.45 Colt vs. .44 Magnum

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“I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?” (Clint Eastwood) From the beginning of wars, hunting, and sport, man has striven to find the most powerful and sufficient caliber for the handiest gun around, the hand gun. Some choose to find a bullet that is uncommon and expensive, while others hunt for the cheapest most common caliber on the market. While there are many bullet sizes, there are two calibers that ring out as the most common yet very different. These two, the .44 magnum and the .45 Colt, both serve sufficiently as hunting and sporting bullets, yet they have characteristics that lead buyers to favor one over the other. Through their history, cost, and uses, it is shown that the .44 magnum and the .45 Colt differ greatly but also share some major similarities.

Starting out in 1872, the .45 Colt hit the market. A joint development between Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing company, and Union Metallic Cartridge Company created a black powder revolver round that captured the eyes of many. This round was soon introduced into the army. Progressing steadily, it soon became a complete bullet rather than a black powder round. Sadly, the wars the army was facing became more grueling and advanced which is why the .45 Colt was replaced by a stronger bullet to satisfy the needs of the Army. Even with this replacement, the .45 Colt still continued claiming popularity. Serving it’s time for our county helped gain fame for this bullet. The desire...

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Since the beginning of time, humanity has been in search of a reliable weapon. They search for a gun that is dependable and successful. The .44 magnum and the .45 Colt share their differences with origins and prices, but also share similarities in uses. Both serving as great calibers, these bullets are great for the sporting man, the hunting man, or the common man.

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