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Ruger .44 Rem Mag first pistol I might buy...

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Hey everyone, first post here at pistolworld. I was just wanting some replies on a Ruger, single action, New Model Super Blackhawk, .44 Rem Mag, Satin Stainless, Rosewood, 10 1/2" barrel. I'm probably going to buy one in September. I'm saving up and will also have a birthday September 1st :wink: I will also be using it for deer hunting. It will also be my first pistol and I was wondering if "Rem" meant anything important. Thanks.
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Welcome to the forum! It's a .44 magnum, the Rem doesn't make a difference. Just like a 30-06 Springfield will shoot any 30-06 your gun will handle any 44 mag.

Have ya ever shot a 44Mag before? If not, this may be more gun than the first time owner/shooter should consider. These are quite a handfull when shooting. One of the best choices out there in my opinion unless it would be a 45LC loaded a little "warm".
All else I can say is to practice every chance you get once you buy it.

The "Rem" in the cartridge designation is short for "Remington" the company who designed and brought out the cartridge. As others have said, starting with a 44 mag is kind of like jumping into the deep end of the pool on your first day of swimming lessons. Most would recommend stating with a 22 LR to gain proper technique and then going for a bigger gun. If one were going to start out wit a centerfire, a .38 Special would be better as the recoil is much less than a .44 mag, ammo is pretty cheap, as are decent guns. Buying a .357 mag would allow you to still shoot .38 Specials as well as more powerful .357 magnum. As a starter load in the gun you are thinking of, you may want to look at shooting 44 Specials in it. These do not have as much recoil, cost less, and would be better as a beginner's load than any commercially made 44 mag round that I'm aware of. If you are planning on using the gun this year and getting as late of a start as September, I would strongly suggest hiring an instructor to shorten the learning curve. This would be my advice in any event but it is even more so the way you are going about it. It is much more difficult to gain adequate proficiency with a pistol than with a rifle and the few months between September and deer season is not enough in my opinion. A sportsman owes it to their quarry to be able to make a humane kill rather then let the animal go off and suffer.
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I've been around pistols. My dad has a Smith n Wesson 357. The .44 is priced at $617. Is that about right for a new gun.
If it's in very good condition then that's probably fair. I paid $600 for my S&W .44 magnum but it was initially listed at $640. Check the MSRP on Ruger's website for the Super Blackhawk. That should give you a general idea of what you'll pay. Personally I prefer used guns in excellent condition. You almost always save money.
I will be buying it new from their website.

look locally, maybe a bit cheaper?


Welcome to the forums!
We have a Sportsman's Supply here where my friend got a shotgun for about $100 cheaper. They ordered it out of Kansas for him. I'll check there sometime.
Cherry's fine guns in Greensboro NC has a 44mag with 7.5" barrel listed. They also have one in the 41mag..


You'll have to scroll down the page to the Ruger section...

I personally wouldn't buy a new gun to carry into the woods, when you can get a better price on a used gun from a reputable dealer..

Best of luck..

I'd usually agree, but it is always worth a call to a local store to see if perhaps they can beat a price. FFL fee transfers and shipping can eat up cost savings quickly!


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