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Why Arent 9mm Revolvers More Popular?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by weblance, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. 45_auto

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    Wow! You are going to be really surprised when you get out into the real world!

    Don't worry about the geek-sounding words, advanced statistics is one of the classes I teach at the local university. Where did you get your sales figures on amount of 9mm revolver sales versus Corvette convertible sales? Or did you skip class the day they taught jumping to conclusions without data to support your position?
     
  2. TRX

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    I was on an English-language middle-Eastern gun board a few months back, and a member was soliciting opinions on the purchase of a new Taurus in .38 or 9mm. While I was firmly in the .38 camp 20 years ago, 9mm is cheaper and easier to obtain nowadays, and in that guy's country, .38 Special is rare foreign exotica and priced accordingly, while 9mm is, if anything, much more common than in the USA. I advised him to buy the 9mm and enjoy the moon clips.
     
  3. Paul7

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    Wouldn't a 9MM revolver be able to use a shorter cylinder, instead of the long .38 one designed for a black powder case?
     
  4. stiab

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    That's already been well covered in this thread. It's a long read, but interesting if you have the time to do it.
     
  5. Biohazard1993

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    Alright i jumped to a conclusion without data, I admit. With that being said it still stands even with beating around the bush that the two markets are not really comparable even just using everyday knowledge. The two have way different number of customers interested and way different prices; seriously though how many people refuse to own a car compared to how many people refuse to own a firearm, laws and studying (listening to) peoples' conversations will inadvertantly show that common sense statement and when one is easier to sell the comparison of similarity is not equal in those terms which is a big part of the the reason for the two items length of existance (the comparison trying to be made originally). Also manufacturers of cars try their darnest to make more money after the fact through factory replacement parts, factory fixes (not covered by ones waranty obviously), factory upgrade parts, while only a few firearms manufacturers are proffiting from signifigant after firearms sales usually due to producing ammunition (like Remington), so Chevy is now making a significant amount more after purchase even if only a portion of chevy conv owners took their advice, even more justifying the creation/longevity of a motor vehicle vs firearm. But that is not even what the original post is about, it was just a short side statement, I just wanted to point out that it is not an accurate comparison and also the reason why most people do not like to compare firearms to motor vehicles. Also for general posting, a good rule for questions; Don't ask one you don't want an answer too. People stated why they are not popular, traditional revolverists being the masses are the reason they are not popular, it may change, who knows what time will do to the firearms market, but to get into arguments with the basic fact of why is really not worth it. If someone does not like the answer, sorry, now do something about it instead of trying to change the answer to something it is not or trying to justify why it does not make any sense. And I am in the real world whatever that was intended to mean, I had to be since i was 15, I had my family to take charge of due to the real world professor, I have seen parts of the "real world" I don't wish on anyone, and I notice most people walking around my campus or in general do not realize what the real world realy is either. I am sorry if I may have offended you with the broad statements I made without stats but screwing up statistics has almost nothing to do with living in the real world, or at least the real world as it is and not some flowery perception most people go around with pulled over their eyes, and I feal that statement was a little overboard concerning the use of it with the frugal topic it was implied too. Furthermore as a gentleman I am sorry if anything I have said in general has offended you and I hope you would forgive me if I did.
     
  6. farscott

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    This thread prompted me to dig through the safe and find my 9x19 Gemini Customs SP-101 with the 3.06" barrel. I wanted to see if I could remember why it was in the back of the safe. And after a day on the range and a few days on my hip in a VM-2, I remembered.

    Five rounds versus fifteen. That is the capacity of the SP-101 versus the Glock 19. The only advantage the SP-101 has is the smaller grip for concealment, and a good holster and belt reduce that advantage. The capacity advantage means the SP-101 has to be reloaded twice before a single reload of the Glock 19 is required. The Glock reloads faster and the magazines take no more room on the belt than the SP-101 moon clips. The Glock 19 barrel is a bit longer, but the OAL of the Glock is shorter than that of the SP-101. The loaded weights are very close, with the Glock seemingly better balanced. It is a heck of a lot easier to swap sights on the Glock, and there are a lot more sight choices for the Glock.

    If one wants to carry a 9mm, an autoloader makes more sense unless there are mitigating factors like not being able to retract the slide.
     
  7. HiVel

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    I had to go to an easier gun to shoot because of a shoulder inury-I tried the revolver route (not a 9mm but I had one and have several snubbys)) but the point is, I selected a Ruger LC380 semi auto which still out does the revolver (7 shots of Remington 380 is good stuff) and my weakened arm/shoulder /hand can still get the job done. My other alternative was my S&W 22 Mag 7 shot snubby. So I picked the best deal for me-why do a 9mm revolver?? At all- except for fun and variety??
     
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    Good grief all this about a nich wheel gun and all the mis statements. I load 9mm. I also load .38 S&W and .38 Special.

    I use the SAME cast bullet for all three. I use the same power charge for 9mm and .38 S&W The .38 Special take another grain + of powder as I load for an Airweight and a Davis Derringer.

    Unless you shoot a 9mm semi auto there simply is no reason for it in a wheel gun as you are just duplicating something that already has been done but with a rimmed cartridge.
     
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