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Old 09-27-2012, 14:22   #1
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bring on the zombie pigs!

daddy's got a brand new hand cannon. a 5 inch .44mag old model vaquero, blued no less.

i've owned more than my fair share of blackhawks and vaqueros over the years but they were all .357. this is my first and probably last 44 model, and it might just wind up in gary reeders shop for some work.

i've always been a borderline recoil pansy but when i was offered this trade i decided to man up and face my fear of the .44 mag. the first 6 rounds were mild loads and they were a little stiff but i did alright. then a touched off 6 rounds of my uncles old pig/bear/ups truck loads and things got painfully interesting in a hurry! that's the first time i've ever considered putting a set of rubber hogues on a single action revolver. lol

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Old 09-27-2012, 19:34   #2
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Very nice

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Old 09-27-2012, 19:55   #3
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then a touched off 6 rounds of my uncles old pig/bear/ups truck loads and things got painfully interesting in a hurry! that's the first time i've ever considered putting a set of rubber hogues on a single action revolver. lol
Try shooting 454 casull out of such a gun. Thats the first gun that ever hurt my hand.

Nice looking gun you've got.

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Old 09-27-2012, 20:10   #4
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Nice gun.

I don't know if it will help you but I sometimes like to think about letting the recoil go up in the air. Just let your whole arm go up.

After you are comfortable with that, then you work on controlling the recoil.



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Old 09-27-2012, 20:19   #5
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44 mag isn't bad at all... Here is my 15 year old from last weekend shooting my desert eagle in 44 mag...

There seems to be a bit of "flash" though......

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Old 09-27-2012, 23:37   #6
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Congrats!

Very nice.


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Old 09-27-2012, 23:56   #7
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You gotta let your hand and arm roll with the recoil.

When I used to do hog hunting, a hot handload of 300-gr Garrett hard cast bullet backed by a healthy charge definitely gave it a good whomp in your palm.

PS Way, way, way, way, way back when there were only gun mags and no intrawebz or email available, I remembered reading about people who have their palm skins shredded because the sticky rubber grip didn't allow the grip to slide through your palm. Don't know if it's true or not, but I've been satisfied with smooth micarta or wooden grips all these years.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:27   #8
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44 mag isn't bad at all... Here is my 15 year old from last weekend shooting my desert eagle in 44 mag...

There seems to be a bit of "flash" though......

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The DE is a softer shooter than a SA revolver. I could shoot my DE all day long, unlike a SA revolver. However, the DE does make a cool looking hand canon I bet your son was in aw after first shot it
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does anyone remember a company from a few years back that was making wood sa grips in the typical style but they had a palm swell? i remember hearing about them and seeing a few pics online but i didn't need them for my 357's so i never really looked into em and have now completely forgotten the company/maker.
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The DE is a softer shooter than a SA revolver. I could shoot my DE all day long, unlike a SA revolver. However, the DE does make a cool looking hand canon I bet your son was in aw after first shot it
I know.. It just gave me an excuse to put up those pics!!
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