Video: Ruger Introduces .45 Auto/.45 Colt Redhawk Revolver

Sturm, Ruger & Company’s new Ruger Redhawk revolver (No. 5032) is chambered to shoot both .45 Auto and .45 Long Colt cartridges. Suggested retail is $1029. The Redhawk has been one of the flagship revolvers in the Ruger line for 35 years, and this is the first time the company has produced a Redhawk capable of shooting both a revolver cartridge and a pistol cartridge from the same cylinder.

The Ruger Redhawk revolver was Ruger’s first double-action revolver specifically designed for the powerful .44 Magnum cartridge. It embodies many advanced features such as a triple-locking cylinder, a unique single spring mechanism for a smooth, light trigger pull and all stainless steel construction.

It weighs 44 ounces empty and holds six rounds. The Redhawk is 9.5 inches long. This new model features a round-butt frame to make it more compact. The lasered hardwood grips are checkered and textured. The 4.2-inch half-lug barrel offers reduced weight and excellent balance. To shoot various load weights, there’s an adjustable black-blade rear sight and red-ramp front sight.

The revolver ships with three full-moon clips that act as both a speed loader for the .45 Auto rounds and aid in the ejection of spent cartridges. Additional full-moon clips can be purchased three to the pack.

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Ruger has ceased allowing any third party shipments. Unfortunately, Cheaper Than Dirt! does not carry Ruger at this time.

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Comments (5)

  1. I’m curious to see how they handled the difference in rim thickness between .45 LC and .45 auto with moon clips. When Webleys were converted, the gunsmith had to mill down the back of the cylinder to add depth.

  2. Do not see the reason for making it the new model blackhawk allready has that feature and my new model blakhawk with 7.5 inch barrel can handle magnum level 45 colt loads i use for hunting i load at home or any high power load for the 45 long colt on the market i use a 300 grain xtp moving at over 1350 fps from a 7.5( win 296 powder ) inch barrel for whitetail here in Ohio valley and have taken black bear with this blackhawk and my handloads easily with 1 well placed shot just do not see the need for it in the redhawk line which was designed for magnum shooters when you have the new model blackhawk does the same job just as well if not better JMHO .i will not be buying 1 .And price compared to the new nodel blackhawk will do everything this pistol will is way lower and reasonable than over a 1000.00 ? no point .

  3. I’m sure this is a fine revolver, as I have several Ruger firearms, but I won’t be buying one. I find my S&W Governor lighter and more versatile, being able to also handle six .410 shotgun shells. It is my answer to Kommiecticut’s magazine ban the way I load it every night before bed. My house is not very large, so any encounters will be close up, and there isn’t room to wield a standard shotgun. Alternating shells of Winchester PDX-1 (three 41 caliber copper discs and 12 BBs) and Federal 000 Buck (four .35 cal copper plated balls) for a total of 57 projectiles out of a full cylinder. I line up the cylinder so that the PDX-1 comes out first with the 000 Buck for follow up. I also have a full moon clip of .45ACP Hornady Critical Defense at the ready with my flashlight in case I need to reload.

    I have never fired .45 Colt through it, but .45ACP with full moon clips (if you do buy the Ruger GET EXTRAS!) is all day fun to shoot. Especially since I reload that caliber. I would also suggest getting a moon clip tool from Save your fingers from getting bloody, and your moon clips from damage from improper tools.

  4. “Third party shipments”? Ruger to CTD counts as 2, then to ultimate buyer is 3, in their math? They stopping sales to all other non-ultimate-carriers’/home defenders too? What about their other products, same for those also?

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