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Vanity: Need .44 Revolver links
Self ^ | 6/5/06 | Robert Teesdale

Posted on 06/05/2006 8:07:40 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale

Hey - a quick vanity question here. A friend is looking for recommendations on a carry pistol while biking up in the Colorado mountains. I am recommending a shrouded hammer, short-barrelled .44 for him. Unfortunately I am having trouble finding a shrouded hammer, short barrelled 44. Anyone have a suggestion?


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1 posted on 06/05/2006 8:07:46 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Robert Teesdale

Charter arms 44 spcl. Bulldog... a good buy if you can find a used one.


2 posted on 06/05/2006 8:09:07 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Robert Teesdale

http://www.charterfirearms.com/


3 posted on 06/05/2006 8:09:52 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Robert Teesdale

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=.44+revolver&btnG=Google+Search


4 posted on 06/05/2006 8:10:20 AM PDT by TommyDale (Stop the Nifongery!)
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To: Robert Teesdale
Tell him to check out the new Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan .454
5 posted on 06/05/2006 8:12:01 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: taxed2death
"Charter arms 44 spcl. Bulldog... a good buy if you can find a used one."

David Berkowitz may be able to give you a good deal on one.

6 posted on 06/05/2006 8:12:25 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: All

I'm recommending the Ruger SP series in .357 or the Charter Arms. The Charter Arms though is unshrouded.


7 posted on 06/05/2006 8:13:15 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: TommyDale
This is from the first link that came back:


8 posted on 06/05/2006 8:13:43 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (What is it about "illegal" you don't understand?)
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To: Robert Teesdale

www.auctionarms.com


9 posted on 06/05/2006 8:13:43 AM PDT by Lexington Green (Welcome to The War On Everything)
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To: DJ Taylor

heheheh... I've had one for years...I've long forgotten how many bazillion rounds I've put through it... it's an inexpensive workhorse..


10 posted on 06/05/2006 8:15:20 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Robert Teesdale
A friend is looking for recommendations on a carry pistol while biking up in the Colorado mountains.

Well, S&W makes a short-barrel .44 mountain gun, but I think since you don't get grizzlies in Colorado, a .357 should suffice - there are compact 5-round .357s, and you can also shoot .38 specials out of it as well for practice.

I guess is he more concerned about 4-legged varmints or 2-legged ones?

11 posted on 06/05/2006 8:16:00 AM PDT by dirtboy (When Bush is on the same side as Ted the Swimmer on an issue, you know he's up to no good...)
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To: Robert Teesdale

I may be mistaken, but I don't believe anyone makes a shrouded-hammer revolver in .44 caliber.


12 posted on 06/05/2006 8:16:34 AM PDT by scooter2
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To: Robert Teesdale
Try this site.

http://www.thegunzone.com/bulldog-pug.html

13 posted on 06/05/2006 8:16:43 AM PDT by processing please hold (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Man, that's a hand cannon!!!!


14 posted on 06/05/2006 8:16:52 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Robert Teesdale
Shrouded hammer nullifies SA capability, not a good idea on a large caliber handgun. OK for a BUG, like a .38 snub.

Go with a 4" .44MAG, with a standard profile barrel, like the SW 629 Mountain Gun or an equivalent Ruger/Taurus.


15 posted on 06/05/2006 8:18:46 AM PDT by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: Robert Teesdale

Why do you want to buy a wimpy 44? :)


16 posted on 06/05/2006 8:18:55 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (The social contract is breaking down.)
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To: Rummyfan

Makes my hand hurt just lookin...


17 posted on 06/05/2006 8:18:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Robert Teesdale

Anyone have any user feedback on the Springfield Armory XD 45ACP? It's gotten rave reviews, but my local gun shop rep says they have a reputation for blowing up and are made by kids in Croatia. What gives?


18 posted on 06/05/2006 8:19:49 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Robert Teesdale
Why so heavy?

The Smith AitLite PD weighs only 12 ounces.

19 posted on 06/05/2006 8:20:26 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If you don't love Jesus, you can go to hell.)
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To: Robert Teesdale

Go to Smith&Wesson's site.Also,Charter Arms.They make a short-barreled .44Mag called"The Bulldog"."The Son of Sam"swore by it!


