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Old November 10, 2020, 02:48 PM   #26
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I don't know how they did it, but Kimber's k6 holds six round in almost the same size cylinder as a smith J frame or Ruger LCR.
FYI, here are some width measurements, most from this website; https://www.handgunhero.com/compare/...esson-model-60. The Kimber's 'flat' cylinder sides do not run the full length of the cylinder. Capacities are 38/357 caliber.

Ruger LCR, 5-shot = 1.28"
Ruger SP101, 5-shot = 1.35"
S&W J-frame, 5-shot Model 60 = 1.30"

Kimber K6s, 6-shot = 1.39"
Colt Magnum Carry, 6-shot = 1.40"
S&W K-frame, 6-shot Model 66 = 1.45"
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Old November 10, 2020, 03:33 PM   #27
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I've carried the Smith model 19 and the Ruger speed six. The Kimber feels much smaller!
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Old November 10, 2020, 04:37 PM   #28
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I've never seen any reason to have a revolver with more than six rounds, and even then at the range, I only load five. A box of 50 cartridges, ten rows of five. Keeps things straight.
I thought I was the only one that does that
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Old November 10, 2020, 05:12 PM   #29
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I saw the 8-shot Ruger Redhawk in .357 and I wanted it!
I didn't want the $900 price tag.
As many have recommended, I did buy 3 Ruger Blackhawks, but they load a mite slow.
I know what you mean about that 8 shot Ruger. I wanted one in the worst way, until I saw the price and also the weight!! 45 ounces or so, and that is for the snubby version.

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Old November 10, 2020, 05:56 PM   #30
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When it comes to revolvers, variety is the spice of life for me. I own 5,6,7 & 8 round revolvers and use them for different carry options. Some are neater then others but a few interesting ones are my S&W 296 5 shot 44spl and the S&W 242 7 shot 38spl. My big 8 shot is the S&W 627 Blood Work gun like the one used by Clint Eastwood in the movie Blood Work.
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Old November 10, 2020, 09:07 PM   #31
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Yep, I'm a geezer, too. Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger...they were all my buddies when I was a kid, and they all shot 6 shot Peacemakers. That's how many chambers that revolvers had then, and I still think that that's what they should have now. I'll deviate for a 5 shot J frame snub, but that's about it.

When I think of a revolver with more than 6 shots, it's like throwing a wrench into the gears of the machine that runs the universe. There's a big jolt, and the time space continuum is distorted in a horrible way.

Besides, the cylinders of 7 and 8 shot revolvers just look funny.
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Old November 11, 2020, 07:18 PM   #32
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Old November 12, 2020, 06:00 AM   #33
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Yep, I'm a geezer, too. Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger...they were all my buddies when I was a kid, and they all shot 6 shot Peacemakers. That's how many chambers that revolvers had then, and I still think that that's what they should have now. I'll deviate for a 5 shot J frame snub, but that's about it.

When I think of a revolver with more than 6 shots, it's like throwing a wrench into the gears of the machine that runs the universe. There's a big jolt, and the time space continuum is distorted in a horrible way.

Besides, the cylinders of 7 and 8 shot revolvers just look funny.
Aw come on, you know those ‘ six shooters ‘ in the movies never ran out of bullets.
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Old November 13, 2020, 10:14 PM   #34
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I have nothing against higher capacity in a revolver, I just don’t want the increase in size and weight of say a .357 7 or 8 round cylinder, and wouldnt be interested in spending money on one.

That said, I do have a a seven round (GP100 .327 Federal) and 10 round (S&W 617), but as they are both in smaller cartridges, they are no bigger or heavier than my “standard” 6 round revolvers, and both were given to me.
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Old November 14, 2020, 10:56 AM   #35
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Y'all might want to check this out. TFB TV makes a case for S&W's ungainly and odd looking N-frame 8 shot titanium .357 snubby: This is the Best Carry Revolver (Right Now).
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Old November 18, 2020, 09:58 AM   #36
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My EDC is a 3" 7 round .357. It makes me smile
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Old November 18, 2020, 12:05 PM   #37
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the more rounds the more weight it is what ever you want if weight then go with a auto I carry a Bersa 380 95 15 round I have a Bersa 85 13 rounds both of them are very good shooters they are daily carry if I go to the big city I carry my Bersa 9 17rounds plus 1 some time I carry my S&W 40 11rd or my Daewoo 40 I like it you can carry loader with one in the chamber with hammer down the trigger pull is like you had the hammer back very easy trigger pull
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Old November 18, 2020, 01:29 PM   #38
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I think a 12-shot .22 Magnum revolver would be slick, if it could fit int a k frame.
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Old November 18, 2020, 04:54 PM   #39
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The current Model 648 K-frame in .22 mag is an 8-shot. The J-frames in .22 mag are 7-shot.

