Posted February 25, 2017 1:26 am by Comments

By Mike Searson

44 Special Ammo Ammunition

By Mike Searson
I’ll be buying this Ruger test gun. I don’t do that often, but in the case of the Ruger GP-100 Revolver in.44 Special,,, I made an exception.

Ruger GP-100 Revolver in 44 Special
Mike Searson
Mike Searson

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44 Special Ammo Ammunition

Despite shooting 44 Magnums from the earliest days of our shooting career, we came to the 44 Special rather late in the game. We always passed it over, seeing Magnum ammunition for usually just a few dollars more as opposed to the more significant price difference between 357 Magnum and 38 Special.

We had purchased a revolver in 44 special 4 or 5 years ago and when forced to use the ammunition, we were pleasantly surprised with its low recoil and good accuracy.

The round was an outgrowth of the old 44 Russian round from circa 1870. In 1907 the case was lengthened and the 44 Special became one of the most popular big bore revolver rounds out there until 1956 when the 44 Magnum made its debut.

A few years later the 44 Special started its decline and revolver manufacturers for the most part ignored it to …Read the Rest

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