This is a discussion on New revolver for home defense - how did I do? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Picked up a new gun for home defense today. I got a Taurus Model 82 revolver in 38 special (4 inch barrel, blue). A local ...
Picked up a new gun for home defense today. I got a Taurus Model 82 revolver in 38 special (4 inch barrel, blue). A local gun store had it for $220 used, but it looks brand new - there is no cylinder ring, no powder burns, no blue wear, sharp and clean rifling... very smooth trigger pull also. Nice deep blue luster.
I bought it because while I have multiple semi-autos for carry/home defense already, my wife doesn't shoot and I would like to have a simple to operate, ultra-reliable handgun for her to use in an emergency if I'm not home. I figured that there is nothing simpler to use than a revolver, it is inherently safe (compared to DA/SA autos), and is super reliable - no worries about jams, FTFs, FTEs, etc.
This model is an all-steel revolver weighing 36 oz so it will also have relatively light recoil with the 38 spcl rounds - which will help her learn to shoot it well.
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I see nothing at all wrong with that... Good on ya mate!
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Good buy and it was a purpose-driven purchase at a great price. Fits the need and easy on the pocket. Sounds like a winner.
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Sounds like a good deal to me.
Ok, where are the pictures?
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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Well done. It should serve you well.
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I love the deep blue polished revolvers. They're timeless and have a great classic look.
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Load that baby up with Corbon DPX and you're good to go.
"It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."
The important is that you are happy. Good luck with the Taurus
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Congrats on the new gun. It's hard to go wrong with a decent manufacturer and a good price in a revolver!
Now make sure you take your wife to the range and have her practice with it. Granted revolvers are easy to learn to shoot but she still needs to know how to aim it, how to make it safe, and how to reload should the need arise.
I have a .38 wheel gun on my nightstand.
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It probably is a good buy, but you really need to watch the timing with the Taurus revolvers.
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