Gun Report

Ruger Redhawk KRH454 45 Colt

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Gun Tests Grade: D. We had difficulty with cylinder rotation. With a more willing double-action trigger, this could be a surprisingly friendly monster to call on for defense.

Ruger Redhawk KRH454 45 Colt

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
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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Our main problem with the Redhawk was getting it to cycle. We think this was caused by the cylinder stop failing to stay locked. This put the ratchet out of position.
We also had difficulty ejecting.
The Hogue grip was similar in design to the smaller Bantam model found on the Smith & Wesson 431PD.
With an extra detent located in the crane, there was no lack of strength in the superstructure of the Redhawk.

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