Gun Report

Ruger New Model Blackhawk KBN-36 .357 Magnum

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Even though the KBN36 is limited to single action, it is versatile and well built. We thought it handled recoil the best, and its accuracy numbers were competitive with the Smith & Wesson's.

Ruger New Model Blackhawk KBN-36 .357 Magnum

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
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 design of the grip on the Blackhawk is recoil friendly because the gun rides up in the hand and dissipates recoil.
The Blackhawk was a handsome piece of stainless steel. Fit and finish were exceptional.
Complementing the click adjustable rear sight is a bold, serrated front ramp that is raised from the barrel by a stanchion and pinned into place.

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