I guess I like 3" Wheel guns

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by mesinge2, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. tex45acp

    tex45acp New Member

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    K75RT,

    That is one great looking 65. I had one and let it go, in a moment of insanity.

    tex45acp
  2. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

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    And likeing 3" wheel guns is a problem? :D I tend to lean towards revolvers, too.
  3. mesinge2

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    Added a video of it shooting
  4. azlester

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    I love my 3 inch small frame revolver! It balances out so much better then a 2 inch. It conceals easier then a 4 inch. It shoots almost as accurately as the 4 inch too. Only bad thing about it is only 5 rounds, but those 5 rounds go where I want them to! I carry it loaded with 357 mag and carry 38 spl+P in stripper clips.

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    My little 605 I nicknamed Marta...lol
  5. mesinge2

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    azlester, that's the best finish I seen on a Taurus Revolver.
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    Yea, I love the finish too. It is so much better looking in person then the picture shows. I didn't even intend to buy the pistol. I was following an auction and decided that the gun looked too good to let her sell for what I thought was too low of a price. I bumped the price up and ended up winning the auction at way less then $200. I got a great little gun at a great little price.
    I call her Marta because she is so deceptively beautiful and yet so dangerous to be on the wrong side of in a fight.
  7. Archie

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    Three inch revolvers are just about perfect for a multitude of uses. Primarily self defense.

    I have several revolvers that are in the three inch range. A couple are cut off just in front of the extractor rod lug and re-sighted. They tend to balance better and handle quicker than the 2 inch guns and are easier and faster to deploy than longer ones.

    There's some trade off for velocity, but a don't see a three inch revolver as being the standard for an ultimate velocity platform. Even in .38 Special, three inches gives enough velocity for serious defense work.

    And three inch guns are incredibly fast for multiple targets, should that issue arise.
  8. mesinge2

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    Exactly my thoughts on 3 inch wheelies and the reason I seek them out.
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    WIth the exception that I don't have a bobbed hammer on mine they are twins. I really like the Pachmayr Compac Professionals for belly gun carry and use. MAy be just in my head but I shoot a lot better with a 2 or 3" than with a 6".
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    My 3" SP101 goes with me nearly everywhere as it's my traveling gun. In fact, my only 2 centerfire revolvers are both SP101s so I have a bunch of grips and holsters for them...

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    Easier on the eye too.
    In other words, nice with the potential of nicer!
  12. mesinge2

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    I acutally changed the grip inserts and I really like the new ones.

    No SN 16   My .357 Ruger SP101 3.06'' Barrel.jpg

    Also, I have gotten very good with this gun. This is with 357 mag 158 grain Fiocchi Extrema JHP loads; they use the Hornady XTP bullets at 14 yards.

    Grouping 33    .357 Mag Ruger Sp101 1.JPG
    Grouping 34    .357 Mag Ruger Sp101 2.JPG
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  13. fuzebox40

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    That definitely changes it up, impresive shooting too. I think I need to get to the range more often. My targets can be reused!
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    Ha! Apologies, got busy and forgot about this forum. Glad to be back.
    Thanks, she is a beaut.
    Found the DW715 on *********. Was just looking around, made a quick bid, and went to bed. The next morning I was a proud papa. :)
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