Most gun folks probably know the .44 family of cartridges – mostly the .44 Special and .44 magnum – are very popular, but Gun Digest was convinced they were SO popular that they commissioned gun writer John Taffin to write an entire, actual BOOK just about this subject – and a fairly long book at 288 large format (8 1/2″ x 11″) pages! In addition to the anomaly of the book itself is the prices it sells for! I see USED copies going for as much as $250, as since I paid $75 for my own used copy only weeks ago, I would consider the Amazon price listed below as a very good deal.
John did a lot more than just tell a few tales about shooting various .44’s here, he gives the history behind this cartridge, the men who helped make it what it is today, loading data, guns chambered for it past and present – as well as his own history with the cartridge, which is extensive. Anyone who is a true fan of the .44 probably knows a lot of this information already, but will still find something new.