The Guns. The Loads. It's All Here! It civilized the American frontier, fought the Civil War and tamed the Wild West. Today, the big .44 is still America's favorite caliber for hunting, target shooting and serious self-defense. And who better to write of the .44 than John Taffin? In this entertaining, informative narrative, America's favorite big-bore specialist paints a fascinating portrait of the Big Forty-Four, from the earliest cap-and-ball revolvers and the legendary lever-actions to the .44 Magnum and beyond. You'll enjoy: Range reports on .44-caliber firearms, old and new Hundreds of detailed photos Loading data for .44-caliber handguns, rifles and carbines For the collector, for the hunter, for the reloader - for the Dirty Harry in all of us - Gun Digest Book of the .44 is required reading.