I'm pretty sure they could have fitted 9 shots into the 648 cylinder, but it is more suited for targets or hunting than concealed carry, so maximizing shots was likely not a priority.

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Old November 18, 2020, 10:24 PM   #40
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About 120 years ago they had 7-shot .22LR revolvers with cylinders a little less than 1" in diameter, smaller than a quarter. The S&W LS, IJ 1900, and H&R 1906.

Around 1974 Hi Standard had a MK IV .22 Magnum that held 9 (I think).

I'd love something like a light weight 10-12 round .22 Mag with a 3" barrel and fixed sights. And add a Deluxe convertible model with a .22LR cylinder and adjustable sights. That would be a nice kit/SD package.
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Old November 18, 2020, 10:36 PM   #41
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I carry a 7 shooter sometimes.
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Old November 19, 2020, 01:03 PM   #42
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I once bought an 8 shot S&W model 627 on Gunbroker. When I went to pick it up at my FFL... I literally laughed out loud because of how big it was. I was shocked.

Shot it a handful of times, but I considered it to be way too big to have any practical use for me, so I sold it. To me, the extra two shots over my preferred K frame size Smith's wasn't enough to make up for the ridiculous hugeness of it.

That is one of the unfortunate intrinsic limitations of revolvers that nobody has solved so far. The only way to increase capacity is to radically increase size. No way around that.
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Old November 19, 2020, 02:39 PM   #43
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Let’s look at the issue of capacity from the other perspective-
Of all the people on this site- who has ever run out of ammunition and been left wanting for more? How many shots was that? What happened after you ran out?

Yesterday, I hit my pheasant on the 3rd shot. Foolish first shot (too excited), missed, settled down and swung proper for the hit. I have pumped as many as 4 shots as multiple birds flushed, and after 4 shots nothing in the air is in range. As our daily limit is two, the double barrel fellas will say “just don’t miss and two is enough.” I say “I stink and appreciate four. More is just weight in the hands.” I just bought a new shotgun... my first auto loader.. and a nice double was under consideration except ... I miss too much!

So for all those that argue 5 or 6 is not enough, out of this vast sea of experience... other than in combat or law enforcement... who has ever run dry in real field shooting?

I have my own thoughts on this and humbly submit that I am an arrogant opinionated snob who thinks my own opinion is best. In my favor, when someone really convinces me with sound reasoning that their position is better than mine, I will argue that position as strong as my own because ... I change my opinions to best fit logic and facts. It may take hitting me on the head with a 2x4... but I change.
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Old November 19, 2020, 05:41 PM   #44
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Have you considered a 2x10? They're not that easy to conceal, but with the right belt and cover garment...
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Old November 19, 2020, 09:21 PM   #45
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I have S&W 627 4", 327 2" and 686+ 3". They are all easy to carry IMHO.

I normally carry a semi-auto as a primary, but I have carried the above three guns in various combinations.

Today I carried a Glock 32 (357 Sig) and the S&W model 327 357 Magnum. I guess I like 357s.

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Old November 21, 2020, 11:38 AM   #46
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My 8-shot S&W 327 in .357 Mag exists for shooting Steel Challenge.
Having those extra rounds when you have five targets and are shooting as fast as you can (hopefully) get hits, is vital.
I've never fired any .357 ammo in it and have never fired it single-action.
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Old November 24, 2020, 08:02 AM   #47
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Everything is about high capacity
Well, I'd differ on that...for the auto-lovin' crowd, that may be true, but for us old codgers who prefer sixguns, the capacity...to the less than visually impaired is intuitively obvious...6, unless it's 5 for those cute little Smith J-Frames! Just yankin yer chain, ... Rod
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