Gun Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Go Taurus, you won't be disappointed. Great warranty (customer service is great, but that's from word-of-mouth...). I've handled many of their newer semi auto's and they are splendid guns. Was seriously contemplating picking up a newer Rossi .357 revolver a while back, which is supposed to be made in Taurus' factories.

    The only thing I have to bitch about is the locking mechanism. Supposed to be foolproof, but I don't trust that shizzle. You supposedly can remove most of it and Dremel a part to delete that feature...I don't want a safety on my gun.


    I have a Taurus .38 special that I bought in Texas almost 10 years ago, and the damned thing has a cylinder that "locks" after firing 5 or 6 times. Interesting thing is I don't notice the same thing when using hollow points, only solid ammunition. I keep meaning to bring it to a gunsmith to take a look, but I am lazy.
     


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    I have a Taurus .38 special that I bought in Texas almost 10 years ago, and the damned thing has a cylinder that "locks" after firing 5 or 6 times. Interesting thing is I don't notice the same thing when using hollow points, only solid ammunition. I keep meaning to bring it to a gunsmith to take a look, but I am lazy.
    I've heard that on some of the lighter .357s the recoil will pull the bullets out of the cases and after a few shots of LRN, that can lock up the cylinder. Don't know if that would happen with a .38 but it would make sense that hollowpoints would not exhibit the same problem. Thanks for the input guys, I think I'm going to go for a Smith 442 or Ruger LCR. From what I've read/heard, I don't think a .357 is going to be worth bothering with, especially for $300-ish more. The light ones sound like they are just too painful to practice with. Maybe someday in a bigger gun.
     


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    Thanks for the input guys, I think I'm going to go for a Smith 442 or Ruger LCR.
    Both are great choices, I tend to be J-frame type of guy.....but Taurus has a pretty interesting poly revolver coming out. http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2...ymer-revolver/ I'm not a plastic revolver fan, but this thing is pretty sweet looking.
     


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    I have a Taurus .38 special that I bought in Texas almost 10 years ago, and the damned thing has a cylinder that "locks" after firing 5 or 6 times. Interesting thing is I don't notice the same thing when using hollow points, only solid ammunition. I keep meaning to bring it to a gunsmith to take a look, but I am lazy.

    Most likely in the hand or the in the cylinder stop bolt-both not that costly to fix.
     


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    http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2...ymer-revolver/

    I'm not a plastic revolver fan, but this thing is pretty sweet looking.


    Hmmm ... even wheelguns are going plastic now? Still half again the wieght of my S&W340 though..

    A couple of years ago I came close to buying a lefty Charter Arms revolver: http://www.charterfirearms.com/commu..._southpaw.html

    I decided the smoothness and shootability of the J Frame was more important than slightly more southpaw-friendly reloading.
     


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    Hmmm ... even wheelguns are going plastic now? Still half again the wieght of my S&W340 though..

    ....blame it on Ruger, they were the first to develop the poly revolver, oddly enough the plastics aren't much lighter than an alloy J-frame.

    I'm not looking to add another snubnose to the household, but that Taurus is pretty interesting looking, when compared to the LCR.`
     


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    Just found this, but can't figure out how much it costs or anything: http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2...-bodyguard-38/ new S&W polymer .38+P in the same category as all the ones we've been talking about. Edit: Ayoob says MSRP $625: http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/Massa...how-day-one-2/
    Wow....I wasn't actually expecting poly revolvers to make a run for the market. I just naturally assumed Ruger was somewhat unique with the LCR, at no point did I figure others would follow suit.
     


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    I've heard that on some of the lighter .357s the recoil will pull the bullets out of the cases and after a few shots of LRN, that can lock up the cylinder. Don't know if that would happen with a .38 but it would make sense that hollowpoints would not exhibit the same problem.

    Thanks for the input guys, I think I'm going to go for a Smith 442 or Ruger LCR. From what I've read/heard, I don't think a .357 is going to be worth bothering with, especially for $300-ish more. The light ones sound like they are just too painful to practice with. Maybe someday in a bigger gun.


    Took it to the gunsmith to get fixed today. While I was there, I could not resist:


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    Nice. 92's are really very well made pieces. I suggest a LaserMax laser for that....it replaces the guiderod and thus does not 'alter' the gun. The switch is in the takedown lever.
     


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    Nice. 92's are really very well made pieces. I suggest a LaserMax laser for that....it replaces the guiderod and thus does not 'alter' the gun. The switch is in the takedown lever.

    That may be the trip back, when I pick up the revolver they are repairing.. That or the .357 magnum I was admiring right before I saw the above.
     


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    Get the new Ruger SR9c!
     


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    Got to the range for the first time in a couple of weeks (thank you, horrible flu).

    Got a chance to shoot a couple of my dad's new purchases - Sig P226 and the Ruger LCR. I was surprised how much I enjoyed the 226, I had a factory demo a couple of years ago that I couldn't get along with. The DA pull on this one was heavy but reasonable, follow-up shots were nice and crisp. I think I'll get a P229 down the road, the 226 felt a bit nose heavy.

    The LCR is ridiculous. I have very large hands, so that may be part of the problem, but I couldn't get a controllable grip for multiple shots with it. I think I'm just going to have to accept that there's no such thing as a pocket gun I'll feel comfortable with.
     


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    Took it to the gunsmith to get fixed today. While I was there, I could not resist:

    That's a beautiful 92. It's good to see I'm not the only Beretta fan on the boards.
     


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