Ruger Blackhawk Convertible 9mm/357 Mag Review

Ruger Blackhawk Convertible 9mm/357 Mag Review

Chad Reviews the Ruger Blackhawk Convertible Chambered in 9mm and 357 Magnum. This is an awesome Revolver for the a new shooter or an experienced one. This revolver can be found for around $500-$550.


  1. Rudy O on December 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    I believe ‘ this is the best video I have watched on this firearm.
    I enjoyed it , learned a touch from it.
    And I O" agree with you on the cheap grip’s that come with it.
    Hogue’s are on the way"
    Thank you for a really great video.
    16 thumbs up !

  2. Mathew Godfrey on December 8, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    A Ruger Blackhawk is gonna be my first revolver. Don’t think mine is the convertible version. It has the 6.5" barrel and special ordered it with wood grips.

    I have a Henry .357 Rifle. So it’s gonna be a nice cowboy pistol to match my cowboy rifle.

    Gonna be getting it by December 2.

  3. Lucky Dog on December 8, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Good review!
    Just wanted to know why you have two wedding rings?
    Just asking.

  4. estqenis on December 8, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    That would be a decent apocalypse gun

  5. Thomas Hale on December 8, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    I like the Hogue grip on that one!

  6. sicesp on December 8, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    It’s a cosmapolitan thing lol

  7. Canadian Gun Junkie on December 8, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Fuck i cant get it for that price up here in good ole commiecanadistan its almost over a grand for us.

  8. Bryan Devlin on December 8, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    cork or fine steel wool will rub off that surface rust

  9. 65Mustang209 on December 8, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    I like the plastic grips!

  10. Russell Sandidge on December 8, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    it’s his first revolver was he aware that it was only single action. I own both versions of this gun but they’re only good for cowboy action shooting or competition. if you wanted to buy a revolver for bug-out should have got a double action revolver like a Ruger GP100 or something

  11. Robert Bowen on December 8, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    I just got the 5.5" stainless steel model that came with wood grips.  I was really elated to find a (my first revolver) 357 that also fired 9mm.  For plinking, the 9 is a much cheaper option.  It is heavy enough to minimize the recoil.  I also like it because I love shiny guns.

  12. tjmooremusic on December 8, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    A couple of tips and thoughts for you as this is your first revolver.
    A very light coat of oil on the " Base pin " and the center passage of the cylinder.
    Cleaning up the center hole in your cylinder, use 22 caliber patches, brushes etc.
    Note that the elevation screw is the same screw that holds the rear sight structure snug to the frame.
    If you elevate it your sights will be wobbly. The blackhawk is factory tested and set for 158 grain bullets at 25 yards. Ruger will send you a taller blade for the rear sight no charge. Swapping them out is a little tricky until you figure out the the trick to it. This will be handy of you for instance want to use 130 grain bullets.
    It is true of all Blackhawks that when indexing the cylinder to load or eject you will of course hear a click . It will not be lined up for loading or ejecting. Have to forward it a touch. If you go to far you will have to go all the way around again. I concider this to be a design flaw.
    I own several Blackhawks.
    One of them is the spitting image of yours including the grips.
    I like them for shooting hot 357 loads. For me the recoil is quite formidable. I’m older with some arthritis in my paws .
    I usually just use regular 38special or even + P loads.
    I never had any issues with any pin coming free…
    Anyhow, thanks for the video.
    Safe shootin to ya and remember to keep your powder dry 😉

  13. Rusty Nails on December 8, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Single action only?

  14. B Waitman on December 8, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    I’m thinking the difference in accuracy is because the 9mm is .2000" smaller in diameter than the 357/38. I’m probably going with the 45lc/45acp as the acp is .1000" smaller so your accuracy (at least this is what I’m thinking) won’t be as affected. As sturdy as that gun is built I’m thinking you can shoot some pretty warm 45colt through it.

  15. Russell Sandidge on December 8, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    I own both of those. The one that you have and I own the one that shoots 45 Long Colt and 45 ACP

  16. Sixwheel Carlisle on December 8, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Its still technically a cowboy gun, the grips you don’t care for are traditional. The rubber grips look goofy on the gun, just my opinion 🤓🇺🇸 anyway the review is good over all. 👍🏻

  17. David Harris on December 8, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Built like a tank to last forever! The Ruger Blackhawk will handle loads that would destroy any other revolver, especially in 45 colt, 41 mag, 30 carbine. What was the accuracy difference between the two cylinders?

  18. Taurus/Hipoint Enthusiast on December 8, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Think I just found a NEW TOY…..YEH HAW…
    Excellent review 3 calibers from a single gun is worth having….

