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Old April 22, 2021, 11:49 AM   #1
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Got The .44 To the Range Today



Finally got a chance to shoot a Taurus 431 .44 Special I got several weeks ago. Shoots pretty decent. here are 5 rounds at 40 feet at the indoor range.
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Old April 22, 2021, 08:21 PM   #2
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That's good shooting and it looks like you won the Fixed Sight Regulation Lottery, to boot!
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Old April 23, 2021, 06:50 PM   #3
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That's excellent shooting.

That's a first rate piece you have there.
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Old April 24, 2021, 12:46 PM   #4
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Nice. At ~13Y, it better shoot like that .
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Old April 24, 2021, 01:34 PM   #5
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want

I've wanted one of those since I traded my Charter Bulldog years ago.
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Old April 24, 2021, 01:55 PM   #6
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If I come across a .44 Spl. Like your TAURUS 431 ... I will delay or give up my search for another short Bbl. .41 magnum.
MK70ss , Nice results on your target.
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Old April 25, 2021, 04:22 PM   #7
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Pretty Decent ... bit of an understatement ... How about ...
This one's a keeper !
Sweet ...
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Old April 26, 2021, 05:33 AM   #8
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I traded a Kahr 45 a ~ 10 years ago for my stainless 3" 431 square butt. I swapped the factory grip for a set of Uncle Mikes and put in a Wolff reduced power spring kit. The trigger went from good trigger to great without sacrificing reliability.

I carried it owb during the winter when I hiked. My wife also carried it in her purse for a few months before she stumbled upon my 2" S&W M12. The 431 now spends to much time in my gun safe, but it's probably never going to get sold.

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Old April 26, 2021, 05:40 AM   #9
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Yup, it's a keeper.
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Old April 28, 2021, 10:49 PM   #10
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I had a Taurus 431 Round butt w/a 2.5" barrel and sold it to raise funds for a S&W 696 ND, I don't regret that decision.
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Old April 29, 2021, 12:33 AM   #11
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Now try 25 yards...
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Old May 15, 2021, 10:18 AM   #12
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I'm jealous. I've wanted one of those forever. 15-20 years ago, I won an auction for one on Gunbroker (I don't remember the exact price, in the $200-250 range), but unfortunately, my job disappeared just before I made payment. The seller was willing to negotiate an arrangement to cancel without impacting my Gunbroker rating (if canceling cost him any fees I'd repay them, I don't remember Gunbroker policies from over a decade ago so I don't know if I had to pay a marginal fee). It didn't take long before I kicked myself for that since I did get a new job before that $200ish would have made a difference. By the time I was buying guns again, the 431 alternated between much more money (well, $300-350, I'd be thrilled at that price now) or impossible to find. I don't really need a gun in that category (mid sized revolver, only 5 rounds), but if I saw one at a good price I'd jump on it anyway (the 2" .45LC Taurus 450 is the only Taurus I want more, if I can ever find one at a decent price again).
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Old May 15, 2021, 10:22 PM   #13
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Sweet . . .

Looks like a sweet little gun. Perfect for fly fishing in bear country. If you can't catch the fish you can shoot em. :-)

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