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Practical revolver question.

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by twoclones, May 18, 2012.

  1. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I want to get started in Practical Shooting and had thought that I'd like to use my S&W TRR8 {8 rounds / .357 revolver} since I'm most comfortable with that and it uses moon clips. On asking around, I was told that the rules allow only 6 rounds in a revolver. Looks like I might get to buy a new gun...

    I'd like to hear which wheel gun an experienced practical revolver shooter recommends.
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well--if you are refering to USPSA Practical Shooting, you were told wrong. USPSA revolver division
    rules state that you can only fire 6 shots before a reload. Gun can hold more---but you can only shoot 6.

    You CAN shoot it and fire all 8 in USPSA Production or Limited 10 divisions---heck, you could even shoot
    Limited or Open if you wanted.

    The other game you could look into is ICORE---the 8 shot revolvers are the hot ticket there. Don't know if
    there is any in your area though.

    Best revolver for Practical Pistol? S&W 625. 5" unless you also want to shoot IDPA---they only allow
    a max barrel length of 4".
     
  3. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    This division, that division... I've got a lot to learn other than shooting :)

    From what I see in youtube videos, the 625 is very popular in USPSA Practical Shooting. I like it's looks too.
     
  4. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Today I went to watch the practical shooting at Rattlesnake. One RSO told me he thinks "we" have 2 guys using revolvers. I saw quite a few auto loaders with magazine funnels, a few extra fancy looking guns, and WAY TOO MANY guns that jammed while shooting. :rolleyes:

    I'm even more set on using a revolver after today.
    Anyone want to trade their 625 JM for chainsaw carvings? :)
     
  5. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have now ordered {paid the deposit} a 625 JM. :D Excluding powder, everything needed to load .45 acp rounds is sitting at my bench. Any input on the rest of necessary items would be appreciated.

    Seeking comments on:
    Powder - Clays seems to be a popular choice...
    Moonclips - Is there anything I should specifically avoid? Sportsman's Guide has the best price.
    Moon clip holder or server?
    Belt - What do I need?
    Holster - I prefer leather. Galco, Mernickle... Any reason/problem with using these?