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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 04:30 AM
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28. How about a 9mm revolver?
Taurus makes (or made) a 9mm stubbie 5-shot. More power than a .38 but less than a .357 Mag, and you have a variety of permium ammo to pick from. Lots of bullet weights and such to choose from. Plus cheap practice ammo!

Taurus uses a "Stellar" full-moon clip that you can load and unload without special equipment. And full-moon clips load fast into a revolver's cylinder. Champion shooter Jerry Miculek can empty a 6-shot .45 ACP revolver, reload it, and empty it again in 2.99 seconds.

Can't say I ever shot one, but I like the concept, especially for cops. Their backup revolver can match the 9mm on their hip in case their autopistol is lost or stolen.
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  -Recommendations for an additional handgun for self-defense. jody  Feb-06-08 02:25 PM   #0 
  - My self-defense handgun is the SIG Sauer P220  SteppingRazor   Feb-06-08 02:45 PM   #1 
  - that's a semi. Jody, are you looking for a revolver or semi? n t  shireen   Feb-06-08 02:53 PM   #3 
     - Yeah, I know. I'm just sayin'.  SteppingRazor   Feb-06-08 02:55 PM   #5 
     - Revolver only. I'm looking for a substitute for the Mdl 38/638. n/t  jody   Feb-06-08 02:55 PM   #6 
        - Only revolvers? Hmmm.... well, if you like S&W, what about the model 65 Ladysmith? n/t  SteppingRazor   Feb-06-08 03:00 PM   #7 
           - I'm looking for other than S&W, we've looked at the mdl 65. Thanks. n/t  jody   Feb-06-08 03:03 PM   #8 
              - How 'bout the Ruger SP101?  SteppingRazor   Feb-06-08 03:07 PM   #9 
                 - Thanks, I'll add the SP101 to my list. n/t  jody   Feb-06-08 03:18 PM   #11 
  - check out the outdoor life forum, there are some threads there  shireen   Feb-06-08 02:50 PM   #2 
  - Mdl 38 with low velocity rounds is perfect for women, based on the experience of several women.  jody   Feb-06-08 02:54 PM   #4 
     - Charter Arms Undercover .38  DonP   Feb-06-08 03:15 PM   #10 
        - Thanks, I'll add that to my list. n/t  jody   Feb-06-08 03:19 PM   #13 
           - They've got a bobbed-hammer model, too. Called the "Off Duty" model.  SteppingRazor   Feb-06-08 03:25 PM   #15 
  - Remember what the cops day:  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Feb-06-08 03:19 PM   #12 
  - I guess that's why many LEOs carry snub nose revolvers as a backup. n/t  jody   Feb-06-08 03:20 PM   #14 
  - Most cops are really not good shooters.  spin   Feb-06-08 10:52 PM   #27 
  - Anyone saying that can't shoot worth a crap, IMO.  benEzra   Feb-07-08 10:13 AM   #29 
     - True, that  krispos42   Feb-11-08 11:38 AM   #30 
  - I like the SP101 too. I carried one as a backup to my GP100 duty revolver, and it  jmg257   Feb-06-08 03:26 PM   #16 
  - Would you consider a .357?  virginia mountainman   Feb-06-08 03:35 PM   #17 
  - I understand re .357 but the frame size, weight, & barrel length are important. n/t  jody   Feb-06-08 03:46 PM   #18 
     - I understand..  virginia mountainman   Feb-06-08 07:01 PM   #19 
        - Thanks, I'll look at the Makarov pistol. We own a variety of handguns and we've used several  jody   Feb-06-08 07:27 PM   #20 
           - That "familiarity" with the gun  virginia mountainman   Feb-06-08 07:47 PM   #21 
              - Many thanks for the additional data, I'll definitely look at Rossi and Taurus. The Rossi Mdl R46102  jody   Feb-06-08 07:56 PM   #22 
                 - Hmm  virginia mountainman   Feb-06-08 08:08 PM   #23 
                    - I checked Taurus' site and their Mdl 851comes in at 16 oz. Prices on GA are in the $400 range. n/t  jody   Feb-06-08 08:13 PM   #24 
                       - I almost bought an 817B2UL --- if only it had a shrouded hammer  aikoaiko   Feb-12-08 03:07 AM   #32 
  - Why not a M638?  pipoman   Feb-06-08 08:16 PM   #25 
  - We have a Mdl 638 along with Mdl 38s. I agree with you, it's a fine revolver. I was trying to  jody   Feb-06-08 08:33 PM   #26 
  - How about a 9mm revolver?  krispos42   Feb-07-08 04:30 AM   #28 
  - I think you know the answer already --- there's nothing better than a S&W  aikoaiko   Feb-11-08 11:35 PM   #31 

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