Revolver for wife ???

Revolver for wife ???

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:54 pm

Thinking of getting the misses a revolver. 22lr (or a 22 mag. ???) with a snub nose. Any good models besides s&w. Snub nose, 22lr, small frame,light weight, hammerless. How heavy are the trigger pulls ? Not a hair trigger but manageable. No derringers or semi autos or the folding type. She is not ready for my JUDGE, I tried to get her to shoot a .357 mag, but she didn't after she saw it jump, I was planning on loading .38's in it.
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Re: Revolver for wife ???

PostBy: mozz On: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:07 pm

I would have to say a Taurus model 94, it doesn't have the concealed hammer but you could get a gunsmith to do that. The prices are decent. I have a model 85 here for the wife, 38 special.
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Re: Revolver for wife ???

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:23 pm

I did think of the 94, except for the hammer and they seem to pull harder than a smith. My judge has a bobbed hammer, (NEAR useless, hard hammer pull and not enough leverage). Would it be possable to fit a bobbed hammer on the 94 ??? I would be afraid the hammer would snag on something and KA POW :o
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:54 pm

I have a Taurus .38 5 Shot. It is a nice little gun. It fits in my pocket and would ruin someone's day with little problem. I'd buy another one. I originally got it when my kids where little so I wanted something simple with a firm trigger. Since it's a revolver it's not going off if if should be dropped; someone has to pull the trigger. No, I don't drop my guns or leave them around for the kids to find but I'm still super cautious. I find I shoot more accurately when I pull the hammer after each shot. It's a small gun so it does have a kick but they have put vents on the barrel which shoot flames when it's fired. It gets a lot of attention on the range.

I am currently looking at a Sig Saur Model 290 9 mm with a 10 shot magazine. The trigger pull is easier and since it's an automatic much smoother to fire. Another positive is that DK has a Glock and the Sig Saur would use the same ammo. I like to fire the Glock but I can't pull the slide back to take it apart so it's not the gun for me. It's also much larger. Anyway, just some things to consider. Lisa
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:13 pm

lowfog01 wrote: Since it's a revolver it's not going off if if should be dropped; someone has to pull the trigger.


I had a P226 and in the manual Sig claimed the same thing, seems they have some kind of locking mechanism on the firing pin that isn't released without pulling the trigger. Not sure about the model you listed but the P226 has no safety. If the hammer hasn't been cocked its harder pull. There is a decocking lever near the thumb postion , you can easily take it back to "safe" if the hammer is cocked. I really liked that gun a lot.
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PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:09 pm

Taurus makes a Ultra-Light model 941 in .22 Mag. with a 8 shot cylinder. :o
I have Taurus tracker Stainless steel revolever ( 5 shot .45 Colt ). It is a high quality revolver and will trust my life with it.
Also the Ruger Sp 101 5 shot .38 Special or .357 with .38 Special target ammo. Low recoil & very well made.
Start your wife out with a .22 and after she is use to that, then move up to the .38 special.
My daughter is 21 years old, 110 lbs. and has no problem with the Ruger SP-101 .38 Special 3" barrel.
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PostBy: mozz On: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:37 pm

I was thinking, bobbing the hammer might not get done properly at any ole gunsmith. Since it's a rimfire with the pin probably attached to the hammer, i'm sure some of the weight would be lost and may cause misfires. I would leave it alone, maybe get the trigger touched up. I'm a S-W person myself, models 19-2,28-2,29-2,39-2, but i don't discriminate, the hammerless sp101 357,2", mark2, blackhawk, couple colts, T/C, and whatever else has dust in the safe.
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:50 pm

Richard S. wrote:I had a P226 and in the manual Sig claimed the same thing, seems they have some kind of locking mechanism on the firing pin that isn't released without pulling the trigger. Not sure about the model you listed but the P226 has no safety. If the hammer hasn't been cocked its harder pull. There is a decocking lever near the thumb postion , you can easily take it back to "safe" if the hammer is cocked. I really liked that gun a lot.


I've been to a couple of gun shows and so far the P290 seems to be the gun for me. I like the way it feels in my hand. A lot 9mm are just to large. Maybe I'll ask for one for my anniversary and/or birthday. That's how I got my shot gun. :) I think if you are looking for a gun you should go to a gun show and hold as many as you can. Then go to the range and rent the top 3 or 4 and see how they work out for you. Take care, Lisa
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PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:25 pm

I personally like a hammer, but for the misses, could she let it slip and KA BLUE EE :o :o Probably cheaper to buy a smith over the taurus and a gunsmith. Did colt or any others make such a critter, past or present ???
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PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:26 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:I did think of the 94, I would be afraid the hammer would snag on something and KA POW :o


All of the Taurus revolvers have the " Transfer Bar ". The revolver will only fire if the trigger is pulled all the way back. A hammer drop with out a trigger pull will not fire a round......
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PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:31 pm

PC 12-47E wrote:
AA130FIREMAN wrote:I did think of the 94, I would be afraid the hammer would snag on something and KA POW :o


All of the Taurus revolvers have the " Transfer Bar ". The revolver will only fire if the trigger is is pulled all the way back. A hammer drop with out a trigger pull will not fire a round......

I could see her tring to let the hammer down with the trigger in and loosing the hammer :roll: hammerless may be the best bet. She has been going for walks in some secluded places. Dogs bite and some humans do too.
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:38 am

I got the wifey a Smith 642 hammerless. Not a better brand name for a Smitty wife. :D

Recoil is about the same as my full sized 1911 in .45 ACP, due to it's snub barrel (1-7/8" long) & light weight. Trigger pull isn't what I'd call heavy ... just LOOOOONG. I make everyone laugh when they watch me shoot it after playing with pistols. Good way to tell if you have a flinching problem. :lol:

I put some nice Crimson Trace lazer grips on it. Helps her with aiming. She has limited time with handguns, which is why I chose a hammerless revolver for her carry piece. Not much can go wrong unless you go out of your way to make it go wrong. ;)

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:15 am

Up close & personal lil girlfriend derringer-- over & under 22---almost sounds like sex don't it? :clap: toothy plus, she don't need a suitcase to carry it ;)
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:59 pm

I have something similar in 9mm, for when the Warthog won't hide in the clothes well ... :D

Like taking a hammer to your hand ....

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:27 pm

youzer--a knock em down derringer. :)
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