So I got a new Ruger Super Redhawk Toklat. I'm impressed after toting the 329PD for a few years. I am pretty good with a rifle and a shotgun but honestly, I'm no handgun expert. I have a new Ruger Super Redhawk Toklat and I'm impressed. Having carried a 329PD and shooting it a lot, I was accustomed to heavy recoil and short barrel accuracy.
I have loaded mid-way, by the book hand loads and the recoil is nothing but enjoyable. This has me thinking, what have I been missing? So I'd like to first off discount my short comings as a handgun shooter and ask a couple things.
I shoot mostly in single action mode even with my double action revolver. I do practice in double and single action but I shoot the best, cocking the revolver and then shooting. So what modifications are there that make shooting without cocking first? I know that some people cheat and reduce spring pressure, I don't want that. I want a smooth, even pull without it stacking up. I want it to go bang every time, as it is primarily a defense weapon. I believe that slow is smooth, smooth is fast.
So what makes a good defense revolver with regard to trigger pull, sights and reliability? I have fallen in love with the Toklat. I'm looking at a load pushing the 340gn BTB bullet at about 1300-1400fps. I'm not really into porting, mostly interested in making it smooth, reliable accurate.