44 Magnum Revolver Comparison- Ruger, Super Redhawk, Taurus, Raging Bull, Smith and Wesson, Performance Center, and Colt Anaconda

I like 44 Magnum revolvers but, before you buy one, there are some negatives. A few years ago 44 Magnum Ammo cost 56 cents per round versus the inflated price of $1.70-$2.00 per round if you can find it at a gun shop or online. The 44 Magnum Revolver has some serious recoil. I used 180 grain with a muzzle velocity of 1750 feet per second and 240 grain at 1200 feet per second, and I can’t tell the difference in the recoil.

My opinion on the four revolvers is based on the finish, looks, price, comfortable to shoot, trigger, accuracy, and long-term investment. Finish-Colt, Ruger, S&W, and Taurus tied. Look- Colt, Ruger, S&W, Taurus, but if you are looking for the badass look, Taurus is #1. Comfortable to shoot- Colt and Ruger are tied, Taurus, S&W dead last because of the wood grip. Trigger-They were all very good, combining double and single action, Colt and Ruger have a slight advantage over S&W, and Taurus was good, but not quite as smooth. Accuracy- Shooting rapid-fire on all of them, single and double action at 35 feet, I couldn’t have a fair opinion. I fired 18 rounds on all but the Colt, because it was new I probably fired 25-30 rounds. Best Price Taurus, Ruger, S&W, and Colt. Long-term Investment- Colt, Ruger and Taurus tied, and S&W. In my opinion, If I was thinking about buying one 44 Magnum revolver, I would buy the Taurus or the Ruger.

Super Redhawk

Raging Bull
S&W Performance Center

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