Ruger Flat Top .44 magnumBy
This is the first attempt at a video shot from an iPhone by my Pal Jose at the indoor Firing LIne in Burbank California. This particular revolver, the Ruger Flat Top in .44 magnum, was manufactured in 1958. That is a long time ago. This revolver qualifies as a historical weapon being more than 50 years old. I expect that means if you are reading this that this little revolver is older than most of the readers here.
The Ruger company has been focused on very strongly built revolvers since its conception. The Flat Top model was not in production for very long giving way to the Super BlackHawk model which has more meat around the cylinder and can handle even bigger loads. As it is, the Flat Top model is a serious contender for heavy loads in the cartridges it was designed for, the .357 and .44 magnum.
This revolver takes its place among the Rugers that I have and is one of the ones that I would not let go but be handed down.
No I call that a SWEET shooter.