Mint Condition. Only shot one box of 30 rds. Upgraded to Rosewood Grips $100
This is a gun that will stop anything and is extremely accurate. FIRM on asking price of $725 Compare to prices listed for the same gun on other gun listing sites.
Review by Jeff Quinn: Ruger's Super Redhawk revolver has been around for about eighteen years now, and enjoys a reputation for strength, durability, and accuracy in a double-action sixgun. Now, Ruger has taken that excellent design, chopped five inches off the barrel, added a very comfortable Hogue grip, and turned the Super Redhawk into a relatively handy little big bore belt gun that they call the 'Alaskan'. Chambered at first for the healthy .454 Casull cartridge. The .454 Casull will also fire the .45 Colt cartridge interchangeably, making it a very versatile chambering.
While the Alaskan is still a big sixgun, it is much more packable than its full-sized brother. The Alaskan wears a barrel that measures just 2.58 inches, which really dramatically changes the balance and handling qualities of the design.
The Alaskan was built to be the ultimate back-up gun for those who hike, fish, camp, or hunt in big bear country, hence the name 'Alaskan'. As a heavy-duty self defense gun against large beasts, the Alaskan makes good sense.
The Super Redhawk design is a very strong and rugged one, with front and rear cylinder lockup, offset cylinder bolt notches, and a solid frame design. It can handle a steady diet of .454 Casull ammunition without shooting loose. The .454 Casull cartridge offers plenty of power and deep penetration with the right choice of ammo. While the .454 will drive relatively lightweight bullets to high velocities with flat trajectories, the heavy weight bullets better fulfill the role intended for the Alaskan.
The ability of the gun to fire heavy, bone-breaking bullets from a compact, portable package is what the Alaskan is all about. While it could serve well as a primary hunting weapon, in many places it would be illegal for big game hunting due to its short barrel length. However, there is no barrel restriction on self defense, whether it be for protection from wild animals or felonious thugs.
The Alaskan carries six rounds of .454 power in the smallest package on the market. It weighs in at just 43.2 ounces, making it almost a pound lighter than the S&W 500 with its three inch barrel plus one inch of compensator. The Alaskan is one-half pound lighter than the Taurus two and one-quarter inch .454 Casull.
As was expected, recoil is stiff with the heaviest loads, but the grip on the Alaskan was designed especially for this gun, and does a superb job of protecting the shooter's hand. The gun does not 'bite' the hand at all, even in the web between the thumb and forefinger. It is not painful to shoot.
The barrel on this Alaskan has one of the smoothest interiors of any handgun barrel that I have ever seen from Ruger, and fouling was not a problem at all. The chambers were also well-finished. All cases extracted easily, even from the heaviest loads tested. Accuracy was very good with the Alaskan. I could keep six rounds inside of two inches at twenty-five yards, resting my wrists over a rail. The short sight radius made it harder to hit than with a longer barrel, but with the Mt. Baldy bullets loaded over Trail Boss, I could get the gun to group into one and three-quarters inches at twenty-five yards. If you are standing in the path of a large bear, wild boar, or even a mean bull, that is much more accuracy than you can use. While the Super Redhawk has always been a strong but somewhat bulky revolver, The Alaskan is in a whole different category. It balances power with portability, strength with handiness, and puts bone-crushing penetration into a very packable sixgun. I like it.
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