Ruger GP100 & Redhawk Revolver Families Get New Members

RUGER GP100 Model 1761 Revolver (Right Side)
RUGER GP100 Model 1761 Revolver (Right Side)
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U.S.A.-( Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce two new revolvers: The GP100 with a five-round cylinder chambered in .44 Special and the Redhawk with an eight-round cylinder chambered in .357 Magnum.

The five-round, big-bore GP100 has a three-inch, full-shrouded barrel and offers the perfect balance of size and weight. This new introduction is sure to bring a whole new level of interest in shooting the venerable .44 Special.

The all-stainless steel GP100 in .44 Special absorbs recoil and comes back on target quickly whether shooting cowboy loads or higher velocity defensive loads.

The smooth Hogue Monogrip without finger grooves is attached to the proprietary Ruger grip frame and is sure to fit nearly all hand sizes and shapes. The grip frame allows for a quick change to custom grip configurations, many of which are available from

RUGER GP100 Model 1761 Revolver

Ruger GP-100 (R)
Ruger GP-100 (R)
Ruger GP-100 (L)
Ruger GP-100 (L)
Ruger GP-100 (Left Side)
Ruger GP-100 (Left Side)
Ruger GP-100 (Sights)
Ruger GP-100 (Sights)

The newest stainless steel model of Redhawk combines an 8-round cylinder, a 2.75 inch barrel and round butt, hardwood grips to create a package that is powerful and reasonably compact with very manageable recoil.

The .357 Magnum Redhawk is equipped with Altamont hardwood grips that fit nearly any size hand and allow the revolver to roll in the hand during recoil. The unfluted cylinder incorporates a recessed ejector, allowing shooters to quickly load the revolver with the use of full moon clips. Three full moon clips are shipped with each .357 Magnum Redhawk revolver. Additional full moon clips and speed loaders are available at

Ruger Redhawk Model 5033 Revolver

Ruger Redhawk Model 5033 Revolver (Right Side)
Ruger Redhawk Model 5033 Revolver (Right Side)
Ruger Redhawk (R)
Ruger Redhawk (R)
Ruger Redhawk (L)
Ruger Redhawk (L)
Ruger Redhawk (Left Side)
Ruger Redhawk (Left Side)
Ruger Redhawk (Sights)
Ruger Redhawk (Sights)

Both new revolvers feature windage and elevation adjustable rear sights. The GP100 in .44 Special features a green fiber optic dot set in black square post front sight, which provides for quick sight acquisition and offers a crisp sight picture. The Redhawk in .357 Magnum features a red ramp front sight that is readily replaceable with other front sight blades available on

For more information on the GP100 in .44 Special, the Redhawk in .357 Magnum or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit or To find accessories for these new revolvers or other Ruger firearms, visit or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

Ruger Redhawk Model 5033 Revolver Specs

RUGER GP100 Model 1761 Revolver Specs

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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I am NOT a fan of revolvers requiring “moon clips” to be able to function. Just another HAVE TO HAVE THEM TO OPERATE thing to loose or drop in a “situation”. I LOVE Ruger firearms, but this needing moon clips is a BAD decision. The cylinder could have easily been designed to work without the moon clip, they have made MANY MILLIONS of single/double action revolvers that didn’t need them.


I believe it works with or without them. They are just available for speed/convenience. They aren’t required.


I just change the barrels on my Dan Wesson .357 when I want to carry.
Loading .38 Specials to their max works well,
You can load the current Redhawk .44 Mag with .44 Special;
just like the Redhawk Alaskan .454 can use .45 Colt.
If you I didn’t have either, these might be a consideration. Nice.

Someone once said; “Your carry gun should be comforting; not comfortable.”


Can the new 5033 be loaded and fired without using moonclips for 357 or 38 loads ?

Larry Kardasz

I agree on the Redhawk price of $1079 being on the high side. I currently own a Ruger Blackhawk .357 mag. and a
Ruger KGP Stainless .357 mag. with a 4 in. barrel. Although I would like the 8 shots but not at that price. Sorry!


Buds just got them in stock for $790 shipped to your FFL!

Timothy K. Toroian

I have a 44Mag. Big Dan Wesson, but a carryable 44 Special would be nice. Love to see the face of miscreant looking at that big hole!

John Mark

Smith & Wesson now has a 2.75 inch model 69 with adjustable sights and it is 44 MAGNUM. I’ll take that instead.

John Hauserman

The new Redhawk is a little on the high side $1079.00.
8 shots is nice but I’ll stick with my original 6 shot .357 Redhawk at $376.00 out the door 1987.


If adjusted for inflation, $376 in 1987 had the buying power of roughly about $800 today.


Buds just got them in for $790 shipped to your FFL!

Bob Shell

How about they take the 44 special & make it in the 41 special. That might make a neat pocket gun. There should be some justification for Starline making a 41 special case

Joe Scott

The rubberized grips should be an option for the .357. Although this gun “rolls back” as opposed to “bouncing up”, rubber grips would be more comfortable when shooting a box of shells weekly.


I have an older Redhawk in .44 Magnum. The factory grips were too small. I tried Pachmyers but found them unsatisfactory; they weren’t larger in the direction I needed. Then I found some composite ivory grips that increased the thickness across the grip rather than “fore and aft” like the Pachmyers. I can’t tell from these pictures if the factory grips on the new Redhawk .357 avoid this problem.

Frank Albury

Regarding new model number 5033 will it also fire 38 as well as the 357 and need moonclips for it also.??

Ken Day

All .357 revolvers will chamber and fire .38 special. The .357 is just a lengthend .38.