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Old April 13th, 2017, 04:21 PM   #1516
 
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My first and only handgun is the 5032 45/45. My grandfather was a Redhawk owner (in .44) and he paired it with a Model 44. My partiality to Ruger starts there since the Model 44 was "my" deer gun. I know my revolver will go bang six times when I need it to as long as I treat it with care and respect, and it will likely outlast me in working order. While not the optimal for EDC, competition, or hunting it is in my opinion the best factory one handgun solution.

My next challenge is pairing it with a suitable long arm in .45. I'm leaning toward a plinking/defensive .45 ACP carbine. Not that lever actions in 45C don't deserve any respect...



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With me I just like they way a revolver feels in my hands. I like how it points, carries and shoots. In short it's my preference. Most of all when I wake up at 3:00 am because something went bump, I don't have to worry about safeties, decockers, mag releases or 3-4# D/A triggers. Loaded chamber indicator, have a look. Have a bad round pull the trigger again. When the stress is high keep it simple.
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Recently got my first ever center fire double stack- SR9.
Outstanding firearm but it has not replaced the revolver as house gun,as was intended.
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I prefer the simplicity of a wheelgun. Less to screw up under pressure. I shoot my GP 100 WC and a few S&Ws in my IDPA matches and get a big grin when I outshoot friends w/ bottom feeders.

I also prefer the DA for carry.
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Anything that doesn't have at least an 8" barrel is just not my gun. I don't play Rambo defense or tacticool. I don't practice mag dumps at 10 feet.


I like steel gongs at 100 yards +. I like the target to squeal like the family pig when it gets smacked. It's a slow, steady kind of shooting that fits this senior to a tee.


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There have been a million of these types of articles over the years, here's one of the more recent ones that I think is pretty good.

https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...se-a-wheelgun/
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I love a double-action trigger. And while the plastic guns are great for what they do, and I own several, nothing beats the beauty and function of a revolver. When I went looking for a new carry pistol, in my mind, I had a nice list of requirements that was growing: double action trigger, stainless steel, a caliber that was "of size"... I finally realized that what I was really looking for was a wheel gun. I left the LGS, today, and bought my second Ruger revolver - a DAO SP101.
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