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battleship
02-08-2009, 6:51 PM
Or thats, what it seems.

While at Bullseye in Marin yesterday shooting with some buds and bringing along several revolvers - Colt Anaconda - SW 686 - SW 29-10 and a SW 500,
i went down the line to see what else was being fired, partly because the noise level was not that loud from the other stalls, what i saw was Glock after Glock and a couple of Sigs and the odd 1911.
Am i the only one who gets a kick out of magnum loads, sure i brought several autos, but there is nothing like the feeling/wallop a magnum yields the highlight for me was seeing my buds who have never shot a magnum shoot the SW500 first with 340 grain then again with 500 grain the difference between the two was still being felt today according to there remarks.
Perhaps to the displeasure of some shooters in the connecting stalls the SW 500 got them to pay attention - hehe.
Are revolver shooters a dying breed or will we be seeing a revival.
I personally like to mix things up at the range.

Vacaville
02-08-2009, 7:14 PM
I always take my Blackhawk and my snub nosed to the range with me and go through a box of ammo each. Rare to see someone else with revolvers though.

Canute
02-08-2009, 7:25 PM
I was at Bullseye today shooting a S&W 642 :).

Rule .308
02-08-2009, 7:29 PM
I've shot the S&W 500 at a shooting expo once and was impressed with it. I was going through 2 big buckets of mixed brass today and came across 4 or 5 pieces of brass for that monster, holy cow that is some huge brass, I could not imagine a steady diet of shooting that beast. I rarely go to the indoor ranges but when I do there is always at least one wheel gun in my assortment of handguns.

gir007
02-08-2009, 7:32 PM
my next gun will be a ruger blackhawk or another peacemaker style single six.

wsh3
02-08-2009, 7:37 PM
mmm... revolvers...

Next on my wishlist a ruger sp101 in .327 federal as per the article in guns&ammo,

Then a S&W 610 in 10 mm :)

Tarn_Helm
02-08-2009, 7:40 PM
Or thats, what it seems. . . . Are revolver shooters a dying breed or will we be seeing a revival. . .

I frequently take only revolvers to the range, 6 of them.
:thumbsup:

1 S&W Model 13-4 .357 Magnum
2 Ruger GP 100 .357 Magnum
3 S&W M&P (the real thing, a revolver from 1949) .38 S&W Special
4 Colt DS .38 Special
5 Colt Agent .38 Special
6 Rossi snubby .38 Special

Thumper
02-08-2009, 7:44 PM
I took my S&W 500 to targetmasters sometime last year, now that Ive gone back to try out my new 45s, they no longer allow it. they have a max of 44 magnum now. :(

Kinda sucks that i have this and cant use it there anymore. i wonder if the Davis St range allows them.

jon.

Shane916
02-08-2009, 7:46 PM
I don't own any and don't ever plan on purchasing any. I do think they are a dieing breed. With all the advancements in semi-automatic pistols, I don't see revolvers making any sort of comeback. I'm sure they will be around for a while, but will slowly become more of a novelty. Just my thoughts and view.

hawk81
02-08-2009, 7:48 PM
I like shooting revolvers because, I don't like picking up empties.

chickenfried
02-08-2009, 7:50 PM
I love revolvers own more S&W revolvers than any other type of firearm. But don't shoot them as well as other guns, even single action. I sold a S&W K22 from the 1940's before I came to my senses and realized it's okay to have guns just because...

Plus no scrounging around for brass.

Regulus
02-08-2009, 8:05 PM
Seems there is some renewed interest in revolvers lately. I will likely never part with mine.

I love revolvers own more S&W revolvers than any other type of firearm. But don't shoot them as well as other guns, even single action...

I'm just the opposite, still shoot better with my 686 (using double action) than any of my pistols.

Plus no scrounging around for brass.

Agreed.

U2BassAce
02-08-2009, 8:15 PM
I prefer semi autos for self defense etc.

But I must say there is nothing like loading a revolver. Just something about the deliberate feel of loading each round into the cylinder. :chris:

Snapping Twig
02-08-2009, 8:57 PM
I let a guy shoot my 44 mag one day and he enjoyed the specials I put in it. He asked my why I had revolvers instead of autos and I lit up a cylinder of 44 mags then explained that not only were revolvers inherently more accurate than semi auto pistols, they typically chamber more powerful rounds and are usually superior for hunting.

