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    856UL, my first 100

    Well, my first 100 through my new 856UL is the first rounds out of a revolver since the 70's. Back in the 70's, I had a S&W Model 19 in 357mag and shot it quite a bit. Sold my guns to go drag racing for the next 30 years. Got back into shooting about 7 years ago. In the 70's, revolvers where king. Now, semi autos rule. I did buy a TCP several years ago and still have it. A fine 380 auto. Over the last few years, been through several auto learning to shoot again. In the back of my mind, revolvers where talking to me to get one again. Really have not considered one until I watched youtuber "Thefirearm guy" do a video on a Taurus 856 in burnt orange and black. Man, that revolver looked cool. I've been looking for reason to get a revolver again. I go down to my local gun shop and bought a 856UL in matte black a couple of days ago just to get back into the revolver world. Shot it today. I had forgot how much fun shooting a revolver is. Different from autos. Just shot some UMC 130 FMJ and yes, it's a handful. But not punishing. Felt like my 40 cal. Yes, I'm back in the revolver world. After the range today, stop buy another gun shop and saw a highly polished 85 in there. Man, I might need to start a revolver collection. They are just flat fun to shoot.
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    Congrats brother - I love mine. Changed the rubber grip to the wood grip from the Taurus site and that made a nice difference for me.
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    Congrats on your new wheel gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beetlejuice9mm View Post
    I had forgot how much fun shooting a revolver is. Different from autos. Just shot some UMC 130 FMJ and yes, it's a handful. But not punishing. Felt like my 40 cal. Yes, I'm back in the revolver world. After the range today, stop buy another gun shop and saw a highly polished 85 in there. Man, I might need to start a revolver collection. They are just flat fun to shoot.
    Yes they are fun and so is starting a collection. With your itch getting itchier, may I suggest bumping it up on the next one to a Taurus 605 .357. Same size as your 856 with one less in the cylinder but it is sweet. Unlike other .357's of that size or larger, I personally don't find it to be punishing. Ruger LCR .357...OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beetlejuice9mm View Post
    After the range today, stop buy another gun shop and saw a highly polished 85 in there. Man, I might need to start a revolver collection. They are just flat fun to shoot.
    Yeah, my first revolver a few years ago has been followed by many more.



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    "It is wonderful, in the event of a street fight, how few bullets seem to hit the men they are aimed at." Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Theodore Roosevelt, 1888

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iluvrevos View Post
    Yes they are fun and so is starting a collection. With your itch getting itchier, may I suggest bumping it up on the next one to a Taurus 605 .357. Same size as your 856 with one less in the cylinder but it is sweet. Unlike other .357's of that size or larger, I personally don't find it to be punishing. Ruger LCR .357...OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!
    Yes, the itch is strong. Already looking around for my next one. Yes, I'd like a .357 again. I've been looking through the revolver picture thread to familiarize myself with the Taurus model numbers and what's out there. I watched a video of youtuber "the firearm guy" on the 692 Tracker with the interchangeable cylinders .357/38 special, 9mm. Humm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    Yeah, my first revolver a few years ago has been followed by many more.



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    Suddenly, I feel inadequate.
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    Oops, my aim must be off. I was shooting for "enabled" or "inspired!"

    My Cobra is feeling left out, so I'll just toss this in here...

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    Dang DS snuck in there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beetlejuice9mm View Post
    Yes, the itch is strong. Already looking around for my next one. Yes, I'd like a .357 again. I've been looking through the revolver picture thread to familiarize myself with the Taurus model numbers and what's out there.
    Here are my revolvers, for now. More to be added in 2020.

    Top Row from left to right: Ruger LCR .22lr; Ruger LCR .38; Ruger LCR .357

    2nd Row from left to right: Taurus 605 .357; Taurus 856UL .38; S&W 642 .38

    3rd Row from left to right: S&W 686 Plus .357; NAA .22lr; Kimber K6s .357

    I gotta get at least one Colt


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    Man, you guys are killin' me. I looked at revolvers all afternoon today at a gun show.
    The ones I liked were way more than I'm willing to put our there...at a gun show.
    Thinking about a 627 tracker, but that new finish...

 

 
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