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FN Barracuda

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by JaxNovice, Aug 22, 2006.

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  1. JaxNovice

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    Anyone have any insights. experience or thoughts on this revolver?
     
  2. HMMurdock

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    Almost bought one. Decent price, but you can't find a decent holster. They are supposed to have easily changed 9mm cylinders with them, but apparently they just imported them with the .357 cylinders. FNs only attempt (to my knowledge) at a Revolver, but they were actually produced by Astra-- or so I'm told.

    Sexy, but I stayed away just because I can't find replacement grips, parts, or holsters. I hear they are damned fine revolvers, though...

    TRL
     
  3. Reed1911

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    They are very nice revolvers, we were able to get 10 total in and all sold in a month. I still have one in inventory on hold for a customer and pull it from time to time when questions get asked about them. If you can find one 300-400 is about the going rate and a fairly good deal. Nice deep blue finish and beautiful, beautiful grips.
     
  4. Croyance

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    I bought mine a few months ago. The finish on mine was treated a bit roughly. Do a search for Barracuda and you will probably find my threads.
    It is a nice solid gun whose cylinder comes out easily. Because of a bubble near the front of the trigger guard, not all holsters made for the S&W19 fit. But an Uncle Mike's fits just fine.
    Regardless of finish, $400 is too much - you can get a S&W K-frame for that. They use the same speed loaders, by the way.

    Solid gun, seems to be well made. The trigger pull is heavier than my S&W 19, but it is smooth. I would rate the trigger about the same as the Rugers I have handled. Good single action trigger. Very accurate.

    At $300 it is a good buy. At $400 the price isn't bad, but as I say you can buy a S&W for that money, though not in this barrel size.
     
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