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Old 09-14-2012, 08:08 AM   #11
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I have no problems handling my Dan Wesson 357 mag with a 10" barrel. Once you become accustomed to shooting pistols with a long barrel they are a joy to shoot. If I bought a heritage I would get a longer barrel. In fact, I would get a "hand rifle" with a 9" barrel. One thing about heavier handguns is they force you to use muscles you never thought you had. A certain amount of conditioning is required. All the heritage pistols are fairly heavy. A model with a 9" barrel is only a few ounces heavier than a model with a 4" barrel.

Edit: 22mag cartridges are loaded with rifle powder. You need a longer barrel for all the powder to burn. The gas will not completely expand in a 9" barrel but at least all the powder has a chance to burn.

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sorrry please delete duplicate post
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I have no problems handling my Dan Wesson 357 mag with a 10" barrel. Once you become accustomed to shooting pistols with a long barrel they are a joy to shoot. If I bought a heritage I would get a longer barrel. In fact, I would get a "hand rifle" with a 9" barrel. One thing about heavier handguns is they force you to use muscles you never thought you had. A certain amount of conditioning is required. All the heritage pistols are fairly heavy. A model with a 9" barrel is only a few ounces heavier than a model with a 4" barrel.

Edit: 22mag cartridges are loaded with rifle powder. You need a longer barrel for all the powder to burn. The gas will not completely expand in a 9" barrel but at least all the powder has a chance to burn.
I never thought about it like that thank you, but I will almost exclusively shoot .22LR.
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Everyone should have a 22lr revlover. I have the gun you speak of. Mine has been very good. I would not hesitate to buy another. Dont worry about the sights. Mine is dead on.
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I should be going to a local dealer for 'em within the next two months so I'll be seeing which one is better for me soonish, 'till then I have to suffer in indecision.
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I would say that it depends on what you will be doing with it and what range you will be shooting with it if you want accuracy and wanna maybe hunt small game or just shoot a few more yards accurately I would go with unfixed sights
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Well I have a vaquero with fixed sights in 45lc and I know it's not exactly the same but my fixed sights are dead on the money. I wouldn't adjust them even if I could. But as always it's ur gun, ur money, ur preference bud.
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Well I have a vaquero with fixed sights in 45lc and I know it's not exactly the same but my fixed sights are dead on the money. I wouldn't adjust them even if I could. But as always it's ur gun, ur money, ur preference bud.
The Ruger system of assembly makes all their guns dead on out of the box. The last Blackhawk I purchased was about 2 clicks low right out of the box. It has been years but I don't remember making any major adjustments to my older Blackhawks.
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I shoot two S&W revolvers, both with fixed sights and both shoot close to point of aim, if I do. Howerver, if I snatch the trigger, flinch, fail to watch the sights, stand off balance, and hold my breath until I turn blue, I can't hit a damn thing. Adjustable sights won't fix that.

I will never be a great marksman, I started too late, my eyes are too old, and my hands shake a bit. So, perfectly aligned sights would not mean that much to me. I shoot enough to know that my Model 65-2 shoots a little high and right. If I aim a little low and left I do fine.......
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