"High Capacity" revolver?


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Skribs
September 6, 2012, 04:43 PM
I'm familiar with the S&W and Taurus 8-shot .357 offerings, but I was wondering if there are revolvers with greater than 8-round capacity in a cartridge generally considered acceptable for self defense (IOW, .327 magnum okay, .22 LR not okay).

As an aside - are there other revolvers with 8-shot cylinders?

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tightgroup tiger
September 6, 2012, 05:55 PM
22s are the only current revolvers I have ever heard of with more capacity than 8 shot. I haven't seen them all though.

TimboKhan
September 6, 2012, 06:29 PM
Moved!

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Skribs
September 6, 2012, 06:34 PM
Same, tightgroup, which is why I excluded them. I would think Taurus at least would make a 9-shot .327 revolver.

GEM
September 6, 2012, 06:46 PM
Ruger has a 9 shot 22 mag single action. Does that count? The Single 9.

tomrkba
September 6, 2012, 07:09 PM
S&W 617's can hold either 6 or 10 rounds in the cylinder.

k_dawg
September 6, 2012, 07:18 PM
There IS a 24 shot 38 special revolver.
http://cdn5.thefirearmsblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/sdc10816-tfb1.jpg
I would probably trust using it as a club more.

There have been some other oddities. There is a Spannish(?) 3 barrel 18 shot revolver out there.

Revoliver
September 6, 2012, 07:20 PM
There's a bunch of pictures of an old french made 12 chamber pinfire revolver. That's the most I've ever seen, and I do admit, it's not like it's still in production.

Google image search 12 cylinder revolver.

Also, post #24 in this thread explains a bit about it:
http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?46728-Dick-Heller-s-Handgun-Application-is-Rejected&p=772720&viewfull=1#post772720

Skribs
September 6, 2012, 07:27 PM
The 10 shot 617s appear to be .22s.

I wasn't looking for any of these radical unique ones with special cylinders to hold 30 rounds, I was mainly just looking for something in the 9-10 range, to see if it exists.

ercnjasmine
September 6, 2012, 07:34 PM
cabelas offers their version of the LaMat revolver, made by Pietta. 9 shots of .44, with a 20gauge in the center. Black powder of course, but pretty awesome looking. I'd like to give one a try

murdoc rose
September 6, 2012, 07:48 PM
Does the Lemat revolver count?


lol someone beat me to it

TennJed
September 6, 2012, 10:43 PM
For anyone here that has seen the discontinued Ruger Redhawk in 357? How many rounds do you think they could squeeze into that mamouth cylinder?

skidder
September 6, 2012, 11:21 PM
For anyone here that has seen the discontinued Ruger Redhawk in 357? How many rounds do you think they could squeeze into that mamouth cylinder?

And keep the title "built like tanks"? I think they could do it with 8 shots. The Redhawk cylinder is a beast. Bigger than Taurus and Smith 8 shot cylinders. It would be strong and even stronger if they could maintain the offset bolt notches. Santa are you listening? :rolleyes:

gamestalker
September 6, 2012, 11:51 PM
I have a Taurus 608 that is very accurate and heavy. I run full house H110 reloads through it exclusively, and it is as tuff as nails. It's a boat anchor, to say the least, and if all else fails I canalways use it as a club.

GS

BCRider
September 7, 2012, 01:20 AM
To get 8 shots into the cylinder S&W had to use the big N frame. And that makes for a rather big gun. It may be that it MIGHT hold 8 or even 9 rounds of .327. But most folks that want the smaller round don't want a massive and heavy gun to carry it.

Perhaps an L frame would accept 7 or 8 of the .327's?

460Kodiak
September 7, 2012, 10:27 AM
You know, I don't usually get into conversations like this, but it would be kind of cool to see how many rounds of .357 S&W could cram into an X framed revolver. I would guess 10 off the top of my head. That would probably be a really fun gun to shoot!

Skribs
September 7, 2012, 01:02 PM
To get 8 shots into the cylinder S&W had to use the big N frame. And that makes for a rather big gun. It may be that it MIGHT hold 8 or even 9 rounds of .327. But most folks that want the smaller round don't want a massive and heavy gun to carry it.

Perhaps an L frame would accept 7 or 8 of the .327's?

Considering that the .327 is loaded +1 in every other .357 revolver, I'd say 9 minimum in .327.

People don't go with .327 for smaller size, or else we'd see smaller 5-shot .327s on the market. They go with it for an increase in capacity with the same size. In the autoloader world, you don't have the .45 full-size but the 9 only in compact.

Onward Allusion
September 7, 2012, 03:54 PM
I think 7 was the capacity of one of the the Taurus .327's. However, no more .327's from Taurus. 8-shot 357 Mags from S&W & Taurus are the only game in town for SD caliber chambered revolvers.

Stainz
September 7, 2012, 07:42 PM
The S&W 2 5/8" PC627 UDR can be had for ~$900 new, with some shopping.

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/Stainz_2007/033-2.jpg

It is a bit larger than a 2" 10 - and a 642 - but the extra round count - and, for some, the .357 Magnum capability, is worth it for SD. I feel adequately protected with +P 158gr LHPSWCs in .38 Special (above).

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/Stainz_2007/035.jpg

If eight won't get you out of trouble, you probably need something belt fed!

Stainz

murf
September 8, 2012, 12:09 AM
speed loaders!

murf

Onward Allusion
September 8, 2012, 12:38 AM
Speedloaders for 8 shot 357's are few and far between. I searched high and low!

You got the rubbery pacifier speed loaders where the cartridges fall out of for $14 a piece - OR - the beautiful but expensive cut from of a block of aluminum speed loader at $60 a piece.

These guys are probably the best ones for the price out there...at $25 each
http://www.5starfirearms.com/357_n.html

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