I offered him a cylinder of mags, but he declined. They were obviously more powerful than he felt comfortable shooting and that's OK. He's thinking about it and one day he'll try and be hooked like the rest of us.

BroncoBob
02-08-2009, 9:01 PM
I love my wheel guns
357 mag
44 mag
454 Casull

Nothing like shooting a 454, it does get visitors to your bench after letting loose with a couple of rounds.

BigDogatPlay
02-08-2009, 9:01 PM
Seems there is some renewed interest in revolvers lately. I will likely never part with mine.

I know I'll never part with mine. Even though I shoot them not nearly as much as I do my semi-autos, I still shoot them better then I do nearly all of my semis.

biscuitbarrel
02-08-2009, 9:18 PM
I've always been a better shot with revolvers. I'd grab a .357 for self defense over any other handgun.

Bongos
02-08-2009, 9:21 PM
you think that's bad, I remember during the "Wonder Nine" years... early 1990s when you can't give away a S&W 586 got $200...everyone wanted the Beretta 92FS ($700 at the time) and those weird Glocks (oooh the plastic under the metal detector gun... $350 at the time).. you could have had your choice of Smiths in any favor for about $200... the 44 mags were in the $400s, Colt pythons were in the $600-$700s... Now with Ammo prices Revolvers are making a come back

devildog999
02-08-2009, 9:32 PM
I do, like auto loaders more, but you can't go wrong with a good revolver

avidone
02-08-2009, 9:36 PM
I was there yesterday with a group of new shooters. We started with a S&W .22 10 shot revolver!

fusionstar
02-08-2009, 9:36 PM
I'm looking to get a 44 mag or 454 casull soon.. it will be my camp gun. Ive had run in with bears and mt lions before.. they usually run away when they see me.. but there's always that possibility.

Axewound
02-08-2009, 10:03 PM
i love revolvers, im never selling mine.

it takes a special person to love the big bores. some people are just plain scared of recoil or dont appreciate the noise.

i think most people just dont think that they are hi speed, or tacti cool.
there loss my gain.

vinny_land
02-08-2009, 10:05 PM
Wheel guns seem to have this nostalgic feeling just like SxS shotguns have. Its timeless imo and I plan on getting a S&W 686 as my first handgun. The S&W 629 V-Comp are nice too.

gun toting monkeyboy
02-08-2009, 10:26 PM
I like shooting revolvers because, I don't like picking up empties.


+1 to that. I spend half my time at the range chasing down the oddball brass it takes to feed some of my weird pistols. I HATE losing .30 mauser brass. And don't even get me started on the nambu...

I like my revolvers. I have plenty of autos, and they have their place. But I like revolvers when I am out hiking and such. A .45 colt Vaquero makes a dandy trail gun. And I took a couple of my other revolvers to the range last week to work on load development. I got a new mutant semi wadcutter mold for my .45, and I was trying to get my S&W Victory model to shoot POA with a reproduction of the 200 grain british military load. The .45 load worked. The .38 S&W load was too heavy and shot high. There is no way I could load either of those kinds of loads into a semiauto with any hope of getting them to work properly. You can monkey around with revolver loads much easier. I am working on a new .44 special load. All I have to worry about is keeping the charge in specs and making sure the cartridge fits in the cylinder. No worrying about headspacing, or feeding, or any of the other problems I have to deal with when I reload my autos. Revolvers are better for anything short of prolonged gun fights.

Ed_Hazard
02-08-2009, 10:27 PM
Love my revolvers always have always will in fact just dros'd a sweet security six today today to add to the fold. Now looking to get one of those nifty N-frame 357 mag 8 rounders in SS/blue. :thumbsup:

Partial list: SW: 629-3 8 3/4" 586 4" 325 PD 28-2 6"
629-6 6 1/2" 625-2 M22
629-10 6.5" 317-3 28-2 4"

On top of that a couple of Rugers, Taurus, an a lone Colt

ricknadine1111
02-08-2009, 10:34 PM
I just bought this-
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn241/bellyscraper/351L.jpg

ivanimal
02-08-2009, 10:38 PM
I hate revolvers...............especially Colts................

