Friday, May 15, 2009

.44 Special No Good?

Read Venturino's article "bashing" the .44 Special in the July/August 2009 issue of American Handgunner. No offense intended, but I felt it was a whole lot of nothing. Mike showed off some guns he'd had and didn't like (apparently). ALSO in the issue was Mike touting the .44 Russian in the S&W #3. I'm sorry, but I found that to be an odd juxtaposition of positions...

You guys, some or many of you, are the real experts. I'd be interested in knowing what you think (or don't think) about this rather unimportant brooha.

For what little its worth I think that the .44 Special can perform quite adequately. I think that we all have a capacity for developing an affinity for certain things including particular cartridges just as we do for certain people. Just as with people, that like or dislike doesn't have to be logical. I.e. I really like the .45 Colt. Not certain why, just do. So much so that I'd get a new model flattop in .45 Colt even though I have 2 in .44 Special.

One thing for certain, the "controversy" sold at least one copy of American Handgunner.

1 comment:

David aka True Blue Sam said...

I think I have read articles in Shooting Times by Mike V that said positive things about the .44 Special. Skeeter liked it, and I load most of my .44 Mag rounds down to shoot more like its predecessor. I don't think a deer or goblin would be able to tell much difference between a properly powered .44 and a .45.