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Wheelguns

Post by NLVMike » 05 Nov 2012, 20:23

Any revolver fans here? I don't know why but I have this urge to get a Colt .45 SAA, or maybe a Python. They are both excessively pricey, but seem to hold their value. I've found that Colt made a lot of "special" SAA's, like state centennial editions. They sit unfired in some safe for 40 years, then sell for the price of a standard SAA. I would likely buy one and shoot the heck out of it. Grrr. Talk me out of this.

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Post by blueorison » 05 Nov 2012, 21:29

I'm not a revolver fan, nor do I own one. I have, fired many a wheelgun, including cowboy actions and I will own one in the future. As far as being a fan, the only FACTORY guns I truly think are worth being a fan for is the FsN and CZ, because of their capabilities and what they are.

No matter what I favor, as with the Glock (which isn't my favourite gun by far), I think everyone should be balanced and own a revolver (and Glock, AR, .22 LR), no matter if they particularly like the platform. I think it is a good idea to be familiar with different kinds of firearms and how they operate.

When I look at revolvers, I look at .22 and .460. I don't think anything else is worth owning. If I'm to own something that has a small "magazine", such as the revolver, it'd better be a one-shot wonder, high-velocity and high-grain caliber. Or a .22 LR, because I have yet to get one.

I actually am looking for an H&R Sportsman .22 LR revolver, right now. If you want to get a revolver, please get it in at LEAST either 10mm or .454.
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Re: Wheelguns

Post by Rapier1772 » 05 Nov 2012, 21:43

I got mine in .357 magnum - there is nothing wrong with that caliber.
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Re: Wheelguns

Post by PainKillaX » 05 Nov 2012, 22:46

I've got an itch lots of itches, but the most recent one is for a Ruger LCR in .357. Would be suuuuuuhweet. Blue, tell the gents over at CZ to make me a P-07 Duty in .45ACP. I will throw my money at them for it. :laugh:

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 06 Nov 2012, 06:06

PainKillaX wrote:I've got an itch lots of itches, but the most recent one is for a Ruger LCR in .357. Would be suuuuuuhweet. Blue, tell the gents over at CZ to make me a P-07 Duty in .45ACP. I will throw my money at them for it. :laugh:
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Seriously, I have had those same, um... urges, but every time I see a wheel gun that I might like... my ADD kicks in and I buy a semi-auto, or a safe, or a TV...
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Re: Wheelguns

Post by NLVMike » 06 Nov 2012, 08:28

No wonder we all hang out on the same forum...

For the record, I have a number of revolvers. Blue, my Ruger single-six .22 is one of my favorite guns. I can let my kids shoot it with a box of 50 rounds for an hour. Cheap, and they feel like John Wayne. I actually have a bit of a .22 addiction, with at least a dozens weapons for that round.

Pain, I have a Ruger LCR in .38 special. It is a pretty cool carry weapon, but it sucks as a range gun. Between the long, heavy double action trigger and the hand ripping recoil, it is just not fun to shoot. At more than 15 feet, the target usually comes back clean. My S&W model 19 in .357 mag is much more fun to shoot, just harder to carry. I also have the S&W 29 Dirty Harry gun in .44 mag. It's not really all that fun to carry or shoot, but it is a must have.

To be more specific on the recent itch, it seems to me that a 45 SAA shooter is hard to find for under $1,000, and the same gun (scout) in .22 is at least $500. Real Colts, we are talking about. Someone has Nevada commemoratives up on GB for $1,275 for both. They look to have been fired. That's my kind of gun; special, but still a shooter. The itch is pretty strong.

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Post by blueorison » 06 Nov 2012, 08:53

NLVMike wrote: To be more specific on the recent itch, it seems to me that a 45 SAA shooter is hard to find for under $1,000, and the same gun (scout) in .22 is at least $500. Real Colts, we are talking about. Someone has Nevada commemoratives up on GB for $1,275 for both. They look to have been fired. That's my kind of gun; special, but still a shooter. The itch is pretty strong.
Ohhhhh mannnn! Those are super awesome and beaaaauuuutiful! They are definitely an awesome gun to own, just as the WW 1911 Colts, are. Even though I don't collect, those two historical guns are two that I would really appreciate.

