Why Ruger never gave an ear to those requests has always been a mystery to me, but the good news is that they’ve finally listened to the market, and some persistent internal nudging by Ruger’s Media Relations Coordinator, Ken Jorgensen (who likes a convenient 4-inch backup .44 Mag when hunting). You can take your well-worn credit card to your local neighborhood gunshop right now and buy a brand-new stainless, factory 4-incher. No custom fees, no shipping charges, no 12-month wait to get it back. Ruger’s done all the work for you, and this is the Redhawk they should have made 27 years ago. If my sample is representative, and Ruger swears it is, you’re gonna like this one.