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    Ruger Redhawk Help/Suggestions...

    Yup, I got it, it's the Colt Forum!! Now that that is out of the way...I shoot in a small time bowling pin league. I have a anaconda with very few rounds through it, and really don't want to beat the piss out of it shooting pins. I love the .44, so...I had a Super Redhawk with a 7.5 inch barrel that I got rid of (too much bulk for me, and looked weird) and went with a 4" Redhawk. Took off the ugly Hogue grips and put on some beautiful wood laminate Ruger grips. Anyhow, I shoot it very well, recoil is fine, looks nice, can shoot any load I can ever shoot threw it, ever! I just don't love it. It's no Colt or Smith. Does anybody know of any place that would smooth some of the edges, and maybe do some upgrades, trigger job maybe, etc. Or should I just leave it be and use it for what it is? Don't get me wrong, I don't have money burning a hole in my pocket or anything, just thought if it was like my anaconda or 629 no dash, it would be the ultimate.
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    Please take this for what it is worth, a Ruger is a Ruger and a Colt is a Colt and never the twain shall meet.

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    A Redhawk is built to handle anything you can throw at it. I would leave as is, a tool to use.
    I had a 7 1/2 a few years after they came out, and liked it, just got tired of lugging it around.
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    Just a personal observation but to me, Rugers are bank vault tough, but are comparative blunt instruments where a Colt is a precision tool...a scalpel for fine work. When a blunt instrument is needed a Ruger will do fine.

    Of course, others may feel different and that's fine. There's something for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadColt View Post
    ... Does anybody know of any place that would smooth some of the edges, and maybe do some upgrades, trigger job maybe, etc ...
    Try here .
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    Quote Originally Posted by guy sajer View Post
    Thank you!
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    Thought this thread needed a picture! I have had mine for more than 30 years.

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    Bowen does excellent work, I've sent him two Reds.
    He is backed up & more expensive than you may want to deal with.

    Cylinder & Slide can do a good job on your Ruger, also backed up.

    The Reds can be nicely customized, IF you want to spend the money.
    I did & I'm very happy with the results.

    I had a local guy do a make-over on a Kodiak Red, $700 into that above the purchase price.

    Between the Anaconda & the Redhawk, I'd choose (and did) the Red for heavy loads and extended use.
    For bowling pins, you can always load the Colt lighter & hope you don't wear it out. Colt won't service it if you do.
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    Before going the custom pistolsmith route you might try just installing a lighter spring kit.
    This may give you a better feeling trigger action without the cost of custom work.

    https://www.gunsprings.com/

    These kits usually include a lighter trigger return spring and several weights of mainsprings so you can tune the action lighter but insure good ignition.

    There are custom pistolsmiths who can rework Ruger DA revolvers but they're expensive and usually backed up.
    Try the spring kit, and while you have the gun apart clean out any old lubricant and apply new lube of your choice. Also, apply a little grease to the contact surfaces of the hammer and trigger.
    Fortunately, the Ruger's are designed for easy disassembly.

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    This is a very rare case where I'd disagree with D.
    The Reds already have a rep for spotty ignition, I wouldn't risk lighter springs in one.
    Denis
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