1st Revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mark_Mark, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. Dibbs

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    M y advice would be "avoid buying used". You want the Warranty, and you don't want somebody else's problems, for what little discount you will get, over buying new.
     
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  2. Mark_Mark

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    I agree, With new guns, I like to buy new.
     
  3. bigpower491
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    Yea sure, I get it.
    I've been on it since almost the day it started.
    But, I have a few sellers on there that aways have good stuff for reasonable, and if they got something I want, even if it's a couple dollars more the someone else, I don't hesitate to buy from them. At all.
    Reason: Because I always know what I'm getting from then.......perfect.
    Good luck in the search
     
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  4. Tallball

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    Whatever the new K22 is called... a Model 17, I think.

    I handled a GP100 in 22lr and liked it, but it doesn't have the trigger or balance of the Smith.

    I tried several other DA 22lr revolvers first, and found out the hard way that I should have just bought a good Smith in the first place.

     
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  5. Mark_Mark

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    I want to get the GP100 .22 be a trainer for the .357 GP100! I’m planning on being Jerry M fast!
     
  6. CapnMac

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    Well, for .45acp, the S&W 25s are pretty much rulers of the roost.

    Now, back to .38spl, the RIA M200 could be a good choice. And, decent price points, too.

    For a 4" .357 a person might not be astray with a Colt Trooper--if you can stand to have the cylinder spin that way [:)]
     
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  7. Freudianfloyd

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    I just realized after reading your story, that the first revolver I bought myself was a .454 Casull Raging Bull with an 8 3/8" barrel. I wanted to get a bigger gun than my dad's. 44 Mag raging bull.

    However it was far from the first revolver I ever shot, so the flinching wasn't as much of an issue.

    As far as a good first revolver, I think the SP101 is a good recommendation. I have been eyeing one for quite a while.
     
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  8. Mark_Mark

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    I didn’t even know what a .460 was when I bought it, was just cool looking and I wanted have the biggest gun on the river
     
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  9. Mark_Mark

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    I need to get a RIA, nobody has said anything bad about them
     
  10. sparkyv

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    I'm learning to shoot DA with my M617, but have no intention of shooting the M460V in DA! :eek:

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  11. Mark_Mark

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    Nice!!!
     
  12. bigpower491
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    22.......well then, cannot rule out a nice Ruger Single Six
    I leaned how to shoot handguns with my dad's, now mine. You can even get the convertable with the extra 22 mag cylinder.
    Fine piece of machinery
     
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  13. Mark_Mark

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    I my brother has one, he really likes it! I like all guns!
     
  14. ontarget

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    You sure seem to like all guns. So do I and this is why I'm going to tell you to slow down and decide what you really want.
    In the past I was that guy that would buy ANY gun that came along if I had the money. What I ended up with is a very large accumulation of guns, many of which are second tier quality, that I never fire. I decided several years ago that I would rather leave my heirs a collection of guns that they actually remember shooting with me and has a bit of value as well.
    Nothing wrong with second tier guns at all. I carry a Taurus 18 hrs a day 7 days a week.
    Just think about what you are going to do with your "first revolver " and buy accordingly.
    If you really want to be fast like Jerry M you're going to need a good quality gun with good factory support cause you're going to need to fire a @#$% load of rounds through it. I would not count on a lower quality gun to get you there.
    All just my humble opinion though.
     
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  15. ontarget

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    See my previous post.
     
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  16. stonebuster

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    Don't open that can of worms...
     
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  17. Mark_Mark

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    Yeah, I actually don’t know how many guns I have, And yeah, I buy them on a whim, just because. I think I have a hording problem.

    I’m going to change it up and buy a new bait caster for Lingcod and Rock fish.
     
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  18. Onty

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    Found article about that attack, can't believe comment made by authorities:

    Mountain bikers in fatal cougar attack did everything right, authorities say

    “They did everything they were supposed to do,” Abbott said on Sunday. “But something was wrong with this cougar.”


    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/20/mountain-bikers-fatal-cougar-attack-washington-state

    I think that the wrongest decision unfortunate bikers made when they went into areas where are mountain lions (and probably bears) without any larger caliber handgun, beveling in those statistics that those attacks are rare, assuming that wouldn't happen to them. Well, they did the most important step wrong, and consequences were horrible. Also, in every such group at least two persons should have firearm. If the only one person has the gun, and that person got attacked, other(s) just could watch in horror what is going on.
     
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  19. Mark_Mark

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    the Mountain Loin was also starving, so the odd of a attack and being eaten was not in their favor. Most hikers carry huge bottles of bear spray here, and it’s very effective.
     
  20. Onty

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    Normally, healthy predator will hunt wildlife only. When it's old, sick or wounded, it cannot hunt wildlife any more, in that case humans are sometime an easy pray. According to some, chasing away mountain lion that was stalking humans is just putting somebody else in harm's way later one. This is not normal by any yardstick:



    I am certainly not authority on this issue, but if I notice, while hunting or hiking, that any larger animal (bear, wolf, wild boar, no mountain lions in my area), even fox, linx or jackal is stalking me, I will try kill it right away. Where I live, in 99% cases this is happening when animal has a rabies.
     
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  21. J-Bar

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    There is no rule or requirement to empty any revolver, especially a .460, like the other spray and pray folks shooting on the range with you.

    Load one round, shoot it. Clear the gun and take a break. Switch off to a .22 or .38 for 10 minutes before touching off another .460. No need to reinforce your flinch.

    It will also help conserve those big cartridges!

    :thumbup:
     
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  22. wcwhitey

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    My vote would be for any reputable double action revolver 4” in a common caliber. 38/.357 makes so much sense as others have mentioned not much it cannot cover. But really buy what makes you smile and makes you feel good about spending money on. It’s a hobby! No real wrong choices.
     
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  23. Mark_Mark

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    If a Mountain Lion comes that close… I’m shooting…. rules, regs,…. don’t care!
     
  24. Mark_Mark

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    I used the .460 to reduce my 9mm flinch. When I started going low left with my CZ, Pop off a cylinder of .460 and no more 9mm flinch!
     
  25. Mark_Mark

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    thanks for the Glass Half Full post!!! LOVE IT
     
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