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Old September 28, 2020, 05:28 PM   #1
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The Best Handgun Ever Made!

I know what you're thinking. You probably think YOU have the best handgun ever. Well I'm here to tell you, you're wrong!

The best handgun ever would be a revolver. Because we all know they are best.

The best revolver would be about 19oz. Less than most steel guns, but enough that you wouldn't flinch horribly shooting it.

The best revolver would have the best barrel length. And we all know that's 2.5 inches. 2 just feels too short and 3 just feels a little too long.

The best revolver would be hammerless because hammers snag.

The best revolver would be mid size. J frames don't provide enough firepower and N frames are hard to stuff in your pants.

The best revolver would have 7 shots because that gives up little to single stack bottom feeders.

The best revolver would be chambered in the best caliber, which is 38 Special for obvious reasons.

The best revolver would be a Smith and Wesson 242! Mine should be in hand tomorrow.
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Old September 28, 2020, 05:36 PM   #2
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I don’t know about best, but you make a compelling argument. Congrats, it is a beaut.
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Old September 28, 2020, 05:49 PM   #3
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That holds 7 rounds??
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Old September 28, 2020, 06:16 PM   #4
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Yes, I know it looks like a 642 J frame but it's really an L frame.
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Old September 28, 2020, 06:29 PM   #5
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Wow, that is very cool and desirable!
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Old September 28, 2020, 06:30 PM   #6
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HOW MUCH
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Old September 28, 2020, 07:32 PM   #7
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Never heard of it. I like it
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Old September 28, 2020, 07:39 PM   #8
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Old September 28, 2020, 07:46 PM   #9
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Compelling argument but hammerless is a total deal breaking turn off for me.
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Old September 28, 2020, 07:54 PM   #10
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Compelling argument but hammerless is a total deal breaking turn off for me.
Why is a hammerless a deal breaker? If it's a defense gun, it's more practical than one with a hammer.
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Old September 28, 2020, 08:06 PM   #11
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Ha! Everybody knows the P&R Model 19 with a 2.5" barrel is The Best Handgun Ever Made.

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Old September 28, 2020, 08:23 PM   #12
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I’ll take a blued steel and wood K frame with no Hillary hole and .357 as a better revolver....
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Old September 28, 2020, 11:13 PM   #13
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Somebody has been smoking some bad stuff. Every one knows a 6” 45 is the best revolver.
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Old September 29, 2020, 01:16 AM   #14
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I thought the best revolvers were chambered in a real cartridge starting with .4_ .

Good luck with your revolver. I am sure it will work for you ... but I wouldn't know how to operate it if I can't thumb the hammer
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Old September 29, 2020, 03:02 AM   #15
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Why is a hammerless a deal breaker? If it's a defense gun, it's more practical than one with a hammer.
I don't do double action. If I can't cock a hammer I don't want it.
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Somebody has been smoking some bad stuff. Every one knows a 6” 45 is the best revolver.
Correction, the 4" 686 is the best handgun ever made....
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Old September 29, 2020, 07:29 AM   #17
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Glad you like it.
(But ... Sales data for the last 20+ years appears to tell a different story.)
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Old September 29, 2020, 08:22 AM   #18
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Up until a few months ago, before I started selling out I had 56 S&Ws and 1 Colt DA revolver. I don’t remember the last time I shot DA. I did with K22 couple times when I was a kid. I had a M38 S&W with fins guarding hammer, and I would have to say it the lightest 38 I’ve come across. Real guns are blue steel with hammers but there are advantages to the stainless and nickel plated ones. If you were to lose your job, they are a big plus if you are applying for the job of piano player in a bordello.LOL
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Old September 29, 2020, 09:31 AM   #19
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The best? At what?

Those sights wouldn't do for 100 yard shots, nor a drastic shift in ammunition.

And a .38 Special for elk, moose, or grizzly? Hardly think so.

I do agree, though, that loaded with blanks it would make a dandy starter's pistol.

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Old September 29, 2020, 11:06 AM   #20
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Enjoy the new gun emotional high while it lasts.

For a SD gun, your "best" is not a bad choice at all.
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Old September 29, 2020, 12:45 PM   #21
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Model 19 with a 2.5" barrel is, with Pachmayr grips. Fits normal sized hands, is steel, has sights and, up here, will get you 10 years as a guest of the Queen's Prisons. Barrel length makes it evil. snicker.
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Old September 29, 2020, 01:40 PM   #22
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My candidate for the "best" Field & Game Division:



My candidate for "Self Defense Division":




My candidate for "Tiny pocket Gun Division:















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Old September 29, 2020, 02:40 PM   #23
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That "Everybody knows...." stuff ruined the post for me but I did like the rest of it.
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Old September 29, 2020, 03:09 PM   #24
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The 242 is a rare bird. Only made in 1990. This handgun is so good people didn't buy it because it's a little too good.

I paid $1025 for it. Which is a lot of money, but a scandium J frame retails for over $1k and my N frame scandium pug goes for $1300 MSRP so that's about what they go for.

This will not be a collectors piece. It will be shot and carried as much as possible.

I knew people would be mad at me for posting. It's hard to look perfection in the face and not be bothered by it.
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Old September 29, 2020, 03:14 PM   #25
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Would love to see a photo of it next to a J frame version to get an idea of how much bigger it is. Does it pocket carry in jeans?
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