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Old 12-29-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default How do you like the .44 Magnum?need some advise

Whats the difference between S&W .44Mag and Colt?
It looks very handsome but i just wonder whether it fits me
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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There is no .44 magnum handgun in the current Colt catalog. If you want a new gun, it will not be a Colt.

As far as Colt/ S&W differences- matter of taste. Some folks like chocolate, some like vanilla. Both companies made great handguns. For the past several years, Colt had focused more on their Defense Industries book of business, less on the Consumer customer.
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Reloaded so many 44 rounds, kinda lost interest, years back so it only come out once an awhile, 6 in colt anaconda ss with a Bushnell cheap tube dot. Would love to take a deer with it. Nothing like touching off a magnum round. Kinda need one mag gun in arsenal.

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S&W M29/629 44mag available without price mark-up,Colt Anaconda 44mag is in the 'collector' status in price. To me,main difference is in the feel of the factory grips.
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The .44s are definitely in the "try before you buy" range.

Short barreled models seem like a great idea for powerful

SD protection, but muzzle blast and flip make them miserable

to handle.

Some hunt with them, the scopes cost almost as much as the

pistol. If you get one with a longer barrel, and do you job, they

are very accurate.
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you are missing one very important Magnum...I own both S&W and Ruger revolvers and they are both very good...I don't see a difference and would pick whichever you find...availability, prices and coolness
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Whats the difference between S&W .44Mag and Colt?
It looks very handsome but i just wonder whether it fits me
If by it you mean the Anaconda, go for it. The practical shooters' difference is immaterial. But if you ever run across a Powers Custom Ruger Redhawk (they used to bear the name Grandmaster also), stop and take a look. That's where a superstrong frame meets a super smooth action, and the parts or repairs are not out of this world. Yet.

The round itself, I don't care for it because I don't hunt deer. It would have remained a hunting round if not for that movie. But you can shoot 44 Sp and even 44 Russian. The latter is like cream puff coming out of a Redhawk or such.

The challenges with 44 Mag have been covered ^^^^
Adding one more: how's your hearing? If you shoot it for sports (a lot) good luck with that. Guarantee you, every older fan of 44 Mag has hearing loss.
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I own a S&W 629 and a New Model Super Blackhawk. Both are great guns. But the S&W is simply beautiful. I also like the look of the Ruger. But I do not like the look of the Super Redhawk. To me it looks like a snubby that someone added 3 or 4 more inches of the wrong barrel to. I think they are just goofy looking.

My wife is a great cook. But she is nice to look at too. See where I am going with that?
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I would suggest looking at Ruger as well.

As for me, I have a M29 and I shot it for the first time this summer and I loved it! To me, it was a lot of fun to shoot. Sadly I don't have the scratch to touch any Colt revolvers.
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If you do not have much trigger time with a .44, don't waste your money. I have a S&W 629 that I bought "used". Previous owner put 6 rounds through it and promptly traded it in. I picked it up for $299!
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