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I do not "need to sell" my DEAGLE now, likely I'll just keep it. But like many of us here at the HPFF, that means stocking up on the caliber, accessorizing, adding caliber companions and so forth 馃樄

@Pistolkitty enabled me with the Rossi 38spc/357mag lever gun, :love::love::love: and now I am hoping to get lucky and find one in 44. Then a revolver maybe?

What do you all think of the Taurus? I really love the feel of the old style, to me that means "not semi-automatic" so a modern revolver is about perfect to scratch that particular itch. Are there any other less expensive 44mag wheel guns you gals and guys like? I'll likely end up with a Smiff someday, and Ruger is just too strong to say no to. Especially if I get to reloading. Which I intend to do. (y)

I had nearly bought an "ASTRA" in 44mag once upon a time, but it was a bit worn and I was still quite a newb. I'm wondering about things to avoid wasting time on, too.
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I like the grips and feel of the s&w, but my heart belongs to the Super Blackhawk.....
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AMEN, PK. Ruger stole my heart long ago. Just never had the dosh for one
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.44 Magnum is a rifle round for me. I would not want to shoot .44 Magnum using a pistol. I have only shot a .44 Magnum using a revolver but that was about twenty years ago. (Man, I feel young saying that.) Someday I would like to try a .44 Magnum rifle. Most powerful round I have ever fired is a twelve gauge magnum load and I know that is nothing compared to what many people have fired on these forums.
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.44 Magnum is a rifle round for me. I would not want to shoot .44 Magnum using a pistol.
I had a buddy in the Army with a S&W 29, his German wife shot the thing. It鈥檚 a perfectly good handgun round.

Smith is the OG of the caliber, Ruger is the right answer if you want to shoot a lot. Taurus is good enough, never heard of anyone shooting one to death, it鈥檚 always, 鈥淚 know a guy鈥.l
Make your choice, and pay the price.
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AMEN, PK. Ruger stole my heart long ago. Just never had the dosh for one
You should cash in those gold nuggets we found digging tunnels...
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I had a buddy in the Army with a S&W 29, his German wife shot the thing. It鈥檚 a perfectly good handgun round.

Smith is the OG of the caliber, Ruger is the right answer if you want to shoot a lot. Taurus is good enough, never heard of anyone shooting one to death, it鈥檚 always, 鈥淚 know a guy鈥.l
Make your choice, and pay the price.
Good advice. Except now it's a 3 way tie LOL! I'd be fine with a Taurus, I'm sure. A Smith or Ruger checks all the boxes but then I'd be more like looking at is as a collectible. Especially an S&W.

@Pistolkitty hey the Blackhawk is the DA/SA swing out cylinder and the Redhawk is the SA gate load, Correct? My girl's FIL has the SA with the loading door, kind of a throwback (still totes COOL) but I prefer a modern style wheel gun.

I know I can look it up, but I'm getting ready for work.
Did I tell y'all Mole got a new job? Electrical Dept. at Lowe's :cool:
Busy as all get out on memorial day weekend :eek::eek::eek:
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Da Mole surfaces in the electrical department at Lowe's? Hopefully they posted a warning on the door!
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@Pistolkitty hey the Blackhawk is the DA/SA swing out cylinder and the Redhawk is the SA gate load, Correct? My girl's FIL has the SA with the loading door, kind of a throwback (still totes COOL) but I prefer a modern style wheel gun.
No, you doofus.馃ぃ
Black Hawks are Single action, and load through a gate.
Red Hawks are double action, swing out cylinders.

Add the word Super in front of those names to get larger, all steel grip frames, and unfluted cylinders for more strength. The Super Redhawk also gets GP100 type springs and more beef in front of the cylinder, IIRC.
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No, you doofus.馃ぃ
Black Hawks are Single action, and load through a gate.
Red Hawks are double action, swing out cylinders.

Add the word Super in front of those names to get larger, all steel grip frames, and unfluted cylinders for more strength. The Super Redhawk also gets GP100 type springs and more beef in front of the cylinder, IIRC.
Got it, Red > Black. Add SUPER.

I saw a good article on all of the models from Taurus up to Korth.

Korth :eek: over $5k
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Good article covering pretty much all mid level to top end 44mag revolvers.
I do not "need to sell" my DEAGLE now, likely I'll just keep it. But like many of us here at the HPFF, that means stocking up on the caliber, accessorizing, adding caliber companions and so forth 馃樄

@Pistolkitty enabled me with the Rossi 38spc/357mag lever gun, :love::love::love: and now I am hoping to get lucky and find one in 44. Then a revolver maybe?

What do you all think of the Taurus? I really love the feel of the old style, to me that means "not semi-automatic" so a modern revolver is about perfect to scratch that particular itch. Are there any other less expensive 44mag wheel guns you gals and guys like? I'll likely end up with a Smiff someday, and Ruger is just too strong to say no to. Especially if I get to reloading. Which I intend to do. (y)

I had nearly bought an "ASTRA" in 44mag once upon a time, but it was a bit worn and I was still quite a newb. I'm wondering about things to avoid wasting time on, too.
I鈥檓 leaning toward the Stainless Taurus Tracker in .44 mag. Already got the model 627 in .357, and I really like it. If the .44 is just as good, then it should be near perfect . Only choice left would be either a 4鈥 or a 6鈥..
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For hunting 6鈥, for defense 4鈥. For both鈥.get both! It鈥檚 easy, right?
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For hunting 6鈥, for defense 4鈥. For both鈥.get both! It鈥檚 easy, right?
Yeah, but only if you can afford it, and at the moment, I can鈥檛. Lol
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Yeah, but only if you can afford it, and at the moment, I can鈥檛. Lol
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I hear ya, Bro

If I had that kind of dough I'd be grabbing the lever gun plus a revolver at the same time before 2 revolvers. If in doubt, get the 6" and practice a long quick draw from a holster. If the DA brings you up on a higher charge after a defensive shooting, tell the jury "it's 2-3/8" shorter than a Dirty Harry gun!" 馃樄
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I hear ya, Bro

If I had that kind of dough I'd be grabbing the lever gun plus a revolver at the same time before 2 revolvers. If in doubt, get the 6" and practice a long quick draw from a holster. If the DA brings you up on a higher charge after a defensive shooting, tell the jury "it's 2-3/8" shorter than a Dirty Harry gun!" 馃樄
Ya got that right, but gotta carry it crossdraw.:LOL::ROFLMAO:
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I like the grips and feel of the s&w, but my heart belongs to the Super Blackhawk.....
You had my hopes up when you said "Super," but then I saw Blackhawk instead of Redhawk. I do like my double-action revolvers for controlled pairs. Single-action is good for my BP revolvers, though!

@undeRGRound
Maybe Taurus has upped their revolver game, but before you jump on one of their .44s, just do some research to see about any systemic sources of gripes current owners have. Personally, I would point you in the direction of a Redhawk or Super Redhawk. My own Redhawk has been a great revolver, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend one to anyone, given the strength of Ruger's design and its accuracy.
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.44 Magnum is a rifle round for me. I would not want to shoot .44 Magnum using a pistol. I have only shot a .44 Magnum using a revolver but that was about twenty years ago. (Man, I feel young saying that.) Someday I would like to try a .44 Magnum rifle. Most powerful round I have ever fired is a twelve gauge magnum load and I know that is nothing compared to what many people have fired on these forums.
Inherited a Taurus .44 mag revolver. DEFINITELY prefer shooting my Marlin 1894 over it.
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