Talk:.44 Magnum

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 Definition A high-power pistol cartridge also used by carbines; its fearsome reputation comes partially from an oft-quoted movie line calling it the most powerful handgun in the world (it isn't) [d] [e]
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Oh this could be a harbinger of the future of CZ: leading off with the cultural meaning of our topics! Other sites will be wondering whether we've fired off five or six! HA! Jones 21:38, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

I confess that I was inspired to do for background to a comment to a homeopath.
Hayford, one must consider the gun and the cartridge as a system. Bullets, unless dropped from great height, do not do much harm. If one has a choice between gun only and cartridge only, as the gun makes a much better club. Howard C. Berkowitz 02:39, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
True, but I'm just trying to put things into correct-enough, and precise-enough, English that Peter Schmitt won't have to come and rewrite things for us native English-speakers.... Hayford Peirce 02:55, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
Well, we could distinguish among the bullet, cartridge, cartridge case, propellant, primer, etc., before getting to the (remembering U.S. Marine poetry) pistol. Apropos of the hot dog question, where does Mae West's question enter? Howard C. Berkowitz 02:58, 3 October 2010 (UTC)