Why Do I Like What I Like?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by ninjatoth, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    I don't know,I like certain handguns for certain reasons.I Traded 2 Taurus revolvers that I had for 1 Ruger auto,because that was the deal the gun dealer was willing to give me-so even though I am not an auto guy,I like the Ruger auto I have because I like the brand name.I want another revolver soon,and even though I love snub noses,I won't be getting a snub first because I will be getting a .357,and a .357 is robbed a HUGE chunk of energy by being in a snub-so I will be getting at least a 4" barrel on any .357 I get.I will probably be getting a Ruger GP100.But I still love those snubs!It is just my personal belief that snubs are no good in magnum chamberings.I would rather a snub be a .38 or .22 or something,so I think that's what I'll get my next snub in-probably a S&W .22LR snub.The Idea of a tiny snub in .22 exites me.I like a challenge that I can afford to master.All I got now is the Ruger auto,my next gun for sure will be a 4.2" GP100 .357,and maybe I will get a S&W .22 snub soon after.I don't know why I like what I like-I just do.
     
  2. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Let me address this one thing you said-

    357's lose too much energy in a short barreled configuration.(Ad-lib)

    But you'd rather have a 38 snubbie.

    Consider the fact that 38 is anemic rto begin with, and then factor in incomplete ignition in a short barrel(SB).


    It makes more sense to own a 357 snubbie(I have a S&W 60 stainless chiefs). As what ever loss in velocity and energy, is minimal compared to a 38.

    And, Speer and other manufactures have been making runs of SB ammo with faster powders to ensure complete combustion.




    NOW, if you want a GP100 4", don't let my last argument suade you from doing so. The GP is one of the best 357 revolvers available(I've had 3)

    But a 22 snubbie, I think that's a redundant waste of funds.
     

  3. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    I reilize that a .357 snub has more power than a .38 snub,but it drives me mad to think I would be shaving 1/3 of the power off a .357 by simply having a 2" barrel vs a 4".I don't think the percent loss of energy would be as high in a .38.And as far as the .22 snub-I have yet to hear from anyone that thinks like me,most people say get a 6" .22,or at least a 4".But for me,a .22 snub would be a fun little toy,one where I don't care if I lose energy in a snub,something that is a huge challenge-fixed sights,short sight radius,just something to put hundreds of rounds through and something that forces me to gain skill to use.But when it comes to my home defense gun-I want a 4" barrel .357 that I know I am accurate with and that retains alot of energy to stop a threat fast.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Get an Elsie Ahrrrr and be happy!

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  5. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    I think I have changed my mind and made a decision.I will be getting an airlite s&w 317 snub in .22.I don't absolutely need the gp100 right now because I already own a Ruger p95 9mm,so I don't NEED another HD gun right away-I am getting the 317 because I love snubs,I want a S&W,and I want a .22,so I kill 3 birds with one stone this way,and when I spend the same amount of money for 10 boxes of .22 ammo that I would have spent on just one box of .38/.357,I will be laughing at the people who try to buy 500 rounds of .38/.357 and still enjoy shooting it-I won't be upset or any less wealthy.
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I wonder if a .22 snubby would be "worth it" money-wise in comparison to a snubby in .38 special?

    My late grandma traded/gave me a snubby .38 special when i was about 15; she said the trigger pull was too heavy for her. It was a fun lil gun, except for the teetiny grip. I think my Mom has it in her bedside table nowadays. I have thought of getting Mom something easier to handle and then trying to find some big rubber grips for the lil bugger. I really liked the look of that pistol.
     
  7. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    the 637 and 317 are almost identical exept for one being .38 and one being .22lr.At our local sporting goods store,if I remember right,they had both new-the 637 was $440 and the 317 was $640.I don't understand why a lesser caliber costs more.You just don't see too many high quality .22 revolvers out there I guess.I like the modern police like looking backup gun style of the 317,I hate the old west syle revolvers,I like the modern urban looking snubs for some reason.
     
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Personally, I don't see a purpose for tiny .22's other than just fun. They're not powerful, not accurate, but they suit some people. :)
     
  9. ninjatoth

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    I really just want a replacement for the gun I used to have,but traded for a Ruger 9mm.I used to have a Taurus 94 .22 4",and it was 25 oz-I see that the S&W is about 10 oz.Is the S&W worth more than twice the price of the Taurus?Is it built better with better metals etc?I will be forking over about $640 for this little guy and I need to know if it's worth it.
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    If your going to buy a .38special revolver ALWAYS buy a revolver chambered in .357 magnum. you can safely shoot .38 special out of a .357 but not the other way round. why hamstring yourself. firing a .357 out of a half inch barrel is better than firing a .38 out of a 6 incher...
     
  11. orangello

    orangello New Member

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  12. tiberius10721

    tiberius10721 New Member

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    how is firing a .357 out of a half inch barrel better than firing a .38 out of a 6 inch barrel? Its nice to be able to fire both rounds but lets not exagerate:D:
     
  13. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    I'm going to make estimates without exaggerating on percentages,and explain why I would rather have a snub nose in .38 rather than .357.Lets say that 33% of a .357 round's energy is lost by firing it out of a snub,as where maybe only 20% of a .38's energy is lost by firing a .38 out of a snub.I hate to buy a .357 that I will be shooting .38s out of mostly,and to know if I shoot .357s,i'm wasting alot more.I just think a .357 should stay in it's role as a large framed 4"+ gun,and a .38 makes a better snub.