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View Poll Results: If Dirty Harry was a police officer today, what would be his weapon of choice?
Smith and Wesson 329 3 1.84%
Smith and Wesson 629 37 22.70%
Smith and Wesson 460V 6 3.68%
Smith and Wesson 500 54 33.13%
Desert Eagle 44 8 4.91%
Desert Eagle 50 22 13.50%
Other (please specify) 33 20.25%
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Old April 11, 2014, 04:07 PM   #76
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If ole Harry isn't retired by now, he's a fool.
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Old April 12, 2014, 02:07 PM   #77
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A Ruger Alaskan in 45Colt +p.
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Old April 14, 2014, 04:33 PM   #78
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A modern day Dirty Harry would carry a Guncrafter Industries .50 GI 1911.

http://www.guncrafterindustries.com/model1_50gi.shtml
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Old April 22, 2014, 09:38 AM   #79
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Dirty Harry would carry a .22 RF handgun. The recoil from anything larger would really hurt his arthritic hands.
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Old April 22, 2014, 12:28 PM   #80
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I think he would stick with the 44 magnum. Some folks are "a scared" of the old 44 magnum and that's too bad, it is a great cartridge. Love it. Personally I think if you are going to be DH and shoot one handed, like he did in the movie, then the 44 magnum is about the reasonable limit. I shoot a 44 magnum one handed. The gun does pop up pretty good and there is a recovery time in bringing it back on target.
So...going hog hunting in Georgia- Yeah, I might try one of the heavier guns just for fun, but for a DH- I'd still use the old 44 Mag.
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Old April 22, 2014, 12:48 PM   #81
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After reading every word of this thread, my only thought is: I sure hope Dirty Harry is available on Netflix! Off to check right now... (and he'd still be using a 29)
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Old April 22, 2014, 03:54 PM   #82
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.44 Auto mag.

His .44 Auto mag worked then and it still will work. I load for mine and it is inexpensive to shoot.....as long as I pick up each piece of brass.
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Old April 23, 2014, 01:12 PM   #83
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Good point. I shoot revolvers mostly as it is easy to save the brass for reloading however I am also a big fan of the 1911. Personally I think the 1911 is as fool proof or maybe more fool proof than any revolver. Almost all jams on a 1911 are shooter form.
Also love the Model29 from yesteryear with the lug half way up the barrel, classic gun.
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