FN Barracuda


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JaxNovice
August 22, 2006, 10:15 AM
Anyone have any insights. experience or thoughts on this revolver?

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HMMurdock
August 22, 2006, 12:03 PM
Almost bought one. Decent price, but you can't find a decent holster. They are supposed to have easily changed 9mm cylinders with them, but apparently they just imported them with the .357 cylinders. FNs only attempt (to my knowledge) at a Revolver, but they were actually produced by Astra-- or so I'm told.

Sexy, but I stayed away just because I can't find replacement grips, parts, or holsters. I hear they are damned fine revolvers, though...

TRL

Reed1911
August 22, 2006, 02:10 PM
They are very nice revolvers, we were able to get 10 total in and all sold in a month. I still have one in inventory on hold for a customer and pull it from time to time when questions get asked about them. If you can find one 300-400 is about the going rate and a fairly good deal. Nice deep blue finish and beautiful, beautiful grips.

Croyance
August 22, 2006, 10:13 PM
I bought mine a few months ago. The finish on mine was treated a bit roughly. Do a search for Barracuda and you will probably find my threads.
It is a nice solid gun whose cylinder comes out easily. Because of a bubble near the front of the trigger guard, not all holsters made for the S&W19 fit. But an Uncle Mike's fits just fine.
Regardless of finish, $400 is too much - you can get a S&W K-frame for that. They use the same speed loaders, by the way.

Solid gun, seems to be well made. The trigger pull is heavier than my S&W 19, but it is smooth. I would rate the trigger about the same as the Rugers I have handled. Good single action trigger. Very accurate.

At $300 it is a good buy. At $400 the price isn't bad, but as I say you can buy a S&W for that money, though not in this barrel size.

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