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Carry revolver for the wife

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ldlfh7, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. Ifishsum

    Ifishsum Member

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    My Taurus 85 has been flawless, and is currently my EDC piece. That said, I would not consider any gun (new or used) by any manufacturer reliable enough for carry unless I have fired at least a few boxes of ammo through that particular specimen, to satisfy myself of its worthiness.
     
  2. KC&97TA

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    My wife swiped my Colt Detective Special. I get to see it in the evening hours but she disappears with it every morning. After the first time shooting it, she started to refer to it as, "hers"... from the woman who wouldn't keep anything except a 1911 in the center console or purse, she now has a "carry piece".

    If you're not familiar with the Detective Specials, Agents, Cobra's give them a look. Cylinder size is comparable to a K-frame S&W, takes the same speed loaders as my Model 10's and 13. I believe the Detective Special is one of the smallest 6 shot revolvers made, 25oz empty, handles very well even with some +p, very accurate considering the barrel length. The frame is smaller than a Model 10 K-frame S&W, which weighs in at 36oz.

    Only issue is it's a Colt, cost is up there around $400 to $800 depending, but even the old clunker I have locks up tight... there were a million made, but it's taking me a little bit of searching to find another that fits my fancy.
     
  3. Takem406

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    My wife hates the snubbie her dad gave her. Pretty good paper weight but that's about it. She won't shoot it at the range and if she does she struggles with the recoil and the double action trigger.
    Smith makes a good gun but a snubbie is what sexist guys give girls to shoot because they think they are too stupid to work a semi auto.

    However she is interested in 1911's. So possibly on mothers day she may get surprised.

    Snubbies are hard for new shooters. They are however a good backup gun.

    Full sized revolvers though aren't bad at all to hang on to.

    In God and Glock we Trust
     
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