I own five 45LC Blackhawks. One is an early one and two are convertables. Look for a convertable as it's also a great 45ACP shooter as well. I like the 4 5/8" barrel best. Best loads use AA#9 powder under a cast lead 255 gr, SWC (Lyman mold) at about 950fps. I have a six inch one that will put the same bullet at about 1100fps, but I like the slower round better. Recoil is mild.looking for a pistol to go with my 1892 45 colt winchester and saw a ruger blackhawk. anyone have some input?
the real difference between the standard Blackhawk grip and the Vacarro is the angle of the grip in relation ship to the centerline of the barrel; plus a change in the hammer shape. Perpendicular style of grip (Vacarro) is supposed to better on recoil, but the sights are usually fixed like the old Colts were.the one i'm looking at is a convertable also. they also have some pistols with birdhand grips- they don't look comfortable to shoot tho, what is the idea behind the birdhand grip?
takes about two minutes to change cylinders. You undo the latch that holds the pin the cylinder turns on. Then pull the pin out towards the muzzel of the barrel. When the cylinder is free, just let it drop in your hands. Then slip the new cylinder in it's place. Then push the pin back in place. Sometimes you have to rotate the cylinder a little bit to allow it to engage the linkage that rotates it.hey snakeyes- how hard is it to convert the pistol to 45 acp?