Help...I bought a wheel gun...and I think I like it...

Help...I bought a wheel gun...and I think I like it...

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    Help...I bought a wheel gun...and I think I like it...

    I have about 15 auto loaders and a Colt Python safe queen, but I got a big ole wheel gun to actually shoot and I think I like it.
    It carries 7 rounds and I have a couple of speed loaders for it.
    Plan on shooting the 38s but carry with 357 for serious defense.
    It very light for it's size...18.5 oz empty.
    You don't want to shot 357s all day in it, but the 38+p is good.
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    Very nice.

    But, I don't want to see you develope another addiction, specifically wheel gun addiction, so you'd better just send that to me for your own good. Consider it an intervention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imthduke View Post
    I got a big ole wheel gun to actually shoot and I think I like it.
    Once you make up your mind, be sure to let us know

    nice looking piece.
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    Congrats on discovering that the world is round.

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    Looks great.

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    I'm a fan of wheelguns. Welcome to the fold!
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    Sweeeet!! Nothing like a great revolver IMHO.

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    Welcome to the "Church of the Revolver!" There is plenty of room for all.

    Great choice in revolver by the way.
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    The gun SUCKS, it's absolutely a terrible gun... doesn't shoot well at all.. ...

    (you need to send it to my house and I'll spend a few years getting it into proper shape for you )....

    I've been thinking very strongly on a 7 shot, if I can find someone who's actually selling them. I like the Taurus version real well.

    Apparently Mayor of Wash DC likes them too, since he doesn't want any semi-autos in his City.

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    Congrats on discovering that the world is round.
    BikerRN speaks the truth.

    Can you tell us a few details about how you came by this gun - i.e., what was the price and the condition?

    Had you been looking for one of these for a long time or was it an impulse buy?

    Were those grips on it when you got the gun or did you purchase them afterward?

    In what position do you plan to carry it, and in what kind of holster?

    What are your carry loads?

    The 386PD was once on my shortlist of planned revolver acquisitions. Then they discontinued it (as well as the 386 Sc/S that succeeded it), and money got tight for me, and somehow or other things just didn't work out. I've seen them turn up used from time to time but could not spare the cash.

    Now that the Night Guard series is out, my appetite is whetted afresh. But if I decide to spring for an L-frame (my first ever), it'll probably be the 686 Plus 2 1/2".

    That's a very fine gun you have there. I've always liked the concept of a lightweight revolver with more capacity than the J-frame. For me, 5 rounds is cutting it very fine (although I'm still a big fan of the Js). 7 rounds or more makes me far more comfortable.

    Congrats on a fine weapon.

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    The only wheel gun I've ever enjoyed is an old Ruger .357 magnum that my dad sold years ago.
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    I think of 1911 as a religeon, but my Hiking Gun is a .44 mag. I like having the varied types of ammo, and the power to blow a BIG hole in a BIG critter if I need to.

    Being a sailor it doesnt hurt that the original design was thought of from watching the Wheel of a ship where it could be locked in place anywhere on it's rotation.
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