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Old 04-05-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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I've been looking for a cheap (but reliable) revolver to carry in the car, tackle box, beat around, etc. Something that if it were stolen, dropped in the lake, etc. I wouldn't be out $400 - $800. I had come to the realization that there weren't any cheap revolvers until I came upon the Comanche 38 - 357 (around $200). Please give me your thoughts on this brand, I had never heard of them before. Thanks, Bernie

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Some years ago, Llama made a series of revolvers called the Comanche - these are not that. I saw one of these a while back and it looked like it was built in the back of someones garage with a hammer & chisel. To say it was rough would be a huge understatement. Find a used Taurus or Charter and you'd have better quality (and I don't care for Taurus or Charter)...

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My Ruger GP100 was $400 new (had been in the shop a while though). Find a used GP100 in stainless.

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Bud's carrys Comanche they are out of all of them but they are by far the cheapest revolver around Charter and Taurus have about the same pricing although Taurus has a 38sp 2" snub $289 vs Charters 38sp 2" snub $299 now when Bud's has the Comanche's in stock their 38sp 3" barrel is $143

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Bud's carrys Comanche they are out of all of them but they are by far the cheapest revolver around Charter and Taurus have about the same pricing although Taurus has a 38sp 2" snub $289 vs Charters 38sp 2" snub $299 now when Bud's has the Comanche's in stock their 38sp 3" barrel is $143
Thanks! What's your opinion of the Armscor 38? Thanks Bernie
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Thanks! What's your opinion of the Armscor 38? Thanks Bernie
I've read quite a bit about them and it has ranged from "serviceable" to "not so good". Revolvers are pretty intricate pieces of machinery and if I were searching for something very cheap I'd go with something like a HiPoint semi-auto...
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I have handle their 1911's and read a couple reviews of their factory I believe it's a Phillopino company with modern CNC equipment with long time experienced employee's with great QC section, but I have not heard or read anything about their 38. I believe they build MetroArms but that all I know.

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I would look for a used Ruger or Smith and Wesson

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What he said up there. Shop around for a USED S&W model 10. Everyone is going out and buying the very lastest 40mm or 9 caliber Grunchenticker made of Hafnium Carbide plated with Essence of Unicorn- and nobody wants a plain jane blued steel .38 Special that is accurate, durable, and reliable. There was a flood of them traded in by police departments all over the country.

This was just before the rash of accidental discharges by police officer- all over the country.

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CHEAP

RELIABLE

EASY TO FIND



pick ANY two...

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