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      Wheel guns are best for target practice

      I went down to the range today with my old trusty S&W Model 19 and promptly shot my best group ever, 1.5" from 45 feet. I've shot primarily my semi autos all summer and there has been marked improvement in my skills to this point, shooting consistent 4"- groups with my Kimber TLE. But, today reminded me of a statement I've posted before and will again here, "the only gun I'll never sell is my S&W Model 19". It seems that I can just take it out and have pure confidence in its dead on accuracy after 3 months of not shooting it. Along with this group were others under 3". When people address this forum looking for a "range gun" my first suggestion will always be a K framed S&W or similar wheel gun. I think that the loading process and the finite amount of shots in the chamber, slow you down and force better concentration on the target. With my semi autos, I figure there's always another bullet in the clip, so what if that last shot was a flier.


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      That 6" barrel doesn't hurt any with the accuracy either.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt View Post
      That 6" barrel doesn't hurt any with the accuracy either.
      Not at all. However, I still use my Kimber CDP for home protection since the 19 and my Kimber TLE are bulky as drawer guns. I may be picking up a 4" Model 19 in the near future if I can find one in the right condition/price range.

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      Everybody should have at least 1 .357 Revolver and 1 9MM. We can have all the others our pocket book will take care of but those 2 are IMHO mandatory.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
      Everybody should have at least 1 .357 Revolver and 1 9MM. We can have all the others our pocket book will take care of but those 2 are IMHO mandatory.
      Then I am Finally ok in your eyes.

      I just picked up Ruger New Blackhawk in .357, Stainless with the 6-1/2" barrel. so far i love it.

      P.S. NICE GROUP Dsig1. Confidence is a wonderful thing. I bet that even helps you too.

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      Quote Originally Posted by niadhf View Post
      Then I am Finally ok in your eyes.

      I just picked up Ruger New Blackhawk in .357, Stainless with the 6-1/2" barrel. so far i love it.

      P.S. NICE GROUP Dsig1. Confidence is a wonderful thing. I bet that even helps you too.
      You were always OK niadhf, a bit slow but OK.

      With that new Blackhawk you have caught up.

      Enjoy it.

      PS: We expect a range report.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
      Everybody should have at least 1 .357 Revolver and 1 9MM. We can have all the others our pocket book will take care of but those 2 are IMHO mandatory.
      Great minds think alike, TOF!

      92FS and 686+ were the first two guns I bought and I still have them both.

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      Couldn't agree more with TOF as I am lucky enough to several of both styles.
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      .357 Python 6", Trooper 4", S&W M-19 4", Rugers SS 2 4" & 1 23/4".
      As you can see I enjoy my 9mm & .357's.

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      revolvers are old fashioned

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      Quote Originally Posted by JONSCH View Post
      revolvers are old fashioned
      So is the Moon.

      What does either have to do with the price of Tea in China?

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      I must be alone in this. Although I REALLY enjoyed the trigger on a friends 686, I didn't enjoy shooting it nearly as much as my semi-autos (nor were the groups nearly as good). I don't know...maybe it's just the fact that I have shot semi-autos since I began with handguns, but either way I enjoy the autos more.

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      Wheel guns are best for target practice
      I guess that depends on the purpose of your practice. I am boring and only interested in handguns for defense, and therefore only have autos. I only practice defensive type shooting, so I only practice with autos. Shooting a revolver would have no practical purpose for me, and so it wouldn't be "best" for me at all.

      I guess I am still having trouble with this "fun" concept.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
      I must be alone in this.
      Nope, despite the reliability factor of a revolver, I prefer a semi-auto.

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      It really makes no difference to me. I like them all, but I am probably a little bit more consistently accurate with semi-autos.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
      So is the Moon.

      What does either have to do with the price of Tea in China?
      LOL!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
      I guess that depends on the purpose of your practice. I am boring and only interested in handguns for defense, and therefore only have autos. I only practice defensive type shooting, so I only practice with autos. Shooting a revolver would have no practical purpose for me, and so it wouldn't be "best" for me at all.

      I guess I am still having trouble with this "fun" concept.
      And I shoot for fun/competition. HD is not a major concern for me. (Small town....house off the beaten path). Still, all the use has given me confidence to use them for HD should the need arise. Not as prepared as you, but certainly better than the average "buy a gun and stick it in my nightstand" owner.

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      Wheel guns are best for everything!!*






      * - This applies to shots #1-6, your mileage may vary after that.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Willybone View Post
      Wheel guns are best for everything!!*






      * - This applies to shots #1-6, your mileage may vary after that.
      Huh. I find autos faster for the first shot out of the holster, and faster for splits between all shots. Faster is better.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
      Huh. I find autos faster for the first shot out of the holster, and faster for splits between all shots. Faster is better.
      To quote my wife, "there's fast, then there's fun".

      She likes shooting my S&W 34 more than my Buckmark.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
      I guess I am still having trouble with this "fun" concept.
      Ha! Speaking of which, we're about 1 month out for everyone to start posting their zombie targets, right?

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