New revolver for home defense - how did I do?

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    New revolver for home defense - how did I do?

    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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    good find
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    Sounds good to me.

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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?
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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.
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    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.

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    Nice buy
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    It probably is a good buy, but you really need to watch the timing with the Taurus revolvers.
    SIXTO - can you elaborate on this comment more? I am not a revolver person - the only other revolvers I own are a Taurus Gaucho single action and a NAA minimag. How would I "watch the timing"? What is that? I made sure that all the cylinders lined up with the bore when rotating. Thanks for your advice.

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