The mid-size Ruger Flattop sixguns are some of the finest packing guns ever produced.  The original 357’s and the wildly popular 44 Specials have been highly prized for their smaller dimensions and great balance.  Now, you can have this classic revolver in the most classic sixgun cartridge of them all, the 45 Colt.

As a bonus, we spec’d out these guns to include an auxillary 45 ACP cylinder.  This production run will also feature “gunfighter” style simulated ivory grips that Ruger has used on some of their special edition guns, such as the Joe Bowman commemorative.  For those of you who don’t like the “cheesegrater” (as some people call them) black plastic grips that have been included on the Flattops, this will be a nicer feel.

Ruger New Model Blackhawk Left

 

The front sights on these 45 Colt revolvers are taller than the sights on the 44 Specials revolvers so that there is plenty of elevation available for various bullet weights.  All parts, including the gripframe and ejector rod housing are made of steel and have a nice, rich, blue finish.  Since we introduced the Flattop 44 Special in 2009, the 45 Colt version has been a constant request.  I really believe that this gun, with the convertible cylinder, is one of the best all-around single action Ruger has ever made.  If you agree, don’t wait around too long on this one!
Ruger New Model Blackhawk Spur Forward

Another great thing about this gun is that it has the new Vaquero style action which makes it a lot easier to load.
— Jeff Quinn - Gunblast.com

The front sights on these 45 Colt revolvers are taller than the sights on the 44 Specials revolvers so that there is plenty of elevation available for various bullet weights.  All parts, including the gripframe and ejector rod housing are made of steel and have a nice, rich, blue finish.  Since we introduced the Flattop 44 Special in 2009, the 45 Colt version has been a constant request.  I really believe that this gun, with the convertible cylinder, is one of the best all-around single action Ruger has ever made.  If you agree, don’t wait around too long on this one!

Configurations

  • LIPSEY’S MODEL: RUKNVB-44X | 4-5/8″ Barrel | Stainless | .45 ACP / .45 Colt | 6 Shot | 39 oz.
  • LIPSEY’S MODEL: RUKNVB-455X | 5-1/2″ Barrel | Stainless | .45 ACP / .45 Colt | 6 Shot | 42 oz.
  • LIPSEY’S MODEL: RUNVB-44X | 4-5/8″ Barrel | Blue | .45 ACP / .45 Colt | | 6 Shot | 39 oz.
  • LIPSEY’S MODEL: RUNVB-455X | 5-1/2″ Barrel | Blue | .45 ACP / .45 Colt | 6 Shot | 42 oz.

Key Attributes

  • Single Action Revolver
  • Mid-Size Flattop Frame
  • Fluted Cylinder
  • XR-3 Gripframe
  • Transfer Bar
  • Simulated Ivory Grips
  • Conversion Cylinder

Production Info

  • Year Release: 2011
  • Production Status: Active

MSRP

  • Suggested Retail: $859.00 (Prices may vary)

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