The 1911's go for 2500$+, so I think your wheelgun choice is a good place to start :)
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Re: Wheelguns

Post by flyingirish04 » 06 Nov 2012, 12:17

I love my Ruger Alaskan in 454 Casull.

I was going to pick up a LCR in 357, but then I shot one that my buddy has as a BUG. It is unshootbale with 357 in it. It nearly leaps from your grip when shooting and karate kicks you right in the wrist with the force of Master Splinter. Ugh.
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Re: Wheelguns

Post by panzermk2 » 06 Nov 2012, 13:50

While my S&W 610 10mm Hunter revolver is my favorite I also have a strong fondness for Colt Agent and Detective 38spl snubs.

Super easy to carry and stash for the wife. Although I have speed loaders for them due to the number we have stashed around the house their limited capacity will not be an issue since I plan on dropping it and grabbing another already loaded one.
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Re: Wheelguns

Post by fd57 » 06 Nov 2012, 19:46

Rugers in 41 magnum. Fun to shoot and can stop a lot of threats with proper placement. Love the wheelgun!!!

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Post by fd57 » 05 Jan 2013, 18:53

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Post by panzermk2 » 06 Jan 2013, 01:34

Might as well put a pic up also,

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Re: Wheelguns

Post by fd57 » 06 Jan 2013, 05:35

Nice S&W in 10mm.

I like "odd calibers" - 5.7 and .41

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Re: Wheelguns

Post by noclue » 06 Jan 2013, 20:06

I own a couple (3) wheelguns. A S&W 686, a Colt Cobra and a Colt Anaconda. Dave

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Post by panzermk2 » 07 Jan 2013, 01:21

noclue wrote:I own a couple (3) wheelguns. A S&W 686, a Colt Cobra and a Colt Anaconda. Dave
Oh we have Colts also,

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Re: Wheelguns

Post by Cyberfly » 07 Jan 2013, 07:23

My Sheriff carried a .357 wheel gun the entire time he was a cop. His thoughts were 'they never jam'.
The last time we qualified, my buddy ran the course with two of his cowboy action .45's.
Wheel guns are a blast and the only one I currently own is a beat up old .22LR that I THINK is a Ruger...the lettering is rubbed off, but it sure looks like one. The front sight blade was removed years ago, supposedly for quick draw, but it's a good little snake gun and the kids sure enjoy shooting it.
I want to get the GSG 1911 .22LR like my father in law has. SMOOTH as silk and feels good when you're shooting it. Plus you can shoot all day long for less than $20! LOL!!
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Re: Wheelguns

Post by PainKillaX » 08 Jan 2013, 00:52

I'd like for a .22 lr snub to find its way into my possession. Old and beat up but reliable. Just a little banger.

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Re: Wheelguns

Post by Tackelbarry » 08 Jan 2013, 17:14

My first gun was a wheel gun. A Colt Trooper MKIII with the 8" barrel. I paid $200.00 which included all of the paperwork, box, and a brand new leather holster. My favorites now are the S&W M&P in .357 that I carry at the farm in a front pocket holster and the S&W 2 1/2" .44 magnum "Beartracks" that I carry when we go hiking in the mountains. Hitting the target, rapid fire, with the 300 gr. Hornday is just plain fun!

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Re: Wheelguns

Post by flyingirish04 » 09 Jan 2013, 12:16

My sister just got an old Mod 36 snubbie in 38 special that my Grandfather owned. Great gun. Went and shot it over the holidays. Her father in law decided to give one of his Mod 19s to my brother in law. Also great gun. Shot 357 very well, even for snub nose as well.

Really do like wheelguns. Something elegant about em.

Not that I don't appreciate the semiautos out there as well.
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Post by huddleston101 » 09 Jan 2013, 16:09

PainKillaX wrote:I've got an itch lots of itches, but the most recent one is for a Ruger LCR in .357. Would be suuuuuuhweet. Blue, tell the gents over at CZ to make me a P-07 Duty in .45ACP. I will throw my money at them for it. :laugh:
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