History

        Officially released to the public in June 1964 by Remington Arms Company. Main purpose was for law enforcement, who
        were looking for a  more powerful round to replace their 38/357 revolvers.

        Elmer Keith, Bill Jordan and Skeeter Skelton urged Remington to produce a 40 caliber round for police usage. They invisioned
        a gun with a frame equal to today's Smith L-frame sized handgun. What they got instead was a  N frame size gun, which actually
        weighed more than the comparable 44 Magnum N frame gun.

        Some police departments converted to the new 41 Mag guns, but within a few years, most went back to their 38/357 guns.
        Main reason, recoil of the new round, secondary, the bulky/large size of the gun.




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