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Old 06-24-2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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I'm considering getting a 9mm revolver so that I can share ammo with my semi-auto. I'm not seeing to many choices. Would like to find one that has a long enough barrel to be somewhat accurate. The Ruger Blackhawk looks interesting. Any recommendations?
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:28 AM   #2
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You are not seeing a lot of choices for a good reason- there are not many choices.

The 9mm Parabellum was not designed to be a revolver cartridge. There have been a few attempts to design a revolver that would handle them, some worked, many did not.

Sort of like finding a dog that plays chess. The wonder is not that he plays well, it is that he plays at all. Getting that rimless cartridge to eject can be a challenge.
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While Rugers are great guns rumor has those 9 mm convertibles being rather inaccurate when using 9mm. YMMV
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I own a 357 mag convertible. The 9mm cylinder is OK at self defense range. If you really want a 357 magnum the 9mm cylinder is worth the extra $60. If you really want a 9mm buy a Glock.
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http://www.charterfirearms.com/products/Charter_Pitbull_79920.asp
http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=329&category=Pistol
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Yes, I'm waiting on a charter Pitbull myself, waiting about. 6 months now...long ago S&W produced one (547) in 9mm, prior to the. 9 shot comp. Gun they just built for Jerry M.



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Yes, I'm waiting on a charter Pitbull myself, waiting about. 6 months now...long ago S&W produced one (547) in 9mm, prior to the. 9 shot comp. Gun they just built for Jerry M.



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Cheaper Than Dirt has Taurus 905 model's; but, they're 2" Barrel's, both in Blue and Stainless Steel.

They have a S&W 986 5" barrel, 7 rounds, out of stock; but, show me price tag over 1K for the performance center revolver.
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I'm considering getting a 9mm revolver so that I can share ammo with my semi-auto. I'm not seeing to many choices. Would like to find one that has a long enough barrel to be somewhat accurate. The Ruger Blackhawk looks interesting. Any recommendations?
IMO you may get bored, sooner than you think, with shooting the same ammo from two different handguns. Commonality of caliber is a valid point, but you are not a police department. Plus, putting eggs in different baskets may help you during the next ammo shortage. The 38 Special was resilient during the last panic.
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The concept is decent when executed well. S&W and Ruger used to both make snub nosed revolvers in 9mm. They used moon clips that held a cylinder worth of ammo and made reloading fast for a revolver. The 9mm case doesn't hold a ton of powder and seems fine in a short barreled revolver. The short cases ejected fully even with the short ejector rod of a snub nose, unlike some .38 spcl and .357 mag cases.

The only real accuracy advantage the longer barrel gives is longer sight radius. I'd love to find a good price on a 9mm sp101, and a good source for the moon clips or some 9mm rimmed cases.

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Cheaper Than Dirt has Taurus 905 model's; but, they're 2" Barrel's, both in Blue and Stainless Steel.



They have a S&W 986 5" barrel, 7 rounds, out of stock; but, show me price tag over 1K for the performance center revolver.

That's nice. I don't give CTD any business when they can sell 22 Ammo at 3X the cost. I don't have the $ for the Smith. I saw the Charter first, and had a 357 Bulldog many years ago.


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