Recommended any 9mm revolver you knew.

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  1. efeng9622

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    Hi!

    Please recommend any 9mm revolver you knew,( the price are lower than around $500) I knew most of revolvers are .38 not 9mm . The only reason I want to buy 9mm revolver because I can save ammo’s money . So far I only knew Taurus 905 9mm and Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm 5rd.

    Thanks!
     
  2. C0untZer0

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    Alfa Proj 9231 if you can find one.
     
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    Ruger LCR
     
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    CA 9mm

    Have the CA pitbull nice little pistol have about 400rds thru it no problems.
     
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    One of my buddies has a Ruger Blackhawk convertible that has a .357 and a 9mm cylinder. It is single action so, just for fun IMO but it is a fun little range gun.
     
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    I know that from a rest, the Charter Arms PITBULL is no where near as accurate as the Alfa Proj 9231.

    I think part of it is that the cylinder in the PITBULL is a 38 special - sized cylinder whereas the cylinder in the S&W 929, 986 and the Alfa Proj revolvers, are 9mm-sized cylinders.

    The bullets don't travel through as much free bore before hitting the forcing cone.

    Or maybe the PITBULL just isn't as accurate a gun - I could be wrong.
     
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    This thread calls for some more pictures of 9mm revolvers !

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  8. Monac

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    The 9mm Smith & Wesson Model 547 revolvers are fine guns. They are beautifully made, and the clipless extraction system has always worked fine for me. But by today's standards, they seem much too big and heavy for a 6-shot 9mm revolver. Also, they have been out of production for 25-30 years, and are expensive due to collector demand.
     
  9. Fiv3r

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    If you have an Academy Sports around, check to see if they have the LCR 9mm on clearance. I just bought one there for about $440 (I think...certainly under $500 with tax).

    Built on the same frame as the .357 version and coming in at around 17.2 oz, it's still very light to carry but not wispy in the hands like the airweights.

    I'm a big believer in the 9mm revolver. As a guy who prefers wheel guns, and compact ones at that, the 9mm LCR gives me a weapon that I can carry all day and afford to shoot enough to get good with it. Yes, it's blasty. However, I don't find it unpleasant.
     
  10. old fart

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    i have a ruger 9mm lcr, i have had it since december 2015. i have found it to be accurate and easy to shoot, it also fits my smaller hands real good. i had some crimp jump with 115 grain ammo, i have since tried 124 and 135 grain and not had any jump. none of the 115 came out and locked up the gun, they just moved some. i would check the fifth rd. after firing and on some clips i would have movement, they fired fine. the higher grain have not moved. i love this gun, i put it on and it just disappears, and can't tell i'm even carrying because it is so light. not had a single problem with it, but ruger service is great if i do.
     
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    In my experience the amount of freebore before the projectile reaches the forcing cone doesn't mean anything except maybe some loss of velocity. Once the bullet engages the rifling it whatever it was doing before is pretty much meaningless. I've had several 9mm revolvers including S&W 940s, Taurus 905IB (with a short cylinder), and my custom S&W 360J convertible, which I've been carrying for about 8 years now. I found no advantage to having a "9mm length" cylinder over the others and my 360J shoots as accurately with the rechambered 9mm cylinder as it did before I had the cylinder altered and as it does with the titanium .38spl cylinder I had fitted to it.

    I don't have any experience with the new guns that are being marketed by S&W, Ruger, Charter Arms, and Alfa but I have no reason to think that they wouldn't be accurate and reliable. The 9mm cartridge is very efficient and works extremely well out of a revolver, particularly a snubby.

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  12. Jim K

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    The idea of a 9mm revolver began with some European police forces that wanted to carry revolvers for PR purposes (autoloaders look too "military") yet be able to get cheap 9mm ammo from their armed forces. That made sense in THAT context. In this country, for practical purposes for civilians, the savings will be not be too significant with factory ammo, and of no concern at all with reloads.

    I can understand the "thing" of just having something different, but for a carry revolver I think I will stick with my old Chiefs Special in .38 Special and shoot 9mm out of auto pistols.

    Jim
     
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    One of the ways 9mm revolvers appealed to me was that they offered more power (in terms of kinetic energy) than 38 Special +P, without going all the way up to 357 Magnum levels of flash, blast, and recoil.

    Of course, you could get that in a 9mm automatic any day of the week; I guess I am just more comfortable with revolvers for practical, as opposed to target, uses.

