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Old 10-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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Taurus 441

Found a Taurus 441 3'' barrel with adjustable sights 44 special.I have an uncontrollable urge to get this girl! It looks new. Anyone have any experience with these? Accuracy? Thanks in advance guys!
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:57 PM   #2
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I don't have any experience with this model, but twentyfive years of experience with the brand has convinced me I'd rather burn my money than spend it on a Taurus.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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Hello chriskm 1968,

I don't have any experience with Taurus Revolvers in the .44 special taste, but from what I have heard that Charter Arms are not doing much better with their flavor.

The .44 special seems to becoming a "cult" reloading caliber as I am told by my friends on other boards and I believe that is going to be the "golden ring" for accuracy in most .44 specials.

Take a close look and if you like what you see, than buy the Taurus 441!

Let us know how it works out for you....


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Old 10-27-2011, 07:28 PM   #4
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Taurus 431

Mr. Camp (may he rest in peace) liked his 431 (same gun, fixed sights). I've had mixed luck with Taurus revolvers, and they're not something I'd usually take seriously these days. However, I've fired a 431, and I liked it a great deal (it was much nicer than any Charter Arms gun I've ever owned or fired, and that's a decent number), and if I were to see one in the case, I'd definitely take it out and look at it seriously.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:56 PM   #5
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My .44 Special is a Ruger Flattop .44 with 4 5/8" barrel. Primo pistol.

Still beating myself up for not keeping my S & W M24 snubbie!

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:57 PM   #6
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From word of mouth, NOT experience, they have a lifetime warranty, and you will need it. Buy two; the factory takes a long time to fix the one you send back. I have heard though that the quality has improved over the last few years. George M.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:32 AM   #7
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i have a 431 and a 445 that are .44sp. and find them to be accurate and would not part with them.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:58 AM   #8
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I've only owned one Taurus revolver and it wasn't a 44 so this is/was my experience just based on the one I had... It was nothing but trouble, won't own/buy another one.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:13 AM   #9
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Years ago, I bought a Charter Arms Bull Dog 44. I was in the midst of the great 44 SPL revival of the mid-70s lead by the late, great Skeeter Skelton. You see, in those days, expanding JHPs were the exception rather than the rule and you had to make up with starting out big.

The gun itself was a real stinker with the rifling cut deeper on one side than the other. It would keyhole at nearly point blank range and it soon found a new home.

The cartridge however was a keeper but there were no really suitable platforms readily available at that time. You could find Colts New Service or S&W M29s but you had limited options. I have always had a good opinion of the 44 SPL but finding a good load for carry may be limiting even in the golden age of boutique ammo.

My only direct experience with Taurus was a single 38 SPL we had as a 'company' gun back when I was teaching the concealed carry course. I found it to be reliable and accurate which was completely different from my experience with a Rossi and another Charter Arms. I have also had some observations of them in IDPA. The Beretta-like 9mm appears to work well enough and the 1911s are a bargain in comparison to other budget 1911s. I do hear horror stories about the warranty work but have no direct experience.

The one the company had was completely serviceable. It shot to point of aim and had a reasonably smooth action. As a matter of fact, I recall having more issues with J Frame S&Ws but most of our guns were rid hard and put up wet.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:14 AM   #10
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i don't have any experience with this model, but twentyfive years of experience with the brand has convinced me i'd rather burn my money than spend it on a taurus.
Gotta agree with trooper ! ! !
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