My Fading Love Affair With Wheel Guns

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    My Fading Love Affair With Wheel Guns

    I love revolvers. I love their looks. I love their history. The tighter the action, the faster my heart goes pitty-pat. I love snubbies. I especially love Colts and S&W's. I have always wanted the legendary Python. Just never had the bucks. A guy in Phoenix had a blued 4" for sale, LNIB, for $1100. Ohhhh, my heart. Wife would have kicked me out of the house. I've owned a few. I kept a S&W stainless 66-2 , 4" for five years. I sold it last summer. I sold all my wheel guns. Why? Because I stink when it comes to drawing, shooting, grouping, and reloading. I really do. The worst was the grouping and reloading. What a joke. I kept telling myself I would get better. I didnít. The final straw was the reloading. I've done strips and speed-loaders. No matter. It was all bad. And I kept thinking, with adrenalin leaking out my pores and dexterity in the toilet, what the bleep am I doing with a revolver when I can't get my hands to stop shaking?

    Yes, I know what you're going to say. Practice, practice, practice. Biker does that stuff with his literal eyes closed. But I have a 7+1 and a 15+1 semi-auto. Squeeze my pinky and out comes the mag. My left forefinger guides the second mag home. Done. I group better too. Far better.

    So that's my sad story and I'm stickin' to it. I love wheel guns. I just can't shoot them worth a bleep.
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    You did the right thing. You should NEVER carry a weapon you're not proficient with.

    Glad the semi-auto platform worked out for you.
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    Years ago I sold all of mine off. Well, almost all. I kept a Stainless Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44 mag for myself + a little NAA mini .22 and Mrs. QK has a J-Frame S&W Centennial that I strap on occasionally. I am not a wheel gun guy anymore so I figured why not sell them off and let somebody else shoot them.
    It's not that I don't like revolvers....(especially high quality revolvers) but, I would rather carry and shoot semi-automatic handguns.

    I just have a natural affinity for semi-automatic pistols. Mine are all ultra-reliable and not problematic or finicky.
    I certainly don't see anything wrong with folks being "wheel gun people" and having a personal preference for revolvers.
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    My S&W 686 is at a hunting friend of mines and I think he will be taking it perminately. I gave my S&W 36 pinned barrel to my daughter. My wife carries the S&W 638. The Model 10, 19, 66 and Colt Python are long gone replaced by A S&W 6906 and more than one Glock. I just bought a Diamondback .380 last week for a duty BUG. With that said I have never shot a gun combat style better than a K-frame S&W. If only a semi-auto would point as well for me. The times they are a changing.
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    At this point in my life I have several semi-auto pistols and an S&W 638 revolver. I prefer the semi-autos but just felt that I needed to own at least one wheel gun. Obviously, they have a feel and look all their own but there's something about a revolver that I like and just feel comfortable with.
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    I have to agree, if you don't like it and can't shoot it....get rid of it. But a S&W 66? does'nt get much better than that!
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    Wow! I just went the other direction. I sold all but one pistol, that sits in a safe, and now have a few wheel guns that get carry use, and HD duty. Guess it's what works best for each of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    Wow! I just went the other direction. I sold all but one pistol, that sits in a safe, and now have a few wheel guns that get carry use, and HD duty. Guess it's what works best for each of us.
    Yup. After 27 years of carrying autos, I finally got rid of most (kept a few vintage 1911s) of mine and started packing my first carry revolver, a S&W j-frame model 40. It exceeds my CCW primary objectives.
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    I've had the same issues with my revolver.
    Compared to my groupings with my Glock, I don't shoot my Charter "Off Duty" nearly as well. Mind you, I shoot it well enough. At 21' it's the difference between a dinner plate, and a dessert plate.
    There are other considerations, for me at least. So, for the time being, it's still the "wheel gun".
    Be safe.

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    My feeling

    about this is each has its purpose. I carry a pistol for use as a CCW. But I still like the wheel guns, like to shoot them and in some cases I had to carry one. So I still have a .38 and a .22 just for plinking.
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    I really, really miss my .41 Mag Blackhawk. Loved the gun, loved the cartridge. Wish I still had it. But push come to shove, I'll reach for a semiauto. One of these days I'll get another .41 BH.
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    All of the nice revolvers that are being dumped by the semi-auto folks are getting snatched up by the wheel-gun appreciators and all of the wheel-gun people making those unwanted pistols available for purchase by the semi-auto aficionados....sounds like a plan to me.
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    I like them all. Was a long-term wheel gun guy exclusively and just got into semis the last couple of years. I practice with all of them and shoot them all fine. It just comes down to what I feel like carrying. I do shoot the semis better, higher capacity, and quicker re-loads...but I can't give up my revolvers. I guess they just run too deep in my veins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    All of the nice revolvers that are being dumped by the semi-auto folks are getting snatched up by the wheel-gun appreciators and all of the wheel-gun people making those unwanted pistols available for purchase by the semi-auto aficionados....sounds like a plan to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    All of the nice revolvers that are being dumped by the semi-auto folks are getting snatched up by the wheel-gun appreciators and all of the wheel-gun people making those unwanted pistols available for purchase by the semi-auto aficionados....sounds like a plan to me.
    It helps keep the economy moving. But don't tell the Prez; he'll claim credit.
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