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onegtalon
11-20-2012, 10:32 PM
Dam this hobby... I'm getting my 686-1 out of jail in a week and I'm already thinking of getting a S&W 629 44 mag...

WTF is wrong with me?

Already got a 22, 9mm, 45acp, 12ga, and a 223/556... Getting the .38spc/.357 mag and now I want a .44mag??? Aghhhhh.... Stop me !!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone want to buy my 12 ga auto loader? Lol...

Man we are sick arn't we?

Crap... Sorry, rant off... Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!!!!




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blackbok
11-20-2012, 10:35 PM
OK. Its expensive, and... it hurts.

the donald
11-20-2012, 10:49 PM
sir, i have access to .22lr .25 .380 9mm, g22 .40s&w .357, then 2 .22lr .270 12g 410

i have bought a G22 .40s&w another .22lr rifle a .308 a 357 rifle a 12g and a few lowers and will be jumping on the 80% bandwagon shortly

i also have enough ammunition for all of them. *sigh*

Damiiaaannn
11-20-2012, 11:01 PM
You could just give them all to me

myk
11-20-2012, 11:15 PM
What's this 12 gauge autoloader?

onegtalon
11-20-2012, 11:16 PM
Oh yea forgot to add the 22 rifles to the mix but you know how that goes.... (at least 22 ammo is dirt cheep)


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onegtalon
11-20-2012, 11:17 PM
What's this 12 gauge autoloader?

Sorry, meant 12 Ga semi auto (Beretta 3901) oops...


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myk
11-20-2012, 11:24 PM
No not at all, lol. I just really wanted to know what an auto-loader was. Didn't the Terminator buy one in...Terminator?

chrisf
11-20-2012, 11:31 PM
Wrong place to ask people to talk you out of more guns!!!!

echang72
11-21-2012, 12:23 AM
Wrong place to ask people to talk you out of more guns!!!!

agreed.. we would just encourage you to buy more [;

myk
11-21-2012, 12:27 AM
Like I said to my last date: "stop fighting it, you know you want it...":43:

ACfixer
11-21-2012, 12:32 AM
Yeah, well I probably can't help you here... except that you might want it's big brother afterwards... :D Seriously, LOVE my 629. Heavenly trigger right from the factory.

http://acfixer.com/NewPics/StainlessWheels2.jpg

JTROKS
11-21-2012, 1:37 AM
What's next after the 44 mag, a 454, maybe a .500?!

That's what my wife asked me? My answer was, "You get the idea, that's why I love you so much".

No one here can help you to get talked out of buying a gun. We all have the same disease, OCGB - Obsessive Compulsive Gun Buying. There is no cure and if you go cold turkey you will be traumatized and will cost more to cure than just feeding the monkey on your back. So instead of making the pysch richer it's better pissing off a liberal. Just buy it!

Dirty Monkey
11-21-2012, 7:14 AM
I shoot my Ruger blackhawk 7 1/2 .44 magnum quiet a lot. I have shot over 200 rounds through it, and never had a sore wrist. I love my 44 mag, and it shoots dead on all day. What I concluded is this, making sure I don't have to many different calibers. It will make stocking up on ammo a little bit hard.

Timbob55
11-21-2012, 7:26 AM
Can't help ya! It's a perfectly natural response. Gotta keep working on your caliber collection

Raider888
11-21-2012, 7:26 AM
I have the same disease, OCGB, and I like it.

Longbow
11-21-2012, 7:30 AM
Nope; got a 629, and really like it.

Longbow

em9sredbeam
11-21-2012, 7:34 AM
I say get a 460 XVR.

Mr. Beretta
11-21-2012, 7:39 AM
The 629 is a good gun.

Ref ammo, plan on spending $30 to $45 for a box of 50.

Have fun.

toby
11-21-2012, 7:43 AM
Just traded mine away had it for 30 years, wasn't all that.

