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Old 06-06-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Alright you revolver guys, help a brother out.

I have not been a revolver guy in the past. However, I have recently really warmed up to the idea of buying one as a back up gun and to add a new dimension to my handgun training. I am really intrigued at leaning to speedload a revolver and shooting that heavy double action all the time. I really like the M&P line and REALLY like the M&P Model 340 CT. I do not have any lasers on any of my guns but I see the need for that on a back up heavy loaded revolver. So please, enlighten me, teach me the way of the revolver and help me make a good decision. I was wondering about your experiences with revolvers in general. What you like and dislike about them, etc. Thanks!

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Old 06-06-2010, 10:36 PM   #2
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i learned how to shoot the right way with a model 67 smith. was as reliable as the day is long. well mannered, tack driver accurate. hated one thing about it.

the funneling cone.

and why? because i could never get the crap from the top of it. other than that, she was a gem

after that, a 686 smith with a 4 inch bbl. again, behaved the same as the 67.true pleasure to shoot

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i learned how to shoot the right way with a model 67 smith. was as reliable as the day is long. well mannered, tack driver accurate. hated one thing about it.

the funneling cone.

and why? because i could never get the crap from the top of it. other than that, she was a gem

after that, a 686 smith with a 4 inch bbl. again, behaved the same as the 67.true pleasure to shoot
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just love the way they feel in my hand and they shoot.

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ok, tcraig...quid pro quo.

the glock or the springifeld. which one do you like better, and why?

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ok, tcraig...quid pro quo.

the glock or the springifeld. which one do you like better, and why?
On this paticular model, I like the Springfield better and I really do love the Glock 19.
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Go revolver and never go back. A good revolver is the most reliable and accurate handgun you will ever shoot, when compared with most semis.

Get a .357 for your first, but you will eventually need something larger, (.44 mag ) especially if you plan on using it as a woods gun. The .357 will provide you with the versatility you need for home protection as well as outdoor functions.

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I'd recommend the .357 as well. It has to be the most versatile revolver caliber made.

I've had my SP101 for about four weeks now, and it is a very different school of shooting. I've had my S&W 17 for 14 years, but it's action is quite lite compared to a full size revolver.

Check out my notes on my first experience with real revolver shooting here
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f16/ruger-sp101-range-report-27349/

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