Is longer better?
March 17, 2005 9:19 PM Subscribe
The decision is made, and a Ruger Blackhawk .44 mag pistol I will buy. But, is the longer barrel better?
posted by Wulfgar! to sports, hobbies, & recreation (16 answers total)
For concentrated accuracy, obviously the 10 and 1/2" barrel is superior. It's also harder to find or make a holster for, harder to draw, and harder to keep clean in field conditions. I really want the firearm for field conditions. I desire maximum accuracy with one shot of powerful damage. But I also want a certain ease of use. Is the extra barrel length really a plus over the 7 and 1/2"? I've never fired a handgun with a barrel length over 6" so I really need to know from those who have. Hope me, gun gurus ...