Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by GunnyUSMC, Feb 4, 2018.
two 44's in the stable
Both. I find the slightly different (and overlapping) attributes of both the medium & large bore revolvers offer me versatility.
I'm no longer the avid reloader of my youth, though, and don't shoot my .44's as much as I did as a younger revolver shooter. It would be different if I were a hunter (but I'm not).
In the revolver days of my former agency the .357MAG was the issued caliber, but .44 MAG was an authorized optional duty caliber (along with .44 SPL, .45 Colt & .45ACP). I knew a lot of guys who carried them (and a gal who carried a .45Colt revolver). Back in those days (70's & 80's) it wasn't unusual to find police officers and deputy sheriffs carrying .44's (or .45's or .41's). I didn't want to spend the money on the Buscadero rig many guys used for uniform duty, so I never got around to carrying one of my .44's on-duty (wanting to spend my gun money on other things), but I did carry one or another .44 off-duty quite often. I eventually changed from Magnum loads to Specials in my revolvers, though, and later didn't feel like concealing the larger .44's anymore (IWB of a Redhawk or N-frame gets tiresome).
I have more remaining .357's than .44's.
As I reload for my GP-100 & Marlin 1894/.357, space is limited for loaded ammo storage in my small house. Components have also been hard to come by until last summer. Being "retired", funds are also limited so I'm staying with the .357 only.
Ruger Blackhawk 357........the old man left it to me. It was his favorite gun.
I successfully used it on a pig hunt many years ago, but I rarely shoot it.
At the moment,
SP101 357 magnum
S&W 686 3" Talo 357
S&W 686 Competitor 357
Henry Lever Action rifle 357 magnum
S&W 460V 460 S&W Magnum
Ruger No 1 460 S&W Magnum
I'm sure I'll pick up a 44 or three in the future.
I'm .357 and .45colt.
Here are my representatives:
I've owned a bunch of 357's over the years. Until I bought a 44. At the time I owned a Ruger GP-100 and Smith 686. I found the Smith 629 was actually 1 oz lighter and close enough to the same size that it fit most of the same holsters. Ammo was only about 50 cents more per box and with mid range loads it didn't recoil any more than 357 mag. If I needed hotter loads they are available, but I rarely shoot them. I sold my 357's, but a few years later ran across a really nice Smith 28 that I just had to have for the collection so I do own both.
But in all honesty, I'm not a true revolver fan. I like what I have for historical purposes, but if I'm using a handgun for anything other than a range toy it is a semi-auto.
Currently, one 357 and three 44's. I've put thousands of rounds of both down range over the years. I do shoot the 44's much more often. I just have a soft spot in my heart for them.
I have a few .44 mags; a 629 Mountain Gun, a 629 Power Port 6.5" and a Win 94 trapper.
I do have a GP 100 in .44 Spl.
I have a few .357's in the safe as well; a 2.5" m-19, a 3" m-13, two Dan Wesson 15's with pistol pack 2,4,6 and 8VH barrels. (The m-15's also have an EWK 3" barrel/shroud I can install as well) My old duty gun for a short period was a 7- shot 686+ 4" and I have a Rossi 92 with a 16" barrel.
My .38's include a new Colt Cobra, m-642, m-49 nickeled, an SP 101 and an old M&P 4" that my great uncle used as his duty gun with the Las Vegas Police Department from 1945-1965. This poor old bird has serious holster wear and either a "13" or a "B" poorly engraved on it, I can't tell. I would love a Turnbull restoration to match the nice grip panels it has, but the $$$ is easily too much for my pocketbook.
I like them all, and load both the Spl's and Mag's for them as well.
I have both
Super Redhawk 6.5
Marlin 1894 in 44
Colt Trooper Mk III .357 Mag
Ruger Redhawk .44 Mag
For practicality purposes I have a .357. I used to own a .44 mag but found it had a hard time affording the ammo prices. Maybe one day I will get another one.
Yeap 357 and 44 too. Love that 44 mag!
Next on list is 45 colt
Then something bigger
Say 475 area
In the current tense, neither. In the past tense, both. Many .357's-mostly Colts, but a couple Smiths also. Only 2 44's, A Blackhawk and a Redhawk.
i had a Trooper and a Redhawk exactly like Walkalong's.
A Security Six that is my sister's favorite and a Super Blackhawk that's my favorite (along with a matching Marlin lever gun).
Now that you have added "other flavor" I will add. 32 H&R MAG and 500 S&W MAG. But I still shoot the 44 the most.
3 of them
My favorite is my old duty revolver police service six.
IF that gun could talk!
i have both, a Ruger Blackhawk and Ruger 44 carbine plus a Blackhawk in 357 along with an SP101 and Gp100 a Hammerli Single Action also in 357.........
3 or 4 I guess. A GP-100, Ruger LCR and Marlin 1894 all in .357, plus a SuperBlackhawk that I reload .44 special level loads in .44 Mag cases. Love making big holes in paper. Shoot them all regularly.
I bought this new in 1987. It's a 686 Smith no dash .357. Accurate and powerful. I still have the box and papers, even the receipt. It does everything I ask of it here in the Missouri Ozarks. I would probably opt for a .44 mag if I ever went to Alaska but I'm happy with the .357 and probably will never go to Alaska.
.357 Ruger GP100 Match Champion
really sweet pictures of revolvers makes me what to add more to the stable , I mean revolvers are just eye candy compared to the everyday plastic guns of today,
I just bought a LCRx.
I have both .357 Mag. & .44 Mag.
Taurus 65 & 66 & 605
Ruger GP100 MC, SP101,
Both, a 6" 686 and a 44 SRH with scope. Also have a Henry in 357 and a Ruger 44 very soon.
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