Sturm, Ruger & Company has announced the introduction of a new Ruger Redhawk revolver chambered in both .45 Colt and .45 ACP. Read on for more details.
In some exciting news, Sturm, Ruger announced that they are introducing a new Ruger Redhawk revolver that is chambered in both .45 Colt and .45 ACP. The first photos to hit the web came from the gun brand’s website.
This is the first Ruger Redhawk that may shoot a revolver cartridge (.45 Colt) and pistol cartridge (.45 ACP) from the same cylinder. This new revolver will have all of the normal features present on a typical Redhawk revolver, such as a triple-locking cylinder and full stainless steel construction, with the added utility of being able to shoot two different cartridges from a single firearm with no modification.
The new Ruger Redhawk revolver is able to shoot .45 ACP ammunition through the use of full moon clips, which act as speed loaders for the non-rimmed .45 ACP bullets and also aid in the ejection of spent cartridges after firing. Each revolver ships with three full moon clips.
Introduced in 1979, the Redhawk revolver was created as Ruger’s first double-action revolver specifically designed for the powerful 44 Magnum cartridge. Reviews were positive, and the models were reasonably successful.
The new Ruger Redhawk revolver chambered in .45 Colt-.45 ACP is currently only available with a 4.2-inch barrel and has an MSRP of $1,029.