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Rob454
01-09-2010, 9:32 AM
Do they make a 9mm revolver? like the .45 cal revolver but in a 9mm?
Reason I ask is I took my wife shooting and rented a 38 and she thought that was too powerful. I'm trying to get something that still has some knock down power. I was thinking a 32 caliber. It needs to be a revolver cause I dont want her to have to mess with the semi auto in a situation.

J-cat
01-09-2010, 9:40 AM
A 9mm is more powerful than a 38.

Ruger, S&W, and Korth used to make 9mm revolvers. Korth will still make you one for about $10K.

JTROKS
01-09-2010, 10:00 AM
When your wife was shooting a 38, was it 158 grain jacketed or the 125 grain fodder? If you have a K frame with a 4" barrel shooting 148 lead or 125 grain jhp the recoil shouldn't be that much. Now if you had a snub nosed J frame it may scare most petite females. I'm basing this from the experience when I was teaching my wife how to shoot. She wasn't intimidated by any standard 38 special loads shot from a K frame w/ 4" barrel, even through a S&W 66 w/ 2.5" barrel. She did not like the recoil of a Glock 19 and Taurus 92 firing 115-125 factory loads, but she did manage with the S&W 5906 all steel gun. It was the weight of the pistol that helped tame the recoil. May I suggest an all steel CZ 9mm pistol?

9mmepiphany
01-09-2010, 10:18 AM
it strikes me that if your wife is bothered shooting a .38, that either the gun is too small or the load is too heavy.

i don't think i've ever seen a shooter intimidated by a K-frame shooting the 148gr wadcutter...starting someone with something smaller might be a mistake

FWIW: Ruger is introducing their GP-100 in .327

kurac
01-09-2010, 10:30 AM
Getting a 9mm revolver doesn't sound like the answer to your problem. Maybe try a heavy .38 special revolver and or some lighter loads.

The only non snub nosed 9mm revolver that I can think of is a Ruger Blackhawk.

S&W made some 3" & 4" 947's but they are pretty hard to find

waltrich
01-09-2010, 10:51 AM
To answer the OP's original question; yes, there is a 9mm revolver. It is made by Korth.

http://www.korthusa.com/revolver_en.htm#

However, it is not on the safe handgun list... :(

thefurball
01-09-2010, 10:52 AM
Smith & Wesson Model 940.

There are two for sale on Gunbroker at the moment.

littlejake
01-09-2010, 10:52 AM
Ruger recently came out with an 6 round .327 Federal Magnum revolver in their SP101 series. Model, KSP-3231X is California rostered and has a 3 inch barrel.

Ruger's SP101 is heavier than an S&W J-frame.

Reviews say it can use 32 S&W, 32 S&W Long, and 32 H&R, plus the potent .327 Federal Magnum.

Might work out using one of the lighter cartridges.

ojisan
01-09-2010, 10:56 AM
Ruger SP101 with 148 LSWC
It'll work fine, should fit her hand well, and has very mild recoil with this load.

Argonaut
01-09-2010, 11:02 AM
Get some wadcutters, They are light target loads for practice and save the full loads for social work. Wadcutters are under appreciated. They look weird because there is no bullet protruding, but are super accurate and punch paper like a hand punch, Nice round holes that can be scored from a distance.

clonepsi
01-09-2010, 2:29 PM
Ruger makes blackhawk's with two convertable cylinders. 45 LC/ .45 ACP
and .357 mag/ 9mm

Rob454
01-09-2010, 3:51 PM
A 9mm is more powerful than a 38.

Ruger, S&W, and Korth used to make 9mm revolvers. Korth will still make you one for about $10K.


10K. Ouch. Whats it made of pure gold?

