Anyone shot one of these? I'm considering one since I got the wife a revolver for worry-free home defense use. And I *HATE* having only one firearm for any particular caliber. So we are going to stock up on .357 and .38 ammo. Yee-haw, another round to reload LOL
I got her a Ruger LCR. I have always been a big fan of the SP101, its all-steel big brother. Last gun show, we walked every table with revolvers, and all the pink ones, and this is the one she picked, hands-down, over all the other HD style revolvers. "Even though its not pink I want this one".... coming from her, that's saying something about ergonomics!
ANYWAY... Has anyone shot one of these before? Interested to hear feedback.
I'm not a slave to the ergonomics or "small pistol" mindset, and we have always been a Ruger family. Well, Dad's big caliber is the .41 mag. We have TONS of .357 mag brass and ammo, but frankly it gets passed over most of the time when we go shooting. I'm looking at all the standard frame .357 offerings, and frankly not impressed. The 8-shot SW model peaks my interest, as well as the Chiappa Rhino. After doing some research, the design seems sound. I understand the "why" of its design and think it may be something even the wife can handle since everyone who writes about it indicates a .357 load "feels" like a .38 load in this gun.
Cost is the only thing that makes me pause on this. I can get an SP101 for almost half the price of one of these. But then again, if I ever need to use it I won't care how much it cost me out the door... right?
A fairly unbiased review here:
Some other reviews I've read are a bit more, well, less journalistic might be the best way to describe them. More like water cooler chitchat
Note the barrel is at the BOTTOM of the cylinder, causing less recoil since the force is in-line with your bones: