My first 44

by stonewalrus, Saturday, February 08, 2020, 17:02 (156 days ago)

Smith 69 5 shot 44 magnum. Looking forward to playing with it. Had to have a Simply Rugged holster to go with it.[image]

M69 is lots of fun

by bj @, Saturday, February 08, 2020, 19:44 (156 days ago) @ stonewalrus

and comfortable to shoot despite its size and weight.
That holster will work well for it.

But why so long for a .44?
I think .44M is one of the best calibers for revolvers these days. There is a very wide range of excellent models available in that caliber, a wide range of factory ammo for about any use, and it is very versatile if you reload.

I have been doing 45 Colt, reluctant to pick up

by stonewalrus, Saturday, February 08, 2020, 20:55 (156 days ago) @ bj

Another caliber to feed.

45 Colt is certainly a good choice

by bj @, Sunday, February 09, 2020, 22:19 (155 days ago) @ stonewalrus

Of course the only thing better than a good .44mag is a good .45Colt. Unfortunately the selection is not as good in guns that can take full advantage of the 45Colt's capability. The availability in factory ammo is not as good but that doesn't matter to people who handload.

Most of us don't shy away from picking up new calibers, I always have future possibilities in mind.

I have a 7 1/2” Blackhawk in 45 Colt

by stonewalrus, Thursday, February 13, 2020, 20:30 (151 days ago) @ bj

Nm

I have been doing 45 Colt, reluctant to pick up

by Mike P, Monday, February 10, 2020, 16:25 (154 days ago) @ stonewalrus

I'm in the same boat. Pretty darn comfortable also.

I do save any .44 brass and swap for any .45 that comes my way.

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Lookin' good Tom.

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Sunday, February 09, 2020, 09:09 (155 days ago) @ stonewalrus

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If I were to ever buy a Smith made after the mid-90s

by guest, Sunday, February 09, 2020, 13:14 (155 days ago) @ stonewalrus

that is the one I would buy.

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