TAS
11-21-2012, 7:54 AM
I for one would NEVER talk you out of something so foolish. Get that notion out of your head, buy another one and repeat. You're still playing catch up! ;)

bruss01
11-21-2012, 7:54 AM
Talk you out of it? I'm the wrong guy for that job, lol.

"Hurts"? I recently shot the ccw qual with my Ruger Redhawk .44 mag. Didn't "hurt" at all. You do realize you can shoot .44 Special in it, right? And .44 Special is no slouch when it comes to credible manstopping power. Bullet weight, diameter and velocity are broadly comparable to .45 ACP and Hornady makes a Critical Defense round in that caliber for reliable penetration and expansion. Did you know that even the famed Dirty Harry confessed to carrying .44 Special rounds in his "Most Powerful Handgun In The World"? My RH came to me with a set of Pachmyr presentation rubber grips that fit my hand and cushion the recoil impulse a bit. Plus the sheer mass of the gun tames recoil quite a bit. I really enjoy shooting this gun.

But you're not limited to Specials... when I hike back-country solo with my dog (the reason it's on my carry permit) I load up with Magnums to take care of hostile wildlife like bear and mountain lion, with a couple of snake-shot capsules to deal with slythery things that pop up.

Better yet, to keep in the truck on those back-country trips I keep a Marlin .44 levergun as a companion for the Redhawk, and I only need one box of ammo to keep both of them fed.

You'd have a tough time talking me into giving up my Redhawk. I have a 629 too but for some reason it just doesn't do it for me like the Redhawk. On the Smith, the rubber grips looked fugly and the classic wood grips I installed look beautiful but I can't shoot with them for beans. My Smith is basically a safe queen at this point. My Redhawk is a real working gun that I'm not afraid to take out on the trails and get scuffed and dirty.

Talk you out of it? Like I said... I'm the wrong guy for THAT job!

shooting4life
11-21-2012, 7:57 AM
Buy it!! Remember it is only money, you can always make more of it. Please see encouragement below.
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/d9b8f7e3.jpg
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_2929.jpg

IVC
11-21-2012, 8:00 AM
Already got a 22, 9mm, 45acp, 12ga, and a 223/556... Getting the .38spc/.357 mag and now I want a .44mag???

That's all?? Rookie. :)

The cash outflow has just began.

kaboom
11-21-2012, 8:01 AM
I have a 6" 1968 nicklel 29, a 329PD and a Desert Eagle in 50 and 44. I'm afraid I won't be of much help to you, but good luck sir!

TransplantTexan
11-21-2012, 8:06 AM
You do not need the 629. What you really need is the Dan Wesson 744. Send me a PM and I'll help you out.http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b623/transplanttexan/P1010133.jpg

Red Devil
11-21-2012, 8:44 AM
talk me out of a 44 mag...

Well...

Every time I think about getting one, I just think about shooting one while I smash my hand w/ a 20 oz. smooth-faces framing hammer.


Still don't own one. :D

chknlyps2
11-21-2012, 9:22 AM
Sounds like you need a new hobby.........Reloading :D

I can load .44 mag pretty hot for 19 cents a round, less for .44 special, .357, .40, .38, 9mm

Its not that you will save money...... you will just get to shoot way more, or buy more guns.

zdragon
11-21-2012, 9:41 AM
Dam this hobby... I'm getting my 686-1 out of jail in a week and I'm already thinking of getting a S&W 629 44 mag...

WTF is wrong with me?



IMHO....44mag or nothing at all.
i shoot my own reloads...
11gr. W231/240gr JHP.

http://imageshack.us/a/img846/1286/p1070928.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img155/5981/p1080095i.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img694/198/p1070944c.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img864/8483/p1070951.jpg

Tarn_Helm
11-21-2012, 9:43 AM
Dam this hobby... I'm getting my 686-1 out of jail in a week and I'm already thinking of getting a S&W 629 44 mag...

WTF is wrong with me?

Already got a 22, 9mm, 45acp, 12ga, and a 223/556... Getting the .38spc/.357 mag and now I want a .44mag??? Aghhhhh.... Stop me !!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone want to buy my 12 ga auto loader? Lol...

