Officially released to the public
in June 1964 by Remington Arms Company. Main purpose was for law
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
Main reason, recoil of the new
round, secondary, the bulky/large size of the gun.
(to be completed)