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Old 12-21-2012, 12:45 PM   #11
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I think Larger caliber revolvers I think 44mag
Anything less just aint large & anything over is overkill
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.357 revolver good enough for me backed up by a 12 gauge shotgun!
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I handled a Ruger Special Blackhawk with a 7 1/2" barrel the other day and it was very nicely balanced for such a large revolver. A big bore revolver is the next gun on my list. I'll be keeping an eye on this discussion.
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Well, my take on field guns has been the .44 Magnum Super Blackhawk, with 7 1/2" barrel. I load my own ammunition, so can tailor my cartridges from 180 gr. JHP for varmints to 240 gr. SJHP for deer size game.
Magnum takes a little getting used to, but in a longer barreled Super Blackhawk, recoil is no big thing. I also have set up a .45 Colt to duplicate a Super Blackhawk, and with handloads, there is not too much difference in actual performance.

As to a .44 Special, I carry an ex-357 Magnum Blackhawk three-screw for daily carry.

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After seeing all those nice Rugers on the Post your Ruger Photos thread, I had to start this thread before I was accused of high jacking the photo thread!

Those revolvers look so good!
I've been considering going to a larger caliber gun and would like any impressions on shooting of these larger caliber guns. .... Like gp100 vs sp101 in 357. Recoil?? Which do you like better?
And especially the Blackhawks (convertibles, too) and Redhawks in those 45 calibers (45colt vs 45 ACP) and 44 Mag vs 44 special -- and maybe a comparison in similar guns between the 45 and the 44 Mag - recoil wise. I realize that this is somewhat of an unfair comparison because there is a big weight difference between the Blackhawk and the Redhawk, but ...
Heck... even throw in the Alaskan line - if you like!
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My collection of revolvers consists of the following.

Llama Comanche 357, blue steel 4" barrel
I use .38+p in it, iwb holster.
Smith & Wesson 625. 45 acp. , stainless steel 5" barrel, I use .230 fmj in it, owb holster.
Taurus 605. 5 shot 357, 2" barrel, stainless steel, crimson trace grips. I use .38+ p in it, iwb holster.
Smith & Wesson Governor .45 acp, 45 colt & 410. 3 " barrel, black steel. I use .230 fmj and .410 #000 shot in it. Iwb or owb holster.

These are in the order that they were purchased.
The Taurus 605 is used as a concealed carry firearm the most.

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My collection of revolvers consists of the following.

Llama Comanche 357, blue steel 4" barrel
Smith & Wesson 625. 45 acp. , stainless steel 5" barrel
Taurus 605. 5 shot 357, 2" barrel, stainless steel, crimson trace grips.
Smith & Wesson Governor .45 acp, 45 colt & 410. 3 " barrel, black steel.

These are in the order that they were purchased.
The Taurus 605 is used as a concealed carry firearm the most.
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If this is a comparison of calibers and recoil 44 mag is in a class by itself. People have mentioned 38 snubbies in light weight frames as being heavy recoil. I have a J-frame that shoots 38 +p. It is a hand full. But when I shoot my 7 1/2" Super Blackhawk in 44 mag with 300 grain bullets it makes that J-frame feel like a 22. 44 mag is the most powerful handgun I have ever shot. I don't need anything bigger.
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How do you carry these larger revolvers? Inside - outside - concealed - not? Favorite holsters?
I'm leaning towards a 357 for carry but don't exactly know how I would carry it. Both of those Rugers - 100 and 101 sound excellent and would make good companions. But they must be carried somehow. That's what I don't know.

I'm guessing that the very large - such as the 44 magnum is carried outside - most likely a tailored leather holster.
Your experiences would be appreciated.
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How do you carry these larger revolvers? Your experiences would be appreciated.
Unless you get a shoulder rig, a belt holster's the only way to go. I have S&W, Ruger and Colt large caliber, (44, 41, 357mag. 45LC), revolvers and the only one close to being concealable is the 4" S&W Model 19. While there are several bigger choices available, I wouldn't go any higher than .44mag. I've got a Model 29 and a Super Blackhawk. Recoil is brutal, 2nd shot acquisition's difficult. The Redhawk .41mag is easier to handle, but ammo's expensive, (as are all large calibers), and can be hard to find. The .357mag's a good compromise between power and ease of handling IMHO.
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