Who carries a .44 Special?

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    Who carries a .44 Special?

    Anyone carry a .44 Special?

    Especially 396 Night Guard owners?
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    On occasion a Thunder Ranch model. Or a USFA 3 inch Sherrifs Model.
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    A Smith & Wesson Model of 1926 occassionally makes the scene as a hiking/plinking gun at our old family place and has seen duty, both at home and in the car, or at hotel stays while on trips. This is a blue, 5-inch, 6-shot, N-Frame gun. A 245/250 grain lead SWC and 7.5 grains of Unique is generally the load of choice. The Federal 200 grain lead SWC hollow point is a factory load that stands in if all the handloads have been shot up.
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    Occasional- Charter Arms 44 spcl.
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    Thunder Ranch is a practical revolver for all round use
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    I also like the 4" 624 and the Ruger Vaquero "Sheriff" with the 3.75" barrel and ejector.
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    On occasion and Charter Arms DAO Bulldog.
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    I wouldn't mind having one of the old, "Son of Sam" Charter Bulldogs with the 3" barrel.

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    I occasionally carry a 4" S&W 629 with Blazer .44 Special Gold Dot rounds in it. I just do that when I've been up in the mountains with magnums. That's my coming and going load. Otherwise, it's neither an ideal gun nor ideal load for CCW.

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    back in the day the 44 special and the 41 mag was the guns to have.
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    At one time I was infatuated with pocket carrying my CA .44 SPL. Had some custom work done by Mag-na-port and will never get rid of it! Custom work was more than the pistol. My HK P2000sk .40 Light LEM took over the EDC role due to capacity. Every now and then I tote the.44 SPL.
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    Once in a while I carry my old Charter Arms Bulldog. It has a 3 inch barrel.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    I had a Lew Horton limited production Smith and Wesson 44 special snubby. Man I am an idiot for letting that one get away.

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    My 396 NG makes it into the carry lineup frequently, especially in winter when an OWB holster is easier to conceal. But my Taurus 431 and Rossi 720 (both with 3" barrels) are favored as well. Even managed to pack the Ruger Vaquero w/the 3" barrel in 44 special a few times while outdoors last year. I do like the cartridge!

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    Occasionally carry 3" Charter Arms Bulldog. Most often put it on when working around the garage late at night. Sometimes stoked with 200 grain gold dots, 165 grain Hornady Critical Defense, or 215 grain hard cast SWC loaded to around 750 fps.

    Sometimes I'll put on a Ruger Vaquero .44 mag with the same ammo listed above when around the garage.
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