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Old October 12, 2013, 03:24 PM   #51
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I'd be more interested in other "more than 5 shots" calibers. I don't know if the .327 would work but .32 H&R Magnum definitely would. I know the S&W 432PD did it in a J-Frame and it still seems popular on the used market.
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Old October 12, 2013, 04:22 PM   #52
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BTW, I've never shot a .44 special but why push for it over a .45 Colt?
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Old October 12, 2013, 07:00 PM   #53
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Not in an LCR - in a SP101, I would look at it. Same with a GP-100 version.

Something with beefier construction than a Bulldog.
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Old October 14, 2013, 01:44 PM   #54
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BTW, I've never shot a .44 special but why push for it over a .45 Colt?
I assume you've fired 45 acp? The 44 Spl. does what it does.

S&W can fit 5 rounds of 44 Spl. in an L frame revolver. It can't do that with the 45 Colt or 45 acp. as I recall.

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Old October 14, 2013, 09:29 PM   #55
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I assume you've fired 45 acp? The 44 Spl. does what it does.
Which is why the idea is attractive to me.
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Old October 14, 2013, 09:46 PM   #56
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I see that I must spell it out to the final degree. Here you go. A 44 special in size between the SP101 and the GP100 and a very slightly larger 6 shot 38. Yes it can be done, the old Colts are halfway between a j and k frame in size. A 3" would be a great IWB for us old souls.
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Old October 15, 2013, 10:20 AM   #57
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S&W made an L frame .45acp using moon clips. Nice stainless revolver. I should have bought one.

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Old October 15, 2013, 02:43 PM   #58
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S&W made an L frame .45acp using moon clips. Nice stainless revolver. I should have bought one.
What model number was that?

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Old October 15, 2013, 03:47 PM   #59
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Sorry, my bad. It was an N frame model 625. The one I saw looked smaller than my M28 and was a 4 inch with full under lug.


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Old October 15, 2013, 04:48 PM   #60
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No to the OP...

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Oh man, I would buy a 9mm LCR so fast
Yes to this...
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Old October 15, 2013, 06:06 PM   #61
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As nice as the thought is, of a lightweight 44 SP, I'll stay with my Rossi 720 in .44 spec. With the full underlug, it's a bit heavier than I would like, but I just can't stand the thought of clamping the old girl to my mill and putting her on a diet, YET.

240 Gr. Kieth's @1000 FPS are pleasant to shoot and a bunch more effective than a handful of 9mm's. I shoot my 625 a good bit, but I still prefer the 720. I guess I'm just not a plastic gun guy...

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Old October 15, 2013, 06:48 PM   #62
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S&W can fit 5 rounds of 44 Spl. in an L frame revolver. It can't do that with the 45 Colt or 45 acp. as I recall.
Maybe S&W can't, but Taurus made the M450 which was a nice light 5 shot .45 Colt. They made a .44spl too.

.45 Colt max pressure is 14,000psi
.44 Spl max pressure is 15,500psi

So even though you'd have less metal in a Colt, you wouldn't need the extra strength.

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Old October 15, 2013, 10:59 PM   #63
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Red Caddy,
I had the "covert" hammerless version of the Rossi 720; yes it was a great carry gun with good power/ weight ratio.
The spur hammer broke on one of the three I had.
I would love to see a LCR if
they could stuff five rounds in that frame size or just slightly larger.
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Old October 17, 2013, 03:56 PM   #64
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I think it would make the LCR too bulky for it's intended purpose. I purchased the LCR because it was a very compact revolver suitable for carry....in .38 spl it is borderline too wide for carrying much like a K frame....in .44 spl the cylinder would be too large in my opinion. The .357 magnum already offered should be sufficient for most any use for a snubby polymer revolver.
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Old October 17, 2013, 08:30 PM   #65
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I think it would make the LCR too bulky for it's intended purpose.
So? It moves into a new purpose. It's OK if it moves out of the pocket gun niche, into a lightweight belt gun (as someone mentioned above, "Light Service Revolver").
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Old October 17, 2013, 10:08 PM   #66
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.44spl LCR?

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So? It moves into a new purpose. It's OK if it moves out of the pocket gun niche, into a lightweight belt gun (as someone mentioned above, "Light Service Revolver").
Yes, a mid-size .44 spc would be a good one for belt carry and nightstand duty. Also darn handy for woods carry.
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Old October 18, 2013, 07:47 AM   #67
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While were on the topic, I heard that ruger was planning on making a "Canadian version" of the LCR with a longer barrel. Since then I've heard nothing about it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Old October 18, 2013, 01:00 PM   #68
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I'd like to see what a longer barrel LCR would look like.
Might be interesting if the configuration didn't change the " C" in LCR.
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