Looking for a 9mm revolver

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Deacon_Man, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Deacon_Man

    Deacon_Man Active Member

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    Feb 23, 2010
    Weatherford Texas
    Question, do any of you guys know if there is a company that sells a 9mm revolver ? I have an older lady friend that wants to buy her a gun for self protection. Her hands want alow her to pull back a slide on a semi auto. I would like to see her with atleast a 9mm.



    Deacon-Man
     

  2. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Why not just get a .38spl. revolver? They have been handling the self defense roll for decades and the selection is enormous.
     
  3. Lanrezac

    Lanrezac Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    Taurus seems to make a small-frame 9mm revolver, the Model 905. It looks like S&W and Ruger don't offer them any more - people seem to be asking high prices for them ($700 and up).

    I've never fired 9mm in a J-frame size revolver, so I don't know what that's like. I'd suggest a 3-inch barrel and large grips, if available.
     
  4. flyingtiger85

    flyingtiger85 Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Nevada
    Taurus makes one called the model-905.It has moon clips,and all the rounds come out and reload all at once.I wanted one because I have a 9mm semi-auto and it used the same ammo.Now the bad news,it stings your fingers hard core and is very snappy.I sold it because I like to shoot my guns.Look into the new Taurus 380 revolver or a 38 special.Just my opinion!There are other 9mm and 380 revolvers from the 1970's and early 80's but they are very expensive.In the 700-900 dollar range.They are not made any more just Taurus.Good Luck!
     
  5. savage170

    savage170 Member

    439
    May 3, 2011
    FL
    I once had a Smith 547 which is on the K frame I don't know what I was thinking when I traded that one
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  6. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    florida
    i agree.. get a 38spl revolver.. my wife can't operate a semi auto slide either.. but can shoot a t-85 revolver. she practices with regular stuff.. and has shot plusP to know what it will feel like when she has to use it for self defense. for ease of use i keep a smith 38spl by my side of the bed.. she keeps her tarus by her side. kind of a no hassel deal with a revolver.. no jambs.. etc. between the 2 of us we got 10 rounds of self defense. I got a mossberg scattergun just above the bed.. and others within close reach.. ;)
     
  7. Airdale

    Airdale Active Member

    984
    Mar 31, 2009
    N.W. Arkansas
    Lady Smith 38 spcl.

    Problem solved.
     
  8. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    and usually with the 9mm revolvers you have to use moon clips. I had a 3" Smith many years ago that was a police contract gun that used moon clips.
     
  9. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Didnt Ruger come out with a revolver that shoots 9mm and with an interchangeable cylinder...cant recall the Model?
     
  10. Clipper

    Clipper Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    Amarillo, TX
    Ruger Blackhawk...just a bit too big for her hands though. Get her a .38, much larger selection and probably more in her price range.
     
  11. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    As many of the others have suggested, go with a small frame 38.
     
  12. gunslinger69

    gunslinger69 New Member

    84
    Jan 7, 2012
    maine
    Ruger did make a small run of SP 101s in 9mm. Good luck finding one though, I've tried.
     
  13. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Steep Falls, Maine
    I gotta join the .38 bandwagon. How about this, a nice .357 magnum that fits her hands well. Then she can shoot .38, and you can "borrow" it now and then and have some magnum fun?
     
  14. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Well-Known Member

    872
    Aug 28, 2008
    Near Fairbanks
    I own and shoot both a S&W 547 and 940.
    I also agree with the 38 spl for someone
    who needs the small size gun.
     
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