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Old February 24, 2013, 09:30 AM   #26
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I have always heard bad things about Taurus and Rossi revolvers. Stay away from them.
The best revolvers currently in production today are Ruger and Smith and Wesson.
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Old February 24, 2013, 06:08 PM   #27
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I have always heard bad things about Taurus and Rossi revolvers. Stay away from them.
In my opinion, the worst thing you can do is give advice based on something you have heard, as opposed to first hand experience. With that being said, for the last several years, my daily carry weapon has been my Rossi 462. I have fired a few thousand varied rounds of .38 and .357 ammo and have never experienced a single breakage or malfunction, and none of this is based on anything that I HEARD.
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Old February 24, 2013, 06:11 PM   #28
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Commanche III. TRUST ME.

I owned one for less than 24 hrs after getting a gun show "deal" years ago. Traded it immediately after my first range session the next day at a slight loss. I was glad to be rid of it.
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Old February 24, 2013, 07:54 PM   #29
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Taurus, Wheelguns...

I agree that Taurus USA's QC is ehhh, .
I owned a used, spurless model 82 .38spl briefly in the early 2000s. It was lacking in many areas. In fairness, my good friend had a problem with his Taurus model 82 4" barrel revolver. The company could not repair it so they gave him a brand new, unfired .357magnum 66 4" barrel revolver.
I've heard - stuff about Rossi, Charter Arms & EAA/Windicator too.
I may buy a DA only Bulldog .44spl but there's no big rush. Crimsontrace made a Pug lasergrip but I think it was cut due to low sales.

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Old February 24, 2013, 08:04 PM   #30
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I have and do own three taurus revolvers and all are great guns with 1000s of rounds through them. I own several smiths and rugers with 1000s of rounds through them. I have had issues with all the brands of guns i have. If you can wait until you get a great deal on something then wait and be happy with what you own.
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Old February 24, 2013, 08:34 PM   #31
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Concur on Taurus, Rossi, & LLama. I would like to add RG & Arminius.
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Old February 25, 2013, 01:49 PM   #32
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I can't comment on Taurus, Rossi...etc. I can say, with experience, that if you stick with Rugers and Smith & Wessons you are pretty safe.
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Old February 25, 2013, 02:50 PM   #33
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Just between you me and the neighbors dog I suggest a variety of types in light and heavy shooters. Maybe 2 revolvers and 2 semi-auto's. I assume you know the 460XVR is a rifle with short legs and a pistol grip so I hope you are stout. Maybe go the other way and get a single six 22 revolver from Ruger for more economical target practice. Then a small bore like 9MM in a DAO action for more get up and go but still economical to shoot. Perhaps go a little more historic and larger like a 1911A1 45 ACP. Been doing what it was designed to do for over a hundred years and still works well today.
I have 2, 1911's and a Ruger 22/45. I love the 1911 platform, its as if it was made for my hand. JB must have known something back then. I also love the 1903 pocket gun.
As far as going instinctively, please dont think me the frivolous impulsive type. There are many many more guns that I would like to have that I dont have the bank or time frame to find. When I say instinctive if I go to the shop and they have a nice blued model 27 then its leaving with me. At the same time if they have a nice 1911, 1903, 29, etc... Ill grab it as long as the price is right.
Your right about the 460XVR. You just cant get that kind of firepower in a SA pistol. A handful may be an understatement, but I am pretty stout.
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:40 PM   #34
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At a time when I was too financially anemic to afford a Smith J-frame, my EDC for a while was a Rossi Model 88 (I think that was the model number--it was years ago), a clone of the S&W Model 60. Had the hammer bobbed and the trigger smoothed out a little, and it was a perfectly decent little gun. No problems of any kind. Not the equal of the Smith 640 I carry now, but not half bad.
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Old February 27, 2013, 06:25 PM   #35
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1. Move
2. S&W MODEL 19 USED IN GOOD SHAPE
3. S&W MODEL 442, 638, FOR POCKET USE
4. FORGET THE 460, UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO ALASKA, WHERE MY 500 IS. OTHERWISE THE NOVELTY WILL WEAR OUT SOON.
5. Move
6. 1911 of any make of quality
7. Ruger .22 Wheel or auto, any model.
8. Move
9. While in new location write nasty letters to NJ Government.
10. Move

