Any other fans of the .44 special?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by ccr203, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. ccr203

    ccr203 New Member

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    I was wondering if I was alone on the island of the .44 special, or if there are others out there.

    Yes it's a large round, and it has considerable recoil, but I am a big guy with large hands so i don't find it uncontrolable.
    Its not my everyday carry, but I do carry it from time to time.

    Mine is a Smith and Wesson 396 Mountain Lite. Lightweight frame(18oz), 3" barrel, 5 shot, green hi viz front sight and hogue bantam grips.

    So I've shown ya mine, show me yours!:)
     

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  2. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    You are not alone. It is an ideal large bore personal defense weapon. A Taurus 431 was my prime piece for over 20 years, and I have had a slew of Single Actions, too. Easy to get accuracy, and easy recoil too if you want that. All of my 44 Magnums see more specials than magnums.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I just traded for an early Charter Arms .44 Special Bulldog target model. I plan on using it for carry.
     
  4. ccr203

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    I was just wondering, as I don't see many of them in my region of the world. 38 and 357 has the majority of the revolver world here, and I would imagine thats true of most places. I like the 44 special and even though it doesn't have a great following, think its an overlooked weapon for defense.
    I have my semi autos too, but seem to fall back to this pistol. It can be limited on ammo, but I have never had a problem, unlike 380 ammo of late. I was just able to get 380 auto target rounds here last week, and that was the first I have seen of that since Jan. Well at least that wasn't $50 a box anyway!

    CA, glad to hear of your new aquisition, hope you enjoy!

    Stay safe,

    Chris
     
  5. TwistedMinded_1911

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    Other then My Colt python the only other Revolver I Owen is the Mountain Lite 3”. Got it from my father not to long ago along with coffee table that it mounts under, took me a long time to talk him out of it, I think it was the last pistol he bought (He was 80 so I got the drop on him).Great revolver.
     
  6. CA357

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    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    This is my version 44 SPECIAL. It's a Smith & Wesson 329PD. While it's really chambered for the 44 Magnum I have found it to be an excellent 44 Special, because of its excessively light weight frame. Even with 500 Magnum grips, this revolver has a brutal recoil when shooting Magnum ammo. However, its the perfect 44 Special!

    This is a very comfortable "big bore" carry revolver...
     

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  8. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    That'll work. :cool:
     
  9. ccr203

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    Nice! Looks like a winner!