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

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    54.7%
  2. no

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    45.3%
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  1. Specs

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    The LCR would be perfect. 9mm is cheaper, offers many more options in bullet and power, and is much more available, especially if you do not reload. The usual arguments re 38 spec vs 9mm will start up again, but 9mm +p offers a lot more punch, but would force Ruger to use the KLCR setup. Convertible anyone?
     
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  3. HiVel1

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    I had one of the moon clip S&W 9mm snubbies some time ago-was a nice gun -was going to rationalize all my close carry weapons to 9mm (9mm MP5 sub gun for the trunk, 9mm Glocks for CC, and of course the 9mm snub as a BUG. I had a buddy who did exactly this deal. I never finished the list as I got distracted into some other deal--anybody want to buy some S&W moon clips??

    I thought this was a good idea and may still do it with a Kel Tec carbine or a Mec- tech /glock carbine in place of the MP 5 as they have gone up a good bit.......standardization might be the way ------
     
  4. hariph creek

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    I voted yes but, there are a lot of other wants way, higher on the list.
    If it had a proportionate cylinder and frame. Maybe an LCR? It's already kind of a bastardized revolver anyway. I do like the LCR trigger group. Grips, not so much.
     
  5. Eb1

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    Since revolvers can be had in more powerful cartridges. No. Go BIG or go home.
     
  6. skidder

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    Walmart has 50 paks of 9mm for $9 and 38s for $18. I would say yes.
     
  7. Remllez

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    Post 175 "I got one and you don't"........ That's funny.....:)...... Of course it has nothing to do with the fact that ballistically it whoops on a .38 and recoils less than a .357. Any person that wants a .9mm revolver can own one. Oh....I forgot, the price of ammo!
     
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  8. HiCap1

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    When is Charter ever coming out with the 9mm Pit Bull?

    HiCap
     
  9. wep45

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    nope....cant be bothered using moon clips
     
  10. LafayetteLA

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    In my opinion moonclips are the best of both worlds - much better than a speed loader. More like a semi-auto magazine than a speed loader . W
     
  11. Tomcat47

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    Yes! and I have probably already been in this thread.....:uhoh:

    But yes on 9mm revolver...one of my very favorite revolvers is my Taurus 905.

    And I do not mind the moon clips...if they are carried in a pouch where they can not get bent up they are faster than speed loaders. You really do not have to use them with most brands of ammo however, and they do make conventional speed loaders for the 9mm revolvers.. When I carry it I have two speed loaders in leather pouch and 5 in moon clip in revolver!

    5 Star Firearms / Frontier Leather Works has some nice stuff! I highly recommend them. http://5starfirearms.com/

    You may need to call regarding the 9mm speed loader...but they are very nice people.
     
  12. beeb173

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    the question should read, "why would anyone buy a .38 special revolver" more expensive, less concealable, less power....:neener:
     
  13. Swing

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    I'd love to convert my snubbie to run 9mmP in addition to .38/.357. :)
     
  14. BCRider

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    Tomcat, for defensive pocket carry the key is to go with 3 round HALF moon clips. They would sit flat as can be in the pocket yet you can load six with the same effort it takes to load two rounds of non moonie ammo.

    Moon clips just seem to make so much sense to revolvers. It would allow them to use the more compact semi auto ammo in more applications in a manner which results in quick loading under the pressure of competition or defense.
     
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