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Old December 30th, 2016, 09:28 AM   #16
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Bought my GP 44 yesterday off of GB for $639.95. I should see it about this time next week. I'll post a range report when I shoot it next Year. Happy New Year to all..............Lew

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Old December 30th, 2016, 10:38 AM   #17
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My very first IpSC match was shot with a Charter Arms Bulldog in .44 Spl. Loaded with the "speedy strips". Had just as much fun with that gun in my first match, and I shot it just as accurately, as I did decades later shooting a much more expensive full house custom .45 ACP govt... I just shot much much faster with the auto.

I always felt comfortable in bear country with that .44 SPL stuffed with my own HOT 240 gr reloads. Eventually sold it to a homesteader living up in Northern BC, matched with a .44 Mag lever action rifle.

While I have owned several .44 Manglem revolvers, several more .357 Mags, and about a dozen in .45 ACP, .44 Spl remains my favorite revolver load ( or .44 Mag loaded light). Over the years, I shot IpSC with various revolvers, and found the .44 LIGHT MAG loads ( or .44 Spl eqivalent), with 180 gr bullet at 1000 fps, gave me the best balance of speed vs power.

A five shot .44 Spl Ruger sounds like it would be the perfect choice for sensible people looking for a hunting/ carry revolver.

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Old December 30th, 2016, 10:51 AM   #18
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I carry these in my SBH .44 mag.

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Congrats Lew, sweet wheelgun, I like it!
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Old December 31st, 2016, 04:09 PM   #20
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I just learned that Ruger has Chambered their GP-100 in .44 Special. It's a 5 shot Revolver with an Un Fluted Cylinder. Got to have one of these.


I like that. Wouldn't mind adding one to the collection, but, at 36 oz, I'll stay with my 20 oz Charter Bulldog for daily carry.


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Old December 31st, 2016, 05:19 PM   #21
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Overrated.

The concept of a .44 Special Ed snubby has been done to death for at least two & a half decades by Charter Arms & S&W.

Move on ... nothing to see here, kids.

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Old January 6th, 2017, 04:34 PM   #22
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Well my GP-100 44 Special showed up Today. It feels good in the Hand, and balances nice with the 3" barrel. If I had to complain about something it would be the Forcing Cone thickness. There seems to be enough Meat on the Frame,to have made the barrel Shank&Forcing Cone a little heavier. This design would have made a great Platform for a GP-100 in .41mag. I'm going to give it a good shakedown Tuesday when I visit the Range.

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Old January 6th, 2017, 04:39 PM   #23
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Got 3 .44 Spls now, a Colt New Frontier, S&W 24 4" and a Ruger Blackhawk Bisley. Don't think I need or want another.

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Ruger needs to make a 6 shot LCRX 3", adjustable FO sight, .327 Federal, SA/DA.(16 ozs)

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Old January 6th, 2017, 05:23 PM   #25
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There is nothing wrong with that pistol, if I where spending the money I would want it to shoot 44 mag also. Ruger introduced the 327 in the LCR this year but it is double action only from what I have read. In my humble opinion a revolver that doesn't have single action capability is not for me. That being said I do own 1 J frame 38 that I bought for my mother, she has since passed. I will keep it forever.

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