RUGER® Revolver Model Names Explained

We have been encountering quite a few issues with customers getting many of the RUGER® Revolver names confused, and they can be confusing. I am going to post photos and give the correct name and a little overview of the revolver. In searching for photos on Google I found quite a few incorrectly labeled photos.

Ruger Redhawk Hunter  RUGER® Redhawk® Hunter® Model

The Redhawk® is a double action revolver and is very popular in .44 Magnum caliber. What makes this a Hunter®  model Redhawk® are the two semi circles you see cut into the top of the barrel just in front of the receiver. This accommodates the RUGER® style rings for scope mounting. This also allows us to mount our RRHNGS/B scope mount to the barrel so you can attach Weaver Picatinny or WEIG-A-TINNY® style attachments.

Ruger Redhawk  RUGER® Redhawk®

The very same revolver as the above minus the Hunter® scope ring attaching points on the barrel. We have two scope mounts for this model.
Our non drill and tap RRH75NDS/B scope mount, it attaches to the receiver and barrel so you can attach Weaver Picatinny or WEIG-A-TINNY® style attachments.
And our drill and tap RASWMS/B scope mount that attaches only to the receiver.

Ruger Super Redhawk  RUGER® Super Redhawk®

This is also a double action revolver very popular in the .44 Magnum, 454 Casull and .460 Ruger calibers. You can see the big difference is that the RUGER® ring cuts are located on the receiver and not the barrel.
We offer two different scope mounts for this revolver depending on caliber.
Our SRH+ scope mount is for the .44 Magnum caliber only and does not require removal of the rear sight.
Our SRH454 scope mount can be found on the same page and is used with the heavier recoiling 454 Casull and .460 Ruger calibers.

Ruger Blackhawk  RUGER® Blackhawk®

This is a single action revolver and is also very popular in .44 Magnum and comes in other various calibers.
Our RASWMS/B scope mount is currently our only offering for this revolver and requires drilling and tapping two 6-48 holes. The mount also utilizes the existing rear sight elevation screw hole for attachment.

Ruger Super Blackhawk RUGER® Super Blackhawk®

This revolver is very similar to the standard Blackhawk®, in short it has been made a little stronger to handle larger calibers. There are other subtle differences but for scope mounting purposes is much the same as the Blackhawk®.
Our RASWMS/B scope mount is currently our only offering for this revolver and requires drilling and tapping two 6-48 holes. The mount also utilizes the existing rear sight elevation screw hole for attachment.

Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter  RUGER® Super Blackhawk® Hunter®

Very much the same revolver as above with the exception of the RUGER® scope ring mounting points making it a Hunter® model. One other interesting feature is the removable front sight.
Our RRHNGS/B scope mount is our most popular offering for this model.
Our RASWMS/B scope mount will work and should be used when heavy recoiling ammunition will be the norm. Drilling and tapping is always the most solid solution for scope mounting.

I hope this goes a little way in clearing up some of the model designations RUGER® uses to identify a few of their revolver offerings. As always if you have questions please feel free to contact us via email or phone. We are always glad to help.

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