Man we are sick arn't we?

Crap... Sorry, rant off... Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!!!!

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Buy it.

Your collection of calibers is incomplete.

Stop being such a wienie.

Get one ASAP!

You will love it!
:D

shooting4life
11-21-2012, 9:46 AM
If you want a more powerful 44 mag you can step up to the 445 Supermag
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/fed2cd1b.jpg
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/89cfcc6f.jpg

kaboom
11-21-2012, 9:47 AM
Buy it!! Remember it is only money, you can always make more of it. Please see encouragement below.
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/d9b8f7e3.jpg


That is a damn nice looking P&R 44. Just sayin'.

nrgcruizer
11-21-2012, 9:54 AM
You just had to post this thread, didn't yah. :mad:

Now you're going to make me get one too now.

bruss01
11-21-2012, 10:09 AM
Nothing says "We're done fighting now" like .44 mag, center mass. Kind of an irrefutable argument.

NorCalXJ
11-21-2012, 10:13 AM
44 mags are awesome, but they do cost a lot

taloft
11-21-2012, 10:24 AM
I'd tell you not to but, no one likes a hypocrite. I just picked up a 629 classic in 5" last week.:p Oh, and it's not my first .44 mag. I'm kinda addicted to the big boom hand guns.:D

Mutant
11-21-2012, 10:29 AM
Sigh talk me out of a 44 mag...


No.

Sanman023
11-21-2012, 11:13 AM
DON'T DO IT!
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8206992682_8e8015c7a1.jpg

gsparesa
11-21-2012, 2:23 PM
DNA...
Why do married men still play with themselves? (Because their right hand needs something to do when they are not chugging a beer.)

winnre
11-21-2012, 2:27 PM
I was not going to get a .44 until I saw this:

http://www.birminghampistol.com/images/Rossiranchhand-365x241.jpg

HKMadness
11-21-2012, 2:51 PM
I refuse to comply with your request. A great part or gun ownership is celebrating (caliber) diversity. Get it.

Tank 57
11-21-2012, 3:09 PM
Before I bought my 629,I thought I had no use for a .44 Magnum.One of those guns that just puts a smile on my face.

Fun as h*** to shoot.


Let's be honest,why don't you retitle this thread "Talk me into buying a .44",you knew that's what was going to happen.

winnre
11-21-2012, 3:14 PM
THIS is fun to shoot:


http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/c/cb/DesertEagleMarkIstainless.jpg/390px-DesertEagleMarkIstainless.jpg

langss
11-21-2012, 3:46 PM
I have two 629's an Anaconda a Ruger Super Redhawk and a Browning copy of a model 92 Winchester, and you actually expect somebody to talk you out of buying a .44 Mag......:rolleyes:

Dutch Henry
11-21-2012, 5:08 PM
The cost of shooting is in direct proportion to the size of the bore.

Before you buy the gun, price the ammo. If you can buy 5 boxes at a time without flinching, then the .44 Magnum is the gun for you.

onegtalon
11-21-2012, 6:49 PM
The cost of shooting is in direct proportion to the size of the bore.

Before you buy the gun, price the ammo. If you can buy 5 boxes at a time without flinching, then the .44 Magnum is the gun for you.

Yea..... my main concern. But if I shoot one I'll be hooked. (well, I've shot some before but it's been years.... and I didn't pay for the ammo.... ) :p

I guess it's time for me to start saving some money! (well, after I buy another 500 rounds of 38/357 mag). Since it'll be awhile before I get one which one would you recommend in terms of reliability? Looking for a SST revolver in 5-6 inches. S&W, Taurus, Ruger? (I don't like the old style cowboy gun look so maybe the S&W is the one for me).

rromeo
11-21-2012, 6:51 PM
When I was having this discussion, my wife was great help. She asked if I wanted it, I said yes, she said then it doesn't matter how much it costs.

langss
11-21-2012, 9:31 PM
My first 629 went out of time shooting full charge loads. S&W repaired it for free and I decided to shoot lighter loads from then on. If you want to really enjoy it shoot light target loads. Buy whatever strikes your fancy. At today's prices unless you plan to reload, you won't be shooting it much.