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/ivanimal/Coltcollection229.jpg

Doheny
02-08-2009, 10:41 PM
My 642 is my primary carry gun.

colossians323
02-09-2009, 4:39 AM
Now with Ammo prices Revolvers are making a come back

Not sure what you mean here.
.357 mag hasn't been any cheaper than the other rounds, and I don't shoot a revolver any less than a semi.

jazman
02-09-2009, 4:43 AM
I love my wheel guns, always take a Python and a 642 to the range.

OrovilleTim
02-09-2009, 5:27 AM
I just bought my wife a SP-101 2" .357 for Christmas. Now I find myself shooting that more than any of my semi-autos. I want one now in a very bad way.

Looks like I'll get me a Blackhawk in .357 (have my eye on a 50th, or a 1976,) or a Vaquero with old style finish. Then I'll probably pick up a Marlin 1894C in .357. Three guns, one box of ammo, one cartridge to reload. Perfect!

high_revs
02-09-2009, 6:07 AM
I do.. but mostly with wife's piece. bought her a S&W 60-18. both of us a heck of a lot more accurate with the 5-shooter too.

Vacaville
02-09-2009, 7:53 AM
I hate revolvers...............especially Colts................

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/ivanimal/Coltcollection229.jpg

:drool5:

Damn dude! Serious case of revolver envy here.

gosparx
02-09-2009, 7:59 AM
My first gun was a S&W 686 P+ (.357 mag 7 shot). If I could only keep one gun in my safe that would be the one... and not just because it was my first, but because I'm the best shot with it, plus I can shoot .38's out of it if needs be.

16964

I also have a good selection of semi-auto handguns, but for all the same reasons stated above by others, I love my revolvers!

16965

16966

16967

Plus... it's not often you get this kind of reaction (from a kid or an adult) with a semi! (Of course that beast there is a S&W 500 and my son is about 12 in that pic!)

trashman
02-09-2009, 8:52 AM
Are revolver shooters a dying breed or will we be seeing a revival.


I think the revolveriscenti will be alive and strong for another 300 years *at least*, and here's why:


They will simply last longer than their Poly cousins. We still see 1-Gen Colt SAA's for sale; just imagine how much better my stainless 627 is gonna hold up over the centuries. We do understand how steel ages over long periods of time; I don't think we understand how plastic does just yet.


They will be the last handguns ever banned (even in some future bizarro world where Heller gets reversed). First to come, last to leave.


They tend to attract more serious collectors and gunnies. I love polymer pistols - I think the natural efficiencies of the gun industry have produced a bunch of really, really awesome and innovative (and consistent!) firearms. But they don't have the individual quirks or the all-steel heft of a modern revolver.


You've got a whole lot more big-bore options in a revolver than a semi.


--Neill

chickenfried
02-09-2009, 9:30 AM
Semi-auto=polymer:confused:

sorensen440
02-09-2009, 9:31 AM
I was shooting revolvers in Livermore on Sunday

trashman
02-09-2009, 9:56 AM
Semi-auto=polymer:confused:

I wondered if anybody would catch that :whistling:

--Neill

586L-Frame
02-09-2009, 5:40 PM
I love my revolvers but prefer shooting my variety of
semi's since the semi's are easier to clean.

But I'll probably start shooting with some of my revolvers
since I won't have to chase around to recover my brass
for reloading.

586L-Frame

DLC’s S&W Mdl 66-2 – orig grips.
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff313/dlchan/DSC08695-DLCsSWMdl66-2.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff313/dlchan/DSC08696-DLCsSWMdl66-2.jpg

DLC’s 586 L-Frame 4”.
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff313/dlchan/Dsc07828DLCs586L-Frame4inch.jpg

x

BroncoBob
02-09-2009, 6:00 PM
Here are a few of my favorites. Taurus Raging Bull 454Casull, S&W Model 629 and uh well my Less Than Lethal Rubber Ban Revolver

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk75/223Bob/MVC-016F.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk75/223Bob/MVC-016F-2.jpg