P>> Did I mention MOVE...
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Old February 27, 2013, 08:31 PM   #36
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I thought I had it bad in Massachusetts, yeesh! Jersey makes us seem free!
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Old February 27, 2013, 09:26 PM   #37
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Revolvers to stay away from

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Ruger SA and DA, good guns. S&W, always good. Freedom Arms, Dan Wesson, good guns.
I feel that Freedom Arms is in a class by itself. Also very expensive any not likely going to be one of your four.
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Old February 28, 2013, 12:12 PM   #38
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best gun ,worst gun!

learning alot on the forum, looks like alot of good info, but i dont understand why out of all the guns i've seen listed here i failed to see springfields name mentioned. i own a 45 champion nickel plated, and can say it's the best gun i have ever owned. as far as the hi-point goes, for 175.00 its alot of fun to shoot. i have had this one for about a year and not one problem, lucky? maybe but it helps to know a little about your weapon before you fire it. so to ask anyone the best or worst in my opinion is hard to say. research, buy, learn, and shoot carefully.
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Old February 28, 2013, 02:34 PM   #39
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Well I've only had two S&W's with one being a newly acquired old J Frame. But out of the two I have had they are simply great, looking, feeling, and finished revolvers. Now as far as Taurus being junk, Um I will say HECK YES they are. I've had two, a Raging Bull .44 mag that made my hand feel like a stone bruise after only 6 Rounds. And a Model 94 .22lr, and that thing was about the most INACCURATE POS revolver I've ever shot. My H&R 629 made it look sick. Yeah there's another point, Don't shy away from old H&R Revolvers, Cheaper? Yes, But GREAT shooters and well put together.
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Old February 28, 2013, 02:59 PM   #40
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i dont understand why out of all the guns i've seen listed here i failed to see springfields name mentioned . . [or] hi-point
Revolver forum. I see you are pretty new - you'll get the hang of it.
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Old February 28, 2013, 03:03 PM   #41
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ok now i'm awake

so revolver means revolver and pistol means pistol, now i get it! did'nt springfield make revolvers like a hundred years ago? ha, ha!
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Old February 28, 2013, 08:14 PM   #42
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Im sure this is going to sound a bit stupid. I was in a NC pawn shop (Mt Holly, Gaston County) and they had a couple of nice looking revolvers that were made in Western NC. Here is the stupid part, I cant remember the maker. They were priced $800ish so not high end customs.
Anyone know anything about them from that great piece of info.
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Old March 2, 2013, 03:44 AM   #43
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Stay away from the revolvers I'm looking to buy haha.
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Old March 4, 2013, 10:27 AM   #44
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Gotta agree with jad0110,

the CZ (vz) 82 is a heck of a nice gun and great buy for the money. I got one for one of my sons and he absolutely loves it!

It is hard to find any gun values out there right now and traditional revolvers have increased dramatically in value recently. There are less and less quality surplus handguns finding their ways to the market and it is reflected in the prices.

Just stay away from Korth, it will spoil you forever. And probably leave you financially disabled.
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Old March 4, 2013, 06:08 PM   #45
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.460 Smith

Good call on the 460. With it, you have the 45 Colt, 454 Casull, and the .460 S&W. Plus, if you get bored you can take some of those guys with the lever 30/30s and pistol caliber carbines' beer money in bets for best group at 100 yards!

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Old March 4, 2013, 08:05 PM   #46
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^^ Some MIGHTEE fine shooting there Sir!! And a beautiful hand cannon to boot! Thanks for posting.
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Old March 4, 2013, 09:13 PM   #47
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From my personal experience, anything with Taurus on it.
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Old March 5, 2013, 05:27 PM   #48
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A Browning Mark IV 22lr.
Springfield Armory 1911 45 ACP
S&W model 60-1 3 in. barrel 357/38+P
S&W 686 3in. barrel 357

one for fun the rest for carry
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Old March 5, 2013, 07:43 PM   #49
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Very true indeed




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Old June 17, 2013, 05:50 PM   #50
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American citizen (Bersa .380, DP-51, CCWP) living in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America:

At an Arms Dealer today, I handled a Taurus M85. Grips feels good and it is a good looking gun. However, the cylinder had some play to it while the cylinder release had soooo much play it actually wiggled under my touch.

I just couldn't justify buying something like that.
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