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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ks5shooter, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. alfsauve

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    One of the pundits, when reviewing the new Colt, said its not that the demand for revolvers is that high, it's that those seeking revolvers are willing to pay more than in the past.
     
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  2. mcb

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    I believe you are referring to the Super GP100, which is actually built on a modifies Super Redhawk frame not a GP 100 frame. I believe that revolver is Ruger's attempt to respond to S&W 929 and their attempt to make inroads into USPSA Revolver division and some of the ICOR divisions. I will be interested to see how many of these new Super GP100 9mm start showing up at USPSA matches.
     
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  3. alfsauve

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    Can't speak for USPSA, but not 10years ago I believe a survey reported only 1 non-S&W at ICORE's Revolver Championship. Now Ruger is a sponsor and I'd guess an easy 10%-20% of the guns were Ruger at the IRC last year. Come Sept 6th, the rescheduled USPSA Revolver Championship, we'll see how many Rugers there are. Could be many more with their new offerings. 9mm offerings are definitely replacing the .38SC chamberings.
     
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    IIRC last year there was 2 of 31 at the USPSA Revolver Nationals running Ruger. There were only two shooting Major and only one shooting 45ACP so they were probably 8-shot 357 mags Rugers. Over half of the competitors were shooting 9mm with 38 Short Colt a distant second. It will be interesting to see how much Ruger's representation increases in the next National assuming we ever get over thei Covid-19 to hold it.
     
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  5. Mr. Zorg

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    My sole interest in owning a revolver capable of shooting 9X19 Parabellum would be finding a FN Barracuda manufactured by Astra back in the day. Three interchangeable cylinders for .38 Special, .357 Magnum, and 9X19 Parabellum. It would be cool if I found one in good condition with both cylinders as a set. But I wouldn't carry it with the 9X19 Parabellum cylinder.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_Barracuda

    https://www.guns.com/news/2013/02/18/fn-barracuda-convertible-2

    There's no way I'm paying $900 for one though.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/857378924
     
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  6. C0untZer0

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  7. BoBo522

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    I ordered a Ruger LCRx in 9mm yesterday, just because. Neat little revolver, good reputation & reviews, uses the same caliber as almost everything else I shoot. What's not to like?
     
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  9. Tilos

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    I know that Ruger is designed for a gun game and it's features may be functional but it's ugly.
    It's NOT a Colt...not even a look-a-like-nostalgia Colt... and is still ugly for most anyone who doesn't compete in that game.
    jmo,
    :D

    Here's a look-a-like, out of stock everywhere:(
    CA9mm.jpg
    https://www.budsgunshop.com/product...bull+9mm+stainless+steel+42+adjustable+sights
     
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  10. C0untZer0

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    The most common 9mm revolver for the longest time were the ones with the 38 spl sized cylinder and I wanted the 9mm sized cylinder so badly, Taurus made the 905 for a short time with a shorter cylinder, and they even had a 9mm revolver frame, so there wasn't a gap in the window, but I wasn't aware of the revolver at the time.

    BTW, the first part of the barrel of the Rohrbaugh R9 is freebore.
     
  11. TexasPatriot.308

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    I have a Ruger Convertible .357mag/9mm. Neat gun just change out cylinder. Im almost 66, arthritis, Im fixing to get me a Ruger SP101 in 9mm to carry and keep handy.
     
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    I have one. I bought it for a variety of reasons but none of them are because I'm a revolver guy in general; cause I'm not.

    I oiled thru the pin hole per instructions and dry fired probably 50 times and I noticed a little trigger improvement.


    I like it and its fun. I'm not the one to ask but I think it's nice and seems quality.

    I don't think its too snappy at all and I have not had ANY issues with the bullets pulling.


    The biggest fault is me shooting in DA. But that's part of why I bought it.
     
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  13. JimCunn

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    2018-10-10 12.46.51.jpg I have three Airweight 637-2 J-frames lightened up with titanium .357Mag cylinders and center pins and reamed for 9x19. They weigh 12.5oz due to heavy Altamont combat grips, and average 292 ft-lb with 147gr jhp. They are a delight to carry. Recoil is a bit brisk, but no crimp jumping issues.
     
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    357mag/38spl with a 38 super/9mm cylinder. 4 times the fun from just one gun!!!
     
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    As an owner of the same firearm, I'd like to suggest the Pachmayr Guardian grip. Carries well in the pocket and you have that extra pinky on there when you need it. Until you get used to it, the pinky extension throws you a little when it snaps out. But I can tell you from experience that you will get used to it with practice.

    A lot of people say it's gimmicky, but I love it. It put a snub back in my pocket again. Tried a couple pocket .380s and just never really cottoned up to them. Even with pinky extension mags. With a full grip and 115 to 124gr I'm good.
     
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    I'm new to using moonclips, been to the range twice with my M610, and haven't fully appreciated and understood the utility. BUT I don't shoot competitively like mcb. Even at the range shooting bench, with both hands and no timers going off I can't drop my moonclipped rounds in the chamber as fast as he can! :eek:

    I think I'm more of a shooter like 35 Whelen...more deliberate. I like to pause, review my last string and plan/correct for my next string, For unclipped 10mm, it's not too bad picking out the cases, but I have to use the moonclips for 40S&W rounds. Moonclips are definitely handy, but I have to keep a cloth at the ready now because all that demooning gets my fingers pretty dirty (no biggie, but still, an extra thing to remember). I see the pros/cons of the moonclips, but haven't fully decided my preference. Gotta say, if Smith made a 9mm in the N-frame, I'd be hard-pressed to not jump all over it.
     
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  17. mcb

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    They do, it's the 929. 8-shot 9mm on the same N-frame as the 627.
     
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    Wow! I always thought that was an L-frame. Thanks for the head's-up.
     
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    They do an L-frame also 986, a 7-shot 9mm on the L-frame with a 5-inch of 2.5 inch barrel. Both the 929 and 986 were new in ~2014.
     
  20. Crazy Horse

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    I have both a Taurus blue Titanium in 38 special +p and a Taurus 905. I reload as well and agree that the 38 is more versatile when you are able to tailor your loads. I like the 905 and it's super accurate (really like), plus the weight is good and it feels balanced. It also soaks up the recoil which is a bit more than 38 special. The one thing I hate -it's the only dislike BTW- are the moonclips. It comes with moonclips, and I ordered after market clips which are much better. But removing and loading bullets on moonclips is a PITA as another member posted. Knowing what I know and prefer now, if I had to do it all over again, I would have probably just purchased a heavier 38 special rated at +p. This of course if before I found a load that works well on the Taurus TItanium light. Other members have mentioned the Taurus 692. That is a real nice revolver and versatile as one can shoot three different calibers. The only thing that I don't like about it is that it isn't fluted. Sure one can argue that when a revolver is fluted, it's not as strong, but I still prefer the fluting as is makes the revolver looks much nicer. Still, 3 calibers from one gun is an excellent option for the price.
     
  21. alfsauve

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    RE 929: Look back up at post #41 for a picture of mine.
     
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    Are all S&W 9mm revolvers PC models? I just want a range gun (I'll stick with S&W)...
     
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    I'm no speed demon. It takes me on average, 4 seconds to eject the moonclip from my J-frame and reload.
     
  25. Crazy Horse

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    But how long does it take you to remove all the spent casings from the moon clip and put new bullets? I suspect it is longer than 4 seconds. Hence the statement "removing and loading the bullets on moonclips."
     
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