Rock Island Arms, M200, 38 Special. Half Baked range report.
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    Rock Island Arms, M200, 38 Special. Half Baked range report.

    Well, I finally got over to the range with my new Rock Island Arms, Model 200, in 38 Special. Quick review. Medium frame, six shot, 38 Special revolver, 4" barrel, fixed sights, plastic finger-groove round butt stocks.

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    Short version. It works. About 50 rounds of my reloads. I had one misfire that fired on the second try. Primer most likely wasn't seated deeply enough. That was the only problem.

    Now, I'm a lousy shot, so I don't take pictures of my targets. I'm always in a hurry to get them off the line before the ten year old kid shooting next to me notices it, but I didn't shoot this one any worse than I do my other guns.

    Trigger is nice. Really nice for a $215 gun. The grips handle the massive recoil of my 38 reloads well.

    It's not bad for two hundred bucks.
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    Thanks for the review. That hammer spur looks like it might be just the ticket for my bad right thumb. My thumb sometimes slips off the hammers on my Smiths.
    BTW , I don't save my targets either. The RO looked at one and told me " ​No Shotguns indoors."

    COME TAKE IT.
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    Thanks for the range report. I don't recall seeing any complaints about the Rock Island revolvers online. Heck I think I have seen more bad reports on S&W and Ruger in the past 6 months than I have on these since they came out
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    Just out of curiosity is it the report or you that was half baked ? I just had to ask : )
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    Nice review now we know. !! Sounds like a good bargin home defense gun !!
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    Sounds like a fine range time!
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    Hey - at least your holes are ON THE PAPER, right?

    (Thanks for the review, too!)
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    I consider it to be a good range trip when they say “Ya’ll come back now “‘as I’m heading out.
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    I have cosidered that gun a number of times. Its hard to ignore the price snd I have had 3 1911's from Rock Island and they were all that and a bag of chips .... except for the finish. If you look to closely at the gun and your eyelash brushes against it you damage the finish. But ... for the price of that revo I would be alright with a tear down, some mark lee and a couple hours or just let it develop its own "patina"
    Last edited by Boriqua; 11-16-2019 at 10:29 AM.

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    Thanks for the report! Good to know how the revolver functions if one is considering it as an option for self defense.
    I keep a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'!

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