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Finally bought a Ruger Alaskan


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As to the holster.... I like it well enough, but I'm considering the Mernickle for crossdraw carry. With the Simply Rugged, crossdraw is far too verticle for me. Strong side carry is perfect,though, so I may just stick with it for now.
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Haha, you can use the holster for a cozy when not carrying.

Like the grips!

A friend has been working on some 454 bear loads that shoot cones of fire. We were shooting .357 magnum loads to help us with flinching. LMAO Edited by Tncobra
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Not to discourage you from it, but bear in mind, this thing is pretty big. A redhawk in 44 would be a little easier to carry, I would think. The extra bulk would help soak up the recoil, though. So it's a trade off... I was looking hard at a RH backpacker before buying this one. I just had to have the .454.
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I can honestly say after the range, .454 and wood grips do NOT go together! I had gel pad gloves on, and that was still brutal. I did carry it crossdraw all day while hiking in the GSMNP. It was actually really comfortable. I almost forgot it was there.
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I had fun shooting one of those at the Viola Valley Shooting Range  a few years back.  One of the former regulars had one with his "special" loads and said "Craig shoot my gun why don't you?"  I said sure, knowing this was a set-up.  I told those boys to move back because I was going to show them how double action shooting was supposed to be done.  I did want to see how fast I could get back on target with that beast.  In my estimation quick follow-ups are not the 454 Alaskan's forte - but then that was me shooting. I really like that gun and enjoyed shooting it.

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Great CCW gun, shoot bad guy and get the one behind him also. Also in case some angry moose charges you, you are covered for just about everything. :)

Many moons ago I had a Raging Bull in .454, there's definatly a shock wave that travels up your arm through your elbow. I always thought I wouldn't want to shoot it like I would any other handgun, or at least as much because some day I would develope some kind of itis in my wrist and elbow, Magnumitis.

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