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Does a 9mm revolver exist?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by whatever, Apr 22, 2009.

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  1. whatever

    whatever Member

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    I've just found the joy of shooting revolvers (I just bought a cheap .22 Taurus) and I'd love another revolver that is the same caliber as my other pistols.

    Does a 9mm revolver exist? I've never seen one, but to be honest, I haven't looked too hard either.
     
  2. 3446

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    Taurus makes the M905 in 9mm and Smith & Wesson used to make one, but I don't recall the model. I'm sure there were/are others.
     
  3. PotatoJudge

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    Yes, Taurus, S&W, and Ruger have all made 9mm revolvers in SA and DA. They command a premium because relatively few have been made and there are lots of people wanting them for the same reason.

    I think Charter Arms is about to release a 9mm revolver.
     
  4. Gelgoog

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    S&W 940

    I have a performance center model chambered in .356 TSW ( 9x21.5) which will also shoot regular 9x19.
     
  5. VA27

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    I had a S&W 940. Nice gun, except that the cylinder would lock up with +P loads.
     
  6. tekarra

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    Here are some of mine. Two S&W 547s, S&W 940 and a pair of Ruger Speed Sixes. Other 9mm revolvers that I am aware of are Taurus and FN Barracuda (made by Astra). Charter Arms made the Pit Bull which used a 9mm rimmed cartridge. Chrater Arms has announced a new 9mm revolver, but it is not yet on the market.

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  7. kanook

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    don't forget the blackhawk with 9mm cylinder:D
     
  8. Revolver Ocelot

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    Lets see here.....
    s&w 940
    ruger sp101 ( they can be hard to find but are cheaper then the 940)
    the medusa model 47 revolver (will also fire .380, .357, and .38 speacial)
    taurus 905
    s&w 547 came in 9mm
    and you also could probablly find an extra cylinder in 9mm for alot of the .38cal sa revolvers.

    and ummmm this:
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    Its a Nosorog 9mm AEK 906 Revolver, reminds me alot of the mateba model 6 unica, this one was available in 9x18 and 9x19 (prehapse by changing the cylinder)
     
  9. Larry Burchfield

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    9MM revolver

    S&W made two types. One uses the moon clip system and an older model that had a little gismo that held the case. I've only laid eyes on one of the later.
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  10. jahwarrior

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    that Nosorog looks like something out of Bladerunner....i want it.
     
  11. Revolver Ocelot

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    I've looked high and low and have yet to find one, evidently its a russian made revolver from the mid 90s, it was geared for selfdefense and the design included a barrel on the bottom of the cylinder to give better point of aim and aide in recoild (much like the mateba) neat revolver but I doubt I'll get to see one first hand anytime soon.
     
  12. 4Freedom

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    Why use a revolver for a 9mm round? Sees a bit strange, when 9mm semi auto pistols are usually as reliable and can hold a great deal more rounds. Sorry, Just curious.
     
  13. Revolver Ocelot

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    its cheaper to shoot and its more powerful then a 38 special (for this reason I only tend to find 9mm j frames with 5 shots to be practical, where the recoil of having a more powerful .357 is to much and the power of the .38 is to little.)
     
  14. Brian Williams

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    You have not shot a 9mm revolver yet.
    I have a 940 cylinder the fits into either a S&W 642 or a S&W 60 that I have. You can shoot just about any 9mmx19 and even shoot LSWC. You should see how fast one can reload with the short 9mms and moonclips. A short snub nose with a short ejector rod will fully eject a moonclip of fired 9mm very quickly. I would love to have an extra cylinder for a S&W 13 that was setup for 9mmx23 and moonclips. It would be almost as fast as a 45 acp revolver and still be as powerful as a 357mag yet carriable as only a k frame can do.
     