Rob454
01-09-2010, 3:55 PM
When your wife was shooting a 38, was it 158 grain jacketed or the 125 grain fodder? If you have a K frame with a 4" barrel shooting 148 lead or 125 grain jhp the recoil shouldn't be that much. Now if you had a snub nosed J frame it may scare most petite females. I'm basing this from the experience when I was teaching my wife how to shoot. She wasn't intimidated by any standard 38 special loads shot from a K frame w/ 4" barrel, even through a S&W 66 w/ 2.5" barrel. She did not like the recoil of a Glock 19 and Taurus 92 firing 115-125 factory loads, but she did manage with the S&W 5906 all steel gun. It was the weight of the pistol that helped tame the recoil. May I suggest an all steel CZ 9mm pistol?

it was just a rental one. Nothing major. We shot their reload ammo. She jsut said it has too much recoil. remember she is not a gun person. She doesnt hate guns or anything she just doesn't know much about them and " they scare her" (her words). I tried to get her to shoot my 9mm but she simply doesnt like the semi automatic handgun. She is more comfortable with a revolver so Im sticking to that. jsut trying to find somethign that still packs a little punch but its not gonna demolish her when she shoots it
I only want to buy what she is comfortable with and that limits me to what I can get as rentals. i dont wanna buy a gun and find out she doesnt liek it then I gotta unload it and lose money 0on every one till I find the one she is comfortable with

Argonaut
01-09-2010, 4:14 PM
A 9mm is more powerful than a 38.

Ruger, S&W, and Korth used to make 9mm revolvers. Korth will still make you one for about $10K.

9mm is about as equal as you can get to a 38 Special, Non +P ammo is loaded by the factory light because of the older pistols around for it. In Handloads they are very close to the same. Plus +P is about as equal as you can get and a 357 mag is hotter yet. My wife shoots a M60 3" 357 usually with light target ammo but with the option of the 357 Mag for social work. We also shoot shot loads with it for snakes in the foothills. 9MM's have always been loaded to the max from the manufacturers.

caldude
01-09-2010, 4:57 PM
I have a convertible Blackhawk, and recoil in 9mm is a bit 'snappier' than in 38Spl. For both my Blackhawk and GP100, 38Spl loads are pretty tame.

Maybe start out in a .22LR revolver and work up to 38Spl?

Cos
01-09-2010, 6:51 PM
There's a cool one made by Russians and called Nosorog (Rhinoceros) AEK906. You can take a look here http://www.securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/2100/2156.htm The interesting thing about this is that the barrel opposes the lower chamber of the cylinder: it supposedly gives you better balance and lesser recoil moment.

Wanted to buy this one for a while but never had a chance to find it anywhere :-(

Rob454
01-09-2010, 7:42 PM
I have a convertible Blackhawk, and recoil in 9mm is a bit 'snappier' than in 38Spl. For both my Blackhawk and GP100, 38Spl loads are pretty tame.

Maybe start out in a .22LR revolver and work up to 38Spl?

Thats pretty much what im thinking. The 22 may not stop someone but I bet it woudl make him think twice. i already got her trained in running upstairs grabbing a gun locking the door and hitting the panic buttons. then i told her if it comes to that fire through the door. Ill gladly replace a door frame drywall

twotap
01-09-2010, 7:51 PM
I have a taurus 627 tracker in 357/38sp. 4 inch ported barrel, stainless steel revolver. It seems to have the least amount of recoil of all my others. It has a soft grip, weight of about 40oz empty,very well balanced and the ported barrel seems to take most of the kick out.See if you can borrow or rent one . Make sure and get light loads at first.It might just be what you are looking for. Good luck and don't give up or settle.

BigDogatPlay
01-09-2010, 8:12 PM
Get some wadcutters, They are light target loads for practice and save the full loads for social work. Wadcutters are under appreciated. They look weird because there is no bullet protruding, but are super accurate and punch paper like a hand punch, Nice round holes that can be scored from a distance.

^^^ This ^^^

Plus, assuming a K frame even with a snub barrel, the recoil isn't going to be much more than a .22 Mag and with a lot less bark. Very, very, very good rounds to learn with.

They worked for me anyway. :)

J-cat
01-09-2010, 9:05 PM
10K. Ouch. Whats it made of pure gold?

No, just very hard, perfectly fitted steel.

mjsweims
01-09-2010, 10:12 PM
Ruger GP100 w/4" barrel has very little recoil when using 38 spl. It's a little heavy and that is one reason why. Use some light load wad cutters for practice and 357mag for self defense.

Rob454
01-09-2010, 10:14 PM
Well i talked to my dad and he is gonna bring me a few of his revolvers to try out with her in a few weeks.
He said if i find the right one I can have it for her