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Who carries a .44 Special?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CZF, Aug 22, 2012.

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  1. AZ Desertrat

    AZ Desertrat Member

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    Yup....S&W M24, 6.5 inch barrel.
     
  2. MachIVshooter

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    SKS. I dremeled them to fit the .44 Spl. body, rim size is a perfect fit. I left the last 1/4" alone, so they're retained between that and the original hook retainer on the other end.
     
  3. cwl1862

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    Yep sometimes I do indeed carry a 44 Spl. I have a 1st Gen CA Bulldog and a S&W 696, thinking about adding a Taurus 445UL to the fold, seems like a nice firearm. In my 44's I carry Speer or CCI 200gr Gold Dots.
     
  4. Jaymo

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    I wish I still had my old Taurus 431 3"
     
  5. Owen Sparks

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    I have had about a dozen small frame 5 shot .44 Specials since 1979. Mostly Bulldogs and Rossis but I did have one Taurus. At present I own 5 since I recently gave the Taurus to my brother. The best bullet for these revolvers is the Speer 200 grain Gold Dot.
     
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    At times I carry this concealed loaded with .44 Special Silver Tips.

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  7. Malamute

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    I carry a 4" 24 when not up on the mountain where the bears hang out more. I keep some Keith loads in it, and use 250 gr Lyman 429421's at about 850 fps for less strenuous duties. As Keith wrote years ago, the gun seems to shoot both loads to the same point of impact when using the same bullet.
     
  8. Nasty Ned

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    Call me old fashoned if you will, I love my Ruger 44 spl. Flat top 4.62 in the blue. An old sholder holster does it for me and yes, I do carry reloads that I trust, lead and 240 gr @ about 850 fps. I've got six beans and it shoots them well.

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  9. Dan-O

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    Magna Port milled off the front sight and installed an XS Big Dot for me. I also had them mini bob the hammer, and jewel and polish both the hammer and trigger.
     
  10. ChasMack

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    That CA that Magna Port did is fine looking! I have XS sights on my G23 that are the nuts. I carry my CA 44spl or my G23 depending. I love the Charter Arms revolver. I fired some cheap stuff I bought just to try the Bulldog out and at 15 yards shot a clover leaf. I was surprised since I read where they were not that good,accurate,etc. This gun is a keeper!
     
  11. jfh

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    I have both a NG 396 and NG 386.

    The NG 386 was converted to DAO by S&W earlier this year, and was returned with a wonderful trigger as well--very smooth, but still stage-able. The 396 has been shot little, so far--been dealing with health issues that have made range time this summer fairly infrequent. I consider them both nearly ideal revolvers for house duty, and for open holstered carry (which I don't care to do.)

    I carry neither, yet, for a couple of reasons--1) I do not have a suitable holster for concealed carry, and 2) my M&P 340 doing pocket duty really has me spoiled.

    I suspect a shoulder rig is what I should consider for the Night Guards, but haven't gotten around to selecting one yet.

    The NG 386 can be looked at here. I guess I haven't photographed the NG 396 yet.



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  12. jfh

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    So, here's the Night Guard 396

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  13. schnarrgj

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    Carry my early 80's Charter pug in the winter months. Very reliable and accurate.
     
  14. Jaymo

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    jfh, that NG 386 is sweet.
     
  15. JERRY

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    schnarrgj, even a 3" bulldog is compact enough for summer carry IWB under a simple t-shirt....give it a try.
     
  16. Jaymo

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    Yup, Bulldog is a great IWB CC gun.
    And it hits like a "well-trained rhinoceros" to quote Jeff Cooper, although he was referring to .45 ACP.
     
  17. BlackSky

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    One of the best carry guns and rigs I've ever had. S&W Model 624 3" in a Lobo Gunleather IWB.

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  18. WC145

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    I carry this old Mag-na-port custom Charter Arms Bulldog "Backpacker", #128 of 250, when the mood strikes and it's appropriate for the occasion. It's a great little belly gun for when things get up close and personal!

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  19. coop2564

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    I have a Bulldog!
     
  20. JERRY

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    WC145, though ive had bad luck twice with C.A. bulldogs i envy you with that backbacker special.
     
  21. rice paddy daddy

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    Charter Arms Bulldog DAO, loaded with Winchester Silvertips in my front pocket.
    Sometimes I carry a Taurus 605 357 magnum in my pocket instead, sometimes it's both - Bulldog in pocket, Taurus in a nylon belt holster under an untucked shirt.
     
  22. The_Armed_Therapist

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    I carried a Taurus 445 for several years... Bought it for $229. I loved that thing. Powerful, concealable, 100% reliable. They stopped making them for a while (I believe), but have recently been making them again. I'll pick another one up eventually.
     
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    I have a early CA bulldog Use the 200 gold dot in it.
     
  24. Frizzman

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    I carry a S&W 296Ti at times with Hornady 165gr Critical Defense ammo. I also use .44 Spl handloads in my 4" 629 at times. The 296 is a regular concealed carry revolver. Its a bit bulky but light.
     
  25. JERRY

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    i never understood why they (S&W) didnt build that (296Ti) on a K frame similiar in size to the Taurus and Rossi .44spls....
     
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