I just picked up a Taurus Ultra-Lite 44 mag and took it to the range today. I put a couple of 44 special rounds through it and it did not like them very much at all. The cylinder hung up. What I think is happening is the rounds rim is getting caught on the face of the inside front of the frame and stopping the cylinder from turning. I ran some 44 mags through it and had no problems at all. I realize that Taurus is not the highest quality pistol out there but it seems odd that this would happen. I think the only real difference in the rounds are the length correct?
Has one else experienced a 44 mag that doesn't like specials or do I have a bigger problem?
I will give Taurus this much.. For a 4" barrel and a relatively inexpensive gun it is very accurate..