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i got a 1911 want to shift to 38 revolver...can u consider this as downgrade?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by shotokan99, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Froggy_131

    Froggy_131 Bubblehead

    Sep 4, 2005
    It's not a downgrade if you are replacing a local 1911 with an imported revolver. ;f

  2. shotokan99


    Nov 30, 2005
    im thinking about taurus, a bit cheaper. what u guys think?

    will i go for 38,mag 22, or 357?
  3. vega


    Sep 29, 2001
    22mag is a waste of money, IMO.
    Get the 357, you can shoot 38spl with it.
    You're thinking of 4 inch barrel right?

    pm sent.

  4. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

    Hey, dont you have a single action .22 mag? I thought I saw a picture of it that you posted. Any bad experience with it? I had none with mine. BTW mine is a 3 1/2 inch barreled S&W M51 backed up by 2 HKS speedloaders. I was thinking of converting it to 2 inch for concealed carry so I wouldn't have to buy a new snubbie. Kaya lang naghinayang ako kasi its my most useful gun. I shoot it more often tha any other gun that I own.

    shotokan99: Downgrade. Nah. Only if you take the paltik route. by all means if you feel you'll be more comfortable with a revolver. Im a revolver man myself. I owned or was issued at one time or another a S&W Model 10, Colt Detective Special, Colt Phyton, a couple of snubbies, a NAA mini revolver. Now I only have my .22 magnum. Its just recently that went to pistols. But still a revolver man in my heart. Which makes me think again. Ayaw pa kasi ibenta sa kin ng isang fellow BOG yung Colt Detective Special nya e. Tagal ko na inaawitan sa kanya yun e.;f
  5. vega


    Sep 29, 2001
    Yes I do have a SA 22LR with extra cylinder for 22MAG. I think Shotokan wants a revo for carry, based on his other thread. What I meant, if he buys 22Mag now, he will crave for a higher caliber in the future. I'm just doing the shortcut for him.

  6. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

    I agree. Go with serious defensive calibers first. Fun guns and small calibers should follow later
  7. Nope.

    I'd call that a change in taste...

    Like changing from filter to menthol cigarretes,
    choco to coffee,
    rice to bread...

    Yours is from SA to DA,
    semi to revo
    complex to basic.

    But you're still a pistolero; and pistoleros carry the 357 and practice often with the 38spl ;)
  8. shotokan99


    Nov 30, 2005
    yes, i need something to be my daily carry? is 38 load +p enough na or i really need to go for 357? kaya lang most snubs 5 rds lang..dont u guys feel its too few?
  9. 38spl +p is a good defensive round in the better brands. Try to look for Remington, Winchester and Speer as your carry ammo. But most of all, nothing beats practicing a lot with your snubby, to the point that you could critically hit a target from 7 yards out, one or two handed from the draw in a blink of an eye. That's how fast you need to be to maintain the element of surprise should you ever need to draw it out.

    Having only five rounds makes it important for you to hit accurately in a shot or two. If you can't do that against a determined attacker charging towards you, you're history, and the extra 14 rounds in the mag won't count for anything when you're already down and out. ;)
  10. shotokan99


    Nov 30, 2005
    guys here in phils..wat do i need to process/prepare in order for me to carry my snub legally
  11. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

    P12,000.00. for PTC. I think most gunstores will assist you with this. Im not sure if the price still stands. Mas mahal pa PTC mo kesa sa baril if you want to carry armscor revolver. Why bother? The government can cancel it anytime if they feel the need to do grandstanding and posturing. It not worth paying this government for priviledges just so they can screw us out of our hard-earned money anytime they want. Hindi naman nila ibabalik yung pera mo kung mabigyan ka ng PTC ngayon at i-cancel nila bukas. Pagkuha nga lang ng sukli sa binayaran mo pahirapan pa e.
  12. shotokan99


    Nov 30, 2005
    how much the running price now of 38 2" snub shall we say from taurus? which is more cheaper..ruger or taurus? i cut off s&w from my list..expensive.
  13. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

    P16,000.00 + licenses and processing of requirements. All in all about P22,000.00.
  14. isuzu


    Jul 3, 2005
    North America
    If you're totally comfortable with a revolver, I don't see it as a downgrade.
  15. well, i dont think its a downgrade coz for me semi-automatic pistols and revolvers are of different categories. If you dont like pistols anymore, then go ahead and try the revolvers.

    Yes, Taurus would be nice. Get the .357 magnum tracker. astig.
  16. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    almost home
    Akala ko ba P9,800 na lang ngayon ang alok ng PTCFOR?
    'Appearance' processing 'yan.
  17. Vault Keeper

    Vault Keeper

    Sep 14, 2004
    The Vault
    Most gun fights (in my readings) wont last more than 5 shots...unless mag ala Jaworski kalaban mo at ratratin ka ng m16...;f

    If your serious with revolvers, go for S&W, tried and tested na yan! I have a model 64 snubbie and walang kapalag-palag!

    Though its a bit bulky for my size...

    S&W model 64
  18. Valor1

    Valor1 Pro Paingiver

    Jul 6, 2003
    Urban areas
    If you are going the revolver route, buy the better ones made by Colt, S&W, Ruger, Manurhin, Korth etc. The Taurus is good but it is a hit and miss. Resale value is also lower on the Tauri. If you are inspired by the revolvers, go research on Jerry Miculek.:)
  19. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

    Nov 25, 2003
    Last time I was in FED ( which was only a day after you were there } the PTC "fee" was at 9T petots with appearance. But after a day or two I got a call from Bell Firearms formerly Ultra Systems and they informed me that they could assist me in acquiring a PTC for my CZ75B which I got from them for only 16T with only a 1x1 picture as requirement. Pwede pa daw hulugan up to a year to pay ;f