9mm Revolver by Dan Wesson - Update


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The Mighty Beagle
January 23, 2003, 01:36 PM
Since I read on here a while back that DW was planning a 9mm sixgun, I thought I'd share the following E-Mail response I got from them ...

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"NO THE RUMORS ARE NOT TRUE, WE HAVE A
SPECIAL ORDER 1911 THAT IS FIT WITH A
45ACP.BBL AND SLIDE ALSO A 10MM, AND 9MM BBL
AND SLIDE. THAY HAVE NOT
STARTED PRODUCTION ON THIS YET SO I'M NOT
SURE OF PRICES. IF THIS IS
SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE INTERRESTED IN
PLEASE E-MAIL BACK IN A FEW WEEKS. WE
SHOULD HAVE SOME INFO BY THEN
THANKS"
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Well, back to the drawing board ... when the heck is someone gonna wise up and bring 9mm revos. back?

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charleym3
January 23, 2003, 03:50 PM
Smith&Wesson had a prototype at the IDPA nationals a couple years ago. Hasn't been seen or heard of since.

Jim Watson
January 23, 2003, 03:52 PM
I have seen on the S&W forum that S&W will have a 6-shot L-frame .38 Super clipgun. If so, it will be a first class IPDA SSR. But it won't shoot Slobbovian surplus 9mm.

Taurus is said to be bringing in 9mm (and .40!) revovers shortly.

Good enough for the rumor mill for a while, and the S.H.O.T. Show is less than a month away, with new model introductions galore.

WonderNine
January 24, 2003, 03:32 AM
From what I understand even though they are officially out of production, Ruger still makes small batches of it's SP-101 in 9mm from time to time. I think they all get exported though....

The Mighty Beagle
January 26, 2003, 04:18 PM
It's amazing how many people on internet forums want a 9mm revolver ... so why don't gun companies put some out? It's not as if they have to do massive R&D to do so, since they've produced them in the past.

Taurus is supposedly going to intro. their model 905, a 9mm version of the 605 I assume. I think it will be a wild success, but I'd still like something with adjustable sights for plinking.

Porter Rockwell
January 27, 2003, 04:34 AM
Hello! S&W has produced a 9mm on the J frame but it didn't sell well, hmmm?

charleym3
January 27, 2003, 03:12 PM
That's *because* it was built on a J-frame. IDPA means revolvers carry 6, no more and no less. Whoever gets a 9mm wheel gun into the market first wins. One caveat. Must have inexpensive full moon clips. Meaning under $1.00 each.

Erich
January 27, 2003, 03:16 PM
I like my 940. :)

Porter Rockwell
January 27, 2003, 04:51 PM
Hello, sorry but I didn't see mention of a IDPA specific 9midgetmeter in the original posting, sooooo IDPA hasn't discovered that people actually carry J frames far more often than those custom 1911/Beretta/CZ/Witness?
Couldbe that Phillips & Rogers Medusa may be your fancy?
IF, I just had to have a 9mm for weekend speed shooting I'd convert a used L frame.
And Charliem3, competition shooting has nor never will be a cheap sport! Really now Charlie, if you can't afford moon clips?
Match Fees
Lots of Ammo
Special Custom Gun
Brinksmanship Matching Leather/Kydex/Turtle/Shrark
Designer Elbow & Knee Pads
Designer Sport Shades
CustomMade Hearing Protection
Timer
Chronograph
There's much more to list butyou get the point?

The Mighty Beagle
January 27, 2003, 05:49 PM
Porter,

The original post did so mention IDPA. But that is not the only reason to want a 9mm revolver.

Times have changed since the 9mm revolvers were produced. Now that 9mm ammo is so cheap, I wouldn't even consider reloading it, meaning a tremendous time savings for me if I could obtain one (which I can't around here). Gunmakers were just a little ahead of their time in producing the 9mm's in the 90's, as 9mm then was just as expensive or more expensive than .38 Spec., and so they didn't sell too well. Plus, IDPA wasn't around back then either.

There are quite a few people out there who want to shoot but can't handle today's ammo prices. Getting 100 9mm's for $10 at Wal-Mart opens up IDPA to the rest of us po' folk who'd otherwise be left out.

Porter Rockwell
January 27, 2003, 06:20 PM
I reread your post twice now, where is IDPA mentioned???
I agree 150% with your ammo cost logic, the box store here has WW for $10.00 a hundred and even tho I can buy cast 9mms at about $.02 and set up the 1050 I'm just too lazy to pinch so few pennies.
Keep Your Powder Dry!
PS, Whatchathink about an 8 shot N-frame 9mm conversion?

The Mighty Beagle
January 27, 2003, 06:33 PM
Sorry Porter,

The "original post" I was thinking of did mention IDPA - but mine didn't. Last week or so, somebody suggested that Dan Wesson was making the gun for IDPA shooters, and I was thinking I mentioned that when I started this thread. Sorry!

Oh man an N-frame 8 shooter ... that might be pretty nifty! But I think I'd settle for a K-frame a la the M66 in 9mm.

PS there is some guy on Glocktalk I believe calling himself Porter Glockwell ... I just found that funny.

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