But . . . . . ., and a HUGE but at that, he eventually concluded that the 44 Mag was too much for day-to-day and he switched back to the 44 SPCL. Also, the 44 SPCL will fire the 44 Russian and 44 Colt (modern version of 44-40). So, the hunt is back on for a 44 SPCL and Charter Arms is leading the search pack now. They entered the 44 SPCL market in the ‘60s and remain one of the leaders in that caliber on the market.