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Old 12-26-2010, 03:29 PM   #21
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I'm buying one of these units in .357 for CCW. Although, the .357 appear to be allocated firearms, the 38spl are readily available. This firearm has one of the best DA triggers I've have ever felt.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of Smith, but I really like the LCR.
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Never had alot of trouble out of taurus revolvers but the semi autos I'd stay away from. Unless I am mistaken, I do believe that I have read that they actually got the designs and machines from s&w. Thus being ssaid, Taurus wheel guns are nearly as good. Also as many others have mentioned, LCRs are great new design. I have to agree as well about the rimless cartridge creating an issue with carrying back up loads. After all a backup load is the reason I turned back to semi auto for primary carry. My thunder holds 7+1 and my solo extra mag holds another 7 that's 15 rounds that you'd have to reload your revolver twice to my once to have. It also takes much less training to reload a pistol under stress over the wheel guns. Not at all trying to talk you out of a revolver, I love 'em myself, but there are lots of factors to be considered. Especially if this is going to be your wifes protection piece. Good luck to you. Let us know what you decide on. And be sure to send the pics.
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Hey hunter, let me know how that thing is in the recoil department. I LOVE 357s and don't mind recoil but that little number will be a handful.
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I like taurus, I have the model 66 in .357 mag, but I shoot 38 special out of it, I also have a taurus pt 709 slim semi auto 9mm. I would say that if your going to get a revolver from them go with the higher powered .38 spec, .357 mag... etc. It's just easier to get a .38 or something becuase with a 9mm you have to get moon clips and if the cylender is not made for the moon clips then you have to go to a gun smith or a machinist and have them cut down so it will fit.
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I like taurus, I have the model 66 in .357 mag, but I shoot 38 special out of it, I also have a taurus pt 709 slim semi auto 9mm. I would say that if your going to get a revolver from them go with the higher powered .38 spec, .357 mag... etc. It's just easier to get a .38 or something becuase with a 9mm you have to get moon clips and if the cylender is not made for the moon clips then you have to go to a gun smith or a machinist and have them cut down so it will fit.


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Do they make a 9mm wheel gun that can't take a moon clip?
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Do they make a 9mm wheel gun that can't take a moon clip?
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actually yes. some 9mm revolvers had to use half-moon clips which are even more clumsy than moon clips. some of the conversion equipment did not cut a full circle in the cylinder. its usually only seen in old rechambered surplus revolvers. i dont believe any current revolvers chambered for 9mm use them. but 9mm revolvers will have to use some sort of extra clip to hold the rounds in the cylinder. moon and half-moon clips are carry overs from ww1 and early ww2 when automatic pistols were being introduced to the militaries of britain and the use to allow revolvers to fire automatic pistol cartridges due to the slow production of the new handguns. it was a stop gap measure to ease ammunition supply problems.

its just a real bad idea to purchase a revolver that requires them of modern manufacture. unless of course your doing it for nostalgia reasons or you just like the idea of moon clips.
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Hey hunter, let me know how that thing is in the recoil department. I LOVE 357s and don't mind recoil but that little number will be a handful.
Spitty, there's a girl that come to the range that shoots 38+p out of hers quite accurately. My thinking is in the heat of battle I probably wouldn't know the difference with the .357.
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