Revolvers - love 'em

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    So I was at the "largest gun store in Minnesota" the other day, browsing their impressive selection of handguns. I'm somewhat in the market for a compact carry 9mm auto, so naturally i was checking out Glocks, M&P's, Walthers, etc. They're fine guns, and I'll likely be buying one soon.

    Regardless, I couldn't help but take a few minutes to stare into the S&W revolver display, in particular at a few of their "classics" - they had both a nickel and a blued Model 36 snubby, new, both of which together made me wish I had an extra $1500 to blow. As much as I like polymer autos, I doubt they'll ever be as beautiful to me.

    So I thought I'd try to put into words what each type of gun is saying when it "speaks to me."

    The polymer auto says: "I am small and light, yet reliable and carry a lot of ammo. I'm the product of advanced manufacturing technologies and thousands of hours of computer-aided design work, which make injection-molded polymer a good substitute for heavy steel. You'll barely notice I'm there, but if you need me, I will do the job, and probably have lots of ammo to spare."

    These particular revolvers each say: "HERE I AM. I am made entirely of steel, the strongest and most durable material in common use. It provides the strength for bridges, skyscrapers, drive axles, bulldozer blades, and me. The exception is where your tender, organic skin must interact with me, where I make the concession of precisely-fitted hardwood grips. My shape is not the result of molding tolerances, gating and statistical process control; every surface is where my designers wanted it, and where my machinists cut it, until you couldn't slide a sheet of paper between cylinder and forcing cone. I don't rely on a wire spring pushing a clump of cartridges into the general area of my chamber; it's MY job to put each cartridge exactly where it needs to go. That hammer spur may be out of fashion, but with it you have complete control over my operation, as my operator should. My finish is not intended to be discreet; my details are brought out with luster. I am not light, and you will not forget I'm with you, as you should not. I'm a tool, a machine, and a weapon; I am an example of what separates your kind from the animals - and I'm PROUD of it."

    ...yeah, I love 'em.
    "Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of the way... The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way."

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    You may be overthinking it a bit.

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    Wheel guns will not let you down.... ever. The only people who think they need a lot of ammo in the firearm are those that need to learn to shoot better.

    Honestly, look at all the police after action reports and the multitude of articles that we post about SD situations. I still have not seen one where they say 'the homeowner' or the 'peace officer' had to empty the firearm and reload.............

    Very often only one round shot, but I will surmise that 2 - 4 rounds at 7 to 21 feet is the most common engagement. That about sums it up. I am of course talking about non-military engagements.

    And yes, they are very pretty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    You may be overthinking it a bit.
    Yeah, probably. But I like to dig into things. It's usually not enough for me to say something is beautiful; I prefer to identify WHY it's beautiful.
    "Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of the way... The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way."

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    Guns talk to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Guns talk to you?
    LOL............ all the time. They say 'be very careful with me as I can hurt someone..............................'
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Guns talk to you?
    Come on, am I the ONLY one that hears them when walking through the store?
    "Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of the way... The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way."

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    That's just deep thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwell97 View Post
    Come on, am I the ONLY one that hears them when walking through the store?
    They usually just say "buy me!"
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    I really like the origonal post. (sniff... sniff) kind of how I feel. I'd only add to the O/P he/she might be better off with a used S&W revolver.

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    I love my revolvers Ruger,S&W and Colt. I own one Glock it's reliable accurate and holds a lot of rounds but I can't feel the love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Spuk View Post
    I really like the origonal post. (sniff... sniff) kind of how I feel. I'd only add to the O/P he/she might be better off with a used S&W revolver.
    Thanks! I figured I was probably getting a bit sappy, but it IS about beauty and what-not.

    And yeah, the used ones are probably better investments. But it's nice that S&W still makes them anyway. If nothing else it helps keep the price down; for instance, good luck finding a Python for less than $1500.
    "Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of the way... The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way."

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    Sappy, Max? Yeah, well. We all have earned a bit of sappiness from time to time.

    If you haven't spent a significant amount of time handling and firing a "proper" revolver, you don't know what you're missing. Paraphrased from something said by an old-timer when I was just starting out with handguns, in the early 1990's. He was right. Some of the most satisfying, effortless and accurate sessions I've had have with heavier, older, larger revolvers of the "classic" format. Makes one question the direction of the moon and stars, when everything aligns right in such ways. Haven't had quite the same feeling with any semi-auto, by comparison.
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    revolvers just plain rule
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    I was just looking at aS&W Model 19 and a Model 58 as well. They are saying, buy the 19 for the oldest girl , keep the 58 to keep your other 58 company ...

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