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Old September 25th, 2016, 07:56 AM   #91
 
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Can't get it out of my head, a 5 shot .44SPl in a five inch GP-100 with an unfluted cylinder. No goofy slab siding or funky front sight and the lawyer writing on the bottom or not at all. Now that would get into my wallet quick!



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Old September 25th, 2016, 04:48 PM   #92
 
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I'm late to the party on this one, but.....Ruger Please make this available to us folks in California! My money is out and I am ready to spend...I have been hoping that the WC GP would become available out here, but I would settle for a .44 Spl. I just happened to have a ton of ammo loaded up as well.
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Old October 7th, 2016, 08:17 AM   #93
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Not this week

Not this week.
Another LCP instead.
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Old October 9th, 2016, 03:31 PM   #94
 
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A .41 special GP100 would be really cool to have..��

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...and it would be a six shot....

David Clements does GP100 and L-frame conversions... I have not done a GP100 yet because I have three .41 Magnum Taurus Trackers that are the perfect .41 Specials...especially the 4" titanium...

Wish that Ruger would pick up the ball and legitimize the .41 Special...

Bob

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a .44 Special GP100 has me intrigued, I would love to have one as a backpacking gun, is the .44 Special enough to ruin a Bears (California, not Grizzly) day if it comes down to a pissing contest in the middle of nowhere?

Right now that has been falling to my GP100 with 180 grain or my Springfield Champion

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...a .44 Special pushing a 240 hardcast at 1100 fps should ruin most any black bears day...

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Being patient is hard! I'm getting more and more interested in a S&W Mod. 69. I wish there was just a slight teaser out there somewhere. It would re ignite my desire to wait for this mysterious new ruger to come out!
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Being patient is hard! I'm getting more and more interested in a S&W Mod. 69. I wish there was just a slight teaser out there somewhere. It would re ignite my desire to wait for this mysterious new ruger to come out!
I hear you! I can't wait to see what it is.

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I gave you your teaser.
Just hang on.
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Old October 30th, 2016, 08:44 AM   #100
 
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I would MUCh prefer a Ruger action over a Charter.

As I know people who shoot Chaters, but are elsewise

Ruger fans..rifles, revolvers,.22s unless it comes to a
light and handy .44 Special.

The eventual GP44 will make them quite happy.

One would probaly handle the hotter defensive loads than
the rather fragile Charter .44, but i've always found that
for practice, a 200, 210 to .240 grain slug around 800 ffps works
well.

I no longer reload, but do hope to see a resurgence in .44
Special ammo when Ruger does release their GP44.

A WC in .44 Special would make a good starting point.

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I had a 2.5" Charter Bulldog, bought it for the sole purpose of shooting .44 spl which is my favorite round, but the revolver showed high signs of stress after just a few rounds. As in it appeared to have micro-cracks around the forcing cone and frame area there. This concerned me and told me that Charters are rather poorly built. I only bought it because it had the caliber I wanted in a snubbie. I'd love a Ruger snub double action in .44 spl! Or there's the Smith Model 69 (which is a 44 mag). That one caught my eye too, but I'd prefer a strictly 44 spl because I have no use for 44 mag. Not sure about Smith's quality compared to Ruger, but I'm sure it'd be better than the Charter.

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Glad this thread has legs.
Just keep thinking thay 5" is Ohio legal for hunting.
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Hunt with a .44 spc?
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Ok for those who prefer a .44 Special no problem, but there is no way in hell I would take my $700.00 Ruger GP100 WC to use as a project to make a 5 shot .44 Special. This model of GP100 at least to me has offered the most accurate nice sized gun with a 3 inch barrel. Plus enough options to either reload the perfect hunting/defensive load or find a commercial loading that works!!! I would either buy a S&W Model 69 .44 Magnum or find a nice new/used Charter Arms .44 Special Bull Dog model!!! If money wasn't a problem it would be a S&W Model 69 .44 Magnum nuff said!!!
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A S&W 696 is a nice, handy .44, but the prices are in crazy-stupid range.


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