You’ll appreciate this .44 caliber guide if:
- You want to learn more about the history of .44s
- You’d like to know which guns are classified as .44s
- You’re a fan of author John Taffin
It civilized the American frontier, fought the Civil War and tamed the Wild West. Today, the big .44 is still America’s favorite caliber for hunting, target shooting and serious self-defense.
And who better to write of the .44 than John Taffin? In this entertaining, informative narrative, America’s favorite big-bore specialist paints a fascinating portrait of the Big Forty-Four, from the earliest cap-and-ball revolvers and the legendary lever-actions to the .44 Magnum and beyond.
For the collector, for the hunter, for the reloader – for the Dirty Harry in all of us – Gun Digest Book of the .44 is required reading.
In Gun Digest Book of the .44 you’ll find:
- Range reports on .44-caliber firearms, old and new
- Hundreds of detailed photos
- Loading data for .44-caliber handguns, rifles and carbines
A word from the author:
“In spite of the current crop of history books, at least those destined for the classroom, which often seem to ignore the importance of firearms in history, both handguns and rifles have been a major factor in not only our nation’s history but in the history of mankind as well, with the .44s being a major part of that firearms history.” –John Taffin
About the author:
John Taffin is widely considered an expert on revolvers, magnum load development, firearms rights, and handguns, and has written columns for various gun magazines, including Guns, Gun Digest, Sixgunner, Shoot! and American Handgunner.
Section 1: The First Forty-Fours
Section 2: The .44 Special
Section 3: The .44 Special Sixguns – 100 Years of Service
Section 4: The First .44 Magnum – S&W’s Double Action Perfection
Section 5: The Ruger .44 Magnum – The Modernization of The Single Action
Section 6: The New Breed of .44 Magnums
Section 7: The Long Guns and Long Cartridges
Section 8: Loads and Handloads for the .44s
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