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    Default Re: Advice on an EDC .44 magnum

    Quote Originally Posted by buxbandit View Post
    You guys with your 9s and 357s, for shame.
    What he really needs is a .454 Casull for edc. I'd suggest the Ruger Super Redhawk with the 9.5" bbl. for that 50 yd shot.
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    go big or go home....or, to the chiropractor to get your self realigned after carrying that howitzer for any extended period of time.
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    Default Re: Advice on an EDC .44 magnum

    I think I've written about this experience with a .44mag before. Friend and I were out shooting. He had a .44 mag with a wooden grip he had made. Offered that I try it and I said sure! He secondarily mentioned the loads were his and they are "a little hot".

    I squeezed one off, marveled at my having successfully managed the recoil, then became aware of a stinging sensation in my palm. Upon investigation, the wooden grips had become several smaller pieces, all going their own way. I handed it back, with a "you're crazy!". But then, I had suspected that all along.

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    go big or go home....or, to the chiropractor to get your self realigned after carrying that howitzer for any extended period of time.

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    Default Re: Advice on an EDC .44 magnum

    Quote Originally Posted by PAMedic=F|A= View Post
    Yes, but it is most likely going to be on my hip. Might get a shoulder holster for formal occasions, but 99.9% would be on my belt. Weight on my hip doesn't bother me overly much.
    44 mags are heavy on the hip and carry 6 rounds at best. My ruger 454 is not a edc based on weight and capacity.
    They call me "Simple Jack".

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    Default Re: Advice on an EDC .44 magnum

    Quote Originally Posted by ItchyTick View Post
    44 mags are heavy on the hip and carry 6 rounds at best. My ruger 454 is not a edc based on weight and capacity.
    MY carry now is a steel 1911, so capacity isn't much different. The weight difference is less then you'd think. 48 oz. for the 4-⅝ barreled ruger, 39 oz. for 1911 without mag or ammo, comes up to 45 oz loaded.

    I couldn't figure out how much a 454 round weights (whole round, not just the bullet), but honestly it just seems like a round that is hotter then I'd enjoy shooting.

    That said the The 444 Multi by Tarurus weights only 28.00 oz, with a 4 in barrel, not sure how I feel about a titanium gun...
    Last edited by PAMedic=F|A=; November 16th, 2019 at 06:13 PM.
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    Default Re: Advice on an EDC .44 magnum

    I think everyone’s covered the different models along with 44 special as a lower recoiling substitute. My only comment is get a double action revolver. Given what could be happening around you, I’d want to be able to shoot with one hand. And yes, you can cock and shoot with one hand a single action revolver but no where as easily as a double action.

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