Zedrek
11-21-2012, 10:03 PM
I saw that too. Isn't it to short for our great state to let us have any fun with it?


I was not going to get a .44 until I saw this:

http://www.birminghampistol.com/images/Rossiranchhand-365x241.jpg

Zedrek
11-21-2012, 10:06 PM
I have a Charter Arms .44 Special but am having a Hell of a time finding ammo. Yeah, yeah, I know. Reload. I'm working on it. I still want to get me a 44 mag though.

onegtalon
11-21-2012, 10:52 PM
My first 629 went out of time shooting full charge loads. S&W repaired it for free and I decided to shoot lighter loads from then on. If you want to really enjoy it shoot light target loads. Buy whatever strikes your fancy. At today's prices unless you plan to reload, you won't be shooting it much.

What year gun? Dash number? If I get a 44 I need something bulletproof..

Guess that's why I waited for a 686-1...

I need something I can shoot forever and not baby at all....


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plumbum
11-21-2012, 10:59 PM
Dam this hobby... I'm getting my 686-1 out of jail in a week and I'm already thinking of getting a S&W 629 44 mag...

WTF is wrong with me?!!!!!


The problem I see here is that you didn't list which long-gun you are going to buy while waiting the 30 days to DROS your new 629? Of course maybe we could help you more if you tell us which handgun you will be buying AFTER you pick up your newly purchased 629... :D

onegtalon
11-21-2012, 11:03 PM
The problem I see here is that you didn't list which long-gun you are going to buy while waiting the 30 days to DROS your new 629? Of course maybe we could help you more if you tell us which handgun you will be buying AFTER you pick up your newly purchased 629... :D

Err you need glasses man, I'm drosing a 686-1 ....and want a 44 mag...


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rromeo
11-22-2012, 4:47 AM
If you want to shoot full power loads until your shoulder falls off, get a Ruger Super Redhawk. Reloading manuals have separate sections that are "Ruger only."

den888
11-22-2012, 7:23 AM
.44's are great guns, but ammo costs are HIGH!

winnre
11-22-2012, 7:38 AM
I saw that too. Isn't it to short for our great state to let us have any fun with it?

Nope, it's DROSed as a pistol and under $500 out the door.

Sunday
11-22-2012, 7:41 AM
Dirty Harry has a 44 mag!!!

Dutch Henry
11-22-2012, 8:39 AM
IMO, if you want the revolver with the best trigger and out of the box accuracy, the S&W 29/629 is the choice. I prefer the S&W for target shooting. However, if you're looking for a tough workhorse revolver that will take years of outdoor use and abuse, the Ruger Redhawk gets the nod. I have one of each and wouldn't sell either one.

chknlyps2
11-22-2012, 8:42 AM
If you want to shoot full power loads until your shoulder falls off, get a Ruger Super Redhawk. Reloading manuals have separate sections that are "Ruger only."

Which manuals, and are Super Blackhawks included? I have 2 Blackhawks (7.5 & 10.5 barrels) and a Smith 29-2, Redhawks are beautifull and I want one next.

redcliff
11-22-2012, 8:49 AM
I have a pre-29 6.5", 29-2 4" nickel, 29-2 8 3/8" blued, 29-3 6" blued, and 629-4 3" stainless. I might be the wrong person to try to talk you out of a .44 magnum.

Imho they're one of the funnest revolvers to shoot, especially with .44 special loads in them.

SNEAKS
11-22-2012, 9:05 AM
Just do it and dont look back

http://i825.photobucket.com/albums/zz174/SNEAKS80/116.jpg

DannyInSoCal
11-22-2012, 9:05 AM
I've got a scoped 10.5" Ruger Super BlackHawk in jail now -

EVERY real man has gotta have at least one 44mag wheel gun...

