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Old 08-11-2009, 05:43 PM   #11
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..one being magnum cartriges and don't bring your dumb DE argument.
what does DE stand for...

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They can be belly guns, they don't need room for the action to cycle and as long as the cylinder doesn't jam you're good.
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could you explain. what is a belly gun
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:54 PM   #12
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DE is Desert Eagle, one of the few semi-autos chambered in the larger revolver calibers.

A belly gun is really any gun you "stick in their belly" and pull the trigger. Snub nosed revolvers are called belly guns frequently.

Revolvers are just different than autos, not necessarily better - just different. I have both and will always have both.

These are very different yet both are highly desireable:

S&W 686+ 7 shot .357, 3 incher:


Colt Commander:

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Old 08-11-2009, 05:55 PM   #13
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DE stands for Dessert Eagle. They make a semi auto that shoots a 357 magnum but it is a huge, worthless pistol IMO. Google it.

A belly gun is a gun that you can burry the barrel in another man's belly and still get rounds off. Only a revolver will do this. If you burry a semi auto in someone's belly it messes up the action, you'll probably get the chambered round off and then a jam.

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Main advantage i hear is the lack of a manual safety system--grab gun, squeeze trigger, boom. As has been mentioned, there are times when a safety lever could slow you down a bit.

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#1 - I don't like center fire semi autos. I have tried over 44 times, too.
#2 - less likely to screw up than a semi, which was learned trying to like them.
#3 - I like big wheelguns.

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You don't have to pickup the brass
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All of the reasons listed above, but mostly...

Just cause the're fun!

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Good quality revolvers harken to an era of craftsmanship and fine steel. Intrinsic beauty that a Glock or other polymer pistol can never match (IMHO).

Wheel guns can be had in MUCH more powerful chamberings than autos. When the target is large and dangerous, few autos will be adequate. Few will go afield in large bear country with an auto. .44 mag revolver (or larger) is the preferred protection.

With practice a revolver is a very formidable defensive arm. 6 shots of .357 mag can be better than 15 of 9mm. One shot from my .44 will not require follow up shots on two legged vermin. I practice and can regulary attain sub 3 second reloads using Safariland speedloaders. Many folks cannot reload their wonder9's in 3 seconds.

To me, a nicely blued S&W N-frame is a work of art as well as a powerful tool.
+10 here for sure!

I have autoloaders, and I have wheelguns. You'd be hard-pressed to find an autoloader that feels better in your hand than a big-bore wheelgun. Don't get me wrong, I like my autoloaders.... ahhhh but a 629 Classic is love at first shot!
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+1 for Mark, but, I like the big bore wheelies from Ruger. Steady, reliable, shoots even when dirty. And, when facing a big-bore handgun, most folk say, I quit.

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I would say the advantages in order in my mind are:

Reliablity
Durability
Accuracy
Bigger Bore Capability
Feel
Looks

And of course fun. Every gun lover has to have his revolvers in the mix. Several!

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