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Old 12-24-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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I'm looking at a revolver for my soon to be wife and just want to add a wheel gun to the collection. I've been looking at the Taurus 905 that shoots 9mm.. I keep a lot of 9mm on hand since i have quite a few guns in that caliber so it makes sense and its cheep but are there any draw backs of it compared to a 38
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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I'm looking at a revolver for my soon to be wife and just want to add a wheel gun to the collection. I've been looking at the Taurus 905 that shoots 9mm.. I keep a lot of 9mm on hand since i have quite a few guns in that caliber so it makes sense and its cheep but are there any draw backs of it compared to a 38
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I'm not a Taurus fan. I'm also not a fan of revolvers in auto calibers. I find the moon clips to be combersome and don't lend themselves to concealed carry. If you're going to add a wheel gun to your collection get a real one. If you don't have one at all, go get a 357 magnum. Your wife can shoot 38s in it and you'll have a gun that every one should have in their collection. If you don't own a 357, you should really buy one. A Ruger GP100, SP101, S&W 686 are a few of the many examples available.
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what cane said.

9mm is also a rimless case designed for semi atomatic pistols meaning you will have to use moon clips.

my opinion other than a negative one involving taurus is that if the gun is for her let her pick it out. worst thing you can possibly do is pick a gun for your wife/girlfriend without their input.

if she is new to guns let her shoot a variety of guns. take her to a range that rents so she can try em out. she may surprise ya and end up liking something unexpected.

biggest diservice the gun industry does for women is market small pocket pistols to women because in industry think women are small so they need small under powered under sized guns. in general micro guns that are aimed for the female market are extremely unpleasent and difficult to shoot well. women buy these pieces of crap because they are "for women" and do not continue in shooting sports due to an unpleasent first experience.

as for the 9mm vs 38spl they are pretty much the same pwer wise. 9mm is a little faster but with much lighter bullets. 38spl is a bit slower but heavier bullet. this is a generalization. 9mm gets the nod when its in a semi-auto but in a revolver 38 is the better round.

never buy a revolver chambered just for 38spl. always get 357magnum. you can shoot 38 special out of a 357. you get a stronger gun that is more versatile. in my opinon there is no real use for the 38special chambered revolvers.
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I googled it, the results were less than inspiring. Do you have a plan "B"?
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I have been very happy with my fun-to-shoot Ruger GP100 in .357/.38spcl. There are some lower-powered .38 rounds available for those with sensitive joints & such. Mine has the 6" barrel which limits carry options but tames recoil well.
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Consider one of these S&W 442s. It's nice.


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It's a Taurus.
I'm sorry but I must 2nd that
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Consider one of these S&W 442s. It's nice.


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I wholeheartly 2nd that
If it wer'nt for the wife moving to a Ruger SR9C she'd still be carring a 442 with CT grips
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I wholeheartly 2nd that
If it wer'nt for the wife moving to a Ruger SR9C she'd still be carring a 442 with CT grips

Crimson trace on a 442. Look out bad guys, here comes the Baddest Wife in the Hood.
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