good 44 mag

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by glockkid23, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. glockkid23

    glockkid23 New Member

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    Im looking for a good med/large frame 44 mag with a short barrel, something that handles nicely for inside the truck and essentially ccw. Ive looked into taurus and heard they are unreliable and s&w is just to expensive any advice??
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    A Ruger Redhawk .44 mag Alaskan might fit the bill...$757 out the door at Buds. Ruger Super RedHawk .44Mag Alaskan 2.5" $757.00 SHIPS FREE
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  3. Ruzai

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    If you're looking for something that may be a good for ccw but stand up to being a truck gun you might take a good look at the Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan. Its a short barrel (2.5 inches) but its built like a tank and will stand up to a steady diet of magnums. If you want a bit longer of a barrel you might look at the Redhawk with the 4.2 inch barrel. The Smith and Wesson's are accurate and wonderful guns but I personally would feel guilty letting it get abused as a truck gun.
     
  4. lonewolf101

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    the Turaus tracker .44 mag 4" barel 549.99 + tax at Cabales
     
  5. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I would recommend a Ruger Super Redhawk like the others have said, and I also recommend that you look around at some local gunshops and gunshows to see if you can maybe find a good used Smith and Wesson 44 magnum.
     
  6. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Don't pay attention to the MSRP on Smith's site my 629 Talo cost me $808 but that was before the Combat action job and C&S rear sight.


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  7. freefall

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    Forget the Super Redhawk, WAYY overweight. Look for a used 4" Smith or get a 4 5/8 Super Blackhawk. If they make a 4" Redhawk that would be nice.
     
  8. mes227

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    +1 on this. I love my Alaskan but it's just too heavy for routine carry. I have mine for a hiking gun. It's a fantastic truck gun, though, as it'll take about all the abuse you can throw at it and never complain.

    The S&W 29 or 629 Mountain Gun (4" brl) is a much lighter, slimmer, more easily holstered solution. You can find them used in good condition for under $700 in stainless and $600 blued, sometimes much less; I bought a stainless MG early this year for $500 - great mechanical condition but a lot of holster wear - the ideal truck gun.

    Personally I'd stay away from the Taurus. The problems seem to be "out of the box". That is, they come from the factory with a lot of problems - one gun shop owner told me he has more problems with Taurus than all other makes combined.
     
  9. Durangokid

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    29-2 .44 Mag. 4". Load 330 grs cast 20/296.:D
     
  10. freefall

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    That sounds like a serious load for a Smith.:eek: Nice looking piece tho. Can tell it gets loved regular.
     
  11. onenut58

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    Go look in guns america,com or gunsinternational.com and check out a nice used ruger redhawk in a four inch barrel. Not a super red hawk which is a heaver bulkier gun.You can get them very nice for around 500 bucks.Blued or stainless. I would go with stainless for beating around in a truck. A little mag polish or 600 sand paper and they can be made to look brand new if you scuff one up.
     
  12. Elwood1

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    Forget the Taurus Tracker, my boss has one, a POS in my opinion, it doesnt shoot near as good as my smith, weighs more and only holds 5 rounds. He went the cheap route and now regrets it.
    Here is what I have and would recomend, its a little pricey but it doesnt get any better than this for a small 44 mag for a ccw or truck gun, it is super light, Very accurate, I have a 629 that doesnt shoot near as good, and it hold 6 shots. I paid $950 for it and am VERY happy with it.

    Smith & Wesson Model 329PD AirLight Scandium frame.
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    When it comes time to protect yourself, your family, or your property, it isnt time to be cheap!
    The Rugers are very nice, I have two Super Rdehawks and a super Blackhawk, both feel like you have a brick strapped to your waist, just to heavy to comfortably carry. JMHO.
     
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  13. stalkingbear

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    They do make a 4" Redhawk, in either .44mag or .45colt, both stainless. If you're looking for less weight check out the Scandium S&W model 329PD.