October 2000

Five-Shot .44 Special Wheelguns: Powerful, and Sometimes Painful

Just five rounds? Then why not five big ones of .44 Special? We shoot Charter 2000s Bulldog, S&Ws M396 Mountain Lite, and the Taurus 445ULT to see which one best tames the round.

The .44 Magnum’s baby brother round doesn’t get a lot of attention, but the .44 Special has a lot to recommend it. We see how it performs in the Taurus 445ULT, Smith & Wesson 396, and Charter 2000’s Bulldog revolvers

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