I hung onto the 44 Special for a good long time, mostly out of respect for uncle Elmer. And if Elmer ran one of the ammo companies, the old Special would be up on its hind legs. Trouble is, it is--or was when I fooled with it--hard to find factory ammo that matched the ballistics of the even 45 ACP.
It is a dandy cartridge all the same and a real go-getter if you handload it.
“Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals. It can only be ensured by instinct, sharpened by thought practicing the stroke so often that at the crisis it is as natural as a reflex.” ~ T. E. Lawrence
Last edited by Sarge; February 14, 2013 at 12:42 AM.