How do you like the .44 Magnum?need some advise
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Handguns > Revolver Handguns >

How do you like the .44 Magnum?need some advise

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Javierzzz28's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

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
Javierzzz28 is offline  

Join 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 Today! - Click Here

Old 12-29-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
c3shooter's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 18,717
Liked 11504 Times on 4969 Posts
Likes Given: 1888


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.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
c3shooter is offline  
Old 12-29-2013, 01:58 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
cotex's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 266
Liked 51 Times on 38 Posts


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.

cotex is offline  
Old 12-29-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Euclid,Ohio
Posts: 53
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts


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.
oldman10mm is offline  
Old 12-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,698
Liked 2615 Times on 1486 Posts
Likes Given: 2004


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.
therewolf is offline  
Old 12-29-2013, 02:46 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mouser's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Now residing in Lower Alabama
Posts: 415
Liked 193 Times on 135 Posts
Likes Given: 209


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
Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.
-Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 1822.
Mouser is offline  
Old 12-29-2013, 03:01 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mercator's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 9,945
Liked 5187 Times on 3476 Posts
Likes Given: 2636


Originally Posted by Javierzzz28 View Post
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.
Mercator is offline  
Old 12-29-2013, 03:03 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Rick1967's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Clifton,Colorado
Posts: 4,608
Liked 2240 Times on 1227 Posts
Likes Given: 1421


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?
Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Rick1967 is offline  
Old 12-29-2013, 03:04 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Polygon's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 843
Liked 69 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 117


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.
Polygon is offline  
Old 12-29-2013, 03:25 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
robocop10mm's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 11,131
Liked 3814 Times on 1947 Posts
Likes Given: 447


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!
In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball
robocop10mm is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
A little advise ctshooter General Shotgun Discussion 17 12-31-2012 04:22 PM
advise for my first ar xavier42003 AR-15 Discussion 11 02-09-2011 03:50 AM
My First Gun - Please advise danzaka General Handgun Discussion 34 10-04-2010 07:57 AM
Need some advise? ANAKINANAYA AR-15 Discussion 8 08-07-2010 03:46 AM
.327 Magnum-.32 H&R Magnum-.32 S&W Long IDVague General Handgun Discussion 6 07-28-2010 10:34 PM

Newest Threads