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Old 12-27-2012, 07:09 PM   #46
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Well, there went my dreams of ever owning another handgun.

I went to Academy, tonight...

EVERYTHING.
GONE.

I also went to Bass Pro...

EVERYTHING.
GONE.


I know I'm probably gonna' offend someone; But, I wish that fucker hadn't killed himself...so that I coulda' choked the last breath of air outta' his dumb ass.


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....Has anyone suggested getting both?

That's funny shit, right there...


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I'm coming over to trip over one of you lost 1911's...that you won't miss.

Come-on down! I'll tell you what I'm missing, and let you keep every third one you find...


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Old 12-27-2012, 07:32 PM   #47
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My quandry is this: Which one to buy.

They make it in .454 Casull (probably wayyyy overkill), and .44 Mag.


If you were buying one of these pistols, which would you buy?...and why?



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go big or don't go at all
my Alaskan 454 is my all time fav revolver
pleasant shooter with 45 long colt
it get's real interesting with the big stuff but crazy fun
I carry it when mountain climbing in grizzly country
don't leave home without it!



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Old 12-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #48
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Now this ^^^ is an interesting suggestion.

Apparently, I've really lost my hold on gun knowledge, over the last few years. I knew about the .460, but didn't realize how versatile it was.

I hate to use the word "snub". However, do they make it in a barrel length that is similiar to a "Guide"-style weapon? (i.e.- "Alaskan", "Mountain Gun", etc.)
http://www.gunsinternational.com/Smi...n_id=100304524

Personally I would go for this instead:

http://www.gunsinternational.com/Smi...n_id=100303671


http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...layErrorView_Y

In that kind of a gun, with that kind of power, I think a person is better off with the 4" to 5" barrel size. Otherwise you get too much sound and flash and not as much of the power that you want - the shorter barrels not allowing the powder to burn as efficiently or completely.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:45 PM   #49
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Well, there went my dreams of ever owning another handgun.


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It will die down - the panic buyers have to get it out of their systems - and they will eventually max out their credit cards. Some time in the future, when they have calmed down and their wives are making them sleep on the couch for spending all their vacation cruise money on yet another gun, some deals will show up at the local gun show on these panic buys.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #50
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I don't know CM; This pic just put a tingly sensation in my boxer shorts...


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Old 12-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #51
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I don't know CM; This pic just put a tingly sensation in my boxer shorts...


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really, I have owned over a dozen revolvers prolly 15 - 18

they come they go it's a hobby

have shot literally hundreds of different types and calibers of revolvers

this one stays home. it wont ever leave ever

it just feels so good in hand when shooting

even the flame throwing casulls

it is a fucking blast

2nd mortgage your house and go find one-you wont be disappointed
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:44 PM   #52
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Revolvers are fun. Only have a stainless 4.2 GP100 now but I do get the itch for a .44 Mag or .45LC Single or Double action. Actually never owned a single action. There is so much cool stuff out there. Has to be stainless though. Surprised myself a couple of months ago on league nite shooting steel plates in a semi circle, not on a stand but different heights and distances. We time 5 passes with autos the again with revolvers. I actually shot full house .38s in 158gr for my personal fastest time of 3.78 sec from hands up position with the GP100, faster than my 1911 .45 Kimber. Not bad for an old guy. Haven't done it since. Most of the fellows seem to really be into Cowboy Action though. I'm afraid to try it cause I know I'll like it, and would rather have another Dualsport bike. Us retired guys have lots of time but not much money!
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:52 PM   #53
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I don't know CM; This pic just put a tingly sensation in my boxer shorts...


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Whatever turns you on.

I sold a Ruger snubby in .357 and a .44 spc CA Bulldog and got the 4" Taurus Ti Tracker and the S&W 329PD instead. Much happier with the 4" versions of both. Less flash, less noise, less recoil - still a convenient size and weight, and I like the looks better.

To each their own - but I would take a hard look at what you are giving up in ballistics first.

