.44 Smith & Wesson Special (.44 Special)


.44 Smith & Wesson Special (.44 Special)

This round was created by Smith & Wesson in 1907 as a stretched-out and more powerful version of the older .44 Russian round. Originally a black-powder number, it was soon converted to smokeless powder and is still produced in this form.

This round is still popular for target shooting and self-defense.

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