Crap shoot #2

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by JRL, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:15 PM.

  1. JRL

    JRL Active Member

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    Impulse buy for $100... a used 3.5" barrel Cobra .38spl derringer

    I have no idea if I'll like it after shooting it--- we'll see

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  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I bought a Cobra .38 Special derringer for $39.95 several years ago when I had my FFL. I think I put two rounds (maybe three) through it before I got rid of it. It was the most painful gun I had ever fired and remains the 2nd most painful to this day. The S&W 500 took the top honor a couple of years ago.
     
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  3. JRL

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    Yikes... maybe I should wear leather gloves for first shot
     
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  4. Grizzley1

    Grizzley1 Well-Known Member

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    Had one, shot it once, got rid of it. Had a box of .38s with 49 rounds in it laying around for a couple of years because I didn't have a .38 to shoot them out of. Ended up trading the .38s for some .45 colt rounds.

    That thing was without a doubt the most horrid thing I've ever fired.

    Gloves won't help a whole lot, that itty bitty bird's head grip will still roll upward in your hand and that hammer spur is going to hurt.
     
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  5. Clipper

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    I have a Cobra in 9mm. It isn't much fun to shoot, but it is controllable. It is one of my "maybe needs to be traded" guns.
     
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