I know I'm one outdoorsman that drooled when I heard about this gun. I wanted one bad, 24 ounces on the hip and bear killin' power. It might be a handful with full power loads, but it'd sure be a hiker's dream. I'd like a .41 anyway, like the caliber and don't have one. But, it was dropped well before I could budget for it. Bummer. I don't do a lot of hiking anymore, though, but this gun would be a fine carry IWB, too, considering how light it is. I might download it some for that, reduce recoil. I'm a handloader or I wouldn't be so high on the .41. But, it's a caliber I've always admired and never owned or loaded for.I don't know if it will increase in value within a reasonable amount of time but I suspect it will be a desired gun to some (outdoors types I'd expect) due to the light weight and power of the 41 mag.
What I suspect is that Taurus® touts a new model (or models) & then see's what the market will bear. That's why the 44 Special Models have disappeared. Your analogy of 44 Mag vs 41 Mag bears this out also. 44Mag ammo is ubiquitous; 41 Mag is not. Too bad really because the 41 Mag is a great cartridge. As to so many of the titanium models going by the wayside; metal prices are through the roof. Also sometime models are announced & then fail to appear. Case in point: at the 2006 Shot Show Taurus® anounced (and dispayed for view); a 12oz "Magnesium Mdl 85". It's yet to hit the marketplace. ??? I think the Tracker™ series are great. What I would like is to see a 3" Tracker in 357, 41, & 44Mag. Stainless, not titanium; with fixed sights. It would be great for a backpack gun but versatle for CCW too.NativeTexan said:Oh, btw, that gun didn't sell, it's pretty worthless, no retained value. You need to sell it to me for half what you gave for it. I'll help you out from under that red herring you got there.
Seriously, I think most .41s are lackluster in sales. There's not a huge variety of ammo on the market in .41 and unlike the .44 or the .357, there's not a lighter special load to fire in it as an alternative. It just sort of never really caught fire. But, the caliber is a handloaders dream, lots of power available in a smaller than .44 package. It will do whatever a .44 mag will do and is a more compact load. I'd suspect sales is the reason it was dropped.