    Still, the rimless and tapered shape of 9mm Parabellem has always made it a marginal proposition in revolvers, so I guess another reason I like the idea is just the novelty of it.
     
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    I just picked up a S&W 547 today, looks like its going to be a wonderful shooter for me
     
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    I have a Ruger Speed Six in 9mm and enjoy going into various gunstores asking for "clips for my Ruger 9mm" and being told they are called "magazines". It was more fun before the LCR came out in 9mm, but still get the same remarks.
     
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    I took my 9mm LCR to the range this morning and shoot it sit side by side with my 642. I dunno what it is about the LCR, but shooting +p short-barrel ammo out of it felt less violent than stock standard .38 special out of the S&W. The LCR is even wearing boot grips instead of a full size tamer grip:what:

    It could be the extra weight, or it could be the trigger, but at 7-10 yards, the LCR is much easier for me to keep on target and will shoot a ragged hole.

    I like semi autos, but I love wheel guns. I have 3 or 4 9mm pistols, but having the ability to shoot my flavor of choice of 9mm ammo out of a revolver is a real winner for me.

    I realize that the 9mm is always going to be a semi auto cartridge, but it really does seem to function just fine in a wheel gun. I haven't checked for set back, but I just fired 200 rounds through the LCR this morning with no issues regarding a bound or dragging cylinder.

    100% reliable for me.
     
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    Finding a 9mm revolver that is quality built for under $500 is rare in my area. The best 9mm I ever owned was a Ruger Blackhawk 357/9mm. Most versatile revolver I ever owned.
    Howard
     
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    Another vote for the LCR. I have one. A great pistol. If you can score a SP101 or a Speed Six you will have won the lottery. The 940 is over rated and really just a collector's item. There is also the Taurus 905.

    Go with the LCR, you can't go wrong.

    Vince
     
  19. C0untZer0

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    I got a chance to handle the LCR, Charter Arms 9mm PITBULL, and the Taurus 905 side by side by side.

    There was no doubt that the Ruger LCR had the best DA trigger of the three guns, the Taurus 905 had the worst DA trigger of the 3 guns, the Charter Arms was obviously in the middle.

    I've had my 9mm PITBULL for almost 2 years and the trigger has smoothed out some but its still not as good as the LCR right out of the box.
     
  20. Fiv3r

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    I think the LCR's trigger is even better now than when they first came out.

    I've noticed that the 9mm trigger is smooth all the way through. My first gen .38 was smooth but you could stack the trigger. The 9mm is almost impossible to do so. By the time get it back to the brink of the break, the tiniest rearward movement will drop the hammer.

    Love this little gun:D
     
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    Some of you folks are making me feel bad all over again for trading away my Pervertable Blackhawk .357/9x19mm. I just got struck with Garand fever and HAD to trade the Ruger away. Rifle was a junker and only good thing that came of it was I got a nice 03A3 before it was all over. Still wish I had that revolver though.

    It seemed to shoot lead bullets in 9x19 cases better than factory loaded metal jacketed stuff.

    The one "advantage" I see to a DA revolver in 9x19mm is that some of them use moon clips. I used a S&W 1917 revolver in some of my steel shooting and LOVED reloads with full moon clips. Beat any speed loader I ever used on other DA revolvers.

    I had a buddy that used to wonder over the possibility of a spare cylinder and crane for his S&W M28 in 9x19mm with full moon clips. Local smith made his eyes bug out when he told him what he would charge to do it for him.

    Hmm..... I wonder if one might take a semi ratty old Colt Police Positive special in .38 Special to a Smith along with a cylinder and crane from a .32 NP model and have something viable made up?

    -kBob
     
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    The S&W M940, 2" or 3", take your pick. Simply superb in my experience.
    And so it goes...
     
  23. BobWright

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    I am wondering why y'all are so obsessed with small bores?

    Bob Wright
     
  24. PabloJ

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    Gee, with less than 20,000 made that is uncommon K-frame to be held in gun safe and to "parade" on Smith & Wesson revolver forums. The only downside I can think of is lack of excellent S&W adjustable rear sight. By referring to it as a good shooter you're going to bring S&W guys to tears.
    Anyway those are very good shooters that do not need moon clips and can be reloaded from HKS six-shot speed-loader (very difficult to find) or one made by or for Korth to be used in their new six-shot short-barrled combat revolver called the Marshall.
     
  25. IlikeSA

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    This thread made me interested in 9mm revolvers as well. I found a speed six NIB on gunbroker for nearly 2 grand! It makes me wish I had been born a few years earlier.
     
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