Regulus
02-09-2009, 7:05 PM
Need to get one of those RBR's :rofl2:

My 4" polished 686 with its old Hoyt swivel breakfront:

http://www.yahnet.net/images/handguns/SW_686.JPG

BigDogatPlay
02-09-2009, 7:51 PM
Now yer talkin..... +1000

And since this is getting hijacked into a porn thread, my 66-1 on top of it's Hoyt swivel.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/BigDogatPlay/DSCN1733_edited.jpg

BroncoBob
02-09-2009, 8:04 PM
Now yer talkin..... +1000

And since this is getting hijacked into a porn thread, my 66-1 on top of it's Hoyt swivel.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/BigDogatPlay/DSCN1733_edited.jpg

Nothing like good hard revolver porn

battleship
02-09-2009, 8:34 PM
Nothing wrong with adding pics.

tyrist
02-09-2009, 8:39 PM
I shoot a revolver every time I go to the range.

MikeH1
02-09-2009, 9:40 PM
I love to shoot my "lettered" 1948 S&W .38 M&P (Pre-Mod 10), especially with it's new Tyler T-Grip. You'll never have a misfeed with this one...
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa236/mikeh420/PB100005.jpg

Capt. Speirs
02-09-2009, 10:06 PM
Since there seems to be quite a few wheel gun lovers on this thread, let me ask, is the .41 mag the most underrated round? 30 years ago a friend of mine told me he carries a .41 mag as a back up when hunting. He claimed the round was more accurate and had more torque than a .44 mag. He also said the round would penetrate a Boar's skull, no problem. Just curious.

DisgruntledReaper
02-09-2009, 10:13 PM
I am planning on buying my friends 5-6" barreled Webley Revolver in.455/converted to take 45ACP in moon clips...AND it was made in 1916/17. Bad *** revolver, always liked the top break ones!
Finish is kind of like a buish purple? It is pretty damn accurate BUT it is ALMOST impossible to do any smooth shooting in DA,pull is WAYYYYYY HEAVY. Usually do SA shooting with it.

Now all i need is a Schofield replica.....

ricknadine1111
02-09-2009, 10:14 PM
I just bought another one thats two this week, the first is a Ruger KRH-444 44 mag with a 4" barrel, and I just bought tonight right here on Calguns the smith and Wesson Mountain 625 Long Colt with the 4" barrel.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn241/bellyscraper/DSC00075.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn241/bellyscraper/351L.jpg

mblat
02-09-2009, 10:22 PM
Since this is thread for revolver shooters.... tell me something. I have bought used SW this site....... 4" Model 13....

And I shoot it to the right. I am not a great shot, however I don't have this problem with my autos. Basically at 7 yards it groups ( pretty nicely, actually) about couple inches to the right. It also seems that lighter rounds ( 125 gr ) shoot MORE to the right.

What say you - do is it me, or I have bough a lemon?

Regulus
02-09-2009, 11:09 PM
Since this is thread for revolver shooters.... tell me something. I have bought used SW this site....... 4" Model 13....

And I shoot it to the right. I am not a great shot, however I don't have this problem with my autos. Basically at 7 yards it groups ( pretty nicely, actually) about couple inches to the right. It also seems that lighter rounds ( 125 gr ) shoot MORE to the right.

What say you - do is it me, or I have bough a lemon?

Going with a right handed shooter and a double action trigger pull, I’d guess it might be your grip or your trigger finger placement/pull (or both).

For a double action trigger pull I use the first joint of my finger vs. the pad of my finger on a pistol.

When pulling the trigger, do not squeeze your whole hand. Contracting your entire hand could tend to pull your wrist backwards (which for a right handed shooter would be to the right) and provide a little thumb push which could account for the tendency you are seeing.

There are shooting charts like this one (http://home.earthlink.net/~potomac008/Pistol%20Wheel.htm) online that you can look at that might help too.

eaglemike
02-09-2009, 11:18 PM
Since this is thread for revolver shooters.... tell me something. I have bought used SW this site....... 4" Model 13....

And I shoot it to the right. I am not a great shot, however I don't have this problem with my autos. Basically at 7 yards it groups ( pretty nicely, actually) about couple inches to the right. It also seems that lighter rounds ( 125 gr ) shoot MORE to the right.

