I went in with the idea of getting a Glock 20... But....

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I went in with the idea of getting a Glock 20... But.... they didn't have one in the store.

They brought out a Kimber 1911 that was real nice. But pricier than I wanted to go, and I'd have to change out the sights to my liking. But then I got to thinking, if I was willing to entertain the idea of that higher priced pistol, hell, why don't I just go for the Marlin 1894 .44 Mag SBL I've been pining for.

Turns out that one I'd checked out on a prior visit had been sold already.

Today I had them hand me a standard straight-stocked 1894 .44 Mag.

Oh hey... yeah... Ok... I'm likin' this even more! Let's do it!


And now the CA-mandated psychological torture of having to wait for it begins...
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https://www.marlinfirearms.com/lever-action/model-1894/model-1894-44-magnumspecial
 



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That is one sweet rifle. I’ve always thought it would be fun owning a lever action, but 30-30 for me. Congrats!
 

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Thanks. I have a 336 BL that I used to take my 2nd Buck. But it's heavy enough that it wears on ya a lil on long hike ins. And no real good reason for it to be that heavy in my estimation.

This 1894 is a FULL POUND LIGHTER!!! And substaintially more slim and narrow! I'm thinking this is the levergun I should have gotten from the beginning. Hind-sight, right?


In the researching I've done. People use 'em no problemo for Deer and Black Bear. And they hold more shots too!

I'm figuring I'll see how it does on either a deer or coyote... and as long as I've satisfied with it. I may even actually sell the 336 BL.

The energy ft-Lbs is only a small bit less than the .30-30. And from all the vids I've watched, seems to achor'em with authority!
 

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Now you need a matching revolver with a 3x and or red dot.
 

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The [FONT=&quot]LEVERevolution ammo really wakes up those lever guns.[/FONT]
 

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Now you need a matching revolver with a 3x and or red dot.
Damn Skippy Jack! Part of the plan! Most likely a Red dot, likely a Venom.

Already know which one I want for that role... That'll be next year.

Although... if it's for carrying together with the 1894.. I just might say fuggit and get a Ruger Alaskan or some other 2" or 4" if it'll be just for backup. I dunno yet.
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Ah..ok... yeah... maybe that S&W 329PD 4" at 25oz!
 

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Winchester 357 Lever action scoped w/rddot, and my Colt python 357 stainless, w.flouresent sights.
or my Marlinf lever action 45/70 with a Magna port muzzle break or my 444 Marlin lever.
Lever and wheel man I am !
 

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If you are get a matching caliber revolver...I would research if there is an accuracy difference in a full length under lug. Such a powerful cartridge, I’m sure, flexes a pistol barrel big time without.....IMHO.
Also, I would want heft in front for recoil control and stability.
 

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For the pistol I want light weight. If it's stingy on the hand, I understand that comes with the territory.
 

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Here you go My friend
https://www.americanrifleman.org/ar...t-pairs-handguns-and-pistol-caliber-carbines/

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Did some research the other day and found this...

http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2010/05/how-to-shear-your-scandium-44-mag-revolver-in-half/

So I guess that means I'll either just grin and bare it and carry that .357 Mag along with me... OR... go for a Glock G20 SF to try and save some weight. I'd like to get the G29 to save weight and size... but then the barrel is below 4" which makes it illegal to hunt with one. And I dunno, that's something I'd *like* to try one day... so I supposed G20 it is. Gotta wait on that... gotta finally get my butt in gear to input my taxes and see if I'll possibly owe something, first, before I go spend the rest of this bonus check.
 


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