GUN i've never shot a gun, but i think a revolver > pistol

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by aznWOOHOO, Sep 7, 2002.

  1. aznWOOHOO

    aznWOOHOO Guest

    looks wise :big grin: :big grin:
  2. aftershock

    aftershock Guest

    everybody has an opinion =\
  3. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Guest

    A revolver is a pistol.

    You mean a revolver > autoloader.
  4. aznWOOHOO

    aznWOOHOO Guest

    oh ok. i'm new to guns so i actually don't know shit :o
  5. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

    May 16, 2001
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    Actually, i'm a big believer in learning to shoot with a revolver since they're so simple to operate/maintain and since you're less tempted to blast off rapid fire, you can put more effort into your form.

    A revolver being mechanically simpler, you can just drop in the drawer and forget about it. A semi-auto pistol, you need to make sure to clean and oil it regularly, springs may wear out, etc.

    A good used S&W or Ruger .357Mag revolver will probably run you about $200-250. If you're willing to spend the extra cash to get a revolver to learn on and then move up to a semi-auto once you're comfortable shooting, i definitely think you'll be better off for it.
  6. aznWOOHOO

    aznWOOHOO Guest

  7. nordaim

    nordaim Guest

    As a first gun this is a great example of what to buy, thank you for recommending this. Just make sure that if it is a .357 to get it in a 4 or 6 inch barrel, as the muzzle blast and recoil from a .357 can be rather excessive (though Hogue grips help).

    The other nice thing about a .357 magnum revolver is that you can shoot the less powerful (and cheaper) .38 Special and .38 Special+P's from it and work your way up to a full heavy .357 load.
  8. gLok

    gLok Offshore Member OT Supporter

    Feb 12, 2002
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    South Florida
    When i start carrying again, im going to get an airlite .357 S&W like this...


    My boss used to carry two of them, one in each pocket. My reasons are...

    1 .357 Magnum gets the maximum effect when trying to stop someone. Been proven time and time again.
    2 They never fail when you need them
    3 They are smaller, lighter and more comfortable to carry (fits in the pocket)
    4 I dont need 17-20 rounds for any situation, you actually need a LOT more than 20 rounds if that makes any sense.
  9. el gayvo

    el gayvo Active Member

    Oct 17, 2001
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    Bay Area, Ca
  10. Firejust

    Firejust Guest

    Damn, those airlites are pretty bad ass. The use of scandium (one hell of an element) really lightened them over previous airlite models

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