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View Poll Results: A revolver other than a big name brand, just to learn so you can teach others....
Armscor k-frame-ish .38 spl 2 5.13%
EAA Windicator 2 5.13%
Charter Arms 21 53.85%
Other (please suggest) 14 35.90%
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Old June 15, 2018, 07:48 AM   #26
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I have a friend who is a firearms instructor with a military-only background. He wants to learn revolvers enough to teach the students who show up for his classes with one.

Now here is the deal: He should know better, and I have tried to tell him so, but he wants to buy a CHEAP DA revolver. I have told him that real revolvers are made by Smith, Colt, Ruger, Kimber, and maybe Taurus, but he ain't having any.

Of the following, which one would you guys choose?

EAA Windicator
Charter Arms
Other (Please name)
I voted "other". He should try to find a used S&W k-frame. Probably find one at one of the surplus vendors.

Armscor -- the few I have handled have been rough and crude. I'd be happy to be proved wrong on that.

Windicator -- seldom seen, only the Internet buzz to go by.

Charter -- my one example left me leery of it. Your Mileage May Vary.
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Old June 15, 2018, 12:30 PM   #27
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I used to run my own firearms training business. In the 10 years I did that I trained well over 1000 people (quit counting at 1K) and ~50% shot revolvers for concealed carry purposes.

My experience with the off brands was less that encouraging. I see no reason to buy a second rate DA revolver when a used but perfectly functional K-frame S&W or medium frame Ruger (like the Security-Six) can be hand for the same price. I won't include Colts because their stacking trigger was always a detriment to the students I had who showed up with them.

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Old June 15, 2018, 12:59 PM   #28
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Old June 15, 2018, 01:35 PM   #29
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I voted Charter Arms.

The guns are just fine for what they are, and CA's customer service blows Ruger's and S&W's out of the water. I will never buy another new revolver from Ruger or S&W. Ime, ymmv, etc
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Man, I love my H&R .22/.22mag convertible - but - it has the nastiest of nasty D/A triggers. I can't see a novice teaching other novices using one of those.
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Old June 16, 2018, 05:20 PM   #31
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I picked other. I like the Taurus model 85. Have one for the brides night stand gun.
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Old June 17, 2018, 04:52 AM   #32
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Used S&W or Ruger, a police trade in would be perfect.
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Old June 17, 2018, 08:55 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by samsmix
Someone just lock the flippin thread or delete it.
Done. The question has been sufficiently answered, and the majority of the answers were good.
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