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Has anybody seen the 2.5" 44 mg taurus tracker?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ssteven1, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. ssteven1

    ssteven1 Well-Known Member

    My local gun shop had a new gun that I have never seen before. It is built on the taurus tracker frame but is a 44 mag with a 2.5 inch barrell and fixed sights. I cannot find this gun on the taurus website. I looks like it would hurt to shoot 44 mags in but a nice 44 special gun. If it is still there one my next pay check I will probally but it on layaway.
  2. rtl

    rtl Well-Known Member

    Oh really....?

    No, haven't seen that. I'm still kicking myself for not picking up a 445 before they became extinct and was just about to make a 200 mile drive this weekend to pick up a 2" 455 before that supply dries up as well. I'll have to ask my local shop owner about that tomorrow.

    Would love to see a pic once you pick it up.

  3. ssteven1

    ssteven1 Well-Known Member

    The gun looked just like the 445 but said 44 magnum on the barrell. I did not remember to check and see what model it said it was.
  4. rtl

    rtl Well-Known Member

    Do you remember if it has a ported barrel?
  5. ssteven1

    ssteven1 Well-Known Member

    Yes it did have a ported barrell.
  6. rtl

    rtl Well-Known Member

    So basically this but in .44 mag:


    Gotta tell you, I am very intrigued. Didn't get back in the house tonight early enough to check with the local shop, will have to stop by tomorrow to inquire.
  7. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    A hot .44 mag loaded with a JHP bullet designed for the special would HAVE to put the hurt on the BG. :what: Probably wouldn't have to worry a lot about over-penetration, either, with such a load.
  8. rtl

    rtl Well-Known Member

    Stopped by two gun shops and called three others this morning, of course their wholesalers are closed today, but none of them could find anything on this on paper or on line. Two of them suggested it may be a limited production run that never makes the catalog or internet, maybe to test the waters for demand. One said FN has done that a couple times recently.

    Next time you're in that shop, would you mind inquiring what they know about it, where they got it, if they think they'll get more.....?

    Hope it's still there for you.

  9. bigmike45

    bigmike45 Well-Known Member

    I have the gun rtl showed the Taurus link for. The 415 in .41mag and it is not bad at all to shoot. The barrel is ported, which I am sure helps in muzzle rise and the grips that come from Taurus, though they look funky, work great and really absorb the kick kinda turning it into a push!!!! Here it is along with a couple of my Rugers.
  10. phydaux

    phydaux Well-Known Member

  11. bpisler

    bpisler Well-Known Member

    I think taurus makes a 6 shot 44mag snubbby
    based on the ultralite 44mag,it should have a
    2.25" barrel and fixed sights.I can't remember
    if it's ported or not.
  12. ssteven1

    ssteven1 Well-Known Member

    here is a picture.

  13. ezypikns

    ezypikns Well-Known Member

    I believe there's an article.....

    in the new 'Combat Handguns' magazine. The one in the magazine had a soft red rubber insert in the rear of the grip to absorb recoil.
  14. bpisler

    bpisler Well-Known Member

    The one in the magazine is the ultralite which
    is a 6 shot compared to 5 shots for the tracker.
  15. Arcticfox

    Arcticfox Well-Known Member

    I bought one a few weeks ago. I've put 50 (special) rounds thru it so far. The grip is great! The sights are perfect for quick targeting. I am having trouble with my grouping, but intend to hit the range again this weekend to test the accuracy. The quality is not up to snuff with a Smith, but the price was right, and I wanted a cheap, big bore, carry gun. Let me tell you, this is it! The 629 (with crimson trace) stays at the ready at home, and the Taurus travels with me.
  16. rtl

    rtl Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the pics, links and info, I printed them off and will be taking it to my local shop to ask him to please try a little harder to find one for me.
  17. Arcticfox

    Arcticfox Well-Known Member

    I finally loaded up with some magnum rounds yesterday. Shot outside at a local gravel pit. The recoil is brutal! :( My hand started to weld after 5 rounds. I wasn't afraid (magnum flinch), it was just a little more harsh than I care to shoot with any regularity.

    I still love the sights on this gun! Especially in day light. Quick target acquisition is the strong point here! Of course, if I were Bill Jordon, I wouldn't care about sights! :cool:
  18. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    It is late in the thread but after seeing the title I was going to ask, "Why, did you lose one??":D
  19. Got one on a "close out"

    I bought one of the Taurus 2" .44 Mag Trackers at a gun show several weeks ago in Orlando, FL. The dealer had them marked at $379 show special! (His exclamation). He had a stack of about six or eight. I asked if he'd take $350 cash, got a permit, won't have to talk to me again. Yup, and home she went.

    It has a orange fibre optic front sight, flat as opposed to the ramp style I remember seeing elswhere. The rear is just a notch. This gun is genrerally well made, and locks up tighter than a drum. Upon close inspection, there are some noticeable tool marks around the muzzle area. It shouldn't hurt accuracy as the actual crown is recessed about 1/2" inside the ported expansion area. The liitle spring latch on the crane sticks in the "in" position occasionally, but that doesn't seem to matter much.

    At the risk of giving away my age, my first Taurus was in 1977. It was my last until the purchase of this gun. Way back when, the Taurus looked good and worked great...for a while. That first Taurus had such soft metal that after only moderate use the latching mechanism and pawl were just metal particles wearing away with each shot. At last, the gun came apart in my hands after it's final trigger pull. It was a .38 special, blued with a 6" barrel. I may have hand loaded it up a bit, but the metal was just soft and crappy.

    Fast forward 30 years...the 2" Tracker in .44 mag is a whole different ball game. I'm not recoil sensitive as I shoot a .50 AE Desert Eagle that my wife bought me. (No, no sisters available). This 2" tracker is a heavier recoiler than the DE. With Gold Dot 230 grain "Deer Hunter" loads from Georgia Arms this little revolver will rock your world. You have to be a recoil freak (I am) to fire this baby. Maybe that's why the lower price move'em out atitude of the dealer was evident.

    All in all, with the right load, I find myself carrying this often. Speer has a new load for short barrel guns, and the 230 grain version in .44 magnum is not that bad and is accurate enough for close quarters. The sound is very loud. The people shooting next to me at the range yesterday, waited until I took a break to shoot.

    Only one negative except the minor tool marks: the rubber (ribber) grips snag on clothing when carrying concealed. I wouldn't want to try wood grips, so you just have to remeber to pull your shirt down and watch the snagging.

    I can't seem to find the right speedloader yet. Anybody know which 5 round make/model is right?
  20. WildWally

    WildWally New Member

    I bought the blued version in August, 2007. Love the gun--even though the recoil is fairly daunting! I have had a very tough time trying to find a holster to carry the gun in, however. I would like to get a leather, pancake-style (or similar con-carry type holster) with a thumb break. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? My local gun dealer tells me that Ross Leather has one for the 2" 44 Tracker but the dealer has yet to be able to get it. Thanks.....

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