The .44 magnum revolver is a double action, swing-out cylinder revolver, more powerful than the .357 magnum revolver, but its ammunition is slightly rarer in the Wasteland. Additionally, the .44 magnum fires and reloads faster than the .357 magnum, due to its speed-loader and ejector rod. It also has luminescent iron-sights. The .44 magnum revolver is a very durable weapon that can be concealed with a Sneakskill of 50 or greater, as it is considered an improved holdout weapon.
The .44 magnum revolver was one of the more high-end pre-War revolvers on the civilian market. Even after two hundred years, it's maintained its accuracy, functionality, and aesthetic appeal, bearing testament to its craftsmanship.
The .44 magnum revolver can fire a total of about 1245 standard rounds, the equivalent of 208 reloads, from full condition before breaking. When modified with the heavy frame, it can fire a total of about 1870 standard rounds, the equivalent of 312 reloads, from full condition before breaking.
pcps3xbox360 Though it happens to most guns, the speed-loader on the .44 will occasionally become stuck into the cylinder. Reloading or switching weapons will fix the issue. [verified]
pc In V.A.T.S. the speed loader may appear to be floating in the air perpendicular to the gun. [verified]
pcps3xbox360 If loading a saved game from the main menu in which you have the .44 magnum revolver equipped and drawn, the reload animation takes twice as long as normal. This can be solved by simply switching to another gun and then back again. [verified]
xbox360 With heavy frame mod attached, the cylinder may move outside the gun, into the left knee region. This can be solved by re-equipping. [verified]
pc When using VATS, the bullet may fire straight up in the air and miss the target entirely. [verification needed]