The .44 Magnum as seen in MW2
|Unlocked at||Rank 26 (First Sergeant II)|
|Fire Type||Semi automatic|
|Reload Time||3 seconds|
The .44 Magnum is a revolver featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In the campaign it is used by General Shepherd, but is not available for the player except in the mission Museum. .44 Magnum is actually a type of ammunition and not a weapon, but the gun is modelled of an Anaconda.
In multiplayer it does similar damage to the Desert Eagle but has a smaller number of rounds per reload (as a revolver, it does not use magazines and therefore cannot use Extended Mags). Regardless of whether Stopping Power is used, the gun always kill in three hits or less - Stopping Power increases the range at which a two hit kill is possible.
Compared to the Desert Eagle, the .44 Magnum is usually favoured for its higher damage and lower recoil - although when used Akimbo, the Desert Eagles are marginally better because the recoil patterns are then the same and the increase in firepower negates the slightly lower damage.