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Old January 6, 2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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9mm or .40 cal Wheel gun

I've been getting the itch to finally purchase a wheel gun but I would like to stick to one of the rounds I shoot semi of in order to not add another caliber to the mix. That being said, I have more 9mm and .40 but also have some .45 for my Sig P220. Which guns would be good recommendations under those stipulations? It's not a must, but a definite want to stick w my common calibers.

Ideas?
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Old January 6, 2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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wheelgun

I have a Taurus 40 s&w revolver that shoots very nice. I suggest you try one for size.
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Old January 6, 2013, 03:15 PM   #3
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I'm def open to anything. Honestly, I kinda like the way the Chiappa Rhino looks too!
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Old January 6, 2013, 03:47 PM   #4
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S&W 25 (or 625) in 45 acp
45 in a N frame smith is a sweet shooter..
but that's not the question you asked.. sorry..


I think that ruger made a D/A one in 9mm..as well as the single action blackhawk convertibles in 357/9mm and 45 and 45 acp..


smith made a j frame in 9mm
and another in 40/10mm..

I saw a taurus in 9mm and one in 40

Charter makes one in 40 I think.. 9mm I haven't seen yet..

I haven't shot any in 9 or 40 other than the blackhawk..

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Old January 6, 2013, 04:54 PM   #5
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Try to find a Ruger or S&W, the others are iffy at best.
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Old January 6, 2013, 05:23 PM   #6
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I vote .45 ACP.



The one on the right is a 3 inch 625-1 .45 ACP of mine. I use .45 Supers in it with moon clips OR reloaded .45 Auto Rim.

Nothing like a 200gr slug at over 1100 fps or a 250 gr LSWC gas checked slug at 1000.

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Old January 6, 2013, 05:38 PM   #7
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Charter Pittbull

Charter makes the Pittbull in both calibers 9mm and .40 and the cylnder design means you dont have to use moon clips. they are lightwieght 5 shots designed for conceled carry and well worth a look visit thier web page to look at thier full lineup
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Old January 6, 2013, 08:19 PM   #8
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I've been very happy with my S&W 610 10mm/.40.
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Old January 6, 2013, 08:47 PM   #9
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Looks like a nice gun (the 610) but I wanted to keep this under a grand!
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Old January 7, 2013, 02:20 AM   #10
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Just get a 357 magnum and don't worry about it. 357 revolvers are very versatile.
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Old January 7, 2013, 01:58 PM   #11
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.357 would be worth adding, especially if auto pistol ammo gets scarce.
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Old January 7, 2013, 08:14 PM   #12
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Yea, starting to think the same thing. What who'd be a good cost effective version? Eventually I will be inheriting a Python and a 686 (I believe)
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:37 PM   #13
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Hey Kevin d77 , you mentioned the chiappa rhino. Don't count it out, definitely worth looking into. I have a 40ds, LUV it.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:49 PM   #14
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I like the looks and it's supposed to be a great shooter too. Heard the initial ones had probs though and they're still a bit expensive. Is yours in .40 and what barrel length?
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Old January 8, 2013, 02:52 AM   #15
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I would love to try a Rhino.

If the Python (sweet) and the 686 are in your future, you might not want to add yet another full size, adjustable sight .357. Maybe a fixed sight, 3" GP100 or SP101 for a possible concealment gun would be a change of pace.

Our local IDPA champ shoots a S&W .40 revolver, not the 10mm 610 - I think it's an L frame, with moon clips.

Do you have a good .22lr revolver? I think that might be the only affordable handgun to shoot in the future if we run into gov't interference with our centerfire ammo/guns.
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Old January 8, 2013, 03:31 AM   #16
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ditto on .357 wheelgun, there is such a cal. called the 9mm fed rim, just it is a scarce cal.
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