What say you - do is it me, or I have bough a lemon?
Be sure the grips you have help you place the correct part of your finger on the trigger. Practice, practice, practice. Dry practice with good quality snap caps would be a very good thing. Focus on the fron tsight, and follw through, keeping your focus on the front sight through the hammer fall and after.
all the best,
Mike

SanSacto
02-09-2009, 11:21 PM
Semi-autos only for me.......once I get all the bases covered I will go with a GP100.

liketoshoot
02-10-2009, 5:34 AM
My last 5 gun buys have been revolvers, I started out on semi's but have found that I like revolvers better. My HD is a Sig P229 but I find that I keep drifting to a revolver.

smle-man
02-10-2009, 8:37 AM
I have always shot revolvers more accurately than semi-autos. I own both classes of handguns but the revolvers are more fun to shoot:

SW 65 .357
SW 25 .45 Colt
SW 28 .357
SW 1917/37 .45 AR
Colt New Service .45 Colt
Colt Official Police .38
Colt Army Special .32-20
Colt Officer's model heavy barrel .38
Webley Mk4 (2) .38
HR 777 Ultra .22
Cimmeron SAA .45 Colt
Ruger SSM Bisley .32 HR
Ruger Blackhawk .45 auto/.45 Colt
Ruger Blackhawk .44 Mag
Ruger Old Army C&B

I enjoy them all!

nobs11
02-10-2009, 8:58 AM
Got a 625JM recently. Man, is this thing a shooter. Makes me look like an expert. 8" plate at 50 yd is no problem shot after shot. I can't do it with most of my semis. I got rid of a 1911 to fund the 625. Best decision I made. Going to buy a 686 this week. I'm hooked.

Thanks eaglemike and rivviepop for your recommendation.

Rascal
02-10-2009, 5:00 PM
I hate revolvers...............especially Colts................

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/ivanimal/Coltcollection229.jpg


Can you adopt me?
I'm house broken and know how to clean guns. :D

ivanimal
02-10-2009, 5:05 PM
Can you adopt me?
I'm house broken and know how to clean guns. :D

You will have to fight my son for them!

ivanimal
02-10-2009, 5:06 PM
:drool5:

Damn dude! Serious case of revolver envy here.

My sister lives in VV and has a range...................

Trench Broom
02-10-2009, 11:36 PM
Yeah, I don't see a whole lot of revolvers out and about at the
range - a few, but not a lot. Just got my first wheelgun last year:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm89/howdybub/IndyGuns020.jpg

A new S&W M22 with a 4" barrel - a fun little beast to shoot.

The Wingnut
02-11-2009, 12:23 AM
Loving this thread. Wish I had one myself, I really like snubbies, and I'm jonesing for something with a 2" - 2.5" barrel and a prewar look.(doesn't have to be prewar, just visually should come close or match...I do a lot of period stuff and you'd be surprised how often firearms come into play)

Everything has its purpose, I'd actually sooner tote a revolver than a self-loader. Sure, it carries fewer rounds and you can't fire as quickly, but there's no question it's going to go bang, and keep going bang. If you need more than you've got in the cylinder, you're probably way in over your head in the first place.

I like the idea of flexibility in ammo, too. I'm a small guy, and .357 seems just right. Being able to shoot .38 out of the same weapon is a bonus.

I drool over these:

http://dragon.hematite.com/M19q1.jpg
S&W Model 19
(with apologies to the owner - not mine)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Colt_Detective_Special.jpg
Needs no introduction...

TheBundo
02-11-2009, 12:42 AM
In 30 years, nothing but revolvers for me, though I've shot many semis. Revolvers aren't going away

Max-the-Silent
02-11-2009, 5:17 AM
"No one shoots revolvers anymore."

Sez who?

When I go to the public range there are usually a few people firing wheelguns.

I practice with "users" (read as Glock, HK) but relax with SAA's or Smith's.

BigDogatPlay
02-11-2009, 7:16 AM
Since there seems to be quite a few wheel gun lovers on this thread, let me ask, is the .41 mag the most underrated round? 30 years ago a friend of mine told me he carries a .41 mag as a back up when hunting. He claimed the round was more accurate and had more torque than a .44 mag. He also said the round would penetrate a Boar's skull, no problem. Just curious.

