Meet the All-New Ruger Redhawk Chambered in .45 Auto / .45 Colt cartridge

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is excited to announce the introduction of an all-new Ruger® Redhawk® revolver chambered to shoot both .45 Auto and .45 Colt cartridges. This new Redhawk features a very distinctive look and is built with the rugged reliability customers have come to expect from Ruger.

“The Redhawk has been one of the flagship revolvers in the Ruger line for 35 years, and this is the first time we have produced a Redhawk capable of shooting both a revolver caliber and pistol caliber from the same cylinder,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and COO. “Customers will not only find this revolver to be attractive, but also very utilitarian for a number of shooting applications,” he concluded.

The Ruger Redhawk revolver was Ruger’s first double-action revolver specifically designed for the powerful .44 Magnum cartridge. It embodies many advanced features such as a triple-locking cylinder, a unique single spring mechanism for a smooth, light trigger pull and all stainless steel construction.

This new model features a round butt frame for a more compact feel and hardwood grips that are checkered and textured, resulting in a solid grip and great control. The 4.2 inch, half-lug barrel offers reduced weight and excellent balance. A fully adjustable black blade rear sight and red ramp front sight provide quick target acquisition. Additionally, the revolver ships with three (3) full moon clips that act as both a speed loader for the .45 Auto rounds and aid in the ejection of the spent cartridges. Additional full moon clips can be purchased at

For more information on the Ruger Redhawk chambered in .45 Auto / .45 Colt or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit or To find accessories for the Redhawk or other Ruger firearms, visit or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

Suggested MSRP: $1,029.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Wayne October 24, 2017, 11:26 am

    I bought one, its a nice piece but, grip shape will rock your world when shooting buffalo bore, grizzly bear brisket to butt hole rounds. I can get through about 3 of them. Lol. BTW .45 colt can be loaded way beyond what a .44 Mag can do. Bigger case more powder.

  • Thomas Fowler June 22, 2015, 12:37 pm

    Finally…I always wanted this combination in a double action/single action revolver…in .45 Caliber! Thank you, Ruger people…and whoever stays up late nights, working on we really, really want and need. I could have used this when on the police force.

  • Joe June 22, 2015, 10:13 am

    I like the concept, .45 ACP for target shooting and home defense and .45 long colt for hunting side arm.
    Manually loading the .45 long colt can rival those .44 MAG loads I shoot out of my 629 S&W.

  • Dave Hicks June 22, 2015, 9:33 am

    I Like the idea of the dual cartridge in the same cylinder.Big 45 auto shooter.I would want to get a hold of one, I’m not a fan of the round butt grip feel,

  • Rangemaster11 June 22, 2015, 8:37 am

    I always wondered why S&W didn’t do this with the 625 in the late 80’s.

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