9mm vs 38spl
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns > 9mm vs 38spl

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-24-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: FREDERICKSBURG,VA
Posts: 16
Default 9mm vs 38spl

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

__________________

Kel Tec S2K and PF9
Ruger P345 and 10/22
Hi-Point C9 and 995ts
Mossburg 500
Beretta 21a
Chiappa 1911-22
mosin nagant 91/30
so many others on the wish list and so little money

MA2LA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1424 Times on 808 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MA2LA View Post
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
It's a Taurus.
__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
spittinfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 83 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

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.

__________________

If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer

spittinfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 04:37 PM   #4
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 18,080
Liked 6018 Times on 3152 Posts
Likes Given: 431

Default

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.

__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...


Last edited by JonM; 12-24-2010 at 04:42 PM.
JonM is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 04:38 PM   #5
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Overkill0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Weber County, Utah
Posts: 4,557
Liked 3099 Times on 1553 Posts
Likes Given: 383

Default

I googled it, the results were less than inspiring. Do you have a plan "B"?

__________________
Cheers,
Greg
MSgt, USAF, Retired
NRA Life Member

Liberals are constantly telling us about the poor and oppressed in this country. With that in mind, why do they feel the need to keep importing poor people from other countries?
Overkill0084 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 05:31 PM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,155
Liked 5734 Times on 3360 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

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.

__________________

Dead Bears, the only good kind.

orangello is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 06:09 PM   #7
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Decisive Terrain
Posts: 2,091
Liked 1427 Times on 722 Posts
Likes Given: 1040

Default

Consider one of these S&W 442s. It's nice.


__________________
Stay smart, stay motivated, stay dangerous
7point62 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2010, 02:36 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2181 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by canebrake View Post
It's a Taurus.
I'm sorry but I must 2nd that
__________________

Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET

HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2010, 02:39 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2181 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 7point62 View Post
Consider one of these S&W 442s. It's nice.


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
__________________

Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET

HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2010, 01:58 PM   #10
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Decisive Terrain
Posts: 2,091
Liked 1427 Times on 722 Posts
Likes Given: 1040

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HOSSFLY View Post
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.
__________________
Stay smart, stay motivated, stay dangerous
7point62 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
For new CCW: 9mm or .38spl? CHLChris General Handgun Discussion 3 05-27-2009 01:47 AM
Brass, 38spl, 40SW, 45ACP frank_1947 Sponsor Display 2 12-21-2008 06:10 PM
Brass 380acp, 38spl, 38 Super and more frank_1947 Sponsor Display 6 09-19-2008 02:24 PM
Deal! 38Spl brass 1000 and some 357 Mag frank_1947 Sponsor Display 1 09-07-2008 04:37 PM