  19. Rudy O on December 8, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    I’v e the 6 ana !/2 barrel .
    I wish ida got 2"

  20. Rudy O on December 8, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Houge grip’s make this gun awesome.

  21. intense_pickle on December 8, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    a single-action with Hogue rubber grips? BLASPHEMY!!

  22. Stacy Lowery on December 8, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I’ve had mine for 35 years now i bought it at a 2nd hand store with holster and 3 boxes of 357 mags and in mint condition for 125.00 and it’s still in mint condition and mine has the wooden grips .i think i might try those hoag grips

  23. David Erwin on December 8, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Can u get a vaquero in 357 convertible or only Blackhawk

  24. ruger 38 on December 8, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    I hate those rubber grips..its a beautiful gun (love mine my favorite gun in my collection) but those grips make it look hideous and bulky…

  25. RVER on December 8, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Put a slight bend in the pin that is backing out and the problem will be solved.

  26. holyass242 on December 8, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    can this shoot .380?

  27. melodymakermark on December 8, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    normally id say one never puts such grips on a classic frame, but those don’t look TOO bad. I’m sure they feel great. Nice gun, dude. It’s on my ‘want’ list. Enjoy.

  28. Cranky Buzzard on December 8, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    looks like fun!

  29. eqlzr2 on December 8, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Frankly, I like them black plastic grips quite a bit. I’m not changing mine, even though I usually put grip-conforming rubber grips like Hogue’s or Uncle Mikes on my other revolvers.

  30. EnjoyPool on December 8, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    I like Blackhawks hate the new plastic grips those things look like they belong on a cap gun. My 9mm cylinder is very accurate

  31. tom kravulski on December 8, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    put a small bend in that pin that keeps backing out, and then rreplace it. it shouldn’t back out

  32. Muddy Thumper on December 8, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    They cost more now? Can’t seem to find them below $630

  33. ARMORER1911 on December 8, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    You should apply Loctite 609 to that Rear Sight Pin. That will stop the Pin from walking. Just degrease the Hole prior to applying the Loctite.

  34. seoulkidd1 on December 8, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    good bug out pistol and shots 3 types of caliber

  35. Tacit Dionysus on December 8, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    You complained about the grips and replaced them with rubber (sigh!). Haven’t noticed that much difference in accuracy between 9mm and 38/357, but they have a different point of aim (9mm is lower). Found difference between different brands/loads of same caliber often more than between calibers.

  36. Michael Daugherty on December 8, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    They put the cheap grips on it because they expect people to swap them out to customize them

  37. Jimmy Ruger on December 8, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    a Man cant go wrong with a Ruger ! and same for a Woman. . . . .my girlfriend outshoots me with any caliber, n I have shot 25 years longer.

  38. Bryan C. on December 8, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    You feel that $500 is a lot of money for a quality revolver?

  39. Michael A on December 8, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    I like the standard grips for my vaquero for the history of it but I run the Pachmayr grips for hunting loads. Good vid, ya make me want to buy one. 9mm is cheap!

  40. andrew kiesling on December 8, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    never doubt this versatile revolver as good as it gets

  41. Umbra Jord on December 8, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    due to 9mm being slightly smaller than .357 (9mm is .355 usually) how would you say the accuracy compares?

  42. Andrew Szekely on December 8, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Cowboy gun…the good, bad and the ugly. Except this revolver is sweet!

  43. El Rico on December 8, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    I hate the aluminum grip frame.. wont buy one.

  44. ironhorse67 on December 8, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    My Blackhawk is in 357/38 only. I kick myself for not buying the convertible model. I have a ton of 9 mm ammo. Cheaper to shoot too. I had the same type of Hogue grips on my Super Blackhawk in 44 magnum. Comfort not appearance for me. Lol

  45. Johann Tanzer on December 8, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    feines teil echt schön

  46. David Holt on December 8, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I may get one. Like yourself, I have a boatload of 9mm, .38 and .357, but no longer own a revolver. This would be a good solution, and I’ve never owned a Ruger I didnt like.

  47. Chance Blevins on December 8, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    What kills me is it would probably be faster to swap cylinders than it would be to normally reload. And what really burns my biscuits is that all single actions revolvers have the loading port on the right side of the gun. Now Ive been told when colt produced his 45 he designed it with a US cavalry in mind so that you could reload it in the saddle and still use there right hand to hold on to the reins. But, since that no longer applies and we want guns that make since for self protection and not ones that will probably get us killed for dicking around while loading because you have to spin the chamber all the way a round if you miss loading a cylinder by mistake because it only spins in one direction.

  48. Dylan O'Leary on December 8, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Have you tested their 9mm speed on a chronometer?

  49. m k. on December 8, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Those grips is like putting used men’s underwear on a good-looking woman.

  50. ohyousooners on December 8, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Great review! Tragic grips! =)