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    Jimmy C carried a 38 for many years on the force because that was all they were allowed he was in 18 gun fights how do you like them apples?


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    I love revolvers. I love to shoot revolvers. I love to reload for revolvers. I love to hunt with revolvers. I love to carry revolvers. I love this country that I can choose between a revolver and something else. Ain't it great?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystacker View Post
    I love revolvers. I love to shoot revolvers. I love to reload for revolvers. I love to hunt with revolvers. I love to carry revolvers. I love this country that I can choose between a revolver and something else. Ain't it great?

    Your getting me all antyz i'm about to buy my first snubie

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    Beware of the man that carries a revolver...he probably knows how to use it.

    For HD, I reach for a 12 ga shotty.

    Revolvers are simple...less opportunities for failures. If you can't get out of dodge with 5 shots, you'll never make it past the 5th one in your hi cap mag either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    Dude:

    No one on this forum owns that revolver. It is an absolute monstrosity and abomination. A .357 with only a 1 7/8 inch barrel? That is absolutely crazy.

    It would be effective at stunning an attacker with muzzle blast, however.

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    I considered purchasing that revolver at a gun show. What makes you think that noone here owns that revolver? Tell me something, what training/experience have you had that has shaped your opinions of things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    I considered purchasing that revolver at a gun show. What makes you think that noone here owns that revolver? Tell me something, what training/experience have you had that has shaped your opinions of things?
    He's lucky my funds ran out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deaheat View Post
    He's lucky my funds ran out!
    Yeah, I was on a mission for something else that day. Smith and Wesson Performance Center pieces are usually top notch. I could deafintely see a use for that.

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    I found this bad boy and i just happen to be in the market for a 637!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant beat S&W Performance center work they really know what there doing. Soon i'll have a S&W revolver to go with my S&W auto



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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    I considered purchasing that revolver at a gun show. What makes you think that noone here owns that revolver?
    People here on this forum generally strike me as being intelligent and level headed. Hopefully Smith & Wesson has fired the Product Manager that dreamed that gun up.


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    Tell me something, what training/experience have you had that has shaped your opinions of things?
    I've owned a couple of 357 Magnum revolvers. I currently only own one, a S&W 66, but it has a 4" barrel, which is what I consider to be the MINIMUM barrel length for that caliber.

    Probably my worse decision ever buying or selling guns was selling my 6" Colt Python 20 years ago when I was going through my divorce. But I was about broke at the time.

    Revolvers are good guns overall. They are just not good for defensive carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    I've owned a couple of 357 Magnum revolvers. I currently only own one, a S&W 66, but it has a 4" barrel, which is what I consider to be the MINIMUM barrel length for that caliber.

    Probably my worse decision ever buying or selling guns was selling my 6" Colt Python 20 years ago when I was going through my divorce. But I was about broke at the time.

    Revolvers are good guns overall. They are just not good for defensive carry.

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    Another criticism of the snub-nose is that it’s underpowered – the short barrel doesn’t give the powder enough time to burn to develop adequate velocity. While the short barrel certainly costs you some muzzle velocity, I believe that this is a criticism based largely on yesterday’s ammo, and it should be revisited. With modern +p loads, the snub-nose can kick out a 125g bullet at 850 – 900 fps. It can spit out the 158g at around 800 – 850 fps. At 900 fps a 125g bullet can shoot clean through a normal sized human being. While the .38 Special lacks the terminal ballistics of the .45 ACP and the velocity of the 9mm, its “power to weight ratio” is actually pretty good with the right ammunition. It is capable of doing the job. The power factor of the .38 Special revolver is the main reason I prefer it to a small auto like a .32 or .380 (and yes, I’ve read the Marshall & Sanow stats and I don’t believe a word of it.). The snubby is still the only handgun I know of that weighs 13 ounces and can launch a 158g bullet.
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    Glock and Sig can't do this!!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    I've owned a couple of 357 Magnum revolvers. I currently only own one, a S&W 66, but it has a 4" barrel, which is what I consider to be the MINIMUM barrel length for that caliber.

    Probably my worse decision ever buying or selling guns was selling my 6" Colt Python 20 years ago when I was going through my divorce. But I was about broke at the time.

    Revolvers are good guns overall. They are just not good for defensive carry.

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    Perhaps not good for you, but not an accurate statement for everyone.

    The .357 Magnum is no inferior caliber by a long shot. Small light frame materials make some of them the most versatile to carry. They can't be pushed out of battery in a contact situation. They're not prone to limp wristing, ammo sensitive, nor do they have manual safeties. You don't have to wonder if it is chambered. As for reload times, for most who have actually practiced with speed loaders, there is a negligible difference in the times. Just because you have not taken the time to master a platform doesn't mean it doesn't have merit. That just means it isn't for you. I am very capable with my revolvers. Just ask Rollo about his experiences with semi-autos...they seem to have a bad record with failures for him.
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    Last edited by Old School; December 19th, 2010 at 08:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    I've owned a couple of 357 Magnum revolvers. I currently only own one, a S&W 66, but it has a 4" barrel, which is what I consider to be the MINIMUM barrel length for that caliber.

    Revolvers are good guns overall. They are just not good for defensive carry.
    Just because you can't control the recoil of a 2" .357mag, or shoot a 2" .357mag well, doesn't mean it's a bad defensive carry choice. As stated before, shooting a short barreled magnum revolver takes a lot of skill, a lot of practice and it's not for everybody.

    It's just not the best defensive carry choice, for you. No need to put down anyone's carry choice...
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    "They are just not good for defensive carry."

    Wow, I've been primarily carrying revolvers for defensive purposes for 35 years now. I had no idea they were not good for the purpose.

    Just because you say it's so doesn't make it so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    Perhaps not good for you, but not an accurate statement for everyone.

    The .357 Magnum is no inferior caliber by a long shot. They can't be pushed out of battery in a contact situation. They're not prone to limp wristing, ammo sensitive, nor do they have manual safeties. You don't have to wonder if it is chambered. As for reload times, for most who have actually practiced with speed loaders, there is a negligible difference in the times. Just because you have not taken the time to master a platform doesn't mean it doesn't have merit. That just means it isn't for you. I am very capable with my revolvers.
    I AGREE 100%. As someone who has 40 ++ years trusting my arse to a .357 revolver ( mil. combat, LEO, & civilian, ( not to mention MANY hours training others for "reality", not competition)

    As to carry, My primary is a S&W 66 (4"). Or my SP101 ( tuned). My BUG = a S&W 360 PD air weight ( new & not "fun" to shoot, but ------

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