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Old 11-14-2013, 08:38 PM   #51
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I love shooting .38 revolvers. I learned how to shoot centerfire revolvers with a S&W 36. They're a blast to shoot and won't break the bank either. One of my favorite guns to shoot is a J.P. Sauer & Sohn .357 loaded up with lrn .38's.
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90 percent of the rounds that I fire from my .357 magnumrevolvers are .38 Spec, 148 gr cast full wadcutters over 2.8 grains of Bullseye.

The "standard" target load for over 100 years.
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.38 Spl and a snub nose revolver? Never heard of them!

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Sorry man, but clearly the companies who make both types of handguns make distinctions using the terms pistols versus revolvers. To me, that trumps any layman's dictionary. See the Smith & Wesson and Ruger websites.
No, that really doesn't matter. You can call a duck a chicken all you want, but it's still a duck.

The term "pistol" was around LONG before the first semi auto.
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Calling a 38 "weak is like calling a Porche slow in comparison to a Ferrarri.
Just because there are things bigger, stronger and faster doesn't make something weak. The 38 special was the mainstay for the LEO's across the country at one time. If the reasoning is soley by comparison, then the S&W 500 is weak too....because someone has a rocket launcher sitting on their shoulder.
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The best feature of the revolver is the versatility. I can load anything from snake shot to +P in my S&W 639. The +P loads are easy on the hand in my SP101. When boondocking out in the desert, I carry the 639 with a snake round and +P's. If I feel I might run into something more dangerous, I carry the SP101 and 125 grain 357's. If I carry the SP101 for SD it is usually loaded with 110 grain HP 357. I use Berry or Rainier bullets for reloading. They are copper plated and pretty reasonable. I use a taper crimp.
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No, that really doesn't matter. You can call a duck a chicken all you want, but it's still a duck.

The term "pistol" was around LONG before the first semi auto.
There are so many parallels in evolution of the language. If wishing to be understood or even politically correct, one better keep up.
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There are so many parallels in evolution of the language. If wishing to be understood or even politically correct, one better keep up.
Should we start calling all magazines clips instead too?

I think political correctness is one of the many things ruining this country.

Pistol always has, and always will refer to ALL handguns. Not just semi autos.

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I really like to shoot .38 Sp. Nice cal. for informal mixed gender/age shooting sessions. I learned to shoot as a kid with my dad's issued cop S&W M-10. The round may not be as popular today because of the automatic pistol being much more prevalent. I can always find them though.

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I think political correctness is one of the many things ruining this country.

Pistol always has, and always will refer to ALL handguns. Not just semi autos.
Texas, I'm liking the word, revolver. Then almost everybody has a mental image of what I am talking about.
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