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An Epiphany!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Nushif, Mar 31, 2010.

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  1. Nushif

    Nushif Member

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    So, I've been jonesing like mad for this new Taurus snubbie, the Protector Polymer and finally figured out why, considering I already have an LCR, which is essentially the same thing, just lighter:

    http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/taurus_poly_protector_01a.jpg

    and ...

    http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/claremuseum/riches_of_clare/power/images/revolver_medium.jpg

    There it is! anyone else see it? The beautiful classic lines? The styling reminded me of something, and I'm glad I finally figured it out.
     
  2. wlewisiii

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    Sorry, I guess I'm not seeing it. What in the Taurus design looks like a Webley? Don't get me wrong - other than the faux wood grips, I like the Taurus & would buy one if I could afford it. (Same for the new S&W Bodyguard with that neat new cylinder release, but I digress...)

    But I really don't see any resemblance between the Taurus & Webley.

    William
     
  3. Nushif

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    Well, they're both top heavy with a grip that's set a little farther back and a (relatively) small finger guard.
    You're really not seeing it? Am I hallucinating?
     
  4. Dravur

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    Take the yellow pill... lie down.. take a nap
     
  5. Dave T

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    Got to give it to you. It took a lot of courage to use that sentence after posting those two pictures...LOL! (smiley face goes here)

    Dave
     
  6. Nushif

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    I can't help it.

    I love oddball looking weapons.
     
  7. Elm Creek Smith

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    I have an 1895 Nagant that you'd just love!
    [​IMG]

    ECS
     
  8. Guillermo

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    Different strokes for different folks

    I think it looks like the firearm equivalent of a cross dressing Rodney Dangerfield
     
  9. Nushif

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    Love the aft bits of that Nagant. Too long to conceal, so I wouldn't carry it (obviously) but that thing snubbed out would be very, very nice.
     
  10. MCgunner

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    Jeez, just the classic lines I have wet dreams about. :rolleyes:

    :D
     
  11. Setzer77

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    The webley is a hideous classic. The taurus doesn't look too bad either I guess.

    Nushif, the nagant actually conceals extremely well. The gun itself is much smaller than it looks. Were it not for the intolerable trigger and useless cartridge, it is actually a superb design.
     
  12. gunnutery

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    Actually I've always loved the look of the Webley.
     
  13. MCgunner

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    I don't know if there's a trigger in all of revolverdom that is as bad as a Nagant. It takes two fingers in SA! DA, hookin' a John Deere 40-20 up to it will get it to pull. :rolleyes:
     
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    If by classic you mean they both have a ton of metal in front of the cylinder then yes. That is the only similarity in the two I can see.

    I guess if I were to analyze I would say they are both fugly. But I like fugly.
     
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    lol, I haven't laughed this hard at a thread in a long time, thanks nushif
    (no offense, you like what you like, I just think the whole thing, comments included are lmaorofl hilarious)
     
  16. Nushif

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    You people flabberghast me. Is there no connoisseur of non-US styled revovers here?!

    Don't get me wrong, I do like the lines of a nice S&W Snubbie, but times have changed and there is some beautiful and very nifty designs out there, these days. The LCR, the Protector Polymer, the Glock 26 ... all those are very aestethic guns. they're just non traditional.

    *le sigh*

    Colonial Barbarians. :D
     
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    Elm Creek Smith: That's (at least, for purposes of this thread) a lovely Nagant that you've posted for our viewing pleasure. Thanks for sharing it. You see a lot of junkers out there; yours is not among them.
     
  18. Setzer77

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    So have I. I would absolutely love a minty Mk VI. With the reproductions of various firearms these days, I'd really like to see some of the old top-breaks reproduced with modern metallurgy.

    Dry firing the nagant is a great way to build up hand strenth....granted, you can only fire it about 10 times before your fingers get tired.
     
  19. Elm Creek Smith

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    You can correct a good portion of the Nagant's nasty trigger pull by taking a projectile from the ammunition and putting it under the mainspring. In fact, the Russian manual suggests doing just that. Mine isn't a target trigger by any means, but it pulls relatively smoothly. Single action is around 5-6 pounds, double action is around 17.

    It is purty, ain't it? That's what an arsenal rebuild gets you.

    ECS
     
  20. Hardballing

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    Never heard a Glock 26 described as beautiful before.

    Not even on Glocktalk. :)
     
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    I blame their lack of taste for that one ... the 26 is probably the nicest looking Glock.
     
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    that is like saying that "Janet is the nicest looking Reno"
     
  23. Nushif

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    You folks really are gun nuts. As in, you're nuts when it comes to your taste in guns.

    Let's delve into what I, and probably only myself, find "beautiful" in a gun. No inner workings, just looks.

    Firstly, I love revolvers, but revolvers need to maintain an industrial look in my opinion. the moment there's too much engraving or too much "pizzazz" to them, they're showpieces.
    As for autos, the slide must have some bulk. I couldn't tell you why, but the size of the slide, as opposed to the grips is crucial. The Beretta and the Glock 26 are probably on the low and top end of that ratio.

    Hence I love the subdued industrial look of the LCR and the no nonsense block design of the new Taurus thingie. The same goes for the Webley. It's a no-nonsense revolver, that doesn't have much in terms of frill ... except for that annoying semi-decorative hammer spur which the Nagant thankfully misses.
    On the other hand, the Glock 17 or 19 or somesuch looks like they took a pair of grips and well, attached a little bit of stamped metal to the top. It doesn't give me the "Oh, I wanna trigger a controlled explosion to launch a chunk of lead downrange."-feeling, if you will.
     
  24. Rem.222

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    Simularities are it goes bang if its loaded and someone pulls the trigger. I would happily take one if its FREE but not a classic in my world, that would be 2.5" S&W 19/66 or 3" 29/629. Each one of us floats in different boats I guess. Rem
     
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    I don't know why, but for some reason my Ruger SP101

    [​IMG]

    always made me think of a Schofield.

    [​IMG]
     
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