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OK, how about the LARGEST handgun you ever owned

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by tark, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. hemiram

    hemiram Member

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    My Dan Wesson 44 is the heaviest handgun I own, makes my 629-1, 625-3, and 3 28-2's seem kind of dainty. And parts of it are purple too!
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  2. jar

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    I've never really compared them but most likely one of my revolvers, either one of the Colt SAA clones, Colt New Service or the Dan Wesson 15-2 depending on which barrel is installed.
     
  3. FL-NC

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    In the late 80's I had a 8 3/8" S&W 29 nickel plated. Bought and sold for $300, I believe. Wish I had it now, for the value- not for usefulness.
     
  4. DustyGmt

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    Mister, you're very talented. I wish I had the skills and equipment to pump out my own pistol from scratch.

    I dont own a large bore handgun but the biggest one I ever shot was a BFR .450 Marlin. Very cool experience. It was a hoot whackin 10" steel at 50 yards off hand.
     
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  5. xphunter

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    375 Chey-Tac at 2,020 yards
    352 grain Cutting Edge bullet at 2808 fps.

     
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  6. tark

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    It didn't take that much skill. Copying a gun that is stupid simple is....well... kinda simple.
     
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  7. CapnMac

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    Just has to be the XP-100 in .35rem that I owned for a short while (met a dude way more interested in .35rem than I was).
    Nowadays, it will be one of my 1911s.
     
  8. WisBorn

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    Probably a 30-30 TC Contender with a 14" barrel.
    Followed by a Ruger Super Redhawk in 44 mag with a 9 1/2" barrel.
    I also had a 629 8 3/8"
    All three were scoped for hunting.
     
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  9. commygun

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    Ruger Redhawk, though the Ruger old Vaquero with the 7.5” barrel may be larger overall.
     
  10. bangswitch

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    Tossup between my M57 and M29, both 6" barrels. Maybe the M57 is heavier because the holes in the barrel and cylinder ain't as big, means more steel.
     
  11. Kevin Rohrer

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    7 1/2" Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44mag.
     
  12. 460Shooter

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    Top Three...

    .45-70 BFR with rare factory 5.5" barrel- sold down river because it was still too ponderous.

    Troy 7.5" AR pistol- Pre-2016 election resent to myself (still have it).

    Custom .475 Linebaugh Super Blackhawk by the BFR guy before he started doing BFRs (still have it).
     
  14. GarrettJ

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    14” .45-70 and 16” .45/.410

    I suppose I could throw a 23” barrel on one of those. But that would just be silly.

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    Jim Tertin??
     
  16. Stophel

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    Biggest I have ever had.


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    Had it for years. I still haven't shot the thing yet.

    I never had magnumitis, so the really powerful guns beyond .357 have never interested me (nor could I afford to shoot them anyway). I guess the biggest gun other than the Dragoon is my 624 .44 Special. 6 1/2".
     
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  17. Viper1357

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    My CAI C93 pistol in .223 was a beastly big and heavy (just over 6 lbs. empty) handgun... Don't have it any longer, and honestly don't miss it that much.

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  18. Riomouse911

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    I just bought a Mk. IV with the 10” barrel... I was thinking big bore revolvers and completely forgot about that rimfire and it’s 14.5” OAL.

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    Stay safe.
     
  19. JR24

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    1858 Remington clone, .44 Cal. At least by size.

    Ruger Redhawk .44 mag by weight (I believe).
     
  20. Pat Riot
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    I would say the biggest handgun I owned was a Ruger Charger Takedown. It was also one of my “Why the heck did I buy this thing?” guns. I sold it.

    The biggest handgun I own now is my Ruger Vaquero .45 Colt with a 7 1/2” barrel.

    Here it is with my New Vaquero.

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  21. Armybrat

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    Both of these are kinda hefty...

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  22. milemaker13

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    Wife's 1911.

    ETA: now I'm sitting here thinking I need a bigger gun... thanks again THR!
     
  23. knot4reel

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    SBH 44mag 10" for me.
     
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  24. Brian Williams

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    My biggest was a Ruger Bisley SBH in 45 Colt.
     
  25. doubleh

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    Wow, Pachmayer grips with a pistol attached. It should be easy to hold on to though. :D Kidding aside I have a set of those on a SSA clone and it sure makes it easier on the middle finger when shooting it.

    My biggest gun used to be a Walker Colt but an individual offered me a very nice sum of money for it and now it's his. I still have a third model Colt dragoon that is the heaviest of my bunch or feels that way to me, beating out my Super Blackhawks
     
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