Finally got my first revolver.

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    Finally got my first revolver.

    It was our wedding anniversary last week, my wife always makes a fuss of me for being a 'nice guy' on our day and this year was no exception.
    After taking her to the Louis Vuitton store (if you don't know what that is count yourself lucky) we went to the the friendly guys at my favorite gun store.
    I was thinking of a Smith & Wesson snubbie, maybe with a lasergrip. After a quick look I noticed a Taurus 85 .38 special Ultra-Lite Titanium number. I immediately entered the fog of retail.
    It was very lightly used and $319, the store has a deal whereby you can test shoot used guns for free if you end up purchasing them. If you don't buy the gun it's just $10 same as any other rental gun they offer.
    I took it down into their range and put 50 rounds through it at 21ft. Rapid fire, one handed, weak handed, I tried everything I could and it was refreshingly accurate for a small gun. Not as accurate as my Glock 34, but more accurate than I can throw a rock, and far more effective.
    So we bought it, it seems to like me and I love having it around. I'm not using it as a bedside gun as it is ported and I value being able to see after the first shot, but instead is my new BUG.
    I haven't got a holster for it yet as they were out so until next week it rides in my jacket pocket, in this snowy weather it is hidden well by my big jacket.
    So, I finally got a wheelgun. There are pros and cons to both types of handguns and I finally reached a point where I acknowledged the pros of revolvers as undeniable. It all came to a head after watching a TV show a few weeks back with Walt Rauch extolling the virtues of the snubbie. He made a very strong case and I went for it.

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    Welcome to the ''Wheel'' world

    Indeed everyone should have a snub if possible, whether as BUG or primary. They have a well established place and I fancy in recent times have become even more popular.

    I sense a rather special lady wife!
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    Congrats. Wheelguns are a lot of fun. I just added a second one (the 642) to the collection last week. It's just a little guy.

    Whatever doesn't kill you postpones the inevitable.

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    Congrats,

    A Taurus is almost always in my Pocket

    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

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    Congrats. It's always good to have a wheel gun around.

    My wife though she doesn't CCW keeps hers handy around the house.

    There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11? (Yuri Orlov [Nicolas Cage] Lord of War)

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    I have a snubby and love it. They fit any where.

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    Congrats on the Ti 85 Taurus.
    Thats a mighty fine price !
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

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    Congrats on the wheelie! I love semis mostly for capacity and not so wide as a wheel gun, but there's nothing like holding my 629 cannon hehe, and for some defense (or somewhere else in a confrontation) there's nothing like the "click" sound of a revolver being cocked!

    ...come to think of it, goes the same for the sound of a shotgun being pumped hehe
    "I've got a shotgun, a rifle, and a four-wheel drive.. a country boy can survive..." - Hank Williams, Jr.

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    Sounds like a great anniversary for both. Congratulations on the snubby, they're definitely handy to have around. I've gone back to using my 642 as a primary until the G19 comes home.
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    Congrats on getting your first wheelgun....every gun owner should own one....or two.
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    Sounds like a great anniversary for both.
    It was, it's our fifth year.
    She decided that five years is celebrated with Louis Vuitton, I told her that five years for men is 'snubbie'. Ten years is probably a Barrett.
    Plus the titanium matches my wedding band. She liked that detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias View Post
    I told her that five years for men is 'snubbie'. Ten years is probably a Barrett.
    Sounds like I need to get married. Anyways, congrats on both!

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    Wheelie guy here..Welcome to the club

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    .44 for sure,one snub on every floor !

    I apologize for the above. I'm in the middle of the night shift.

    Need more coffe.

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    I love all my wheel guns, big and small...........

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