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Old September 7, 2012, 09:45 PM   #23
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Stephanie B, if your question was aimed my way, there is no .41 Special. A lot of old timers had pushed for a .41 revolver, pushing a 200gr bullet at 950fps, as being ideal for police work. When the .41 Magnum came out, it was marketed to LE, but didn't take off - too much power and recoil for the majority of customers.

Some handloaders would load .41 Magnum down to the [email protected] level; relative to a .41 Magnum, the relationship is similar to that of .44 Special to .44 Magnum.

I am not sure why commercial manufacturers never came out with an official .41 Special. There was a time it could have really sold.
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