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Old 08-13-2009, 02:31 AM   #21
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I own both wheel guns and semi auto's. Wheel guns are a great way to start if you are new to pistols, easy to understand the mechanics, friendly to shoot and easy to clean. Semi auto's are the progression in shooting but most of us still hold love for our wheel guns. Semi auto's are more complex in shooting and in care. I carry a semi auto but truly enjoy my revolvers. At some point I will buy a snub nose S&W 357 to cary every now and then.

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There you have it! Once you go wheelie... you stay wheelie.

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I already just made a thread about my new Rossi .38 Special, and this thread really confirmed my reasons for getting a wheelgun. I wanted a .357 but they didn't have any at Academy, and Academy always has the best prices. What I was just wondering was how much better a .357 is than a .38 in terms of stopping power.

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I already just made a thread about my new Rossi .38 Special, and this thread really confirmed my reasons for getting a wheelgun. I wanted a .357 but they didn't have any at Academy, and Academy always has the best prices. What I was just wondering was how much better a .357 is than a .38 in terms of stopping power.
I expect someone will be along to give you the numbers, the good thing about a 357 is you can shoot 38 rounds. Shopping power the 357 drills far deeper. With that said the 38spl is a good round.
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I enjoy both semi-autos and revolvers. I have 1911's, an SR9,,my wife's,but my pet pistols are my Ruger .41magnums. It may be an oddball, but the .41 has served me very well in the field. I use the 7 1/2' Redhawk for deer and it shoots very flat and has very good accuracy. My 4 5/8" Blackhawk is my favorite woods toter. Ample power in a portable revolver. My 71/2" Colt clone is my TV gun,,, strap it on and give John Wayne a hand at restorin' the peace. For tactical applications, a semi-auto most likely has an edge, but for the woodsman it is hard to beat and old wheelgun in my opinion and single actions are my favorite,, but my 1917 Colt in .45 acp comes close.
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I dont currently own a pistol, but when im ready i will be buying a revolver for all the previous reasons already posted plus....
If you wish you could load the revolver with different rounds, then rotate to shoot which ever round you desire at the time.
For example you could have one cylinder with a shotshell round for snake duty.

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Stix, the Taurus Judge shoots .410 shotgun shells and .45 Colt cartridges.

One of our members just bought one. read about it here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f66/taurus-judge-17237/

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Stix, the Taurus Judge shoots .410 shotgun shells and .45 Colt cartridges.

One of our members just bought one. read about it here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f66/taurus-judge-17237/
Thanks alot CA357, That looks interesting and a hoot to shoot!
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Stix, if you're looking for a revolver for snake duty, the Judge seems like a great choice. I'm not done testing mine (I only fired a couple of boxes of ammo through it) but so far I'm happy with it.

Plus .45 Colt is an excellent SD round.

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Revolvers = unmatched safety and reliability.

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