 Casull/.45 Colt

Gun Details

Manufacturer
Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Recreational
Price
Caliber/Gauge
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Capacity
Weight Unloaded
Warranty
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The Alaskan (left) utilized a coil mainspring. The yoke at the bottom of the grip frame was used to attach the Hogue grip. The Hogue grip added immensely to control of the gun, in our view. The only drawback was the added length. Smith & Wesson revolvers (such as the 21-4) use a leaf spring (right).
The flat-topped barrel shroud was glossy and as wide as a penny. Nevertheless, we weren't bothered by glare, and the sights were precise and easy to track. Note that the barrel shroud and frame are one piece.

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