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Old 12-10-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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The 2 new ones

These are the 2 new revolvers. Top is a Taurus raging bull 444 w/6.5" barrell....bottom is a Ruger sp101 in .357/.38 w/ 2 1/4 ". Had to add the Hogue grips to the Ruger. Stock grips were way too small for my hand. Sorry for the picture quality. I am not a very talented photographer.


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Old 12-10-2014, 03:49 PM   #2
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I assume you mean a 44 mag, not a 444, on the Taurus. A 444 would make a very impressive revolver, though. Have shot the 444 in an Encore pistol and it will get your attention. Anyway, let us know how the Taurus shoot for you. See a lot of them around, but have never tried one.

How is the DA trigger on the SP? The ones I've seen were pretty nasty in DA, though I know you can lighten things up with a spring kit. Tough little revolver, though.
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Looking forward to hearing how they shoot.
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:59 PM   #4
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it is a .44 mag. the model # is 444. the taurus is amazing. i have shot alot of big guns & this is sweet. the porting, the weight, the extra shock absorber on the grip, all make it a real pleasure to shoot. the felt recoil; is unbelievable. please shoot one if you get the chance. i am way accurate with this gun. i went through over 100 rounds in short order with no discomfort at all. i know i could do a couple hundred easily. i sure couldn't do that with my old model 29.......hahaha

the ruger seems quite stiff in DA. haven't live fired it yet, as it's been snowing and raining since i picked it up. my local range down here at home doesn't get plowed. so either snowshoe in or wait......oddly though, up to camp in the mountains (population 750) has a great range that is plowed and maintained year round. go figure, huh ?
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Congratulations on your new revolvers.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:16 PM   #6
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Nice looking DA's. I love to snowshoe.
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Very nice!!
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The road to our range does get plowed, but the actual shooting range, itself, does not. You're on your own getting out to tack up targets. Not a big deal to get out to the 25 yard targets, but gets to be a whole lot more work at 50, not to mention 100 and 200 yards. Just reaches a point where it's not worth the effort because the darn cold makes it tough to shoot form more than a half hour at a time, anyway. Does save on ammo, though.

Thank heavens for our indoor air pistol range, which I use almost daily.
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The road to our range does get plowed, but the actual shooting range, itself, does not. You're on your own getting out to tack up targets. Not a big deal to get out to the 25 yard targets, but gets to be a whole lot more work at 50, not to mention 100 and 200 yards. Just reaches a point where it's not worth the effort because the darn cold makes it tough to shoot form more than a half hour at a time, anyway. Does save on ammo, though.

Thank heavens for our indoor air pistol range, which I use almost daily.
We don't even have plows around here. When it snows everyone stays home. Even if the forecast is only for three flakes we stay home. Its kind of a Seattle tradition.
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Jack, the design of the gun as to recoil really does make a difference on a 44 mag revolver, doesn't it? Have recently changed out the grip on my 629 Backpacker, for instance. It has the standard S&W rubber grip with exposed backstrap. Hot 44 mag loads were simply not fun to shoot. Changed the grip to the S&W grips that S&W uses on my 460 and what a difference. Even the heavy 300+ grain bear loads are reasonable, now.



Speaking of 44 mags, it's always been a favorite handgun cartridge of mine. I've never been one of those "one cartridge can do it all" types, but if I had to shoot only one, I wouldn't feel at all deprived if it was the 44 mag. To me, anything else is just another cartridge, though I do admire the 357.

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absolutely. I really have neglected revolvers for 30-40 years, and I am kicking myself for it now. I am way more accurate with the Taurus than my 1911's that I have shot 1000's of rounds with.
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Me, too. It's one of the reasons I moved back to revolver shooting in a big way. Still have one 1911 and love it, but even at 25 yards, my revolvers start to show an edge in accuracy.
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Nice looking pair
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Nice looking pair
Who are you responding to??

(Yes, I am still 13 years old.)
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I have, use, and carry both, but I really love the revolvers. There is a feel and confidence the autos can't match. The K frame is just close to ideal for me. A fine S&W revolver is just a pleasure to hold and handle.

Glad to see the wheel guns gaining fans on this board.
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Me, too, though I am now more of a revolver nut than a fan.
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Jack, the design of the gun as to recoil really does make a difference on a 44 mag revolver, doesn't it? Have recently changed out the grip on my 629 Backpacker, for instance. It has the standard S&W rubber grip with exposed backstrap. Hot 44 mag loads were simply not fun to shoot. Changed the grip to the S&W grips that S&W uses on my 460 and what a difference. Even the heavy 300+ grain bear loads are reasonable, now.



Speaking of 44 mags, it's always been a favorite handgun cartridge of mine. I've never been one of those "one cartridge can do it all" types, but if I had to shoot only one, I wouldn't feel at all deprived if it was the 44 mag. To me, anything else is just another cartridge, though I do admire the 357.
i really like that 629 backpacker.......have you found a leather holster for it ?...i did a quick search & didn't see any. guess i better see what my LGS can do for me on that gun.
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i really like that 629 backpacker.......have you found a leather holster for it ?...i did a quick search & didn't see any. guess i better see what my LGS can do for me on that gun.
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Have all winter to find a holster for the Backpacker. Have always heard good things about Simply Rugged holsters, so that's one on my list.
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Who are you responding to??

(Yes, I am still 13 years old.)
I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to post about it.
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