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would you buy a 9mm revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by default57, Dec 19, 2010.

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would you buy a dedicated 9mm revolver? with the said specifications

  1. yes

    338 vote(s)
    54.7%
  2. no

    280 vote(s)
    45.3%
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  1. default57

    default57 Member

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    would you buy a dedicated 9mm for concealed carry, or as an addition to your other 9mm?

    - good quality, etc.
    - none of the said problems of the 905
    - 5 rounds
    - 2" barrel
    - Double Action/Single Action (perhaps shrouded hammer or internal DAO)
    - 500 $
    - 17 oz
     
  2. Jorg Nysgerrig

    Jorg Nysgerrig Member

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    Sounds like you are describing the old SP-101.
     
  3. Safjac

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    Nope. I have all that in my Taurus 651, except it is as backup for my .357 Mag Rugers

    - good quality, etc.
    - none of the said problems of the 905
    - 5 rounds
    - 2" barrel
    - Double Action/Single Action (perhaps shrouded hammer or internal DAO)
    - 500 $
    - 25 oz
    - .357 Magnum

    In any case, I'm not overwhelmingly a fan of revolvers chambered for semi-auto ammo (or vice versa).
     
  4. bigfatdave

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    Nope, I have enough guns in 9mm and no real interest in revolvers except as companions to leverguns anyway.

    I am not your target demographic.
     
  5. DasFriek

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    Whats a revolver? Does it help load my mags or something?
     
  6. ironhead7544

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    Yes. But it should have the proper length cylinder for the cartridge. I would prefer the 9mm over the 38 Special as the revolver gives higher velocities with the 9mm. I know it doesnt make sense but it is a fact. With the right load the 2 inch revolver gives about the same speed as a 4 inch autoloader. A S&W with a concealed hammer and a model 32 cylinder in 9mm would be just right, IMHO.
     
  7. jon86

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    I voted no. I don't like moon clips, but I feel pretty proficient with speedloaders. If somebody would make a 9mm speedloader and if the revolver was NOT cut for moon clips, then I may consider buying one.

    Until then, I like 38 special just fine.
     
  8. mcdonl

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    It is on my list. I love the 9mm round.
     
  9. bigfatdave

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    Can I have one in Tokarev, just for fun?
     
  10. EHCRain10

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    Can we get a lever action rifle to go with it?
     
  11. OldMac

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    Absolutely. The abundance of cheap and variety of ammo makes it a good choice. A perfect excuse to add another revolver. Same goes for BFD's Tokarev revolver. What a hoot.
     
  12. esq_stu

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    I have had a 905 and two Speed Sixes in 9mm. I liked the Ruger but it was too heavy to be a daily carry. The 905 was terrible (stuck cases, failures to fire, rounds fall out of the clips when stored).

    My keepers are reliable guns that I will gladly carry. If it isn't both, no thanks.
     
  13. therewolf

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    Not likely. I don't see the need to tailor my life to the anticipation

    of running into a BG. IMO, dedicated concealed weapons for SD are

    inaccurate and of little value for anything else. As a target shooter, I just

    don't like them.



    That said, I actually really like the 9mm Luger round. Costs a lot less than a

    .45 to practice with, and the new high capacity magazines make a CCW a one

    magazine situation. Without going into model specifics, many new 9mm pistols

    have 17,18, or even 20 round magazines. Pretty much three times the ammo

    in the pistol as a wheel gun, and, to my estimation, more than enough to

    mount a strong stand in self defense.
     
  14. KosmicKrunch

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    I voted no, I am not a huge fan of 9mm anything except the 9mm Kurtz (.380 acp) and even that, I just have one. I prefer either .38 special in a rev or a .45 acp in a 1911a1.

    Therewolf: Actually, my .45 with the ACE conversion costs much less than 9mm Luger being that it shoots .22lr and even provides the kick like a 45.

    I just do not believe the 9mm is an effective round for target or SD. For target I much prefer the .38 special. For SD I prefer the Para Nitehog in .45acp loaded hot using XTP bullets.
     
  15. Ole Coot

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    Wouldn't consider it. I have enough nines and high cap. I carry the 45 1911.
     
  16. Nushif

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    I am scraping together the money for one right now. 9mm is the only round I reload, and there are revolvers that don't use moon clips.

    Not to mention that I do love a nice snubbie.
     
  17. Creature

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    I would buy one in a minute.
     
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    I did not vote because I am not in the market for a revolver. I if were, I would give it consideration.
     
  19. bigfatdave

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    I'll take a matching lever and revolver in 9x19NATO or 7.62x25Tok
    Hell, I'll buy all 4, someone call Henry Repeating Arms and get them on it!
     
  20. bracer

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    After looking at the reloading data for the 9 MM, 38 Special, and 375 Mag cartridge I decided that I would never get a 9 MM hand gun. The only semi auto I like is the 45 ACP.
     
  21. bannockburn

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    I voted yes mainly because I've always had an interest in the S&W Model 547. Given a choice between the two models (3" round butt or 4" square butt), I would definitely go for the 3" model.
     
  22. WC145

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    Make it around 12-13oz, say a 9mm Ruger LCR, and I'd buy it. I don't have any use for a 17oz 9mm snubby, I already have a custom 13oz scandium frame 9mm snubby.
     
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  23. 420Stainless

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    Nope. Nothing wrong with them - I just already have some compact .38 Special revolvers. I don't use nines in semiautos so there is no gain in sharing common ammo. It would just be a new caliber for me that covers a niche I feel is already adequately covered for me.
     
  24. LTR shooter

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    Not me , I much prefer to use my semi-auto Sig P239 as a 9mm defensive handgun over any 9 mm revolver.
     
  25. danez71

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    I yes.... but.....

    No moon clips. Either a star ejection or even just a plunger at a cheaper price.

    I would have bought the Charter Arms Rimmles Revolver. I think it was a few oz lighter too.
     
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