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hello. i've been thinking of my next handgun purchase to lead the many before the prk gun bill passes in 2003. i thought it would be economical to buy one of these blackhawk convertibles in 357 mag w/ a 9mm cylinder so i can have the best of three worlds. has anyone used this convertible system and how does it hold up? not that i doubt ruger's durability, but just curious. thanks to all.

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I have had one and am always sad about the fact that I traded away my .45 convertable.

The grip frame was alloy as was the ejection rod housing. The ballance was great and the carry weight was not bad. It never gave me any trouble. Four and five-eights inch tube.

If I was to do it again,and I have thinking about it, I would: Put on a steel birds head grip. A steel ejector rod housing for more weight to dampen the .357 recoil. Bisley hammer and trigger. A free spin cylinder.

.38 special, plus P and 9mm are just gravy. You know I could justify the .357 for the wife and a .45 for me. Go for it. Teal Blue.
 

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thnaks. i love rugers. now i have to pay off my garand and it'll be next.

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I've often looked longingly at the Ruger convertibles. I never bought one. Maybe I should have, since I have a .357, a .38, and a 9mm. On the other hand, maybe the Ruger would have kept me from the fun of buying three guns.


I did have a Ruger .357 Blackhawk once, in the 60s. Wonderful gun. Sooner or later, I'll have another Blackhawk, but it'll probably be a .45 Long Colt version ... maybe a convertible so it can share ammo with my Kimber.

So many guns, so little time. <sigh>

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I've got one in .45ACP/.45LC and couldn't imagine life without it. Probably one of the best wheelguns I've ever owned. Shoots great and the trigger is a work of art. One of the few pistols I've owned that I couldn't mess with to make better. The only thing I changed were the guide rod cover (from aluminum to steel) and the grips, from Rosewood to Cherry (from Ajax). The grips really dressed up the gun nicely. No other changes were needed.

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I have a new model blackhawk and considered a 9mm cylinder but after having a single six convertable for years I changed my mind. The .22lr gets all the use anyway so the .22 magnum was a waste. However if you get the gun first and still want the cylinder they sometimes are for sale on ebay.
 
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