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glockkid23 07-17-2011 06:36 AM

good 44 mag
 
Im looking for a good med/large frame 44 mag with a short barrel, something that handles nicely for inside the truck and essentially ccw. Ive looked into taurus and heard they are unreliable and s&w is just to expensive any advice??

Jpyle 07-17-2011 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by glockkid23 (Post 543586)
Im looking for a good med/large frame 44 mag with a short barrel, something that handles nicely for inside the truck and essentially ccw. Ive looked into taurus and heard they are unreliable and s&w is just to expensive any advice??

A Ruger Redhawk .44 mag Alaskan might fit the bill...$757 out the door at Buds. Ruger Super RedHawk .44Mag Alaskan 2.5" $757.00 SHIPS FREE
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Ruzai 07-17-2011 07:06 AM

If you're looking for something that may be a good for ccw but stand up to being a truck gun you might take a good look at the Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan. Its a short barrel (2.5 inches) but its built like a tank and will stand up to a steady diet of magnums. If you want a bit longer of a barrel you might look at the Redhawk with the 4.2 inch barrel. The Smith and Wesson's are accurate and wonderful guns but I personally would feel guilty letting it get abused as a truck gun.

lonewolf101 07-18-2011 02:37 PM

the Turaus tracker .44 mag 4" barel 549.99 + tax at Cabales

Firearms4ever 07-18-2011 02:40 PM

I would recommend a Ruger Super Redhawk like the others have said, and I also recommend that you look around at some local gunshops and gunshows to see if you can maybe find a good used Smith and Wesson 44 magnum.

mesinge2 07-18-2011 02:50 PM

Don't pay attention to the MSRP on Smith's site my 629 Talo cost me $808 but that was before the Combat action job and C&S rear sight.


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freefall 07-18-2011 07:48 PM

Forget the Super Redhawk, WAYY overweight. Look for a used 4" Smith or get a 4 5/8 Super Blackhawk. If they make a 4" Redhawk that would be nice.

mes227 07-19-2011 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by freefall (Post 544771)
Forget the Super Redhawk, WAYY overweight. Look for a used 4" Smith or get a 4 5/8 Super Blackhawk. If they make a 4" Redhawk that would be nice.

+1 on this. I love my Alaskan but it's just too heavy for routine carry. I have mine for a hiking gun. It's a fantastic truck gun, though, as it'll take about all the abuse you can throw at it and never complain.

The S&W 29 or 629 Mountain Gun (4" brl) is a much lighter, slimmer, more easily holstered solution. You can find them used in good condition for under $700 in stainless and $600 blued, sometimes much less; I bought a stainless MG early this year for $500 - great mechanical condition but a lot of holster wear - the ideal truck gun.

Personally I'd stay away from the Taurus. The problems seem to be "out of the box". That is, they come from the factory with a lot of problems - one gun shop owner told me he has more problems with Taurus than all other makes combined.

Durangokid 07-19-2011 04:42 AM

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29-2 .44 Mag. 4". Load 330 grs cast 20/296.:D

freefall 07-19-2011 06:05 AM

That sounds like a serious load for a Smith.:eek: Nice looking piece tho. Can tell it gets loved regular.


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