I've always shot the Super Blackhawk and Blackhawk and been very impressed with their performance. Because much of my shooting is benchrest for load development, and I wanted the capability to use elongated cartridges, I purchased a Super Redhawk and had Mag-Na-Port perform an action job and rifle porting on the 9.5" barrel. The porting didn't reduce the felt recoil (compared it to an unported of identical configuration) but it did reduce the barrel rise. While I was certainly impressed with it's construction, it is built like a tank, I never was able to enjoy the size of the darn thing. Sometimes I thought I ought to put wheels on it and use it as a cannon. The handling charateristics, for me, just didn't work out. I replaced it with a custom 5-shot .45LC that will handle the elongated cartridges and hotter than normal loads and have been pleased.
I have had super black hawks with square trigger guards. UGH Now I have two with round trigger guards. Much better. Shoot a variety of 44 loads, both mag and special. I find myself shooting more specials than mags these days.
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