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I want a 44 Special

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by NMG26, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. NMG26

    NMG26

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    So I want a 44 Special

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    I can't afford it right now.

    This looks like a good CC gun, that I can reload for.

    Anyone carry a 44? Show some pics.

    Anyone reload for the 44 Special?


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    One bid on this one........started at 700$.


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    I guess a 44 Magnum would be alright too.



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  2. 1canvas

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    I carried a 5 shot stainless Taurus for a while and I came to a couple conclusions. one is that an alloyed frame would probably sting pretty good on recoil given what the stainless felt like with defense loads. second, for the size and weight there are better choices both in guns and calibers. to me it seemed like a good idea but after a couple of years I sold it.
     

  3. Pilotdude3407

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    I was going to say...unless you just WANT a 44 spl only, get a 44 mag and run spl through it.
     
  4. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    My best friend used to carry a Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special with 240 gr SWC reloads.
     
  5. countrygun

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    I have carried a 4" 629 and a Charter bulldog with 240 and 250 gn handloads and have one of the Ruger Flattops as woods gun. I live for the .44 and to a lesser extent, .41 cals.
     
  6. carbuncle

    carbuncle is not cool.

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    I want one too, don't know why but I want one.
     
  7. VinnieG

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    I don't carry one but my dad and I each have colt saa in 44sp. We load both cast lead and jhp rounds for them. I love the 44sp round
     
  8. NMG26

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    I currently carry a Sp101 3" and I really like it.

    I would like to carry a 45, but I don't want to reload for auto. It seems the best 45 is an auto.

    The 44 Special is a common revolver, so i thought it would be a good compromise. What guns and calibers are you thinking of?


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  9. Berto

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    I have a couple, the Taurus 431 and a Ruger NM Bisley Flattop.

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    The Taurus would be a nice choice for carry, as it fits any holster made for the K frame S&W. It's reasonably comfortable to shoot with defensive loads, being all steel. If you can get around just having five shots in a full sized gun, it'll do the job. Takes the same speedloaders as the Bulldog, IIRC.

    The Ruger is fun too, would make a great outdoors/hunting gun. Very accurate.
     
  10. NMG26

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  12. barth

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    She's really a 44 Magnum. But can fire 44 specials of course.
    I actually like to carry loaded with Speer 44 Mag 200 gr GDHP Short Barrel.
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  13. Tiro Fijo

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    Wise words and that's coming from a man who has three .44 Special revolvers. One is better served nowadays with a G19 and hot HP's IMO.
     
  14. CanyonMan

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    My 44 specials have taken elk. I hand load all my rounds and have various length barrels and all Rugers. I am not one bit concerned or worried to walk down nasty street if I were in a town or city, (and have been at times) with a 44 special and a 250gr/300gr bullet. If it drops elk it drops men.....

    Not here to argue... ;)

    In 25 years (now a former guide) I have seen 44 special bring down very large game animals. I don't know why so many are so afraid of this caliber. I suppose they just do not understand it, or have not been in the field for 50 oveveral years with it on large game.... I mean NO disrespect in that statement. ;)



    Good luck, good shooting









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  15. Tiro Fijo

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    What you say is absolutely true, Canyon Man. However, like you I am on the Border and one never knows what they will encounter on two legs in the desert and this is where numbers come into play. I have no problem with a revolver as a backup and do it myself. However, for primary CCW back where the hawks screw the chickens, it's a Glock or p229 stuffed to the gunwales with hot HP's & spare mags to who laid the chunk. As for critters, there are pumas here as there and although I have never shot one personally, I have no worries as they are light boned. Speaking of which, I swear I saw a Jaguarundi cross a dirt road in front of me the other night about 700 yds. from the Rio Grande!! :shocked: They are rarer than unicorn piss.
     
  16. RichardB

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    The number of off the shelf store bought rounds in 44 special are limited. So one needs to reload or be better financed than I am in order to keep them fed if you fire them more than infrequently. My favorite hand gun is an old model stainless Ruger Bisley Vaquero in 44 mag. Using 2 hands, due to my short thumbs, the gun can be quickly emptied.

    Depending on your preferences you might look at both the double action and single action revolvers offered by Sturm-Ruger. They build guns that can take a beating and keep on shooting.
     
  17. jakebrake

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    had a 629 mountain gun i used to carry. she'd run 44 specials all day long.

    if i'd wanted to hunt with it, and felt the urge to hunt small aircraft, or houses, the 44 magnum was always an option.
     
  18. SCmasterblaster

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    .44 Spl taking elk? Awesome!
     
  19. NDCent

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    A pair of 3" Lew Horton round butts. Good for Carhartt coat carry in the winter.

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  20. SCmasterblaster

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    Nice looking revolvers! :cool: