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Old March 6, 2012, 07:27 PM   #26
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For revolvers? Not really. Snap-caps won't cut it. And you don't want to ask permission to load live shells in at a gun shop!!!
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Old March 7, 2012, 12:21 AM   #27
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My bad luck. Thanks for the info and the sticky.
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Old April 25, 2012, 01:28 AM   #28
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What can you tell me about s&w 832L (H&R) AX12xxxx?
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Old April 25, 2012, 08:49 PM   #29
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Ummm...it has no special issues that I'm aware of in terms of "the checkout". Nothing special to check that's not found on any other snubby revolver. That's assuming I understand your question and you're talking about a Smith & Wesson snubbie in 32H&RMagnum. You might also be talking about an H&R revolver in 32S&W, and that I don't know squat about.

The 32H&R cartridge is an oddball of sorts. The very hottest loads are almost as effective as 38Spl, a few even come close to a decent 38+P load although not quite. Problem is, the 327Federal has kind of supplanted it and good ammo in 32H&R is getting harder to find. Buffalo Bore is still supporting it though:

http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php...t_detail&p=257

http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php...t_detail&p=270

On that last load, note the headstamps on the back of the shells: that symbol is Starline brass, meaning Buffalo Bore isn't buying enough of that caliber's shells to make it worth having them in their own headstamp ("BB" I think?). So...support is kinda barely hanging in there.
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Old May 17, 2012, 12:40 PM   #30
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So this thread was locked for 10 years? I am confused.

Ty for the guide its helped.
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Old May 18, 2012, 02:04 AM   #31
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No, what happened was, the old thread on the first-get instructions lasted 10 years. Then when I did the anniversary update, we started a new thread BUT with the previous URL, with the old thread archived. That way the old links take you to the new material, and we start the discussion fresh for the newest version . Custom forum trickery for this one post, basically.
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Old June 6, 2012, 12:19 PM   #32
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Mr. March;
I don't believe I ever thanked you for this info.... so thanks.
I have used it many times.
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Old June 7, 2012, 07:23 AM   #33
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Thanks for putting this really useful resource together.

Hoping to buy first revolver in the next couple of weeks so am going through this several times.

Thanks again for helping a newbie to handgunning.

ATB,

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Old June 16, 2012, 02:28 PM   #34
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Fantastic info, thanks!!!
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Old July 10, 2012, 09:54 PM   #35
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I love Buffalo Bore and I love their realistic evaluations of their ammo's FPS and ft lbs based on real world applications. Love that they chose to load their .454 without going all 'Hornady' on it. I have a box of BB .454 sitting around. Looks like great stuff, quality wise. Haven't shot it yet... $2 a round... saving it for a buffalo! Their 30-06 ammo is great.
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Old September 21, 2012, 01:46 PM   #36
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Thanks for this sticky. It was really interesting and informative. I really enjoyed it.

As for the guy with the hard ejecting 357, could it not be a bulgded cylinder bore from a hot hand load that has effected an adjacent bore. If so would looking for a shadow line in each chamber expose such a condition.
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Old October 1, 2013, 08:30 PM   #37
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Thank You Jim,

I have 10 pistols and no revolvers but have been looking for my first. My problem? I have no idea how to check them. Now you have given me the means to learn how.

Thanks again.
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Old June 4, 2014, 06:47 PM   #38
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Thank you!

I'm a newbie and love revolvers. Been told to stick with Colts, S&W and Rugers but now I have some ways to check out used ones. Gotta Colt Mark III Trooper lined up on GunBroker so I'm not sure how the heck I'm going to be able to check it out until it is actually in hand?!
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Old June 7, 2014, 09:28 AM   #39
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Aaaand that would be why I don't use Gunbroker or other online sales...
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Old September 1, 2014, 02:57 AM   #40
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Super article as I am a "Novice" at this. I gather you're not to fond of Taurus or Rossi. Does the same apply to EAA Windicator 357 mags?
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Old December 18, 2015, 07:32 PM   #41
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Thank you

I have always liked the look of revolvers but have not owned one until now. I am new to the revolver scene as I just inherited the K frame S&W 15-3 (4" barrel) that my grandfather purchased new, passed down to my dad, which sadly was just passed to me.

After going through your revolver checklist and sending a few rounds down-range to ensure the sights were adjusted for me; I am pleased to say that this is a smooth firing pistol that is very accurate.

Being new to the revolver scene I wanted to say thank you. You may have just been the disseminator of all this collected information but because of your work it was really easy for me to do the once-over on this pistol and become confident that it was in great condition.

Now all I need is a comfortable holster for conceal carry and I will be all set!

Thanks again!
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Old December 18, 2015, 11:36 PM   #42
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Sorry to hear how you came to own the revolver, but am happy that you have the gun.
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Old February 28, 2016, 11:39 PM   #43
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Is the EAA windicator a good revolver?

Is the EAA windicator a good revolver?
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Old February 29, 2016, 10:46 PM   #44
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In 38special it's marginal but not too bad.

In 357 the metallurgy isn't worth a dang. The reputation is "falls apart in under 2,000 rounds".
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Old March 1, 2016, 02:26 AM   #45
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Is the Ruger lcr a good revolver?

Is the Ruger lcr a good revolver?
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Old March 3, 2016, 01:21 AM   #46
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In my opinion, yes. One of the best modern design snubbies. Trigger feel is generally very good, reliability is excellent, there's not much more you can ask of a snub.

The 38Spl variant is based on an aluminum frame (about 13oz), the 357 is steel (about 17oz). The 9mmPara variant is also steel and in my opinion is often overlooked - I think it's the best of the breed. Moon-clipped rounds can be carried in a hard-case eyeglass case, including some that are belt-mounted but don't scream "gun accessory".
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Old March 3, 2016, 01:44 AM   #47
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I saw a used 38 special +p Ruger LCR for $299 at a local gander mountain.

I saw a used 38 special +p Ruger LCR for $299 at a local gander mountain. The Ruger looked as good as new.
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Old March 5, 2016, 01:23 PM   #48
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That's a pretty good deal. 38+P still works.
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Old March 22, 2016, 02:25 PM   #50
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Just picked up a S&W 686P 2.5". Bought a set of Hogue cocobolo grips because I love the way wheel guns looks with wood grips, and Ive never been a big fan of the stock grips. The new grips are a little too big now, any recommendations on other wooden grips that might be a little smaller?image1.JPG
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