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Chambering the popular and powerful 44 Magnum round, the Taurus Raging Bull® 444 Multi is still among America's favorite hunting handguns. Built for a lifetime of tough use and with an overall weight of just 27 oz., the Raging Bull 444 Multi is a 6-shot revolver that features fiber optic front sights, a crisp trigger break and smooth pull for accuracy.
Purchased one a few years back for on-person carry when flying Alaska. Used 450 grain bear loads. Had articulating chest harness and you wouldn’t even notice I was wearing it. So, to the poor fellas that complained their hand hurts: purchase a .22! With the lightweight frame and magnum load, what did you truly expect? This is not a “plinker,” but built for specific purpose, with people like myself in mind. Shoot enough to feel comfortable with one hand, and yes, it may hurt a little, but if your worried about the kick beforehand, you’ll probably never be accurate. I have a Ruger Superblackhawk in .44 with a 7-1/2” barrel, and this Taurus puts that thing to shame in terms of accuracy. I never use .44 Special, only magnum for practice. There’s no guesswork, it’s going to be loud and kick hard. Period. Out of the box at 65 yards l can group within 6 inches. Most accurate magnum out-of-the box I’ve ever owned.
Bought the gun here to carry for bear protection. The revolver has excellent fit and finish. Recoil is what you should expect. However, I cant find ammo that works properly in this snubby version. Perhaps the 4 is workable. After being advised by Taurus Customer Service that any SAAMI factory ammo would be OK in the gun, I shot six Remington UMC JSP 180 grain rounds -- and there was noticeable erosion of the cylinder face. Just six rounds. This was one cartridge Taurus looked up for me and said was definitely OK. I then tried five different factory quality 240 grain rounds and by the time I got to the sixth round for each brand, the bullet cannelures were all out past the roll crimp. I do not believe there is a factory round that is lethal that will not erode the titanium and will not pull apart. I posted to TaurusArmed forum for advice and received no responses.
I'm afraid I like this better than my Smith and Wesson 629 PC in 2.65 inch barrel. This Ultra Lite 444 is light . What surprised me was the ability to draw , find target acquisition and pull trigger faster than the s w 629 pc short barrel and point of impact right on . It took just a little patience to work the double latch lock on the cylinder release but that's another firm lock down due to vibration and recoil . .44 mag doesn't mess around . I'm a happy camper the delivery was pretty quick down here in southern Texas . I'll be buying more . Thanks Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore... I LOVE YOU
I took a chance on this revolver. I have a Smith and Wesson model 629 PC with a short 2.625 inch barrel in .44 magnum . This revolver by Taurus is made well , it's accurate and its light weight due to the aluminum frame . I'm very pleased with Taurus Ultra Lite 444 , I really love the price on sale here at Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore , they always have something good on sale . I'm a happy camper.
This firearm was defective from the factory. I'm disappointed that the store didn't even check the product when they received it and then return it as defective. And even still didn't inspect it before sending it out for sale....defective. Shame on taurus and shame on sportsmanoutdoors for selling this gun. I of course didn't even see the gun until i had signed all the paperwork. And because i work for a living i picked it up as the shop was closing. I took a quick look...loved what i saw and went home.
When i had time to further inspect the gun i noticed a very obvious defect in the barrel crown and finish on the end of the barrel. I sent the gun back to taurus within 5 days and at this point i've waited 9 weeks with firearm received as the status. Sportsmanoutdoors of course told me that it was my problem and to contact taurus.....taking none of the responsibility. Just my story...still waiting for my firearm...9 weeks and counting.
Just got back from about 25 rounds each of 44 mag and 44 special. My hand took a beating. I’m a big guy with big paws on this thing, and it’s basically like catching a fastball baseball barehanded. Not so much jumping gun, but ridiculous slap/vibrate on your hand. Had trouble grouping at all on targets 15 feet away. Not sure about this gun.
This gun is amazingly light weight. It's about 10 ounces lighter than a Smith and Wesson Model 69 and holds 6 rounds instead of 5 and only an ounce and a half heavier than a Model 329PD.
Other reviewers have said the recoil isn't that bad. I respectfully disagree! Shooting Hornady 225gr Leverevolution rounds, I was only able to fire three shots before I put it up, lol. With the light weight, the recoil is more of a violent slap to your palm than a heavy push.
But the gun shoots great and the fit and finish on mine is really good.
If you want a really lightweight 44 Magnum but don't want to buy a 329PD, I think this is the one to get. It really is light and holds more rounds than a Taurus Tracker or Smith and Wesson Model 69. When you factor in the price - $419 - it's a no brainer.
The gun is very nice, feels great in hand, and light to handle/carry. BUT when I got it home from FFL I noticed the barrel exit is damaged from MFG. The hole is unevenly drilled and gouged too deep and off to left side. Shucks! Now I have to deal with this... I plan to send back to Taurus if can.
I've had this revolver for a week now, and man, it's ultralight for sure. I've put some rounds down-range, and she definitely shoots better then me. I was thinking that the recoil would be ridiculous`;` but found I could mitigate recoil no problem. The grips are huge`;` you're going to need them with this revolver, they work great.
I like the finish on the gun, and the fiber optic front sight is a pleasure to shoot with. This is a six round cylinder and non ported, easy to clean. At current price, look no further then towards this revolver being for you.
When I first opened the box, it was massive. I assumed that the recoil would be horrible, but after firing 44 specials and magnums, I realized that the recoil wasn't bad at all.
Expect to have an extremely hard time finding a holster. I have ordered one through Craft Holsters but it will take 6 weeks to have it made, so I'm waiting on the holster, but I love the 444 Ultra lite. It will be used for concealed carry and on bear hunts. I'm very pleased.