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    Hell YES !!

    As the article pointed out, in a "close contact" fight, a SA may not work as the slide is pushed out of battery. A revolver still functions.
    And even a .38 Special at "point blank" range will be devastating.

    The SAs I have are a .25 Colt Jr., an Astra .380, a Colt Hammerless in .32, and the .22 Mag PMR-30.
    My revolvers are Ruger .22LR & Mag Single Six, an SP-101 (.38 Sp.), GP-100 in .357, an old .32-20 S&W, and a "retired" Colt that is unsafe (cyl doesn't lock).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTHunter View Post
    Hell YES !!

    As the article pointed out, in a "close contact" fight, a SA may not work as the slide is pushed out of battery. A revolver still functions.
    And even a .38 Special at "point blank" range will be devastating.

    The SAs I have are a .25 Colt Jr., an Astra .380, a Colt Hammerless in .32, and the .22 Mag PMR-30.
    My revolvers are Ruger .22LR & Mag Single Six, an SP-101 (.38 Sp.), GP-100 in .357, an old .32-20 S&W, and a "retired" Colt that is unsafe (cyl doesn't lock).
    Love my GP100 .357 too!!! I only have a few revolvers but that thing is dead accurate and if you have some ladies in your life that can't handle .357 you can still use .38 in it! I've noticed though all of us using .38 the cylinder seems to make .357 rounds sticky to get out using the ejector. Any knowledge for you or anyone here to comment on using .38 more than .357? Don't know why Ruger doesn't make them anymore they are beautiful, handle great with the rubberized grips and best of all hit the target endlessly. I'd have to say it's actually the most accurate of any handguns I own. I've got the 6" barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Patriot-of-many View Post
    Love my GP100 .357 too!!! I only have a few revolvers but that thing is dead accurate and if you have some ladies in your life that can't handle .357 you can still use .38 in it! I've noticed though all of us using .38 the cylinder seems to make .357 rounds sticky to get out using the ejector. Any knowledge for you or anyone here to comment on using .38 more than .357? Don't know why Ruger doesn't make them anymore they are beautiful, handle great with the rubberized grips and best of all hit the target endlessly. I'd have to say it's actually the most accurate of any handguns I own. I've got the 6" barrel.
    I have the new 3" Python and it hits everything I point it at. Most of the handguns I own are revolvers. I'm just starting to get into semi-autos now. (I think I like them, too.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by alismith View Post
    I have the new 3" Python and it hits everything I point it at. Most of the handguns I own are revolvers. I'm just starting to get into semi-autos now. (I think I like them, too.)
    I'll have to look into that. Ruger Python? I see Colt after a search. Sounds like a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Patriot-of-many View Post
    I'll have to look into that. Ruger Python? I see Colt after a search. Sounds like a winner.
    It's a Colt Python.
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