Just Turned a Friend on to Revolvers


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2ndAmFan
January 27, 2011, 11:15 PM
I have a friend in his 40s who has never shot a handgun before. I don't know how he managed to get to that age without ever shooting any handgun at all, and he has a pretty good collection of long guns.
I took him out to my shooting spot and started him out with CCI .38 target rounds in my S&W 686, 4" bbl. Two cylinders of those and he asked for the full power .357s. These were Buffalo Bore 125 grn hollow point so they pack a kick. Not only did he do very well, but he's hooked and talking about trying different .357 revolvers to find one he likes...besides mine, which he really loved. He says he won't buy a used gun so I wish him luck in view of today's prices. I'm glad to intro someone to handgunning.

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mes227
January 27, 2011, 11:48 PM
Give a man a fish and he eats for one day. Teach a man to shoot a revolver and he may never fish again!

jad0110
January 28, 2011, 10:38 PM
If he insists on new, I'd steer him to the GP100. A few years ago, there was only a $75 price difference between the GP and 686 in my area (no big deal). Now that's more like $300. As much as I like my 686, the new ones have priced themselves about out of contention against the GP IMHO.

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