20 posted on 06/05/2006 8:22:00 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Robert Teesdale

Would you consider a semi-auto instead of a revolver? A subcompact Glock has no hammer at all and you can get them in many calibers including .357 and .45.


21 posted on 06/05/2006 8:23:39 AM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: bandleader
They make a short-barreled .44Mag called"The Bulldog"."The Son of Sam"swore by it!

I thought the Bulldog was a 44 Special.

22 posted on 06/05/2006 8:24:38 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Mr. Mojo; Robert Teesdale

I would second the Ruger Alaskan suggestion. Chambered in .454 Casull it can also be loaded with the milder .45 Long Colt rounds.


23 posted on 06/05/2006 8:26:29 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Clint N. Suhks
My mistake, this .357 S&W model 340 only weighs 11 ounces.


24 posted on 06/05/2006 8:27:50 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If you don't love Jesus, you can go to hell.)
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To: Robert Teesdale
a carry pistol while biking

Read this as "hiking". For a mountain biker, weight is a big deal.

I'd consider a short barreled .357Mag, like the Ruger SP101/GP100 or SW 360/386.

25 posted on 06/05/2006 8:28:03 AM PDT by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: Robert Teesdale

www.rmgo.org

they have a private gun market


26 posted on 06/05/2006 8:28:11 AM PDT by Nightbird
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To: Rummyfan
I love my XD45ACP Tactical model. It is now my primary home defense pistol. There is a forum full of discussion about the gun at HS2000/XDTalk.
27 posted on 06/05/2006 8:30:14 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Nightbird

Just get a .38 snub nose hammerless and load with wad cutters. Easy to fire from the pocket.


28 posted on 06/05/2006 8:30:41 AM PDT by tigtog
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To: Robert Teesdale

Yeah. Look for a smaller caliber. I'm assuming this guy is not familiar with firearms or he would be making his own choice. A .44 is a cannon and short of a bear, something in a smaller caliber will offer more choice and be more user friendly.


29 posted on 06/05/2006 8:38:11 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Robert Teesdale

Charter Arms apparently does not make a hamerless or shrouded 44 spcl. I don't know of anyone who does. Maybe Charter did in years past and a used one can be found.

I agree with others here. The 44 special makes a big hole, but is rather enemic. Many 357's will provide sufficient power and can be found in the configuration you cited.

Glock makes a 10mm compact semi-auto that produces a great deal of power in a small, light package (Model G29).


30 posted on 06/05/2006 8:38:40 AM PDT by umgud (FR, NASCAR & 24, way too much butt time)
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To: Robert Teesdale

Gun porn on a Monday. We truly live in a blessed age...


31 posted on 06/05/2006 8:39:26 AM PDT by jebeier (RICE '08)
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To: Robert Teesdale

I know of no shrouded hammer 44 mag revolvers.

However, if he can afford it, smith and wesson offers a scandium frame model of the smith model 29 that might be perfect for him as a back packer. I think it runs about $800. It is very light.

Personally, Id rather opt for a 10MM Glock, unless I was going to Alaska. THe 10mm has great penetration and is roughly equal to a 41 mag in power. If you pick the Glock 20, it has 15 rounds in the mag too.


32 posted on 06/05/2006 8:41:34 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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To: Rummyfan

BS on them blowing up. They are getting universally fine reviews. I wish I could afford one right now.

They are made in Croatia though.


33 posted on 06/05/2006 8:43:24 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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To: Mr. Mojo

Oh man, is there any hope of having functioning wrists after firing that? Not to mention ears?


34 posted on 06/05/2006 8:54:12 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Funny taglines are value plays.)
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Thanks for the links. I am recommending the Super Alaskan Redhawk; he's concerned with four-footed predators, not the two-legged versions.

