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Double-action "convertible" revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Anna's Dad, Dec 26, 2006.

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  1. Anna's Dad

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    I'm considering buying my first revolver.

    I was reading about Ruger's covertible Blackhawk 9mm / .357 and really liked the concept. I'm pretty sure, however, that I would prefer a double-action.

    Does any manufacturer offer a convertible (9mm/.357) double-action revolver?
     
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    Dual cylinders like the Ruger uses are less common in DA revolvers because swapping the cylinder is a tricky process really best left to gunsmiths. With an SA revolver in the Colt SAA pattern or loose replica like the Rugers it's a no-tools thing.

    The accuracy of the Ruger dual-caliber guns is a bit hit'n'miss because 9mm bullets aren't .357 wide - they're .355 or 356. Which is sometimes enough to degrade accuracy some.

    Moonclip conversions won't get you there either because the 9mm shell is a bit tapered, the 357 is straight-walled. So if the cylinder was widened at the back to match the 9mm, 357 cases would be loose and that wouldn't be good.

    There's the Medusa concept but...last I heard production had stopped on the DA conversion cylinders as with the guns themselves. Costs were too high and reliability might be kinda "iffy" too...the little spring-loaded "holders" seem pretty small...
     
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    I've never heard of anything like this...

    ...but if you find a reliable one please let me know. This sounds pretty cool.
     
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  6. Anna's Dad

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    Thanks to all. Sounds like I might just pick one caliber and learn to like it! Having multiple 9mm semi-autos, it just sounded like a great idea.
     
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