Keep in mind that Colt is now owned by CZ. So the quality should improve.I would be concerned about the quality of what they are doing today but i must admit I always wanted one.
Sounds like the barrel ports make a big difference.
Hopefully your correct, because their quality has been spotty for the past few years. How many times has this happened to Colt now? Five, six times?Keep in mind that Colt is now owned by CZ. So the quality should improve.
Personally, I would also like to see Colt make another run of 10mm Delta Elite Gold Cups.
I have never shot a .44 Magnum.I've got one I bought years ago new with a 4" barrel. It was a cannon...I sent it back to Colt and had a factory custom barrel port job done on it and boy it sure makes a big difference. It tamed the recoil down to like a 357 magnum and blow flames out the ports about a foot high. You could feel the conclusion hit you in the face. Not bad to shoot now but a little deafening.
Shooting a 44 mag is pretty fierce, before mine was ported you had to really hang on to it with two hands. The muzzle rise would bring it over your head. Since the port job it doesn’t kick or rise as much but the blast increased. Differently ear plugs are needed or they would ring for days.I have never shot a .44 Magnum.
Porting does help. I have a Taurus M450 .45 Colt with titanium frame. It is lighter than a steel Smith J-frame. It is ported with ribber grips. The porting reduces muzzle rise but it feels like being punched in the hand when shooting.
I used to shoot about a dozen rounds of 44 Mag before I would get the "Yips" and start anticipating recoil and have to put it up.Back in the day I picked up a S&W 29 with a 6 inch barrel. Dirty Harry special.
That has been the only gun I ever fired that hurt my wrist. Two days after I shot it.
Decided then and there that 357 Mag was my limit.