The Pistol .44 is a pistol featured in The Ballad of Gay Tony episodic pack for Grand Theft Auto IV. It is a .44 Magnum-caliber handgun for quick and accurate kills. The weapon is based on the Auto Mag Pistol. This weapon is more powerful and accurate than the .357 Desert Eagle, but fires at a slower rate due to recoil and takes longer to reload because of its 8-round magazine. It takes 2-3 body shots to take down an unarmored target. Like other pistols, it is capable of being used for executions. It was first briefly seen in the second "Episodes From Liberty City" trailer in which Luis shot a gunman on a plane while driving the Bati Custom and jumped on before it took off. It can be first obtained by killing Vic in the mission Boulevard Baby. The weapon spawns in Luis' Northwood Apartment on the coffee table in front of the flatscreen after successfully completing 10 Drug Wars and completing Boulevard Baby. In The Ballad of Gay Tony's multiplayer, it is the default starting weapon, unless a specific weapon set is chosen.
The .44 Pistol is capable of delivering delayed fatal blows. If the NPC is hit by 2 or 3 shots in the limbs or chest (not the head), they may survive for a few moments, laying on the ground, writhing in pain, before succumbing to death.