EAA Revolver Quality

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  1. shockvalue68

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    Well, yes!
     
  2. pairof44sp

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    There are only two solid-frame 357s out there, that I know of: EAA and Charter Arms.

    You can get the EAA all day right now for 400 shipped

    You can’t find the Charters, and if you do, they want more money. And half of the Charters ship with serious crippling flaws.

    EAA don’t ship broken guns
     
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    Uhmmm? Ok. You may wanna re-phrase that......or not

    Not that there is anything wrong with that.
     
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  4. shockvalue68

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    On the reviews that I've read, and with my own experience, yes, they don't ship broken guns. I like Charter, their old school look. They, and Taurus have gotten a bad rap on the internet. Partially their own fault, poor quality control. The good ones are damn good, The bad ones, well................:confused:

    Yes, I should rephrase, and I apologize! An every genders snubbie!

    Target, my brother.......... You're an intelligent man. You've read scathing reviews and comments about all the formentioned firearms. You've read exactly what I've read. Which means, that you know precisely what I'm talking about. To pretend you don't, and to say that I'm ranting about gun snobs, only proves the obvious...............However, I believe you're a good honest gunnie! Benefit of the doubt counts!

    I have a bunch of Rugers in revolvers and pistols and I still say one of my favorite guns is the Windicator. It's in class by itself. It is much lighter than my GP100 . Can carry it appendix and hardly no it's there and with 6 357magnum rounds in it I feel very well protected. Yes, it's not the most refined revolver but that's not why I have it. I'm even thinking of getting another one. Keep one more for carry the other for practice .

    LOve the JollyGiant!!!
     
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    Try to pay less than $ 300 for one now good luck the prices have really shot up. People on GunBroker are paying over $500 for one!:eek:
     
  6. shoebox1.1

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    Now I want a windicator!
     
  7. shockvalue68

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    Go out and get yourself one shoey, a whole lot of fun! Ceck Armslist, $299. Ya might get lucky on Gunbroker?
     
  8. SwampWolf

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    Do a search and ask about EAA's history of customer service.
     
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    These days all gun prices have gone up due to the various well understood causes. General quality hasn't changed, the bottom of the barrel still remains the bottom of the barrel no matter the price tag. The only gun I have ever traded away was a windicator. I bought it because I wanted a 6 round 357 snub that was heavy enough to fire full power cartridges comfortably. I wanted it to be good enough for the money. It wasn't. After a week of ownership and two boxes of ammo I learned that going cheap if you don't have to is a mistake. If a person wants one just to have a copy, I get that. I've bought several cheap guns just because I wanted them, knowing they were cheap going into the purchase. But I would be remiss if I did not post and say go into a windicator if you desire but know it is a low quality revolver.
     
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    It's not all steel.
     
  12. shockvalue68

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    these guys know nothing! :)

    ok, ok, all steel frame! :cool:
     
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  13. ontarget

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    Some dude made a you tube video....it must be true!
    By this logic my HiPoint 9mm carbine must be the best PCC on the market. Their video shows it being thrown in the river, then buried in the sand, and some gravel and it still shoots.
    For the record I love my HiPoint Carbine, and all my other lower tier guns.
    I'm nobody's fanboy, just can't help but rattle @shockvalue68 cage.
     
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  14. shockvalue68

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    rattle away my friend.............................

    :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

    BTW, they're all reputable reviewers and enthusiasts, just like you my man target! :)
     
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    Believe me I'm no reputable gun reviewer.
    Just a gun lover. And I'm not prejudiced, I love them all.
     
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    of the second tier double action revolvers (taurus, ria, charter, rossi, eaa) taurus is the best. used s&w or ruger, or new taurus, for best value.
     
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    Loving them all is a good thing! So is appreciating dollar value and application. I will readily admit that there are problems with second tier guns.
    There are good Taurus, RIA, Charter, Rossi(Braztech), and EAA's, but there are also some bad ones. And the plain fact of the matter is that this is also true for the upper echelon. I must say, I do have that soft spot for that Vindicator. Shoot em' all, let God sort em' out! lol............:cool:
     
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    I've owned 2 of the 357 models, one 2" barrel and one 4" barrel.

    Excellent gun. They're really solid and heavy. The 2" version used to be my edc. When I got a new edc piece, I sold the 2" version and bought the 4"one.

    I'd personally not trust a Taurus revolver, so I'd go EAA all the way. Plus they look awesome.

    The GP100 is my eventual revolver endgame, but it'll be a while... Until then, I got no problems with the EAA.
     
  19. shockvalue68

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    I'd say say the gentleman barbarian is ontarget, lol........:cool:
     
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    Yeah, I caught that lol. Personally I carry a Taurus every day and plan to continue even though I have a safe filled with Smiths and Rugers. To each his own, right?
    I guess EAA is up to what? 5 or 6 fans now?
     
  21. shockvalue68

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    lol, lmao................................ target, please...................................:cool:

    I'm sure it's more like thousands my friend, they just don't hit the "highroad"
     
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  22. ontarget

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    Ok, ok.... EAA makes the best revolvers on the market. You win.

    If I offered you an even trade for my pristine 686 no dash for your Windy, you'd just laugh at me. It's that damn good. Got ya.

    Don't hit THR? Proof of their poor judgement. :rofl:
     
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    I just now saw the videos, glad they were good because I bought a used 2” today for $294. I don’t think it was used much at all. It’s the first one I’ve ever seen.

    It had more cylinder play than I would like, but I compared it to 2 of my Colt 2 inchers which were similar; except when locked up. The Colts were bank vault tight, while
    the EAA had minor end shake and some side to side play.

    Yeah, it is not as refined as the big guys. The sights are machined into the frame and barrel shroud and there are tooling marks. Thus, you have to buy your ammo
    accordingly since the sights can’t be moved.

    The barrel shroud has a cheesy faux rib, but back off 5-6 ft and it looks cool enough.

    There is no side plate, so I have no idea how to work on it.

    It’s a German gun, so I figure it can’t be worse than a Taurus. Sorry, I know Taurus makes some good guns, but their track record appears to be the worse on warranty
    repairs. I just can’t trust them, no matter how cheap they can be found.

    The rain has finally stopped for a day and should be clear tomorrow, so hopefully I can test it.


    DF2E5E2F-D260-42CE-B7C8-C24856119F3C.jpeg

    Haha, funky looking Ammo! It’s 20 years old S&B. I was too lazy to dig deeper for some better Ammo.
     
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    They do have a business like look to them. We have a stocking dealer nearby and I've seen lots of the Windy revolvers. Are they as heavy as they look?
     
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    I had one back around 2004 for a while. Cylinder lock up was bad causing lots of bullet fragments getting spat out the cylinder gap. One of the few guns I've owned that I sold and don't miss at all.

    Last year I bought a police trade in S&W model 10-6 at Cabelas for 250 bucks. A better gun in every way.

    I'm not a Taurus guy at all and I buy a Taurus revolver before a Windicator.
     
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