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I bought an M44cp stainless steel .44 mag recently and I finally decided to get a new set of houge grips for it, but the problem was that Midway and the Sportsman's warehouse didn't carry the grips for an "M44cp" So I thought I had a typo on the box. I called up Taurus and talked to the rep. Turns out the box was right, But all I need were grips for an M44. Out of curiosity I asked him what cp sood for: Compensated, the revolver was compensated so they put that on the model number as well. I ordered those grips from Midway. Go figure.
 

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It was burning me up. You'd think the "experts" behind the counter would know what set of grips would fit the guns they sell.
 

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Well I guess it was the sportsman's warehouse, but you'd think they would be able to sell the add-ons, but what got me was that I emailed Midway with the model number and the cp threw them off too.
 

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Well I guess it was the sportsman's warehouse, but you'd think they would be able to sell the add-ons, but what got me was that I emailed Midway with the model number and the cp threw them off too.
I have less and less patience with personnel who know nothing but what they see on a computer screen. To most computer search engines "M44" and "M44cp" are as much alike as "katzenjammer" and "dumbo."

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Well to be completely fair I also called houge and they suggested that I give Taurus a call since they didn't hear of the model number either.
 

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It's very simple really. Good dealers and business owners use it all the time. So does the military.

Common sense says( makes good business sense ,too) if they don't know the answer that they should find out the answer or find someone who does know it.

Clerks can't be aware of "everything gunny" that has to do with shooting. Just way too much data to absorb for any one person.Ballsitics,gun types,gunsmithing, add ons, brands,makes,models,long guns,short ones,etc., and too many other aspects and things to name.There are those who gather a wealth of knowledge of firearms, but their numbers are few. Even for those who have been in the 'biz' most of or during an entire lifetime.

Granted one can maintain a large knowledge of certain types. Overall may be another story all together.

Collectively as a group knowledge helps. But even at that exposure to this info and training may be limited as seems to be the case a majority of the time.

Clerks and shooter store operators may have limited experience. Knowing who to go for or how to find out things would be a tremendous help to themselves and the customers.

Sadly that's not always the case.
Be happy if the stores and ranges in your area have sources to go to or go the extra mile to help find things out. :)
 

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Earlier I was looking at the Taurus revolvers on Bud's site and trying to decipher some of the codes, as a lot of the guns sure do look the same. Apparently CH means Concealed Hammer...
 

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Several things to consider.If looking for handgrips sometimes using the " Taurus Large Frame Revolver" or "608 revolver grips" has to be looked for or under. This is for the M44 or the 608 models..

For the .44 magnum Tracker the TRACKER name needs to used.

For the 444, the Raging Bull moniker is what's needed.

Some of this may seem obvious, but had to try different things and some experimentation at the sites to get info.
 

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To update you all I got the grips in the mail today and they fit like a glove. It was a tremedous improvement over the stock grips, but I think houge fits me better on whatever I shoot.
 

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I like the Hogues too. I have the Monogrip style on both of my Ruger revolvers. It's a little big on my Redhawk but I wanted it to be similar to my GP which is just right.
 
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