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This is a discussion on looking for a wheel gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; p8riot said: I'd go with a .41MAG. The power is better than the .357MAG and close to the .44MAG and the recoil is much more ...

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    p8riot said:
    I'd go with a .41MAG. The power is better than the .357MAG and close to the .44MAG and the recoil is much more manageable.
    I wish I still had the article, but about 10 years ago I read an article that compared the .44 Mag with the .41 Mag. The conclusion was that the .41 Mag was a better choice than the .44!

    Folks think that the .44 actually measures .44 in bore, but is considerably less (I don't know the precise number). The .41 gets a lesser grain bullet cooking at a higher speed and the ballistics come out like a .44 without all the recoil.

    I wish I hadn't sold my S&W 629 Classic, for I loved it. One of those mistakes you make sometimes. Anyway, I never found the .44 Mag recoil to be too bad. But, the new lightweight ones, especially that 329PD weighing just 26 ounces, must kick like the proverbial mule.

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    Don't forget the Ruger BlackHawk in .45 Colt . These revolvers are usually less expensive than others, and with loads from Cor-Bon or Buffalo-Bore they can really lay the smack down on critters moving around on 2 or 4 legs.
    A armed person is a citizen-An unarmed person is a future victim.

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    What about an S&W 642. Loaded with some .38 wadcutters, should be good to go against bears............

    Just kidding. I'd go with the .44 and call it a day.

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    I agree with the 41 mag being the best to carry. I personally prefer the Ruger Redhawk. You can get faster follow up shots than with a 44 and more knock down than 357.

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    My .02

    I'd recomend an S&W model 610. The 4" version loaded with full house 10MM will be real close to the performance of the .41 mag, and since it's a moon clip gun you can load it with .40 if you're only worried about 2 legged critters. The only downside I can think of is that since it was discontinued the price has risen considerably. Just bear in mind, I shoot moon clip guns in competition and love them. Some people don't.(I don't know why.)
    This is just my opinion. This and a dollar might get you a cup of coffe.
    "An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man is a subject."

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    A 4 inch S&W Model 657 .41 mag loaded with winchester 240 gr. Supreme Platinum Tip Hollow Points would be my choice.

    I bought one 21 years ago and still have it, it is a great gun. Easy gun to carry in a N frame belt holster.

    You can find one for less than $600.

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    S&W 629 Mountain Gun

    A history of the S&W 44 Magnum

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    one of these would work i have one

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