The 44 Special is over a hundred years old and was developed in 1908 by Smith and Wesson. 44 Special ammo was designed specifically for the New Century Revolver Smith and Wesson had developed. At this time the 44 and 45 caliber rounds were considered the top of the line for self-defense on the western frontier.

The 44 Special cartridge was built off of the popular Smith and Wesson 44 Russian. Still, 44 Special retained the renowned accuracy of the 44 Russian, with a longer cartridge length and a hotter load potential. 44 Special became a favorite for handloaders looking to ring out the most potential from the round. This eventually lead to the 44 Magnum round, which is not interchangeable with these 44 special rounds.

The 44 Special has undergone a resurgence in the last few years. Praised for it’s heavy bullet and exceptional accuracy, 44 Special also has a much tamer recoil, which makes shooting it for target practice and plinking more enjoyable than many other calibers similar in size. The 44 Special is also popular for concealed carry and self-defense. Revolvers in the caliber are small enough to be comfortably carried on a daily basis, and in a much more potent chambering than the standard snub nose revolver.

Feel free to browse our in-stock line-up of 44 special ammo for sale in the bullet types listed below:

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  1. 50rds - 44 Special MAGTECH Cowboy 240gr. Lead Flat Nose Ammo

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    19 In Stock

  2. 50rds - 44 Special Remington 246gr. LRN Ammo

    40 In Stock

  3. 50rds - 44 Special Fiocchi 210gr. LFP Ammo

    22 In Stock

  4. 500rds - 44 Special Fiocchi 200gr. SJHP Ammo

    2 In Stock

  5. 50rds - 44 Special Winchester Cowboy 240gr. Lead Flat Nose Ammo

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    9 In Stock

  6. 50rds - 44 Special Black Hills 210gr. Lead Flat Point Ammo

    15 In Stock

  7. 50rds - 44 Spec. CCI Blazer 200gr. Bonded GDHP Ammo

    43 In Stock

  8. 20rds - 44 Special Hornady Critical Defense 165gr. HP Ammo

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    20 In Stock

  9. 20rds - 44 Special Winchester 200gr. Silver Tip HP Ammo

    30 In Stock

  10. 20rds - 44 Special Federal 200gr. Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Point Ammo

    23 In Stock

  11. 10rds - 44 Special / 44 Mag CCI Shotshells 1/4 oz. #9 Shot Ammo

    21 In Stock

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