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So after Lusting after Joe S.' Dan Wesson 744 I've decided I'm going to buy a wheel gun.

I see no since in going down to a .357 when I carry a .45 around every day. So it's .44 mag all the way.

I guess I've decided on the Taurus model 44. I'm kind of torn between 6.5" and 4" sizes right now, I honestly don't know enough about .44 mag ballistics to be knowledgeable about any real difference in ranged accuracy. I've found both for less than 500, NIB from the same dealer I bought my XD through. So it will only be a few weeks to a month before I buy. (Guess I'll trick myself into believing this is my birthday present)

Either way, I'm having a hard time finding a good selection of holsters. I'd like a leather holster, something that covers the entire weapon and does not allow it to lean away from the body. and something I could wear on my waist and cover with a jacket during the cold months. I know I'll probably end up with a nylon holster for vehicle carry, horse back, and trail riding.


Since you fellas have been shooting and carrying a lot longer than I have, I figured I'd bring it up here.
 

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I have no personal experience with them, but I hear great things about simply rugged's pancake style holsters...maybe you could look into them.

And if you're planning on carrying this gun I'd think that the 4" would be the way to go...but I don't have my permit yet...so I'm therefore inexperienced...those would just be my theoretical observations
 

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Found a no-name well built leather holster for mine (that full drawer comes in handy every once in a while). I'd go with the 6 1/2 barrel if your coat is long enough but either way, that is a load for carry. Sounds like you have a warm weather carry.
 

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My XD .45 Compact is my warm/cold weather carry. I can conceal IWB in just a T shirt with that thing.

I'll probably end up with a Galco DAO for carrying like I have in mind. -

 

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I have indeed thought about an ACP wheel gun.

I guess I'm more interested in the Caliber than the revolver itself. Always wanted a .44 Mag, Not quite sure why, but I just have.

The next .45 I buy will be a 1911, as right now my XD does what I want it to.

That's just the generic image of the DAO pulled from Google. Galco claims it will fit the Taurus, but that is the image they show.

I've found a few lesser known holster companies online. Just depends on what I can get I guess.
 

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Buy my Dan Wesson and I'll throw in a simply rugged sourdough for it for $50 when it arrives. ;)

That's $10 + shipping off and you wont have to wait.

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James D., Go by Great Southern Firearms in Pearl. They have boxes full of really nice, high quality, name brand leather holsters that are both new and used. I've found some real bargains.
You'll love taurus, they make good revolvers. I just bought a used like new .357 Rossi for $350.00 from Great Southern. It's a stainless pocket gun I use for concealed carry. It's dead on accurate even with a two inch barrel.
 

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I had to put the purchase of the Taurus on hold momentarily, I let my other passion get in the way... Cars.

I've wanted this car for a year, it belonged to my neighbor's mother, who lives two houses down and maintained it very well.

$600 and I got a brand new ride.







No worries though, I will still be getting the .44 in due time. I was actually down at Top Dollar pawn last week, I know the owner well, and have a few friends who work there, so wheelin' & dealin' is always a possibility, but they had three or four Taurus .454's in house, the triggers were smooth as glass on all of them. I don't see what people are moaning about....
 
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