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Overall, the average velocity generated by the .454 Casull loads in the 7 1/2-inch barrel was 1742 fps with 1823 ft-lbs energy. In the 2 1/2-inch barrel the average velocity was 1497 fps with 1346 ft-lbs energy. That amounts to a 14.1 percent reduction in average velocity and a 26.2 percent reduction in average energy caused by the 66.6 percent reduction in barrel length. When the same overall comparison is made with the .45 Colt loads, though not as germane to the issue of protective power as with the .454 Casull ammunition, the results come out as follows: the 7 1/2-inch barrel averaged 966 fps with 541 ft-lbs energy; the 2 1/2-inch barrel averaged 863 fps with 433 ft-lbs energy. That
amounts to a 10.7 percent reduction in average velocity and a 20.0 percent reduction in average energy. Not as much of a loss as with the more powerful loads, but still significant.
Read more: http://www.shootingtimes.com/2011/01...#ixzz2GJdbrczN
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:06 PM   #54
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If you're looking at short barrelled wheel guns I'd just go for the .44.

454 Casull with a 2.5" barrel is kind of a hand cannon, claymore mine and flame-thrower all rolled into one.



It's as awesome as knife-fighting lobsters, but expensive and not really practical.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:58 PM   #55
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It will die down - the panic buyers have to get it out of their systems - and they will eventually max out their credit cards. Some time in the future, when they have calmed down and their wives are making them sleep on the couch for spending all their vacation cruise money on yet another gun, some deals will show up at the local gun show on these panic buys.
Yea, I hear ya. Adding anything to the collection will have to wait a year or so now. I only have a tiny collection, but enough for now. I have even backed off shooting to save the ammo as that has suddenly gotten nutty hard to get. This pattern tends to repeat every 4 years for some reason?
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:27 AM   #56
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If you're looking at short barrelled wheel guns I'd just go for the .44.

454 Casull with a 2.5" barrel is kind of a hand cannon, claymore mine and flame-thrower all rolled into one.



It's as awesome as knife-fighting lobsters, but expensive and not really practical.
Even with a .44 in a 2" I'd think that 3/4 of the powder would still need to be burned after the bullet left the barrel. Can't imagine what the muzzle blast on a .454 in a 2" would be. Hate to have my beard singed after touching one off.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:50 AM   #57
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Here's a discussion about the .454 Alaskan and some heavy bullet handloads:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=479040
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.44

I own a S&W .44 and love it. Great gun. Always took it with me when I ventured into the Montana wilderness on my own.

One of my best friends owned a 454 and I shot it a few times. After a few rounds my hand hurt and he told me how much the rounds were. He eventually sold that gun and got a .44

Has anyone suggested getting both?
The triggers on my S&W revolvers are incredible. My uncle works at Ruger and I finally bought a .22 pistol but still have no Ruger revolvers.

Here we have a .357 model 586 and the .44 model 629.

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...To each their own - but I would take a hard look at what you are giving up in ballistics first...

...Read more: http://www.shootingtimes.com/2011/01...#ixzz2GJdbrczN
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Here's a discussion about the .454 Alaskan and some heavy bullet handloads:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=479040


Interesting articles. Thank y'all...


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Old 12-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #60
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The triggers on my S&W revolvers are incredible. My uncle works at Ruger and I finally bought a .22 pistol but still have no Ruger revolvers.

Here we have a .357 model 586 and the .44 model 629.

I'm embarrassed to say that I don't know what model .44 I've got. It says "Mountain Gun" on it which I'm pretty sure is just like a 629? I'll agree with you on the trigger- it's simply awesome. I'd shoot it a lot more if I could.

I work a part-time job on the side with a fellow that works full time at Ruger. He passed along his employee discount to me (did it all legit) and I got an SR9c. I haven't shot that enough to feel comfortable but so far I like it. More important is that there seems to be a good crew of Americans making those guns, and they all seem to take a lot of pride in their product. That's worth a lot in my book.
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