I have to agree with your friend, the .41 Remington Magnum is generally underrated other than by those who shoot it.

The .41 is a bit better ballistically than the .44 Magnum. The .41 is capable of excellent accuracy, I've reliably put six on targets at 100 yards+. You give up a bit of bullet weight, 210 grains is about the top for most manufacturers, but it can be loaded to similar velocities and provides plenty of punch. It was always a reliable game getter for me.

Unfortunately, it really is a niche caliber. Those who own and shoot it swear by it, and perhaps my biggest regret is ever selling either of mine.

BroncoBob
02-11-2009, 3:54 PM
When my dad passed away 1.5 years ago, I was given his firearms and the one that I really liked from his small collection was his S&W Model 10. He bought this revolver back in 1972 and never fired a round through it. When he bought it, the guy he bought it from threw in a Greenblatt MP 4 belt cartridge holder with 38 special bullets with nickel cases. These bullets have never been removed from it. The revolver has a deep blue cobalt finish on it that when light hits it, you can see a deep purple color. I've never seen a blue finish like this before. Thought I would share this with you all.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk75/223Bob/MVC-013F-4.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk75/223Bob/MVC-011F-4.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk75/223Bob/MVC-008F-5.jpg

chickenfried
02-11-2009, 3:59 PM
Nice gift from dad. So did you fire it?

BroncoBob
02-11-2009, 4:22 PM
Nice gift from dad. So did you fire it?

I borrowed it about 15 years ago and took to the range up in San Leandro and planned on shooting it. As I took it out of my case, a guy there came over and just happened to see it, stopped asked to look at it and said " You aren't going to shoot that are you"? I told him I was planning on shooting it, he said " I sure wouldn't if it was mine", well I put it back in the case and pulled out my 357 instead.

chickenfried
02-11-2009, 4:27 PM
well now here's a different guy saying he'd shoot it ;)

Tarn_Helm
02-11-2009, 4:41 PM
well now here's a different guy saying he'd shoot it ;)

I bought an unfired Colt Det. Special (made in 1957) "used" about two years ago.

I immediately took it shooting.

I have a hard time not shooting guns.
:D

Trench Broom
02-11-2009, 5:01 PM
I'd have a hard time not shooting that as well - beautiful S&W, BroncoBob.

RudyN
02-11-2009, 5:41 PM
The only revolver I have is a Nagant 1895 made in 1938. I wish I still had my Colt Trooper that I bought in 1969.

caldude
02-11-2009, 7:40 PM
While I mostly have pistols, I do have a couple of revolvers (so far) that make it to the range regularly - both Rugers, a Single Six, and a BlackHawk. On my want list are a couple more revolvers. Yeah, you may see more pistols at the range, but I see plenty of revolvers also. There's no way you can say that they are 'dead'.

smle-man
02-11-2009, 7:44 PM
Loving this thread. Wish I had one myself, I really like snubbies, and I'm jonesing for something with a 2" - 2.5" barrel and a prewar look.(doesn't have to be prewar, just visually should come close or match...I do a lot of period stuff and you'd be surprised how often firearms come into play)

Everything has its purpose, I'd actually sooner tote a revolver than a self-loader. Sure, it carries fewer rounds and you can't fire as quickly, but there's no question it's going to go bang, and keep going bang. If you need more than you've got in the cylinder, you're probably way in over your head in the first place.

I like the idea of flexibility in ammo, too. I'm a small guy, and .357 seems just right. Being able to shoot .38 out of the same weapon is a bonus.

I drool over these:

http://dragon.hematite.com/M19q1.jpg
S&W Model 19
(with apologies to the owner - not mine)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Colt_Detective_Special.jpg
Needs no introduction...


I really liked the looks of the SGT Joe Friday Colt Dick Special so I got one (made in the 30s). It wasn't much fun to shoot. The recoil caused the trigger guard to rap my knuckles each time I shot it.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/smle-man/rifles008.jpg

wellfedirishman
02-11-2009, 7:45 PM
Crap, that must make me an old dude because I have way more revolvers than anything else.

