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Old 08-21-2004, 01:39 PM
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Does anyone know of a good quality concealable size revolver?
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Old 08-21-2004, 08:26 PM
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Both Ruger GP-101 and the S&W 60 style where droped I think ,you may be able to find a used one .
May I ask why a revolver ? with all the good small semi autos .I carry a Kel-Tec P11 9mm it is smaller than a S&W 60 and carrys 10+1 rounds not 5.
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Old 08-21-2004, 08:48 PM
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Well, quality is subjective, but consider a Taurus for the money. Naturally I am wondering why you are drawn to a 9mm for a revolver... makes me think you have a 9mm for your main carry. But, whatever you can hit with. Amen to that.
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:28 AM
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Taurus has two new 9mm revolvers. One is quite small the size of a J Frame and the other a hair bigger then the Taurus 85.

Taurus 905



http://www.taurususa.com/products/pr...egory=Revolver


Taurus 905-SSI (instant backup)

http://www.taurususa.com/products/pr...egory=Revolver

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Old 08-23-2004, 01:41 PM
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I'll ask why you're wanting specifically a 9mm? If you've already got a 9mm in another gun, then that's one thing, but it shouldn't really be a huge determinant factor for what you're looking at now. As far as revolvers for CC go, you'd be better off with a .38spcl or .357mag, they're the same size as the 9mm and they've got more umph. Typically 9mm revolvers aren't built on their own specific frame, they're a 9mm cylinder in a .38spcl or .357mag revolver's frame, kind of like 16ga SxS shotguns always being heavy because manufacturers just put 16ga tubes on 12ga receivers.

Look at Ruger GP and SP series revolvers, I don't think they still make a 9mm (unless it's a .38spcl or .357mag with a convertable option), but you'd be more than happy with either of these lines.
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Old 08-23-2004, 03:22 PM
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Actually out of a 2" barrel and using +P ammo or even +P+ the 9mm beats the .38spcl. Some of the 9mm +P+ in 125 grain weights is equal to the .357sig and .357mag 125 grain loads.

I owned the 905 for awhile and it shot great. I did very well with Corbon 125 grain +P's.
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Old 08-23-2004, 03:37 PM
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I'm aware of the capabilites of high pressure 9mm's as I've used them for to take coyotes for the last 5yrs (handloads) out of a hi-point carbine, however, when's the last time you found +P+ ammo on the shelf? I've bought under a dozen boxes of +P ammo, and I bought most of them all at once. Granted reloading them is as easy as standard pressure ammo, but not everybody reloads, this guy doesn't seem like the type that does.

As far as just finding stuff easily, the .38spcl wins the ticket.
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Old 08-23-2004, 05:44 PM
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For what it's worth: Yes, I reload, have for over 30 years. I carry a 9mm full size, just think I might want a revolver to play with. Having over 10000 rounds of 9mm ammo on hand might have something to do with it. Thanks for all the input.
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Old 08-23-2004, 08:40 PM
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Makes sense.

My mom bought a Taurus, as I recall, about 2 years after they came out in production. I had a Chief's Special back then. A gal in my office, Glori, picked one up about 2 years ago. (Both .38 spc.) To me, the quality had improved from the early ones. Now, Glori's was lightweight and I tried to talk her into a heavier frame to no avail. Even though it had built in recoil reduction, it bruised her substantially after 150 rounds.

Light snubbies with full loads made my government .45 feel like a cupcake! Not much handle there to control the rock & roll. But if size and portability are an issue, it is a way to go. Get 'em quick before they get outlawed, too!
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:01 PM
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A gunsmith buddy has one of the S&W 9mm revolvers in his display case right now. First one I've seen in a long time, and I never saw many of them. You might find one of the Ruger Security models that were produced in 9mm if you look
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