.44 semi auto pistol

.44 semi auto pistol

This is a discussion on .44 semi auto pistol within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Not sure if this has come up before. I was looking at some handguns today for my end of the year purchase. I was curious ...

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    .44 semi auto pistol

    Not sure if this has come up before. I was looking at some handguns today for my end of the year purchase. I was curious to know if any manufacturer makes a .44 semi auto pistol besides the Desert Eagle of course. I have a 38 spec, 357, 9mm, 2-40's, 45. I was thinking of something else with a lot of stopping power but did not want to go over the top with a .460 or the .500 series. I was also thinking about a 10mm although have never shot one and don't know a whole lot about them or even their availability in CA. I am kind of partial to getting another semi-auto vs. another revolver. Any thoughts on a maker or other cartriges that are CA legal?


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    Wildey Moore put together some big-bore auto pistols in .45 Magnum, 44 Auto Mag, 45 Wildey Magnum and 475 Wildey Magnum. He designed the basic gun in response to a request from an unnamed government agency. These are pretty beefy, gas-operated pistols and the only ammo I've seen on a store shelf is the .45 Win Mag. I suspect most Wildey buyers are motivated enough to buy the reloading dies (and brass?) along with the guns. CA-compliant? I doubt it.

    I met Wildey a couple of times when we both lived in the same town in NW CT and attended a Congresscritter's town hall meeting. I believe he's still in that neck of the woods, but I have no idea if he's still producing guns. Here's his web site:

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    Thanks, Never heard of it. I looked up a couple of reviews. here is one [URL="http://zvis.com/dep/mgnrv/mgrwldy.shtml"]It seems the gun will do more damage to the operator than to the target, if it can hit the target.
    Thanks anyway for that.

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    The LAR Grizzly 1911 style pistol was offered in .44 mag
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    This is a funny topic, you won't find any of these priced like your Hi Point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WC145 View Post
    The LAR Grizzly 1911 style pistol was offered in .44 mag
    I have an LAR Grizzly mark 4 44 magnum,I bought mine on gunbroker about 6 years a go,I paid around 1500.00 with 2 mags,LAR Grizzlies are no longer manufactured,you can find them for sale but I have never seen one advertised for under $1200.00 starting bid.The Company still has a few parts on hand ,new Mags are 75.00,you will find people trying to sell them on gunbroker for 125.00.
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    I'm looking like you are, never thought much of the "44" auto lash-ups, that have been out there for years and years. Seems to me you'd really have a one off auto-loader....I will admit to likeing the LARS .44, (used to live in Alaska, big bore has real utility) but long term it doesnt seem to serviceable...My year end/xmas buy is looking more and more like 10mm, probably a Tanfalgo full steel.... next step is putting one in my hands...

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    Grizzly Mark IV 44 magnum

    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I have an LAR Grizzly mark 4 44 magnum,I bought mine on gunbroker about 6 years a go,I paid around 1500.00 with 2 mags,LAR Grizzlies are no longer manufactured,you can find them for sale but I have never seen one advertised for under $1200.00 starting bid.The Company still has a few parts on hand ,new Mags are 75.00,you will find people trying to sell them on gunbroker for 125.00.
    I just picked up a nice Grizzly Mark IV and am planning on starting wiht 22.8 grains of Lil Gun under 240 grain XTP Hornady. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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