There’s just something about a revolver that still appeals to millions of American gun owners. They’re used for everything from home defense to plinking, to hunting and bugout bag duty as simple, effective survival guns.
Ruger began making their venerable Blackhawk over sixty years ago and it’s still a popular choice among wheel gun devotees. One of the reasons is that they’ve been chambered for everything from .30 Carbine all the way up to the stout .480 Ruger.
The Blackhawk has evolved over the decades from its original design and has accumulated a noteworthy history. Here are ten things you may not know about the Ruger Blackhawk revolver.