There is something satisfying about a nice old Colt, Smith or even a modern Ruger revolver that you just don't get from plastic guns.

There's nothing wrong with plastic (I have a few) but you can't beat blued steel.

The Wingnut
02-11-2009, 11:37 PM
I really liked the looks of the SGT Joe Friday Colt Dick Special so I got one (made in the 30s). It wasn't much fun to shoot. The recoil caused the trigger guard to rap my knuckles each time I shot it.

I'd be more than happy to dispose of it for you. :D

TheBundo
02-12-2009, 2:35 AM
I took my S&W 500 to targetmasters sometime last year, now that Ive gone back to try out my new 45s, they no longer allow it. they have a max of 44 magnum now. :(

Kinda sucks that i have this and cant use it there anymore. i wonder if the Davis St range allows them.

jon.

Reeds allows it, they even rent them

.454
02-12-2009, 2:45 AM
I don't own any and don't ever plan on purchasing any. I do think they are a dieing breed. With all the advancements in semi-automatic pistols, I don't see revolvers making any sort of comeback. I'm sure they will be around for a while, but will slowly become more of a novelty. Just my thoughts and view.

Heh! :conehead:

TheBundo
02-12-2009, 3:04 AM
I think the reason you don't see more at the range is that people with revolvers, in general, don't feel the need to go and shoot them as much. They tend to be older, on average. There's never any doubt they'll work when needed. While I've shot tens of thousands of rounds through semi's, in 30+ years of owning handguns, the money always drifted to revolvers. I've come close, but never bought a semi-auto handgun, and at this point, doubt I ever will. In tens of thousands of rounds through each style, I've yet to EVER have a revolver fail to fire. The only thing close to what you could call a jam was with my 454, when after shooting a few hundred rounds of 45 Long Colt through it, I didn't clean the cylinder for a few weeks, and the longer 454's wouldn't fully seat until I cleaned it. Lesson learned, either clean it, or make your final few rounds of shots the longest cartridge designed for the gun.

cheeto
02-12-2009, 8:14 AM
I LOVE REVOLVERS
i love the classic simple look they have to them
just bought my first pistol(7 more loooooong days to go!) and i had to get a revolver..
never had a pistol before or even know anything about pistols so i got the first one i liked and its a EAA .38 SPECIAL 2" barrel
anythoughts on this gun?
did i get a p.o.s?

thanx

btw i paid $350 total is that too much?

.454
02-12-2009, 9:39 AM
The only thing close to what you could call a jam was with my 454, when after shooting a few hundred rounds of 45 Long Colt through it, I didn't clean the cylinder for a few weeks, and the longer 454's wouldn't fully seat until I cleaned it. Lesson learned, either clean it, or make your final few rounds of shots the longest cartridge designed for the gun.

Speaking of .454...

Grizzly medicine

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5465/rugalaskanvf6.jpg

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/368/rugalaskan2wo7.jpg

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BroncoBob
02-12-2009, 9:45 AM
My 454 Raging Bull Plinker

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk75/223Bob/MVC-017F.jpg

.454
02-12-2009, 5:04 PM
My 454 Raging Bull Plinker


I consider the Raging Bull one of the most beautiful big bore revolvers ever made...however I could never make the decision to buy one because of the double latch system.

BroncoBob
02-12-2009, 5:54 PM
I consider the Raging Bull one of the most beautiful big bore revolvers ever made...however I could never make the decision to buy one because of the double latch system.

Thank you very much. The double latch never bothers me, just have to remember to work both each time to open it. It is just a joy to shoot, even with the rubber grips you can't shoot many rounds. Funny how people stop shooting to look to see what I'm shooting when I break it out at the range. Lots of questions and looky lous.

Your Ruger is sweet, I've been looking at the Alaskan for a while now. It would be a great back up carry when out hunting. Mine with the 8" barrel is kinda PITA as a back up.

D1911
02-12-2009, 6:27 PM
Whenever my wife and I go to the range, we always take a couple of 1911s (that's all she shoots), but I routinely take an S&W .44 Mag and one of my Smolts to shoot. Can't get enough of those wheelguns!!!