$860 new seems reasonable. How hard are these to get at a local dealer?
35 posted on 06/05/2006 8:55:16 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Robert Teesdale
Worst-case anticipated scenario is biking up in the Front Range foothills and having to get a mountain lion off his young daughter. My sense is that the Super Alaskan is the best choice; no doubt that if he hits it in the right place, it's going down. The .454 Casull is a good round for that and I like the snub. I'm recommending a front fannypack holster for him as well; so he can go from ease of biking to calm in shopping without having social issues arising amongst the hoplophobes.

Yes, correct that he's not a regular shooter. That's why I am recommending revolvers only; simple, no jamming worries under stress and powerful enough to do the job.
36 posted on 06/05/2006 9:00:41 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

What did you say?


37 posted on 06/05/2006 9:03:46 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: Robert Teesdale
The .454 Casull is a good round for that and I like the snub.

.454 is a huge, intimidating cartridge for a non-shooter, esp in a small-ish platform like the Ruger.

For Alaska, or Montana where 1000lb bears are common, maybe a good choice, but for a 120lb Cougar, a properly loaded 357 or .44 Magnum is PLENTY of gun.

.44 Mag is reasonably suitable for bears, properly loaded.

The .480/.454 is too much gun, too heavy, excessive recoil, for a non shooter concerned about relatively small predators.

JMO.

38 posted on 06/05/2006 9:09:17 AM PDT by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: xsrdx

Ruger is now offering the Alaskan snubbie in .44 mag.


39 posted on 06/05/2006 9:11:56 AM PDT by umgud (FR, NASCAR & 24, way too much butt time)
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To: battlecry

LOL!

I am a total firearms novice, but the two times I've been to a range there was a guy (same guy both times) a few booths down with a .454.

Simply unbelievable how loud that thing was.


40 posted on 06/05/2006 9:33:01 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Funny taglines are value plays.)
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To: mbynack

I stand corrected!My favorite .44Mag is my S&W"Classic"w/5" barrel and full lug.


41 posted on 06/05/2006 9:33:55 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I've shot an 8" .44 S&W Model 29 in the California desert. I kid you not, the muzzle blast would make the pickup truck move.

One of the things on my mind is that if I ever need to discharge a firearm in a home defense situation, I probably would have to kiss my hearing goodbye.


42 posted on 06/05/2006 9:55:24 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: Armedanddangerous

The only negative is 10MM round is not on every gun store shelf.


43 posted on 06/05/2006 11:06:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Armedanddangerous
BS on them blowing up. They are getting universally fine reviews. I wish I could afford one right now.

Good to know thanks. I can't afford one right now either as I bought a Glock instead.

44 posted on 06/05/2006 11:10:58 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Simply unbelievable how loud that thing was.

Yeah, even through earplugs and earphones!

45 posted on 06/05/2006 11:12:02 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: taxed2death
Bought one for my brother in Arizona, he carries it when he goes out on search and rescue. Plenty of gun just kicks like a mule and awful damn loud when shooting Corbons.
46 posted on 06/05/2006 12:04:35 PM PDT by Graycliff (Long haired freaky people, need not apply.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That is true eric, so do what I do.

Order your ammo a case at a time from www.ammoman.com

I dont have a 10mm(always wanted one), but I did get 45acp ball from them, and a friend just bought a case of 308 match ammo from the company for his new DPMS Arms 308 M-4 style rifle.


47 posted on 06/05/2006 2:45:35 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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To: Armedanddangerous

I went the .40 route with my Glock. I was a little apprehensive about the popularity of the round but its become almost as common as .38 Sp. I have a 6 inch blue Python I got in 1970. Its in 95 percent condition. I have pretty much retired it in favor of the semi auto.


48 posted on 06/05/2006 3:17:16 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

If you can live with factory loads, then the Glock is probably the most reliable handgun one can carry.

I have a 17 and a 26, and have pretty much standardized on the 9mm for daily carry.


49 posted on 06/05/2006 4:35:25 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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To: Armedanddangerous
I bought a 9 MM Glock, then sold it when the .40 became available. Imagine my disappointment when the new pistol jammed while tossing brass on the first box of ammo.
A smith a Bill's Gun Shop in St. Paul tuned this beast and lightened the trigger. It almost feels like a custom gun now...
50 posted on 06/05/2006 4:52:41 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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