Cheap but reliable revolver

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by bernielink, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. bernielink

    bernielink New Member

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    I've been looking for a cheap (but reliable) revolver to carry in the car, tackle box, beat around, etc. Something that if it were stolen, dropped in the lake, etc. I wouldn't be out $400 - $800. I had come to the realization that there weren't any cheap revolvers until I came upon the Comanche 38 - 357 (around $200). Please give me your thoughts on this brand, I had never heard of them before. Thanks, Bernie
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Some years ago, Llama made a series of revolvers called the Comanche - these are not that. I saw one of these a while back and it looked like it was built in the back of someones garage with a hammer & chisel. To say it was rough would be a huge understatement. Find a used Taurus or Charter and you'd have better quality (and I don't care for Taurus or Charter)...
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    My Ruger GP100 was $400 new (had been in the shop a while though). Find a used GP100 in stainless.

    There are limits on what i will hold in my hand and trigger multiple explosions in; call me a wussy.
     
  4. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Cheapest by far

    Bud's carrys Comanche they are out of all of them but they are by far the cheapest revolver around Charter and Taurus have about the same pricing although Taurus has a 38sp 2" snub $289 vs Charters 38sp 2" snub $299 now when Bud's has the Comanche's in stock their 38sp 3" barrel is $143:eek:
     
  5. bernielink

    bernielink New Member

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    Thanks! What's your opinion of the Armscor 38? Thanks Bernie
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I've read quite a bit about them and it has ranged from "serviceable" to "not so good". Revolvers are pretty intricate pieces of machinery and if I were searching for something very cheap I'd go with something like a HiPoint semi-auto...
     
  7. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    I have read a review

    I have handle their 1911's and read a couple reviews of their factory I believe it's a Phillopino company with modern CNC equipment with long time experienced employee's with great QC section, but I have not heard or read anything about their 38. I believe they build MetroArms but that all I know.
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I would look for a used Ruger or Smith and Wesson
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    What he said up there. Shop around for a USED S&W model 10. Everyone is going out and buying the very lastest 40mm or 9 caliber Grunchenticker made of Hafnium Carbide plated with Essence of Unicorn- and nobody wants a plain jane blued steel .38 Special that is accurate, durable, and reliable. There was a flood of them traded in by police departments all over the country.

    This was just before the rash of accidental discharges by police officer- all over the country. :rolleyes:
     
  10. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    CHEAP

    RELIABLE

    EASY TO FIND



    pick ANY two...;)
     
  11. TNEFF

    TNEFF New Member

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    We sent back a new Armscor 38, the finish was horrible. The crane was sloppy, and the cylinder felt gritty and rough. Not what one would expect from a brand new gun from the factory, we will not be ordering anymore. Instead, we are stocking the new Charter Arms 38 Undercover. For the cost, it is a pretty nice revolver.
     
  12. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    If they still have any, J&G had used S&Ws starting at around $225.
     
  13. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Already been said bide your time and find a used Ruger or S&W. Cheap doesn't have to mean lower quality pistol if you take your time.
     
  14. jyo

    jyo New Member

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    wheelguns

    Look around and find a good used revolver---I would stick to S&W or Ruger---Taurus guns are good lately, the early ones NOT---same with Rossi or any of the old Spanish revolvers---NOT GOOD. Ask a friend who is into shooting to look at a possible purchase before you buy! Good luck.