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Took me 20 years to get used to a Glock.... I won't live long enough to warm up to this....
 

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1st I dont think they have been released yet. Issues as with most Ruger new releases have caused a delay. will wait and see a year from now. Why be a test rat?

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Hunter said:
The one I am looking to get is the Charter arms 9MM/380ACP.
My level of interest is a whole lot higher for this one.....but I have been down on Charter Arms ever since I bought one of their .44 Special Bulldogs back in the 1970s. I know it's not fair to them , but that particular revolver was such a junky POS, I may never forgive them. You know, fool me once, shame on you....

S&W could make a dandy 2" 5-shot 9mm on their J-frame - or even better, on the shorter cylinder I-frame. I'd line up to buy one - internal lock or not!

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It boils down to whether a person particularly wants a small revolver that is of polymer construction, alloy construction, or steel construction. I like steel best myself, preferring a Chief's Special or Detective Special. I have a Model 642 but don't particularly like it. I will never be a customer for this one. It doesn't really whip some of the alloy framed revolvers on weight savings. It is functionally the same as revolvers made over a hundred years ago. It's a device for throwing conventional projectiles, same as a Smith & Wesson .38 Safety Hammerless Lemon Squeezer. If it offered a death ray or something then it'd be a breakthrough design. It's also not inexpensive enough to warrant special consideration. I have good snubs on hand already and can do without the novelty of one made of plastic.
 

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last 3 "new release" we have bought from Ruger have ALL been 'recalled' got my SR-9 back yesterday and it was GONE by 6;30 PM..........I too will "wait" till all the bugs are out and they hit the "used"market, cheap.........and even then, "MAYBE"........ l;gmna;
 

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I'm not sure what to think about this contraption. I just went to the Ruger website and watched the video. Either they have re-invented the wheel or they are actually on to something revolutionary. I must admit,I am curious to see how it handles. It might turn out to be pretty good.
I noticed they didn't mention the price.
 

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I got no dog in this hunt; don't want one. But before we dismiss them as junk, let's hear from some people who have actually burned powder in them. I love my 642-1, my wife loves her 37-2, and my daughter her Colt Agent. We're pretty well covered on light, easily carried 38s, so I'm not really in the market. But that doesn't mean it won't turn out to be a good piece. I want to hear from someone or several someones who have shot them. Preferably those who have shot them many, many rounds and can give a good evaluation.
 

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I agree with Parson45, let's wait till we actually know someone who has shot one till we judge it. I know some won't like it because it has synthetic parts. Ruger has a pretty good track reccord overall so let's give the benifit of a doubt. I for one want to see how well it holds up, how accurate it is, & how well it carrys in a pocket, How well it fits me, etc. before I make any condeming statements. Even then some of these criteria are subjective as well. I for one hope it is as indestructive as an anvil & sells well. Thanks Frank
 

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Well, they could have put out their own alloy frames/scandium stuff, in which case everyone would say they were just copying S&W. Some of this I think stems from the decision makers wanting to break new ground and be innovative. But, I am skeptical of the odds of success this time around. Sooner or later, someone was going to market a polymer revolver.
 

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Right Geoff!

To me the thing that's most telling is the very fact that this is a REVOLVER.....

I thought that they were just about dead as a design having been killed off by Autopistols....
 

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Sebago Son said:
Right Geoff!

To me the thing that's most telling is the very fact that this is a REVOLVER.....

I thought that they were just about dead as a design having been killed off by Autopistols....
Yeah, didn't Paul Mauser put at end to those wheelie things back in 1896?
 

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Yeah, didn't Paul Mauser put at end to those wheelie things back in 1896?[/quote]


Not hardly! Frank :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Gun owners are a traditional lot and if you want to "win them over" using new fangiled materials for classic revolver it's GOT to be esthetically pleasing to the eye.

The aborition has a face only a mother could love... thepuke
 
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