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joes357 09-28-2012 09:05 PM

.357/.38special windicator
 
Just purchased a 357/38 special online at auction but I don't fully understand what the discription said it told me its a single/double action what does that mean ..... Stupid question I know but iv never owned a pistol before thanks for your patience

orangello 09-28-2012 09:08 PM

Basically, you can cock the hammer and release it with the trigger (single action) OR you can let the trigger cock the hammer And release it (double action). My revolver, Ruger GP100, works the same way, as does my semi-auto pistol, a CZ75b.

The cowboy guns that are twirled and such would be single action, so their trigger does nothing until your thumb cocks the hammer.

Babyfacenelson 09-28-2012 09:09 PM

Hope this helps.

joes357 09-28-2012 09:15 PM

Yeah that sheds some light on the situation I just didn't know if I had bought a gun that I'm not gonna enjoy shooting

orangello 09-28-2012 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by joes357 (Post 957938)
Yeah that sheds some light on the situation I just didn't know if I had bought a gun that I'm not gonna enjoy shooting

I haven't shot a windicator myself, but i haven't heard anything bad about them. What length barrel did you get? The only revolver i have shot that i didn't like was a snubnose, a cheapo one with tiny, wannabe Jframe grips.

joes357 09-28-2012 09:27 PM

It has a 4 inch barrel I have the picture of it as my profile pic the local dealer I'm haveing it shipped to the owner has one and says he loves it

orangello 09-28-2012 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by joes357 (Post 957954)
It has a 4 inch barrel I have the picture of it as my profile pic the local dealer I'm haveing it shipped to the owner has one and says he loves it

Sounds good! I would start with the .38 rounds, preferably some cheapo FMJ target stuff, then try the .357 and feel the difference. When i go plinking and have the GP100, my buddies always want to shoot it while i am doing something else.

joes357 09-29-2012 12:09 AM

What drew me to the .357 was my dad had one with a 6 inch Barrel and I loved shooting it well I had enough people send me money for my birthday I decided to get myself the gun iv been craving since I was little lol

B5Dan 09-29-2012 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by joes357 (Post 958131)
What drew me to the .357 was my dad had one with a 6 inch Barrel and I loved shooting it well I had enough people send me money for my birthday I decided to get myself the gun iv been craving since I was little lol

I wish I got gun money for my birthday! Your people need to talk to my wife! :D
The Windicators are awesome handguns. I think you will like it. People say EAA's customer service sucks, but it isn't that bad and you will probably never have to deal with them. I've owned 5 EAA firearms and they've all been golden.

Happy and safe shooting!

joes357 09-29-2012 04:15 PM

Lol yeah it was nice lol and it was a change from pace the last gun I got was a model 37 Winchester 30-30 12 shot


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