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Posted: 2/6/2006 8:10:24 AM EDT
The last time I was in my local gun store I couldn't help but notice the plethora of used revolvers just sitting in the display case waiting for someone to take them home.

Doesn't anybody shoot wheelguns anymore?
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:54:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 9:54:53 AM EDT by VBC]
I still shoot and own them but I tend to buy/shoot more pistols. I appreciate the wheel gun as being a totally different shooting experience, and the power and accuracy you can only get from a wheel gun. And the trigger.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 1:58:44 PM EDT
Yes, I do! I own two revolvers. A Smith and Wesson Model 19-5 4in Nickel and a Ruger GP100
4in. S/S. Both are great shooters and very accurate. I take one of them to the range with me almost everytime I go. I do own more semi-autos but I wouldn't trade either of these two for anything.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 2:36:27 PM EDT
Not really. Autos are more fun.

The only wheelgun I shoot regularly is my S&W J-frame, and the only reason I shoot that is because I carry it.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 5:32:37 PM EDT
Oh, I do! I love the two pistols I have, but the two revlovers I have had (or had, one is no longer in my possession) are a whole other game. I always found them to be very powerful and, of course, very reliable. The Ruger I used to have eventually died (long story, but what was done to that gun was a sin), but I felt confident while I had it that, should it die during a time of need, it would be handy for pistol whipping! But, in all seriousness, I think the revolver I still have (S&W 686) is probably the most accurate out of my three guns, and it is the one I have grabbed in the past when I have thought I needed to defend myself (and had a choice of guns handy). So yes, I still use a love revolvers.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:55:34 AM EDT
I still love a nice 22 wheel gun over a 22 auto. I like my twin Smith 17s...early 90s guns before Smith went totally teh suck.

Still want a Colt Diamondback
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:22:02 AM EDT
I have a 4" Python I haven't shot in over 20 yrs. I love shooting Sigs and hate cleaning revolvers..
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:36:26 AM EDT
The only wheel gun I have is a 1973 model 66. That's one sweet shooter. Can't beat the trigger and it feels great. It's a pain in the tail to clean, but I look at it as a piece of history. I take it out every couple weeks and run a box or two of .38 specials through it. MJD
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 6:23:29 AM EDT
yeah, cleaning revolvers sucks.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 8:21:31 AM EDT
I got 5 I think, 2 357's, a 44 mag, a Colt SAA in 45 LC, and most recently Beretta Stampede in .357. Need a Python to add to the mix
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:50:41 PM EDT
The first gun I ever fired was a Smith and Wesson .38 special, so I guess wheelguns will always have a special place in my heart. I just bought a used Ruger GP100 .357 SS with a 4" barrel for $275 a few months ago. This thing looks like it's new too! I love it!! Shoots great!

I like semi-autos also, but they are what's popular now so you can get some real deals on the wheelguns!!
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