Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I seem to be spending more and more time on the Revolver board...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by RX-178, Oct 13, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. RX-178

    RX-178 Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,647
    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Which is strange, because I only own two revolvers (a GP-100 and a NAA Mini), and don't have a single one with me up here in Alaska.

    I have more than half a dozen autoloaders (and added another one to my collection just last month), almost half a dozen shotguns, and even more rifles than that...

    But I still seem to be spending the lion's share of my THR time right here at the wheelgun section...

    Can anyone here tell me what's going on? :uhoh:
     
  2. Josh45

    Josh45 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,118
    Your going to the dark side. Its OK, The dark side is better. :D
    ( Own a GP-100 )
     
  3. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,649
    Location:
    Hayward, WI
    If you think it's bad now, go get a nice K frame .38 special and then you'll never go back...
     
  4. sixgunner455

    sixgunner455 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,912
    You finally found the right place.

    Now go get another revolver. :D
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    736
    Location:
    Panhandle, FL
    Funny you mention this as I continually find myself looking at the Model 10/64 as being the next handgun purchase I think I'll make...:)
     
  6. Iggy

    Iggy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,011
    Location:
    Wyoming
    What took you so long?:D
     
  7. bikemutt
    • Contributing Member

    bikemutt Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4,189
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Be careful, the disease invades quite rapidly and, as far as I know, may be incurable. Welcome.
     
  8. RX-178

    RX-178 Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,647
    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Well, now that you guys mention it, I HAVE been considering expanding my wheelgun selection as of late.

    Been seriously eyeballing a S&W 57 Mountain Gun.
     
  9. 230therapy

    230therapy Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    764
    Location:
    Virginia
    Gun purchase excuses if you need them

    Buy that S&W prelock! You know you want it!

    What? Not an S&W guy? I have this Colt Python gathering dust over here...

    Pythons are too pretty to take hunting? Ruger has this nicely priced revolver called the Blackhawk in a variety of calibers.

    Gotta get a Freedom Arms gun if you want 454 Casul.

    Feeling too lazy to put on a holster? Drop an S&W J-Frame into your pocket in a DeSantis Nemesis and two speed strips in the other pocket and you're ready to go.
     
  10. BCRider

    BCRider Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    7,782
    Location:
    Pacific North"Wet" Coast of Canada
    You're just learning to appreciate the more quality aspects of life.... :D

    With me I never thought I'd like those odd looking revolvers. I actually owned two or three semis at the time that I tried out my first S&W Model 10. Well by the time I was through the second cylinder it was like the heavens parted and a beam of light illuminated me like a spotlight at a rock concert.... which was pretty disconcerting as I was shooting at an indoor range at the time.... :D

    I then got into black powder and Cowboy Action. So it's a slam dunk that I own more revolvers than semis. But even if I only count my "modern" DA wheelguns I'm either even or slightly revolver heavy..... It just depends on if I count my Single Six and Super Blackhawk as modern or not. If not then it's a tie. With them I'm 7 to 9 for revolvers.
     
  11. motorcycle-charlie

    motorcycle-charlie Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    258
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    i do understand. The High Road and its members in the Revolver section here are the reason i need to buy a bigger safe. i am willing to bet that after i return from the local gun show this weekend, my only remaining auto will be in a box on top to make room for my new (with any luck) model 19 2.5 in., or model 13 3 in., or model 10 2 in., i will take either if i find a deal.
     
  12. Iggy

    Iggy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,011
    Location:
    Wyoming
    Guess you don't want to know about old pre-war Outdoorman .22's and 38/44s. 77 and 74 years old respectively.
    005.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
  13. FIVETWOSEVEN

    FIVETWOSEVEN Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Messages:
    5,078
    You're just getting old...
     
  14. csa77

    csa77 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    530
    Location:
    florida
    Im getting more and more into revolvers as well, I honestly find them more fun and more challenging to shoot then pistols.
     
  15. bikemutt
    • Contributing Member

    bikemutt Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4,189
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    If your'e referring to double-action revolver shooting as the more challenging aspect, one of the best things I ever did was buy a Ruger SP101 chambered in .22lr. It allowed me to forget about the recoil and stay focused so I could learn the trigger pull.
     
  16. stinger 327

    stinger 327 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,176
    I have a NAA Mini Master that shoots both .22 Mag and .22 LR but I just can get it adjusted with those factory sites so I got a laser sight that I can adjust for windage and elevation and was made especially for this gun but I haven't had the time to find an indoor range. Can not use it outdoors as the laser is not strong enough to see in daytime.
     
  17. 788Ham

    788Ham Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3,206
    Location:
    Hills west of Denver
    Iggy,

    Those ol' pre war shootin' irons are really nice looking, original finish?
     
  18. goodtime

    goodtime Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    243
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I hit the Revolver section almost exclusively, though I use only pistols in my profession.

    Hey bikemutt, try a Nagant for learning trigger pull. If you can learn to pull smoothly on on one of those, you'll be a master.
     
  19. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    22,679
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    It looks like it took a longer time than usual but you caught the revolver bug from your GP-100 and there's no cure.

    Soooo, what will be your next revolver purchase? :evil:
     
  20. sig220mw

    sig220mw Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Messages:
    610
    Location:
    Texas
    My first was a ruger single six in about 1974 or so. There is just something about revolvers both single and double action. To me they are just better looking than autos. That's not to say that autos aren't good looking too because some of them really are. I currently own only 1 auto pistol now and have had as many as 4 at one time. Can't explain it, just like the revolvers better. If you've got the bug, you can forget it, you're hooked.

    I used to not understand the appeal of military/surplus rifles and now suddenly I have 3.

    I'm getting old too.

    Oh yeah, I also tend to visit the revolver board the most.
     
  21. Iggy

    Iggy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,011
    Location:
    Wyoming
    788Ham,
    Yup, original finish on both of them. Shooters too.
     
  22. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Messages:
    6,346
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Are there any other places to navigate OTHER than the revolver section and the Trading Post?
     
  23. Jonah71

    Jonah71 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,223
    Location:
    Central Missouri near Whiteman A.F.B.
    I'm repeating myself again, but when dealing with autoloads, I feel more like I'm just "renting" them. With the exception of my old OD Green/black CZ 75 B, any of my semi's are up for a good trade. The same can't be said of my revolvers. I've been offered a good profit on most of my old wheel guns, many of which I griped about the price when I bought them. I have a strong attachment to my revolvers and even though I don't seem to shoot them as often, I treat them with more care, and would be very upset if I lost them as opposed to the bottom feeders.
     
  24. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    12,879
    Location:
    Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State
    More Revolvers

    Nothing wrong with taking a liking to revolvers~! I own a mixture of both,
    but grew up on revolvers; so there is still a warm place in my heart for nice
    examples of these types~! Yes, I do own some semi-auto's; that have worked
    well for me, but my first gun was still the revolver~! The more you obtain, the
    more you will want~!!!!! ;) :D
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
  25. Big Juan

    Big Juan Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Messages:
    31
    Location:
    Cody, WY
    I had two NAA minis in 22lr. Cute, but not accurate beyond about 5ft. Put those silly and poorly designed LaserLyte's on top of them, then figured out the barrels are too short to get any accuracy out of them, so traded them in and got 85% of my purchase price back at the LGS I originally bought them from. They were sold again out of the case the very next day. They're cute and popular for CC as a 'get off me' gun, but you can buy better weapons for the same money. JMHO
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page