Who carrys large caliber revolvers?

Who carrys large caliber revolvers?

This is a discussion on Who carrys large caliber revolvers? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was just sitting here thinking who carrys a large caliber revolver? Not 38s, Im talking large. More along the lines of 44 mag. I ...

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    Who carrys large caliber revolvers?

    I was just sitting here thinking who carrys a large caliber revolver? Not 38s, Im talking large. More along the lines of 44 mag. I personally dont think Id wanna carry something so big but I was just curious who does and what their reasons are.
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    IMO, .357 with +p ammo is just about the limit of what I want to shoot out of a short wheelie.
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    Sometimes I think I'd like a 44 Special, but the large caliber ammo is expensive. I really need to get into reloading.
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    I sometimes will carry my Charter Arms Bulldog in .44 Special, especially when I am outdoors hiking or doing a little fishing on a farmer's pond (with permission of course!).
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    .357mag Here, but 4 inch barrel. I might get a .44mag for a woods gun someday but not carry. .44Special is pushing it for two legged defense.
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    During cold weather months, I carry a S&W 629 .44 Magnum, or sometimes a 657 .41 Magnum and on ocassion a 25-5 .45LC. All have 4" Bbls. and all fit the same Safariland shoulder holster. I just like having as much edge as possible.
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    Carry my Ruger .44mag Alaskan at least once a week.
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    I often carry my 4" 625 in .45 ACP. Its easy to shoot, has the finest trigger I have ever used, accurate and makes big holes.
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    I don't very often, but I have carried 4" 629s (both Mountain Gun and standard weight), 4" 624, 3" 629, 4" 625, and 4" .44 Special and .45 Colt Bowen .38-44 conversions. Most of the time, I'd rather have more rounds of 9x23, 10mm or .45 ACP in a lighter, flatter package, but for some reason, some days just seem like heavy revolver days.
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    I occasionally carry an N frame 610 openly at work at the gunshop. I do it for mostly showing that revolvers are still good defense guns and for "don't see that everyday" bonus points.
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    I occasionally OC a 629 .44 mag, just because I can
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    A MagnaPorted 3" S&W 629 .44 Magnum "Trail Boss." I had Russ Elmore do an action job and it is smooth.............................

    He'd worked over a couple of mine and the quality of work was enviable. Other gunsmiths were impressed which I thought was pretty cool.

    Why the artillery? Besides just the idea of a snub-ish .44 Magnum makes me giddy.

    I live in the country on an FM. FM means Farm to Market road. Livestock has the right of way. But still gets hit now and then. Have you seen the aftermath of a deer/car encounter? That's a 100 pound animal. Now drive the same speed and hit a 1200 pound cow; your car is really in bad shape but the cow is hurt, not dead. The pathetic mooing of an injured dying cow or the screaming (yes, almost human screaming) of an injured horse just hurts the brain. Thus the .44 Mag. If I have to put an animal down, I want it to be as fast as possible to end the suffering. The 240 gr JHPs should also work against two legged predators just as well.
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    I enjoy carrying big revolvers. My most recent acquisition is this Behlert customized S&W 25-2, she's about as handy as a big gun comes.

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    I sometimes carry my .44 special snubby or . 45acp compact.

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