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Old 01-02-2013, 01:48 AM   #11
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Revolvers are so simple they don't even have safeties! Want reliability? Revolver. Medium-barreled .357 Magnum would be the universal choice.

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IMO, every shooter should start out with a revolver.
Training with one is easier to correct mistakes with a beginner.

Some may argue, but I can load a revolver with empties and watch the beginner make mistakes when the revolver goes "click".

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Thx a lot yall... I'll def look into repairs and I think it will be a good addition to add a revolver to my collection.... Earl.. what do you like to shoot best in revolvers just curious
Free, I still have the 25-2 smith model 1955, and for the record I AM biased, but historically speaking the Smith & Wesson revolver platform always seemed the smoothest for cycling, trigger pull, swing out, right out of the box.
Over the past 30 some years, I have shot a bunch of pistols, but really like the older deep blue, butter smooth Smiths.
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IMO, every shooter should start out with a revolver.
Training with one is easier to correct mistakes with a beginner.

Some may argue, but I can load a revolver with empties and watch the beginner make mistakes when the revolver goes "click".
Dan,
that is exactly how I would teach others about flinch!
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Earl ... Thx bro ... And thx everyone .. one more quick ? Caliber ? Your opinion ? I've heard the .357 ... Cuz it can shoot .38 too

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Yes the logical choice would be a 357(also shoots 38 spl,38 long Colt, and 38 short Colt). Also if you ever get into reloading a revolver is great. I am kinda a Ruger fan but those older Smith's are great guns. A model 27 or a 19.

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Have to agree with hiwall, the 357 can handle a lot of different loads, and be quite controllable. You may need to change the grips depending on your hand size, but otherwise a great way to go.

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Thx again .....

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I've started using revolvers again. Simple is nice for a change. I get a good feeling like handling a favorite pocket knife. Safe and really reliable too

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No difference in ammount of issues. Just different ones. A good semi auto made with quality is the exact same hassle as a good revolver made with quality. Dont keep up with maintance, use crappy ammo and choose a crappy product your going to have the same difficulties

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