I think today it is finally going to happen: I buy a revolver

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    I think today it is finally going to happen: I buy a revolver

    I am not really into shooting, only need it for personal protection and hope I never ever have to make sure of a gun.
    After I told my 38 semi auto Taurus, I have been window shopping at a gun show and several gun stores.
    So I finally have it nailed down.
    38 Taurus ultralight
    snub nose
    hammerless
    Heading to the store in about 1/2 hour.
    Lock and load and let em tell it to the judge. Its good to be insured by Smith and Wesson.

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    The snubbies are good little SD weapons. Easy to conceal, have sufficient fire power. The only downside being they are usually only five rounds. My Smith 442 which is similar to your taurus is my standard carry weapon.
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    With a snubby, ammo choice is critical. Because a lot of pressure is lost when used in a snubby, Speer has engineered a brand of ammo designed specifically for use in short barrel handguns. They very cleverly call it Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel Ammo. It comes in various calibers, including .38 spl +P, and .357 magnum, both in 135 gr. Gold Dot. It is engineered to penetrate and expand as if fired from a longer barrel. I carry it in my back-up snubby (S&W 642) and my wife's carry gun (Taurus 85).
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    I have a snub nosed 38 Taurus. Carry it a lot. Haven't had any problems with it. Good luck.
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    what a scam. There they are, advertising their guns in a flyer big time. When you get there, they don't have any in stock.
    Lock and load and let em tell it to the judge. Its good to be insured by Smith and Wesson.

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    What Pioneer said. +1. Print it out and stick it on the fridge.

    Taurus makes a variety of very nice revolvers. If you get an ultra light make sure it is chambered for .38 Special. Or, go on the internet and you can find a used J-Frame that you'd be very happy with as well.

    .38 Special with good defensive ammo (Speer Gold Dots, Remington Golden Sabres ... [see Pioneer's comments]) will do the job.

    I hope you have better luck on your next attempt and I look forward to reading about your purchase and range trips right here at Defensive Carry.

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    So, today it did happen!

    I am now the proud owner of a new .38 Taurus Ultralight.

    I also got ammunition:
    Federal Premium
    Personal Defense
    Low Recoil
    38 special
    100 Grain Hydray Shock JHP


    they were out of practice ammo. But I will pick up a box somewhere else and then hit the range to shoot it for the first time.


    I am much more comfortable with a revolver than a semi automatic.
    And it's beautiful, too.
    Lock and load and let em tell it to the judge. Its good to be insured by Smith and Wesson.

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    My problem now is that I can open the frigging box with the ammo. Some weird plastic container. I am sure it's child proof.

    No point in having a gun at home that's not loaded. Right?

    Let's hope I won't have to take a screwdriver to it.
    Lock and load and let em tell it to the judge. Its good to be insured by Smith and Wesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VV View Post
    My problem now is that I can open the frigging box with the ammo. Some weird plastic container. I am sure it's child proof.

    No point in having a gun at home that's not loaded. Right?

    Let's hope I won't have to take a screwdriver to it.
    Cut the paper (or whatever it is) all around at the bottom where the clear plastic lid and black plastic base meet, then press the clear plastic at the bottom along the short ends of the container. The packaging is a pain...I think I spilled several rounds the first time I purchased some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    The packaging is a pain...I think I spilled several rounds the first time I purchased some.
    I am glad I am not the only one. In the meantime, I did manage and ALMOST dropped tall the ammo.
    Jeez, I was almost too embarrassed to admit that I couldn't get to the amoo.
    Lock and load and let em tell it to the judge. Its good to be insured by Smith and Wesson.

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    Congrats! That's a nice revolver. Let us know how it shoots.
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    Congrats, I can't wait to see some photos of the piece , along with some range shot !

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    sounds like a good choice to me. ofcourse range report will be expected.
    good luck in you're desision and keep us posted.
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    Whenever I have problems with child prof containers, I call the kid's....lol
    Congrats on your new revolver, I'm sure you'll get years of great service out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glock27mark View Post
    sounds like a good choice to me. ofcourse range report will be expected.
    If I can buy ammo. Everywhere I go, they are out.
    Lock and load and let em tell it to the judge. Its good to be insured by Smith and Wesson.

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