  15. SDC

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    The Phillips & Rodgers M47 "Medusa" was a multi-calibre revolver that could chamber and fire just about any .38/.357/9mm/.38 Super round, including 9mm Luger, and they also sold conversion cylinders that would let you do the same with any L-frame S&W .357, but they're out of production now.
    PS. Just as a sidelight, "Nosorog" means "Rhinocerous" in Russian.
     
  16. ArmedBear

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    Cheaper to shoot is a moot point these days. Whatever I'm shooting, I'm loading myself.

    More powerful?

    If you can find a 9mm+P round that shoots a 158 grain bullet at well over 1000 fps from a 2" revolver, I'd like to know about it.
     
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    I carry a 9mm on duty and wanted a 9mm revolver for a BUG. Nobody makes (or has made) one that fit my criteria so I had a S&W 360J customized to meet my needs. It turned out super - super light (13oz), super fast to reload (moonclips), super versatile (can shoot 9mm, 9x21, 9x23, .38 Super), and super reliable. It's exactly what I was looking for, it is now my favorite carry gun.

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  18. ArmedBear

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    I'm scared to ask how much the gun, laser and accessories cost, but that's a really neat setup. Love it.
     
  19. chieftain

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    WC145

    Nice weapon.

    Who did you have do the work for you.

    I presently have one of the old S&W 940's. It is the only all steel (well stainless anyway) 'J' frame I still have. My other two 'J' frame's are early 638 and a later 640. (Later don't mean no silly hole in the side plate to stick a key into either.)

    Both airweights. I do like the option of lead bullets in 38Spl although I am now carrying the 110gr DPX Corbons. But as someone said early on, I like 9mm better than either 38spl or 357mag in a -2inch snubbie, and with the moon clips that little beauty reloads pretty fast, for me.

    Some one above asked why 9mm. AS some have stated, I carry the 940 when all I am carrying is a 'J' frame or one of my Highpowers (Think 9mm). Otherwise if I am carrying one of the 1911's, I will, these days usually have the 642. My 642 has had a CTC laser grip the new 405 model IIRC. I recently did a class for snubbies. Had not done that since the early 80's. Anyway that laser worked very well with that gun. I shot much more accurately out to 25 yards with the laser. With the original sights that I still had on my 638, Learned something new because of that laser. I can now engage comfortably out to 25 yards with that little snubbie regardless of lighting now. I may be getting CTC lasers for the other two. Frankly if I was still carrying my S&W model 66 3" I think, since this experience, I would put some of those later model laser grips on that sweetheart too.

    I figure if and when I have to transition to the snubbie, I am in really deep kimschie, and it will be used as a true 'belly' gun, contact range most likely, and I will keep pulling the trigger until I hear or feel click, click, click. If I do have to reload the snub, (I always do have at least one reload), things will have gone from down right terrible to "Aw S**T", and "tell mama to sell the Sh*TTER, cause I done kissed my ass Goodbye." territory.

    Good luck.

    Fred
     
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    Thanks. The total was right around $1100 for the gun, the grips, and all of the work that was done on it. A lot of money for a snubby revolver but, for me any, it's well worth it.

    Again, thanks. Mark Hartshorne at Pinnacle High Performance did everything but the coating on the cylinder (Robar applied their NP3). He rechambered the cylinder, cut it for moonclips, and chamfered the holes. He also did an action job, bobbed the hammer, rounded and polished the trigger, and installed the fiber optic front sight. I did manage to install the grips myself.:D
     
  22. kludge

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    Ok, that's just not fair. :mad:


    Nice pair!
     
  23. Guillermo

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    I think the last part of that statement would make the first part inaccurate.
     
  24. Hawaiian

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    Taurus 905.

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    charter arms rimless revolver (CARR) is supposed to come out sometime this year, first in .40 cal then .45 and 9mm following. as far as i can tell it works by having a second extraction star slightly rotate against the case rim while the rod is pushed in and retracts when it releases, letting the rounds fall free. it will also fire .380 rounds. genius idea really, and my reason for wanting a 9mm revolver, (and a .45 acp revolver) is not having to buy another cartridge.
     
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