Big Gun Enthusiast
Do you own either? Either way which do you prefer and why. Post pics if you want to.
I may be stating the obvious - but the Blackhawk is single action only, while the Redhawk in all its different configurations is DA/SA - the choice to handle and carry a single action revolver for self defense certainly will require a lot more handling practice and experience to become proficient and quick. There are many folks who carry SA revolvers - but lots more that prefer the more simple to operate DA system.
Weight and overall size of either of these guns is way up there when considering concealed carry. Open carry is another story entirely. The Super Redhawk now comes in a "snubby" configuration - but it is chambered in some hellaciously powerful rounds for defense against bears - not really self defense or CCW calibers.
My opinion - you want a concealed carry revolver - get a J, K or N size frame S&W, Ruger, Taurus or Charter Arms piece.