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  • Posted in thread: Quietest Effective Self-Defense Pistol? on 06-23-2016 at 07:24 AM
    What next, 44 magnum or .50 AE isn't overkill either? That's game caliber. I'm not going to
    dispute that it's effective, clearly it is if it can take down bears and other large dangerous
    game, but tha...

  • Posted in thread: Quietest Effective Self-Defense Pistol? on 06-21-2016 at 07:21 AM
    downgrading your defensive arm for a less effecte one based on bad reasoning means....That's
    just the thing though, "less effective"? I'm not saying I'd take a .22 instead to preserve
    hearing, but I w...

  • Posted in thread: Quietest Effective Self-Defense Pistol? on 06-19-2016 at 07:46 AM
    Yeah, I don't know why someone would think earplugs + earmuffs wouldn't give you more
    reduction. I know it's not going to add up, but I've tried shooting at indoor ranges with just
    my Sordins on and e...

  • Posted in thread: What version of 629 is this? on 03-21-2016 at 01:02 PM
    I've seen it lock up on people at the range. The odds may be very unlikely on it happening, but
    all the same I'd rather not have an extra point of failure especially considering how useless
    the lock i...

  • Posted in thread: What version of 629 is this? on 03-15-2016 at 04:29 PM
    I'm not in a rush, but the problem with a new one is that terrible lock. It really makes no
    sense, and while it can be disabled I don't like messing with any factory installed safety
    mechanisms. Revol...

  • Posted in thread: What version of 629 is this? on 03-15-2016 at 02:26 PM
    I have a co-worker who's selling a pre-lock 629 with 4" barrel. I already looked at in person
    once and forgot to check, I don't want to ask again because it would depend on which -# 629 he
    has and I'd...

  • Posted in thread: 44 Mag Recommendations on 10-20-2014 at 08:08 PM
    Oh I came so close today. Two gorgeous S&W 44 mag revolvers at the gun store, one was a 6" 629
    Classic with rubber grip, brand new, $849. The other was a little snub nose 3" 629 with a real
    nice looki...

  • Posted in thread: 44 Mag Recommendations on 10-20-2014 at 07:12 AM
    I went by a Walmart just to get an idea on ammo price and availability. Couldn't find any 44
    special, but I found a few boxes of 44 magnum (50 count). $40-$45, ouch. I've been paying
    between $28-$40 f...

  • Posted in thread: 44 Mag Recommendations on 10-17-2014 at 05:33 PM
    It has been my humble experience with the 44's, that I had less penetration than the guys
    shooting 357 mag duty ammo. I always shot the 180 grain silver tip hollow points and the 240
    grain JHP ammo. W...

  • Posted in thread: 44 Mag Recommendations on 10-17-2014 at 04:53 PM
    Taurus pistols might very well be just as good as any other pistols. But they cost just as much
    as other pistols that have a much higher resale value. Taurus has a tarnished reputation. Many
    people fe...

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