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    The .38 Special

    "No people in the world ever did achieve their freedom by goody-goody talk and moral suasion: it being immutable law that all revolutions that will succeed must being in blood, whatever may answer afterward."
    Mark Twain

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    Thanks for the informative article. Loved the trivia about Lee Harvey Oswald!
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    David .....Your next mission....should you choose to accept it....will be the .30-06!!!! Bob

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    I like it, David. The .38 Special is 4th on the amount of shooting I do, right after the .22 LR(naturally), .357 Magnum and .45 ACP.
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    I started reloading with the .38 Special. It holds a special place in my interest. It is my favorite everyday cartridge for shooting. I enjoy my .44 Special and .45 ACP S&W revolvers. But day in and day out, I keep coming back to the .38 Special. It is eternal. When Jesus returns we will still be shooting .38 Specials... and .30-06.

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    I think maybe the 30-30 first Bob! But I'm prejudiced....
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    One of my favorite things about the .38 Special especially in a 4" barrel such as the simple, plain Jane model 10(threads in revolvers section) is that you can start a new shooter whether new to shooting or new to handguns and they can learn the rudiments of handgun shooting with a weapon that is easy to control, not too much muzzle blast, and they will often do reasonably well with a firearm that is potent, but not intimidating. The times I have taken new shooters out it has mainly been with the model 17 and the model 10 and model 15.
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    My main interest is enjoyable shooting......... .22 LR and the .38 Spl. fill my needs. 'Course .....I have other guns, too!!!! Bob

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    I could if I had to get along quite well with nothing more than my 14-3 an 17-3, as far as handguns go.
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    Good point Wendy. I have taken three folks out that have never shot before. Started my wife on a .22 Mosquito because the 'big gun' made her nervous. After one magazine, she WANTED to try the Model 15, the Mosquito "just wasn't satisfying enough" as she put it. My step son took too the Mod 15 without any questions. My daughter didn't like it, and preferred the .22. Didn't like the 'bang'. I suspect that as we get her out more and more, she will become more used to it.

    To each their own, at least they are all safe and responsible gun users. And the Model 15 is part of the reason.
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