Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns > good 44 mag

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2011, 06:36 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Fort Riley,Kansas
Posts: 2
Default 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??

__________________
glockkid23 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-17-2011, 07:04 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Jpyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sewell,NJ
Posts: 4,815
Liked 762 Times on 441 Posts
Likes Given: 457

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by glockkid23 View Post
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
__________________

"The whole of the Bill (of Rights) is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals.... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." (Albert Gallatin of the New York Historical Society, October 7, 1789)

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." - George Washington

Jpyle is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 07:06 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ruzai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North-west Louisiana
Posts: 546
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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.

__________________

I'm already surrounded by half-dead brainless people already, the zombie apocalypse would just give me a reason to be productive and get rid of them.

Ruzai is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 02:37 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonewolf101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 528
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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

__________________
lonewolf101 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 02:40 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Firearms4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Roanoke,Virginia
Posts: 1,757
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

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.

__________________

"It's a gun you loaded on Sunday, and shot all week."
-Confederate Soldier

"If God didn't create man equal then Sam Colt had made them equal."
-Unknown

"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything."
-Wyatt Earp

Firearms4ever is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 02:50 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mesinge2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,535
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

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.


__________________
www.pistol-talk.com

The only 357 magnum to me is the Ruger Security Six!!
mesinge2 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 07:48 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Alaska
Posts: 2,323
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

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.

__________________
freefall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 03:42 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Incline Village,NV
Posts: 156
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by freefall View Post
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.
__________________
mes227 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 04:42 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: wyoming
Posts: 1,799
Liked 61 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default



29-2 .44 Mag. 4". Load 330 grs cast 20/296.
__________________
Durangokid is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 06:05 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Alaska
Posts: 2,323
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

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

__________________
freefall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
is this a good ar-15 dtsagnt777 AR-15 Discussion 13 02-17-2011 10:56 PM
Good for the Goose, Good for the Gander Tackleberry1 Legal and Activism 9 05-03-2010 03:25 PM
Is it good? curly45 Semi-Auto Handguns 6 09-27-2009 04:21 AM
A Good Deal Or A Good Deal To Avoid? user4 General Rifle Discussion 5 12-28-2008 04:32 PM