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/d1911/Guns006.jpg

TheBundo
02-13-2009, 2:34 AM
My 454 Raging Bull Plinker

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk75/223Bob/MVC-017F.jpg

Same as the one I had.

TheBundo
02-13-2009, 2:40 AM
I consider the Raging Bull one of the most beautiful big bore revolvers ever made...however I could never make the decision to buy one because of the double latch system.

The double latch didn't bother me at all. It was still one fluid motion when you got used to it. My GP100 357 locks front and rear too, but only one button & spring. The rational with the 2 independant systems supposedly was for extra safety because of the violence in the kick. That's why the 454 and 460 are the best big bores, IMO - the ability to shoot easy-recoil and cheap 45LC's. Becuase the 454 & 460 catridges will hurt after very few shots, even for a big guy with a cushioned glove. But they will take down any big game on earth

RobG
02-13-2009, 7:37 AM
I don't own any and don't ever plan on purchasing any. I do think they are a dieing breed. With all the advancements in semi-automatic pistols, I don't see revolvers making any sort of comeback. I'm sure they will be around for a while, but will slowly become more of a novelty. Just my thoughts and view.

Really...:cool:


"The earliest example of a revolver is a revolving arquebus, produced by Hans Stopler in 1597"

Sorry, there isn't an auto made that is more beautiful than a deep blue, early model Python.

Tyrone
02-13-2009, 7:38 AM
This may be a bit old now, but I was on the bullseye range on 2/8 and heard the 500. I think I was in the stall next to you. I was shooting my python, s&w 44 mag, and also brought my 1911. I luv them wheelguns. Taint nothin finer. However, for the 44 I was shootin specials not the mags.

Grumpyoldretiredcop
02-13-2009, 2:38 PM
I started out in LE with a revolver - a Ruger Security Six. Don't have that one any more, but do (and probably will always) have a few revolvers, from a battered old S&W pre-Model 10 M&P to a S&W 325 .45 ACP. Sometimes "old tech" is "good tech"!

scrat
02-13-2009, 6:25 PM
Revolvers are the only way for me. I have the autoloaders. But i prefer the Revolvers anyday. Magnum loads massive guns. One of my best revolvers is the oldest. Pull up to the range and pull out my 16" WALKER shooting 45 Colt. Nothing as impressive as that. Then at the outdoor ranges shooting the walker with Black powder loads 55 grains of powder behind a .454 round ball. That low loud booom and the puff of smoke. Makes everyone stop to find out what your shooting.

scrat
02-13-2009, 6:39 PM
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TommyGun
02-13-2009, 7:39 PM
I take my S&W Model 19 to the range all the time. A great gun!

aklon
02-13-2009, 10:05 PM
Automatics are popular, but there's nothing like the feel of a revolver. They're fast, accurate, and a lot of fun. I have two N frames (Mod. 25 & 57) and a 686, plus a Ruger New Vaquero (4") and a Western Arms SAA (7.5").

Most people see me shooting one of my 1911's when I'm at the range, but I dearly love these revolvers and do pretty well with them.

HCz
02-13-2009, 11:51 PM
pffffttt.. Wheelguns. soon-to-be (if not already) obsolete pistol mechanism. Move over old men, your time is long gone. Hello semi autos! All you revover worshippers are clinging to the past. Only an irrational person would own such out-dated technology.


That's why I only have 3.:p


Seriously, I don't have much against revolvers and they have their merit. but I still prefer semis.;)

AlliedArmory
02-14-2009, 12:20 AM
if i owned a 686 i would totally shoot it :)

ap3572001
02-14-2009, 12:59 PM
A buddy of mine owns 35 pistols out of which the are 20 Smith and Wesson revolvers. My fovorite carry piece is my model 65 three inch.

Regulus
02-22-2009, 7:30 PM
Colt King Cobra 6" .357 Bright Stainless

http://www.yahnet.net/images/handguns/Colt_KC_1.jpg

http://www.yahnet.net/images/handguns/Colt_KC_2.jpg

Was the first handgun my friend ever bought (20 something years ago?). He asked me what it's worth and I told him, "not much". :D

Told him I'd take it off his hands, and offered him a nice semi-auto in trade for it.

He said "no". :(