.44 Special

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.44 Special
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Game information
All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)
Category (P)istol caliber
Recoil level 2
Cost per round Parallar symbol.png 2.00
Weight per round (units) 0.02
Quantity (retail box/bulk can) 50 / 500
Damage tables
Type LDV C1 C2 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +2 43% 38% 34% 28% 21% 11% 3%
Handloading information
Primer type Large pistol
Powder type Pistol powder
Projectile type .429, 240 grain
Cost per case Parallar symbol.png 0.38
Standard load (SP) 114 pwdr
Cold load (-P) 103 pwdr
Hot load (+P) 125 pwdr
Super load (+P+) 137 pwdr
Real world information
Ref. barrel length (inches) 4 (Taurus Model 431)
Muzzle velocity 250 m/s (821 ft/s)
Muzzle energy 487 Joule (359 ft-lbf)
Country of origin United States (45 stars).png United States
Year 1907

.44 Special is a type of ammunition for firearms. It is classified as a (P)istol caliber.

.44 Special is pronounced forty-four Special.

This caliber may also be known as .44 S&W Special (its former full name), .44 Spc, .44 Spl, and more rarely 10.9x29mm R. It may also be referred to as simply .44, but it is not recommended, as it may be confused with the other .44 caliber cartridges in the game.


Base weapons

There are 4 base weapons chambered in this caliber.

Class 3 weapons:

Cross-caliber compatibility

.44 Special can be seen as a shorter version of .44 Magnum; both cartridges have the exact same dimensions other than case length. In turn, this allows many .44 Magnum firearms to be loaded with .44 Special, increasing the versatility of these firearms.

There are 8 .44 Magnum firearms than can also accept .44 Special:

Class 1 weapons:

Class 3 weapons:

Barrel length groups

The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.

Group name Barrel length range Damage multiplier
Short handgun Up to 3.9" 0.8x
Medium handgun 4" - 8" 1.0x
Long handgun 8.1" - 12" 1.4x
Rifle 12.1" and up 1.6x

Retail information

.44 Special ammunition can be purchased in gun shops and weapon shops in boxes of 50 rounds or bulk cans of 1000 rounds.

The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:

Brand name Composition Available projectile types
Standard Reg/SP FMJ (1.0x)
Lead (0.5x)
LSWC (0.85x)
JHP (3.0x)
LSWCHP (2.5x)
SF (1.5x)
Personal Defense Reg/+P Lead (0.55x)
LSWC (0.935x)
JHP (3.3x)
LSWCHP (2.75x)
Pocket Dragon Reg/+P+ JHP (3.6x)
LSWCHP (3.0x)

The multipliers listed correspond to the value multipliers to cost of ammunition provided by powder type, pressure level, and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.

Maze Customs

Availability of .44 Special as a Customs family chambering:
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Minor services:

  • No weapons chambered in this caliber can be created through a Minor service.