Ruger Tames 10mm Auto with New Super Redhawk

The new Super Redhawk will show the world what 10mm can really do when you push it. (Photo: Ruger)

Ruger is expanding their Super Redhawk family of revolvers to include a new 6-shot model chambered for 10mm Auto. The company has been busy this season providing niche shooters with new revolvers chambered for a growing range of cartridges.

A revolver chambered for 10mm Auto is unusual for sure but the new Redhawk uses moon clips, making this gun fast to shoot and fast to reload. Plus it provides 10mm shooters an avenue into revolvers if they don’t want to add a new cartridge to their collection.

Also, it’s just different. A 10mm Redhawk is capable of shooting .40 S&W in addition to 10mm, making it a versatile revolver whether it’s for plinking, hunting, or anything else. Because it’s a Redhawk, shooters can count on the frame and lockup to handle the hottest and highest pressure loads.

Even with “Ruger-only” types of ammunition recoil isn’t going to be an issue with this gun. With its 6.5-inch barrel, it weighs over 3.3 pounds. That’s more than enough to bridle any 10mm load.

Especially since, by magnum revolver standards, 10mm is fairly entry level. Designed to push self-loading pistols to their limits, 10mm Auto is often loaded to just into .357 Magnum territories.

With this new Redhawk, Ruger is going to show off what 10mm Auto is really capable of.

The 10mm Redhawk has a suggested retail price of $1,159. Realistically that works out to street pricing in the $900 to $1,000 range. The 10mm model has a brushed stainless finish with rubber and checkered wood grips.

See Also: Meet the All-New .45 Auto and .45 Colt Redhawk

It has a fully adjustable rear sight with a ramped red insert front sight. The frame is cut for an included set of scope rings for handgun hunters and each gun also comes with 3 full moon clips.

Both the grip and the sights are replaceable and the gun accepts a wide range of standard Super Redhawk accessories. Ruger typically sells additional moon clips in three packs for $15.

This is Ruger’s sixth new revolver of late. The company also recently launched a handful of new LCRx and SP101 revolvers in .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, .327 Federal Magnum and 9mm Luger.

Ruger isn’t alone when it comes to fresh revolver announcements. Smith & Wesson just unveiled a pair of new Performance Center 686 revolvers for competition and sport.

The world of revolvers is experiencing a kind of renaissance, with a lot of shooters turning to the classic wheel gun for fun, competition and self-defense. This 10mm revolver isn’t the first of its kind, and by the looks of it, probably won’t be the last.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. His ambition is to follow Thomas Paine, as a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Syl October 20, 2018, 9:12 pm

    I just got my Ruger Super RedHawk 10 MM and i’m very satisfied, its heavy can’t shoot it with one hand but it hit hard. The moon clits are the only thing i don’t like, but i’m happy with the 10MM. I’m going to buy a Ruger 1911 10MM just to collect

  • Sam48 November 21, 2017, 1:46 am

    Really? A SOOPER RedHawk? Really ??? There’s gotta a point I’m missing ‘r sumptin ? I hadda’ve misread this
    arctickle. Uhhh, maybe a RedHawk, but a Sooper RedHawk?!!? I don giddit.

  • Kurt T Hollyday November 17, 2017, 1:57 pm

    I am in the final stages of building a .338 lapua mag revolver. 10 round cylinder and 3″ barrel for concealed carry. Top that Ruger & s&w!

  • Mr.James November 17, 2017, 12:05 pm

    This will complete my redesigned outback Alaskan chest rig. for my dominate hand the 10mm Redhawk The weaker I shall now double draw the Ruger 1911 10mm thus completing a carry package worthy of any encounters. “One round to rule them all “Just saying!

  • KurtW November 17, 2017, 11:02 am

    WHAT is there to “tame”?
    Besides, if I’ve already got a bunch of 10mm ammo, I think I’ve already got the pistol aspect covered. This is to supplement my 10mm rifle?

  • Merlin November 17, 2017, 7:41 am

    What was wrong with the 41 Mag?

    • Rick November 18, 2017, 3:52 pm

      41, absolutly nothin. Best darn hog killer I own.

    • Alan November 20, 2017, 9:18 am

      It ain’t a , .44mag, .45L.C. .454 Casull!

      • kimberpross November 21, 2017, 4:42 pm

        Looks like you are missing a 41 mag. in your collection!!

        I own a couple and like to combination of energy, accuracy and light recoil for fast second shots on running game.

        • Alan November 27, 2017, 11:06 am

          Sorry, but the difference between a .357, a .41, and a .44 puts the .41 smack in the middle and with little to offer considering it’s scarcity, cost of ammo and go between nature.
          From a practical standpoint of value it doesn’t offer a thing.
          But the gun world if full of such offerings, and I’m not putting down the .41. I just don’t see the need for one if I already have a .357 and a .44, or in my case, the .45 LC.
          And as a handloader, I can whatever the .41 does with the .45LC, and go smaller with a .357.
          Now, if one wants something that isn’t as powerful than the .44, and wants more than the .357 and one only wants to buy a single handgun, than the .41 is great.
          But for me, the .41 brings nothing to my arsenal, I’m covered with what I have, and can better spend the money on ammo or reloading components.

      • Sal Monella November 28, 2017, 10:17 pm

        10 mm energy stats are about that of a 357 and you have to mess with moon clips. This makes no sense.

  • RJ Biddulph November 16, 2017, 8:48 pm

    This could work well for someone who already has a .40 pistol, wouldn’t it…

    • Jason B November 17, 2017, 8:54 am

      I’d think this would really be aimed at buyers who already buy .40/10mm for autoloaders.

  • Timothy LaConte November 16, 2017, 5:43 pm

    OK….Just Take My money!!!

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