:43:

HermanH
11-22-2012, 10:23 PM
S&W .44 Mag. 1st choice, Ruger Redhawk 2nd choice.

My second gun after my Security Six .357 magnum was a 44 but it was a Thompson Contender. The energy from the cartridge goes out only ONE direction and even with a 10" barrel, the recoil is impressive! I'm still looking to one day have it magna ported. I got a Pachmeyer grip that has an air-pocket along the back spine to absorb a lot of the rearward energy. And yes, ammo is expensive but that's when I purchased the Rockchucker. Bought in bulk and cost per cartridge is nowhere near store bought ammo.

I'm at the point where getting a revolver is very tempting as well; it's a bit tiring shooting single shot.

Rider1k
11-22-2012, 10:28 PM
If you talk me out of one I will return the favor. I want to get my pops a nice 44 for Xmas. Kind of a back up for when we hog hunt. He hasn't really expressed the need, as I carry my 45. but I know he sold his beloved Blackhawk 41 mag to move to cali to be with me and I kinda want to give him something back

CGT80
11-22-2012, 10:39 PM
Go for the 629. I need.........err.......want one, to match my hand cannon.

Big revolvers are very fun, especially if you hand load to save money and to tailor the loads to your mood. Mine (460 XVR) has only had my own reloads through it. I also cast a 270 grain hollow point bullet for it and a 230 RN that is also used for my dad's 1911. 550-1932 fps for my hand loads and 200-270 grain 45 cal bullets so far. It could run bullets from 160 grains to 400 grains, if I wanted. The single stage trigger doesn't even feel like it moves when you pull it. My brother dry fired it today and said that a person would have to be very careful about touching the trigger in single stage mode, as it would go off very easily. That is all from a stock Smith Revolver. And you wanted me to talk you out of a big revolver? :smilielol5::tt2:

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k484/CGT80/460270SAA.jpg
http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k484/CGT80/45270SAA.jpg

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k484/CGT80/228RN.jpg

TKM
12-22-2012, 12:04 AM
I accidently sold my last 44 revolver and realized that I have a metric buttload of lead 44 bullets that I can't run through my DE.

Bought a 629 and I'm sending it off to C&S for a little work when they can fit me into their schedule. Looks like 9 month back log at this point.

liberallyloaded
12-22-2012, 11:46 AM
I find myself in OPs position pretty frequently... In April, I told myself I'd get my first firearm for HD and call it a day... Well, that plan didn't play out as expected!

Virus55
12-22-2012, 7:12 PM
I will never stop someone from buying a gun! Buy it!!

colossians323
12-22-2012, 7:54 PM
Dam this hobby... I'm getting my 686-1 out of jail in a week and I'm already thinking of getting a S&W 629 44 mag...

WTF is wrong with me?

Already got a 22, 9mm, 45acp, 12ga, and a 223/556... Getting the .38spc/.357 mag and now I want a .44mag??? Aghhhhh.... Stop me !!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone want to buy my 12 ga auto loader? Lol...

Man we are sick arn't we?

Crap... Sorry, rant off... Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!!!!




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629 is awesome................bought one a few years back

marathonman
12-23-2012, 6:12 PM
629 is one of my favorite shooters. Light loads for my daughters and mild loads for me. Full loads once in a while just to remind me it's a .44 mag. Plus no walking around like a chicken picking up my brass!

dc2integra
12-23-2012, 8:48 PM
Ammo is really expensive.

pyromensch
12-23-2012, 9:21 PM
well, i'll try.

i bought a new 629 in '85, had issues with the barrel twisting, sent it back to the "repair" shop twice, then sold it. but i figured if i bought a more expensive version, "the classic hunter", in 89-90, i wouldn't have that problem. (wrong). i gave it to a friend, (with a disclaimer), and bought a ruger vaquero...won't look back

onegtalon
12-23-2012, 9:52 PM
Ammo is really expensive.

Have you seen what .223/5.56 is going for now in the private party market?

