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Old 03-11-2013, 11:14 PM   #21
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I think the problem comes in when you want to bring the pistol back to the U.S. There was a guy on another forum i visited who worked in a range near a U.S. base in Germany. He bought lots of pistols and such from people not willing to do all the paperwork to bring their firearm back to the states.
You can not bring a war rifle back. This includes the original ww2 mausers, or even an M1. I would not be able to bring back my next purchase, a HK MR 308, which is an AR platform. I can bring an AR to Germany, but I need proof I bought it in the states if I came back to the US. This is a US law.
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Can you carry it or no? If yes, Ruger LCR .357 (you can shoot hot .38's for less recoil) If no, Get the biggest most awesome Smith you can afford lol. Watch Hickok45 videos.On revolvers, how to shoot, terminology and so on.

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The biggest plus for revolvers is you dont have to chase brass.

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Thanks for all the feedback. Looks like I have more time to think about it. I can only have them run the nics on the Kimber that is waiting for me next Monday and I hear they are taking 7 to 9 days now. Then I can only buy something else 31 days after that. Gotta love the stupid laws in NJ.

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The biggest plus for revolvers is you dont have to chase brass.
Thats no lie!!!!
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I like to say: "If you can't hit it with 6 shots, use a club!"

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The heavy duty revolvers all have one thing in common - - they say "Ruger" on the barrel.
A GP100 or SP101 would be excellent choices.
And here I was thinking the 44mag, 460 mag, and the 500 mag, (all originally chambered by Smith & Wesson) were pretty heavy duty.
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If you want more bang for your buck and like having empty booths when you shoot get the maxine by magnum. 5 shot 300 gr.2200 fps,45.70 and now in 30.30.It is very accurate cannon.

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There's an awful lot of "marketing" going on in the firearms biz.

A semi-auto handgun can allllmost be made with no human intervention.Meaning CNC and robotics.And then throw in plastic's....wait that's "polymers"(haha)cheapness compared to cert'd steel.

That ain't happening with an even moderately priced wheelgun!!!So,if we(the industry)keep pushing the notion of high capacity,styling,accessories,services,sights,yada-yada in favor of semi auto's...........who benefits?The public soaks it up like a sponge,the factory's can make a cheaper/higher profit margin product.

Kudo's to S$W for their recent intro's with some very nice revolver's....and that's coming from a Colt guy.

Oh yeah,picking up brass sucks.

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I'm from the People's Republic of New Jersey, where we can only buy one gun a month and have to plan purchases way ahead of time. I currently own a Glock G22 (.40 cal) and have a Kimber Eclipse Custom II (.45 cal) on hold till I can legally pick it up in about 10 days. For my next acquisition I think I would like a revolver.

So, can someone give me a crash course - I know nothing about them other than what I have seen in movies -- so that is probably less than nothing.

What brands, what calibre, what features should I look for?
If you are looking at a revolver, I would recommend either 357 (the most versatile revolver chambering) or 22 (since you don't list a 22 in your collection). Everyone else has pretty well covered S&W and Ruger, which are the revolvers I own.
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