Testing The Difference Between 44 Special, 44 Magnum (VIDEO)

03/21/19 8:00 AM | by

Testing The Difference Between 44 Special & 44 Magnum (VIDEO)

The .44 Special is over a century old, first produced by Smith & Wesson in 1907, but how does it stack up to its larger and better known younger brother? To answer that question, Paul Harrell holds class by testing several comparable loads by well-known makers.

The bottom line is that the .44 Magnum, naturally, puts a lot more velocity on downrange. Regardless, there are still several gun manufacturers that produce .44 SPL guns such as Ruger which makes a model of their GP100 in the caliber as well as the entire Charter Arms Bulldog line.

And of course, any revolver chambered for .44 Mag will accept the shorter, although often much harder to find, .44 SPL round.

Regardless, be sure to stick around for the whole video by Harrell, as he breaks out one of his trademarked “meat targets” about at 9:30 mark. You don’t want to miss that.

*Guns.com reminds all users to remember the basic rules of firearms safety, storage, and use whenever handling firearms. Videos are for entertainment only and should not be recreated.*

Latest Reviews

  • First Aid

    Mobilize Rescue Systems Offers Rescue for Range Days

    Mobilize Rescue Systems looks to make the range packing and first aid process a little easier, offering a unique take...

    Read Now
  • Taurus

    Taurus TX22 Brings Plinking Fun to the Whole Family

    The Taurus TX22 brings a .22LR design to the table and after a glance at a trade show event, I...

    Read Now
  • young guns

    Young Guns: When to Teach Kids to Shoot

    A question I often get asked is, “When should children be introduced to shooting?” I typically say you know your...

    Read Now
  • 6.5 Creedmoor Long Ranger

    Henry's New 6.5 Creedmoor Long Ranger (VIDEO)

    Henry has an outstanding track record of listening to their customers. So here we are, ready to find out how...

    Read Now