WOW (Christopher Walken voice)

I'm gonna hold out on the 44 for now untill all this crap blows over... Good thing I got enough .223/5.56 to last me awhile...

But yes, I still want one...... One day my precious... One day... Bwahahahah!!!!!!

Thanks all for your input... I'll take that to heart.


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OneGtalon

Fishslayer
12-23-2012, 10:45 PM
Just traded mine away had it for 30 years, wasn't all that.

http://cdn.techipedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/ban_him_sm1.jpg

bestnameicouldfind
12-24-2012, 12:59 AM
Your asking the wrong crowd.. I just posted this in another topic here... I just bought a taurus 44mag 6.5 barrell ... currently have 5 more days till i can pick it up, i wanted a python, but found a deal for only $500 couldnt pass it up

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=186457&d=1356285128

highpower
12-24-2012, 4:50 AM
The .44 magnum is one of the most versatile cartridges you will find. Load it up and it will take any game in North America. Load it down and it is pleasant to shoot and very accurate. I bought my first .44 mag over thirty years ago and I have found them to be a true "do everything" gun.

You do need to reload for them to realize the the full potential and versatility however.

Caution! Once you have one, you will think of reasons to have more.

In order: Four screw 29 no dash, 29-2, 629-4 Classic DX.
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/S/i-5FMLxgD/0/XL/IMG_1739-XL.jpg
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/sw/i-kn38Bxh/0/XL/IMG_1744-XL.jpg
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/Smith/i-QqcHFMS/0/XL/IMG_1738-XL.jpg

HPGunner
12-24-2012, 7:04 AM
Get one. Here are my stainless smiths. Love them. What's not to like in a big bore revolver?

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gTQZhikenjI/T_T6nKxhc_I/AAAAAAAADOg/ia1tbzdpebY/s800/DSC_0680.JPG

MyGlock17
12-24-2012, 7:47 AM
S&W 629 snubby is one sexy revolver!...This picture probably won't help either! lol

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_766338_-1_757770_757767_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

9mmlove
12-24-2012, 1:22 PM
Why would I talk you out of a hand cannon??

A 44 mag screams badassmofo, without going over board and getting a s&w 500

MikeinnLA
12-24-2012, 2:45 PM
I've always wanted a Model 29 but have never gotten around to buying one. That's one sweet gun. So much so that back a few years ago when I was stockpiling ammo, I showed up a Walmart (again) and all they had in the whole cabinet were 10 boxes of .44 mag. Sick of leaving empty handed, I grabbed it all. Now I figure I HAVE to get the 29.:D

Mike

Bobby Ricigliano
12-24-2012, 3:05 PM
Expensive ammo.

Not fun to shoot.

Lots of Dirty Harry wannabes out there who think they have 'the most powerful handgun' for home defense.

Too bad that in reality, the first round fired inside a house will blind, deafen, and violently disorient the shooter, probably miss, and drill through several walls. Unless the bad guy gets scared and runs away, the homeowner with 'the most powerful handgun' will stand there stupidly trying to get his bearings while the bad guy shoots/stabs/attacks him and upgrades his arsenal with the homeowner's own weapon.

With that said, I do love S&W revolvers and see the appeal in them. Just not a .44 magnum, at least not for me.

pats1911
12-24-2012, 3:06 PM
just dont buy it easy enough right

czshooter
12-24-2012, 3:08 PM
I say buy it. I have a redhawk in jail as we speak. The reloading dies are on order.

captn-tin
12-24-2012, 3:11 PM
whats wrong with you????? you ain't shot a 454 yet!

mls343
12-24-2012, 3:26 PM
Stop! Don't do it.

There, I helped!

Please post pictures when it gets out of jail. :-)

Ervb44
12-24-2012, 5:32 PM
Get that 44!! My first one was a Dan Wesson,now I have a 629-1.No collection is complete until you have this caliber.

sfbay
12-24-2012, 8:53 PM
I have two. 44 single actions and am still looking for another one!

Go for it, they're awesome!