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Old 11-29-2009, 03:18 AM   #11
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357 mag is great choice for first time gun owner. 4 inch or 6 inch. If you ever get into reloading the 38 special is a very easy round for the beginning reloader.
There is also no break in period as far as the gun jamming. I love automatics but i definately think wheel guns give a shooter more options as far as the type of ammunition you want to shoot.

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For an automatic which can be carried loaded, uncocked with no external safety, I would have to say CZ-75 BD. It is a decocker model. I can carry a round in the chamber and the double action trigger is pretty smooth. It has the whatever " Flangy" feature which is supposed to prevent accidental hammer strikes. Meaning it, being the "Flangy", only comes between the hammer and pin when the trigger is pulled. I also agree that there is no do it all hand gun. When I'm in the woods my 4" service six .357 is on my hip. When I do carry with a jacket or untucked, my CZ 9mm is first choice. When I have to have a smaller gun, My .380 Bersa gets the nod. The most important thing is that all of these are plenty accurate in my hands to do the job. Someone else's hand may be different. Some other guns in my hands aren't as accurate. Probably malfunctions huh!

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Old 11-29-2009, 04:13 PM   #13
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If you want something that would serve as a woods gun as well as a concealed carry weapon you might consider the Ruger SP101. It's a solid gun, very acceptably accurate and quick to reload. You can also practice with .38 special to be easy on the wallet.

You also can't go wrong with a Smith and Wesson. They are more expensive, but if you keep your eye out long enough, they will pop up used for a decent bargain. I shot a Model 66 Friday and it was a pure joy. About as accurate as you could imagine a 2.5" barrel gun to be, trigger smooth as silk. . . ahhhhh.

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Old 11-30-2009, 01:33 AM   #14
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Well....after much debate I ended up buying a Ruger GP100 357 magnum with a 4" barrel. Now I can't wait to shoot it!

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Well....after much debate I ended up buying a Ruger GP100 357 magnum with a 4" barrel. Now I can't wait to shoot it!
That is a good choice.

Now you will have to let us know how you like it after you have a chance to break it in.

357 Magnums are great...

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I did considered the SP101, but was afraid I would not be as accurate with the .357 mag rounds. I'll let you know tomorrow how she shoots. I got a box of .38's to start our relationship before we move to something more serious like a .357 round.

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In the SP101 the difference in recoil between .38 and .357 is minimal, accuracy is not affected.

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So, which 9mm do you have?

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That would be "had" ......it was a Springfield XD sub compact. I traded fore the 357.

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Two rounds of Cor-Bon Pow' RBall to penetrate auto glass and seven rounds of Hornady TAP Personal Defense +P 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow Points for heart surgery. Just call her the Snake Doctor!

If I want to go wheel gun I call on Elsie Ahrrr:

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