The next new gun from Ruger is the .327 Federal Magnum Blackhawk – this is a single action revolver on their Blackhawk frame in the new-ish .327 Federal cartridge. What sets this apart from other Blackhawk revolvers is the capacity: 8 rounds of firepower with a 5.5 inch barrel make the new Blackhawk a great idea for a backpacking or small game gun.
The New Model Blackhawk in .327 Federal Magnum has a 5-1/2″ barrel and overall length of 11.38″. It weighs 48 oz., holds eight rounds, and features a fully adjustable rear sight and a stainless steel finish. New Model Blackhawk revolvers have earned a reputation as the best value on the market due to their durability and affordability, and this new .327 Federal Magnum variation only compliments this already extensive family of single-action revolvers.
Personally, I’m excited about the new offerings in .327 Federal. I have a weird and unrequited love for .32 caliber pistol cartridges, so it’s nice to see that Ruger is getting behind their product offering in .327 and fully supporting it both as a defensive and hunting cartridge. There are rumors of a new load being developed for the .327 that will push the ballistics to “near .30 Carbine” levels.
As usual, I recieved no promotional considerations from Ruger.