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Old December 22, 2000, 08:36 AM   #1
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I am looking for a small frame revolver (snubbie possibly) chambered for 9mm. There have been a few small articles I've read mentioning S&W and Ruger, however I've really not found much out there on this...Does anyone have any info that may help me?

As always...any info is much appreciated!
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Old December 22, 2000, 12:26 PM   #2
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Smith & Wesson made the 940 for a couple of years.

Ruger made (maybe still makes) the SP-101.

Both are small-frame revolvers.

S&W also made a K-frame 3", the 540, I believe. A few thousand Model 19s were also made in 9mm, but they are very uncommon.

Ruger also made a run of Security or Speed Six revolvers in 9mm, but they're also kind of hard to find.

Most of the larger-frame 9mms were developed at the request of foreign governments, and were sold overseas.
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Old December 22, 2000, 04:16 PM   #3
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To my knowledge the only USA currently made 9mm revolver is the Ruger SP101. S&W discontinued the 940 1 or 2 years ago and the 547(full sized K frame) was only available in the early 80's.
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Old December 22, 2000, 05:58 PM   #4
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The S&W 940 is a little smaller and lighter than the Ruger. It will fire OK with or without moonclips, although extraction is tough without them. Perhaps the Ruger is the same -- don't know. I have heard people say that recoil in the 940 is unpleasant, but I've never found it unpleasant, especially if you grip it high up the backstrap.
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Old December 22, 2000, 05:58 PM   #5
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The nine mm sp101 is not in the 2001 Ruger catalog.
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Old December 22, 2000, 07:09 PM   #6
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The S&W is nice, small and a 5 shot. I have the older snub nose Speed Six 9mm and found it's and excellant gun for training (when you don't have any .38 Specials laying about). While the Ruger tends to be bigger and bulkier, it is a robust firearm.
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Old December 22, 2000, 11:22 PM   #7
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This one is on Auction Arms.

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/di...ItemNum=910857
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Old July 6, 2005, 11:20 PM   #8
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Taurus 9mm revolvers

Taurus makes quite a few 9mm revolvers in their 905 series. Although these companies were suggested above, neither Ruger nor S&W currently make 9mm revolvers. I have the 2¼" Ruger SP-101.
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Old July 6, 2005, 11:36 PM   #9
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Hi, Shredder,

This thread died nearly 5 years ago.
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Old July 7, 2005, 12:20 AM   #10
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Old July 7, 2005, 12:32 AM   #11
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Dead or not I've always hankered for the Sp in 9mm.
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Old July 7, 2005, 09:04 AM   #12
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Thadius,

I too had a compelling urge to pick up a 9mm snubnose revolver, and satisfied that "need" last week by picking up a Taurus model 905. It is blued steel, double action only, and has a 2" barrel. Shoots like a dream.

Although I have several snubby Smith .38s and .357s, the 9mm is far more convenient and inexpensive to shoot because the ammo is readily available in bulk at a fair price.

And the gun itself was nearly a "steal"...my buddy/gun dealer had them on sale for $222! Fine firearm at a more-than-fair price.

Take a look at the Taurus.

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Old July 7, 2005, 10:18 AM   #13
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Thaddius probably can't hear you, Boarhunter.

His last post was December 26, 2000.
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Old July 7, 2005, 06:05 PM   #14
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Mike,

Think if I write a little louder, Thadius might hear?

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Old July 7, 2005, 07:56 PM   #15
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taurus makes one

I have heard that it is unaccurate but I onlly heard that so...... its model 905. it comes ina small framed revolver... and a compact size too..
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Old July 7, 2005, 09:03 PM   #16
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small 9s

why not try a Kahr pm9? the 9mm revolvers were dropped from the catalogs yrs ago.
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Old July 8, 2005, 09:02 AM   #17
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905 accuracy

I own a Taurus 905 and have no problem with accuracy. Even out to 25 yards with wrist supported I can put shots on an 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper.
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Old July 8, 2005, 09:52 PM   #18
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9mm revolver

Hi Mike Irwin-

That shows you how difficult it was and how long it took me to find a 9mm Ruger revolver! Just happened to find a new one (estate sale) on an auction site. Only Ruger 9mm revolver in any barrel length I've ever been able to find for sale.

tshadow6- Taurus still makes a full line of 9mm revolvers if you are looking. (7/8/2005)

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Old July 8, 2005, 10:04 PM   #19
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Mike,

Think if I write a little louder, Thadius might hear?

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yup...there is its called the edit button located in the lower right hand corner of each post...click it. re-write what you want and then hit submit! awesome isnt it?! what a feature!

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Old July 9, 2005, 04:12 AM   #20
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Why not a Glock 26 in 9x19mm?
snubby size, 12 rounds in 9x19mm



Comments on the G 26/27:
http://remtek.com/arms/glock/model/9/26/
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Old July 9, 2005, 10:35 AM   #21
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well... because that's an east coast gun <TIC>
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Old July 9, 2005, 10:45 AM   #22
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Para Bellum,

Actually, Glocks are fine weapons (in fact, I own and frequently shoot three different Glocks, one being the model 26 you recommend and one being the 9mm model 19, which I consider to be as close to perfection in a handgun as it gets). But for simply sticking in your pants pocket day in and day out, a snubby revolver is just hard to beat. And with all the 9mm ammo that I have stuffed into crannies at the house and at the office, an 9mm revolver just made sense.

The Taurus 905 was the solution, and I am very pleased with its performance. Smooth action; accurate shooter. And far more pleasant to shoot than the 12 oz Smith scandium .357 that gets carried more (and shot less) than any other firearm I own.

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Old July 17, 2005, 09:48 PM   #24
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Tested the Ruger 9mm SP-101 and it shoots great. Accuracy is very good. Hard to tell that it's only a 2¼" barrel. Only thing I don't like is the Ruger inside loading moon clip, but Ranch makes replacements that load from the outside.

(Incidentally, Taurus is coming out with several .38/.357/9mm combination revolvers.)


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Old July 18, 2005, 09:50 AM   #25
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Although apparently not yet available for my Taurus 905 9mm, the RIMZ moon clips available from Beckham Design are superb products. Made of some space-age plastic material, they are virtually unbreakable in regular useage, inexpensive, and easy to use. I use them in my Smith 625 and Smith 325 (both .45acp) and have never had a complaint. Beats metal clips hands-down. I have written for information on availability for 9mm useage in the Taurus, but have yet to receive a response. Take a look at the website and see if the product is available for your auto-cartridge shooting revolver.

(http://www.beckhamdesign.com/html/rimz_products.html)

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