Federal Premium Punch 44 Special F

First Look: Federal Premium Punch In .44 Spl.

Federal Premium expanded its affordable Punch line of ammunition in 2022 with an all-new .44 Spl. cartridge offering.

The .44 Special: A Big-Bore Favorite

The .44 Smith & Wesson Special has had a virtual cult-like following for most of its 100-plus-year existence and became a favorite of many western lawmen and self-defense practitioners.

This Old Gun: Colt Anaconda

Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of "I Have This Old Gun" to learn more about the Colt Anaconda revolver chambered in .44 Mag.

The .44 Special: History & Performance

Here we take a look back at the history of the .44 Smith & Wesson Special cartridge along with its ballistic capabilities.

Back To Basics: Running the Single-Action Revolver

Those who carry a single action revolver do not feel they are giving up much compared to their fast-firing semi-automatic cousins.

A Look Back at the .44 Special

As the 20th century was about to debut, the brass at Smith & Wesson decided on a new double-action revolver design called the Hand Ejector Model. More powerful cartridges were in high demand so the company developed a solid frame with a swing-out cylinder to replace its top-break double actions.

The Case For The .44 Special Cartridge

A few gun manufacturers are currently making handguns for the old Special and it seems to be making somewhat of a comeback in popularity.

Tested: Ruger GP100 In .44 Special

At long last, Ruger's sturdy medium-frame revolver is ready to launch big-bore cartridges. Here's our tested sample of the Ruger GP100 chambered for the .44 Special.

Tested: Charter Arms Boomer .44 Spl. Revolver

Charter trims its signature 5-shot .44 into a sleek, light-weight concealed-carry gun.

4 Favorite Forgotten Handgun Cartridges

Despite the prolific popularity of particular pistol and revolver cartridges, several excellent options are hanging on around the edges of the handgun mainstream.

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