.44 Special GP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by DPris, Nov 29, 2016.

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  1. Macchina

    Macchina Member

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    I wonder if this will spark some kind of 44 Mag Jr. "Ruger Only .44 SPL" load data...
     
  2. DPris

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    Nope. :)
    Sorry, but you'll have to wait for an official announcement.
    I've only gone as far as I have for the benefit of those considering buying something like a Charter to get a DA .44 Special.

    Best & last I can say is there'll definitely be sights & barrels. :D
    Denis
     
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  3. ST1959

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    Exciting news
     
  4. Panzerschwein

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    I wonder when the announcement will be?
     
  5. DPris

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    Me too.
    Denis
     
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    It would make a great Christmas present from me to ... me. And Christmas is just around the corner ...

    Just sayin' ...
     
  7. joneb

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    For the shooter that does not reload this could be a tough sell, the ammo is quit expensive. If I did not reload, a 5 shot 45 acp revolver might make more sense.
    I have a S&W 696 nd that I reload for and it is a joy shoot.
     
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  8. Drail

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    Yes they are. I probably would not have bought a 696 if I didn't reload already. I had no idea how great the .44 Spl. is until I started working up loads for that little powerhouse. The right load in that gun is so much fun to shoot. No bark or blast - just a big slow shove. Everybody who shoots it wants one.
     
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  10. ST1959

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    Ruger unveiled the GP100 .22 revolver on Dec 9, 2015..... as I write this, that's 363 days ago. Maybe we won't hafta wait til ShotShow (early 2017) for the .44 spl unveiling. Gee, a guy can dream....
     
  11. Walkalong

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    Good, those are handy on a revolver, especially the barrels.
     
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    Haha! Your comment made me laugh out loud. I don't mean the cutesy little ''lol'' thing, I mean I laughed out frickin' loud. Thanks!! Funny line!
     
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  13. the Black Spot

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    Hopefully they will good forcing cones.
     
  14. DPris

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    Yeah, hopefully.
    Lately you have to watch those.
    Just had the cone on my Kodiak cleaned up, my newest Ruger.
    Had sorta a multi-angle cut. :)
    Denis
     
  15. Drail

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    Regardless of who designs the forcing cone or what type of steel they make the barrel out of hot gases from hot loads will erode it away in time. It's just the laws of Physics. How long that will take depends very much on what kind of ammo you shoot and how much. Just say NO to super hot +P+ flame thrower loads and your gun will last many years.
     
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  16. Tallball

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    Some ingenious rationalization will have to be involved with my eventual and inevitable purchase of a GP100 in 44 special.

    I already have a Bulldog for coat pocket carry:
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  17. Tallball

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    ...and a sweet Rossi 720 for belt carry, plinking, or fun at the range...
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    ...and an excellent three-screw Super Blackhawk for serious range work and hunting...
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    ..but I will think of some sort of reasonable excuse...
     
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  19. Drail

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    I would definitely carry that Rossi. It ain't no S&W but it's built better than a Charter. Don't get me wrong - I love the Charter .44 - I carried one for many years. But it is what it is - a very lightly constructed revolver. Like Jeff Cooper said - carry it a lot - shoot it a little........
     
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  20. huntsman

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    Shoulda been a .45acp :(
     
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    How about "I WANT"?

    That's as much rationalization I can come up with. I certainly don't need one.
     
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    Gee, not BOLD in 72 point type size?

    You are not "shouting" loud enough.:)
     
  23. Deaf Smith

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    Saw a 696 S&W .44 spl. 5 shooter at a pawn shop. 3 inch barrel. ONE GRAND!!! Yep, thousand dollars.

    Anyway, I have a few S&W 629 Mountain Guns. I'll just shoot them with .44 spls.

    Deaf
     
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  24. Drail

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    People who reload .44 Spl. and choose to carry a snub revo will pay the premium prices for a 696. I wish I had bought 3 or 4 back in 1996 when they first hit the street ($400). As soon as I read about a new L frame snub in .44 Spl. I was hooked. I walked into the 1500 table Indianapolis gun show and saw only one. I still think it may be the best carry revo S&W ever dreamed up. It just was never a caliber that was supported by the ammunition industry. The Cowboy Action shooters changed that some, but it's still an oddball. But it works flat good....... and it's an L frame.
     
  25. Walkalong

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    Maybe next, I would have to have one of those as well.
     
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