With all of the hoopla about the Taurus Judge and it's 800 variants over the past couple of years and now S&W jumping on the bandwagon with their Governor that also accomodates the .45ACP cartridge in moon clips I would think Ruger would get in on this. However Ruger always seems to be an innovator of sorts with their add ons. Examples include the LCP, LC9, .327 Federal, SR-556, the new 1911 all have a little Ruger specific personality.
I think Ruger should come out with a Blackhawk or Super Blackhawk or even better a Redhawk that is chambered for .45LC/.410 and make it reminiscent of the Magnum Research BFR with a choke to stop the shot cup rotation. Which Taurus and S&W do not offer.
I would definately like one on the Redhawk platform or Bisley Blackhawk and make it SS with a 7.5" barrel.
What do you guys think?
I probably have the longest "Judge" thread on the site. You can probably come up with it if you search a bit. I am a fan, but the Judge is widely hated amongst gunnies. It seems to appeal most to "entry level" handgunners, or those who don't frequent the internet with all its ancient wisdom and suchlike. ~snicker~
I've seen Smith's new offering but alas, didn't handle it yet. I'm attending a funshow in our state's capitol today and will check one out if I can. Smith's new revolvers are mainly overpriced, so I'd probably get a Taurus anyway, even if I were to buy one today.
I'm not a big Ruger fan. I've owned a lot of them, and would say that the quality overall is below mediocre. I suppose if they came out with one it would be average after about five years of customers sending them back and Ruger having to fix them. Ruger likes to do their field testing after the fact, IMO.