GUN DIGEST BOOK of the .44 – by John Taffin

A whole book about the .44 cartridge? You bet!

A whole book about the .44 cartridge? You bet!

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.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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