What Does 44 Mean?

44 means .44 Magnum, a gun that uses a 44mm caliber bullet. The .44 Magnum is one of the most famous guns in history and in Hollywood. The 44 is commonly used to abbreviate or slang the 44 Magnum, as a cooler and disguised way of saying it.

The 44 was already famous even before most movies but started to gain general public attention around the 1970s. The 44 used by Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry was described in the movie as “the most powerful handgun in the world”. This was actually true, and the .44 kept that title until the 1980s with the release of .454 cartridges.

  • 44 means .44 Magnum.
  • It lets people know that you’re talking about the .44 Magnum or a 44mm bullet cartridge.

If you’re chatting with someone over the phone or in-person about guns, you can easily mention the sizes of calibers in millimeters by just saying the number. For example, the .44 magnum can be referred to as “44”.

How To Use 44 

44 means .44 Magnum, a term or slang that refers to the size of the bullets. 44mm is the diameter of the cartridge, hence why it’s called a .44 magnum. You can use 44 instead of .44 Magnum as an easier way of referring to the gun. Furthermore, the term can be used both online and in person.


Did you bring your 44?

Shooting with a 44 is heavy and loud as hell.

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