Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by trigun87, Oct 17, 2009.
I have a Ruger sitting in my safe. The EAA is still for sale at Gander.
The difference in quality between the two is obvious when you hold them side by side.
IMHO, you should save a little more and buy a better revolver.
EAA imports both types.
Admittedly, I never shot one. I just didn't care for the fit and finish.
That is, about the best thing you can say about it is that it almost always goes "Bang" when the trigger is pulled.
Quality is a good step below even Taurus, there are few or no after market grips or accessories available for it, and there's not much you can do to improve the trigger pull.
It won't have as long a service life as a better gun, like a Ruger or S&W.
Accuracy will probably be only so-so.
If all you need is something that will fire reliably, you don't intend to shoot it much, and nothing else matters, its good to go.
It was reliable though and never failed to fire and never jammed. I would buy one if you want it for a truck gun or something like that where you dont plan on shooting it much.
Other wise I would get a S&W police trade in .38 from J&G for 25 dollars more. My Model 15 is leaps and bounds a better weapon than my old EAA.
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i own a 4 '' 357 widicator ( it's my house gun) seems to be a very strong revolver
but its no ruger i own a gp ,sp ,black hawk, and had a p85.
You can't compare the two , but with that said the eaa has a place in my home and thats in my bedside loaded with gold.dot
I looked at one in .357 once, and as was said before it seemed nice until I started really looking at it. The 2" barrel had obviously been machined as a longer barrel and cut to length, it had been roughly recrowned at best, and looking at the details of fit I just didn't get that "warm fuzzy" feeling that said I just had to have it. Plus they guy had it marked nearly double MSRP, but that's nothing against the gun.
Also know that these sell for about $225-$250 brand new.
personally I have gandered at one at Gander Mountain and they do feel chunky and somewhat clunky, but if I get one that keeps going bang then it becomes an unglorified workhorse for me; sometimes it's the ugly ducklings that offer the best service without problems
you are right, they dont have the best trigger's .
And they are rough but i wouldn't call it junk!
Like another post said they are like hi point's love em or hate em
but mine has no issues with sticky cases and theres a trick to
to remove the cylinder that i picked up after shooting some rounds
through it. It is not a ruger or a smith !
What i can tell you is that if i ever need to pull the trigger it will go bang everytime.
I had a S&W M-19 that had the same problem.
(Chamber polisher stick from Brownell's fixed that right up.)
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