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Posted: December 22 2016 at 10:36am | IP Logged Quote Desertrat

For those of us that already have SA .44 Specials, this would be a great piece just to have a DA.

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REM1875 wrote:
...Sorry to hear ya got retired that way, I did too. I do
what I can when I can. and have come to grips with the
fact some projects just ain't gonna get done.
Glad to hear you're "set" though -makes the good days
even better.

It took me a while to adjust to the life change, and after I did a politician just had to change it again to get re-elected, which is a long story. But what really got me was the way guns became junk and prices of firearms and ammo went through the roof. I recently went to the "new and improved" and greatly enlarged Gander Mountain for the first, and last, time too. So everything didn't change a lot.
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Posted: December 24 2016 at 7:37am | IP Logged Quote KinleyWater

*sigh* Something else to pine over. I already have an M69, which I like very much, so this would be redundant, no? Still, the wife might want one...

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joed wrote:
Ham Gunner wrote:
I have been thinking about a five shooter in .44
Special. Was thinking along the lines of a smaller S&W or a Charter Arms
size though.

I had a Charter Arms Bulldog made by the former company before the
present one.   Was the worst firearm I ever owned.     I sold it after the first
range trip.

The Taurus 445 replaced it, bought it slightly used for about $250.   I've
heard a lot of bad talk about Taurus but I can only tell you how good mine
was.   In the small 5 shot guns the best .44 loads are 200 gr bullets, easy
on you and the gun.   

Don't think I've looked at a GP100, is it as small as the Taurus and Bulldog?    


Sorry you got a lemon. Charter went through so many reorganizations, but mine and my Dad's from the late 70's are excellent, as good as a small belly gun is gonna get. I've heard a lot about QC issues over the years, but I also heard the latest ones are good to go again.

Personally have always thought the GP100 was too big and heavy fro what it is. I liked the older Security Six revolers Ruger used to make a lot better, wish they still made that line.

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Posted: December 24 2016 at 6:16pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

The GP100 is much heavier and is larger than my
Charter Arms PitBull
I still got to say the Ruger security six is the
ugliest revolver ever..... BUT functions very
reliably.
It is smaller and lighter than the GP100.
The Taurus weapons I have I am pleased with and would
and do bet our lives on.

I have and old round nose 190 gr very similar to the
Lee MOLD DC 429-240-2R only 1R and 190gr. It is my go
to 44 spl and some use in 44-40s that have cylinders
long enough to handle it. Most single action 44-40
Colt, Remingtons and clones won't. Ugly but effective.
The lee MOLD DC 429-240-2R pretty much identical to
the Ideal/Lyman 429384 an old favorite for the 44
Russian, spl and mag. (246 gr)
Pretty much surpassed with new technology but there is
a reason these set records and pretty much are the
bullets that made the 44 Russian and Spl so popular,
so if ya get a chance to try these don't pass em up.


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Posted: December 26 2016 at 7:17am | IP Logged Quote John P.

Seems like a nice revolver with a good review already over at Gunblast.
Nice to see a fairly easy packing .44 Special on the market that will
handle heavy .44 Special loads.

Edited by John P. on December 26 2016 at 7:18am
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Posted: January 06 2017 at 8:35am | IP Logged Quote Buffalogun

And.....for you snake lovers, Colt is bringing back the Cobra! For 2017.




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Posted: January 06 2017 at 9:01am | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

No one has said what the cost will be on the Colt yet.
I've heard $700 and it's not a real Cobra being SS.

Big write up by the NRA I saw.

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Posted: January 19 2017 at 8:20am | IP Logged Quote JimH

After retirement I don't buy as many guns - but that is one on my list!

I switched to a .44 as my backup gun last October - though I'm eagerly awaiting a supply of .45 WFN bullets to try in my Model 28 S&W converted to .45 Colt - which may replace it.

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Posted: January 20 2017 at 6:58pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

I'm thinking about the Colt but it ain't way up
on the list. But it's appears to be on my list-
Now if she was a 357 it would be moving rapidly up the
list
As a medic/ corpsman I have seen and treated 38 spl
wounds (and a 357 through the arm of a tiny old
oriental lady and she was laughing ) among other
GSW and I remain unimpressed with the 38 spl. It does
however impress me more than than the 9mm.
A Smith and Wesson is usually over a hundred bucks
over what its worth
A Colt is us usually 2-300 bucks over priced and this
is true to form.
I look forward to hearing about how this pans out.


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