Got some money. I want a revolver.

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by gun runner, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hey Gunrunner, if I did not own a 44mag and was considering getting one for home defense I would be going for the one that Dan is posting. That revolver will point good, and I would recommend 44spl for home defense. That is a clean revolver with the grips you want. Man that's a clean gun.
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    Dan, later down the road I want to buy that same revolver with the 4 5/8" barrel. Those are awesome guns.
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    IMHO, the Blackhawk is the way to go. Not because it's cheaper, but because there is no way to get off that second shot any faster than with the single action, and still hit what you want to shoot. On the other hand, if it's to be a HD gun, then load it up with the .44 special, and the Redhawk wins in this application.
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    Carver, Thank you for the input! It will be a backup for hunting/hiking in the rockies. I'm really leaning towards the blackhawk...but after handling a redhawk at the store I was conflicted. The redhawk was really nice too. I have a month to decide :)
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    So these 44 mags can shoot 44 specials?
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    They dont make .44 mags with shorter barrels?
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    Yup, the specials are shorter then the mags. Same diameter though.
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    I wonder what kind of revolvers Doc Holliday and the Earps used in the 1800's?
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    .36, .44, .45 caliber in hand guns. And yes, the .44 special will shoot in the .44 magnum. Both bullets are the same diameter, the 44 magnums are longer, so you can get more powder in them, and the longer case won't fit in the .44 speical revolvers. Just like .38, and .357 magnum.
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