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Old 08-10-2017, 12:48 AM   #21
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I looked at the GP100 44 spec for a while till I saw the S&W M-69 2 3/4 in.
Why get a gun in 44 spec when for a similar size and weight get a 44 mag
and shoot both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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IM sure by now the OP has made his choice.
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I looked at the GP100 44 spec for a while till I saw the S&W M-69 2 3/4 in.
Why get a gun in 44 spec when for a similar size and weight get a 44 mag
and shoot both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

not everyone wants or feels they need a pistol in 44 Magnum and may prefer a 44 Spl. instead.

compare the ballistics for yourself.

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I looked at the GP100 44 spec for a while till I saw the S&W M-69 2 3/4 in.
Why get a gun in 44 spec when for a similar size and weight get a 44 mag
and shoot both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you handload, there is no practical difference. Many of Elmer Keith's .44 Special handloads were hotter than the first commercial .44 magnum loads.

In any case having both the GP 100 and a Charter Arms .44 I find the lighter CA much more comfortable to carry in the summer time all day. Agreed that if I was actually hunting and loaded the cartridges to the max, I would bring the stouter Ruger, but for every day carry with mild loads the CA is a smarter choice IMO.
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