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Old 12-25-2010, 01:08 PM   #11
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Taurus bad, S&W good!
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The .38 special has much more potential in a revolver than a 9mm. Not to mention to use the 9mm in a revolver requires an additional component (moon clips) due to its tapered casing.

As long as the firearm/frame will allow the higher pressure The .38 special can be loaded to much hotter ballistics than the 9mm can.

The .38 Special has been used in revolvers for over 100 years and probably will for another 100. WHY?

Because it works.
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You are going to spend about 5 bucks more for a box for practice .38 ammo,but I think it's worth it,one less step for her to mess with when practicing with it.

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I use to own a 905. I sold it for a stubid reson and wish everyday that I did not sell it. They are a great gun and I like the 9mm alot in a revolver. When I have the money and find one Ill have another. Moon clips were not bad in them and never had 1 proplem with it.

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ive owned several revolvers over the years 22lr/wmr 45lc 44mag 357mag. the 22 was a ruger single six the 45lc was a ruger blackhawk 44 a sw mod29 and the 357 the only one i really liked and still have is the colt python.

i mainly shoot 38spl out of the python. the 357mag is like the 458winmag just from a versatility standpoint. there is such a huge selection of bullets and ranges of powder weights that makes it the king of revolver calibers.

i really like cartridges that are capable of handling very diverse roles. the 9mm is pretty much a one trick pony in that its only redeaming factor is high cap mags in auto-loaders. take it out of that limited enviro and just about any other caliber outdoes it with ease.

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If you want a revolver, get a 357.

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I wouldn't say don't get a Taurus, the ones I've owned worked just fine. I just don't see any sense in getting one chambered for a cartridge designed for a semi-auto. An ingenious solution to a non-existent problem.

Get a 38.

Oh, I'd say the same thing about a semi chambered for 38 special. Sure, it can be done, but why?

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I wouldn't say don't get a Taurus, the ones I've owned worked just fine. I just don't see any sense in getting one chambered for a cartridge designed for a semi-auto. An ingenious solution to a non-existent problem.

Get a 38.

Oh, I'd say the same thing about a semi chambered for 38 special. Sure, it can be done, but why?
the reason a lot of us are anti taurus is the long history of hit or miss quality control. if you get a good tauus they are good guns but there are enough bad ones that slip through their qc checks to make it worh while looking at other makers.
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the reason a lot of us are anti taurus is the long history of hit or miss quality control. if you get a good tauus they are good guns but there are enough bad ones that slip through their qc checks to make it worh while looking at other makers.
That's fine with me. I said I haven't had any problems with the ones I've owned. Your mileage may varry.
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