Being used
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns > Being used

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-27-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Leciarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 12
Default Being used

I am saving my money for a gun show in august. I could really use some advice on buying a used revolver. What should I look for when considering a gun and what should I avoid. I've only bought new up to this point.

__________________
Leciarn 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 05-27-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hiwall's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cleator,AZ
Posts: 3,314
Liked 717 Times on 463 Posts
Likes Given: 229

Default

Read this-


How-To-Buy-A-Used-Revolver

__________________

Just walking on the edge of of my grave.

hiwall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: henrico,nc
Posts: 27
Default

Lots of good info there . I have found most used revolvers coat almost as much as new .What revolver are you looking for ?

__________________
xdm6951 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 06:54 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 39
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

What I've found about gun shows is there are only one or two tables with reasonable prices. If you find the honey hole, usually all the stuff on the table is priced reasonable. A few months ago I found a stainless Service Six for $329 in excellent condition, and didn't even try to barter. This table was good across the board and he was selling guns like crazy.

Good luck on finding the best watering hole.

__________________
LastRound is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 12:44 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,904
Liked 401 Times on 284 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Like xdm said^^, we need more info, what caliber and what is the purpose of this gun

__________________
ineverFTF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 05:28 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Leciarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 12
Default

Looking for .44 mag either S&W or Ruger maybe .500 if I find the right one

__________________
Leciarn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 09:15 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,904
Liked 401 Times on 284 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

So a hunting gun? If so then you cant go wrong with a ruger, colt, smith and wesson. Personally i would avoid taurus, others here may disagree but the ones ive handle were junk

__________________
ineverFTF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 09:46 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Shoobee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Commiefornia USA
Posts: 1,465
Liked 173 Times on 138 Posts
Likes Given: 75

Default

Until you actually shoot it, you won't know how good it is.

Bring a light and a small mirror with you (like a dentist's mirror) so you can at least examine the bore to see if it is clean and shiny with no pitting or rust.

Handguns (pistols and revolvers) are primarily defense weapons, always have been, always will be.

If you actually live in grizzly country, then a 45-70 or a 500 makes perfect sense.

If you want to try hunting with one, then a 454 or 44 makes sense instead. The 454 and the 44 are extremely accurate, moreso than the 45-70 and the 500. But the 45-70 and the 500 pack a walloping punch at closer range.

For any other handgun applications, non-hunting or non-grizzly, the 10mm or the 45ACP are much better choices, for defense against people. I know one guy who is so paranoid that he owns a 357 Desert Eagle. For me, the 45ACP is fine though.

__________________

Last edited by Shoobee; 05-28-2012 at 09:54 AM.
Shoobee is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 08:59 PM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pendleton, 29670,South Carolina
Posts: 2,586
Liked 1273 Times on 736 Posts
Likes Given: 1937

Default

If a single action revolver is OK, you might try a Ruger Super Blackhawk, .44 Mag, they make 'em with 7.5" and 10.5" barrels. Another good Ruger is .45 Colt ("Long Colt") Blackhawk with 7.5" barrel, especially if you reload or handload. I've done hogs and deer with the .45 using some fairly stout handloads with 250-grain semiwadcutters at about 1200 fps. That'll go in one side of a hog's chest, break a rib, penetrate both lungs and the heart, break a rib on the far side and exit. A hog'll stumble around for a few seconds then drop. But you need a medium-heavy slug at a pretty good velocity. If you don't load yer own, then the Super Blackhawk in .44 Mag is a good piece. And it takes a lot of determined effort to wear out a Ruger, like 100,000 hefty loads. So a used one is a pretty safe bet.

__________________

Last edited by AIKIJUTSU; 05-30-2012 at 09:02 PM.
AIKIJUTSU is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:51 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Leciarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 12
Default

Thank you for all the words of wisdom! Did I mention I do live in bear country...alaska!

__________________
Leciarn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes




Newest Threads