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    Wheelguns.

    With all the uncertainty regarding who gets to keep what, I've started wondering what I'll do if the govt sticks it's mitt out for my CZ75.

    As I understand it the most common semi centerfire pistols in NZ are Glocks, CZ 75's, and Colt 45's.

    If the govt tells us it's a wheelgun or nothin', then what are the 3 most common revolvers currently in NZ to consider?
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    I think they will leave the pistols/semi's alone. They might restrict magazine capacity though. I think Aussie has a 10 shot limitation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    I think they will leave the pistols/semi's alone. They might restrict magazine capacity though. I think Aussie has a 10 shot limitation.
    Considering that, 6 or 8 vs 10 makes for a much narrower gap.
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    How bout wheel rifles?
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    Smith and Wesson 586 or I think the stainless one is 686

    38special/357mag

    My one has a beautiful trigger

    Would recommend

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    Dan Wesson 357 Super Magnum with a 10" barrel
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    Took me 5 years to find a .357 revolver that didn’t have a ringed barrel
    Have a very close look when you find one

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308 View Post
    Smith and Wesson 586 or I think the stainless one is 686

    38special/357mag

    My one has a beautiful trigger

    Would recommend
    I have one that breaks like glass. In fact you don't pull the trigger, you just 'think' it, and its gone. Its pure poetry.
    To be honest, I prefer wheelguns, and always have. Being the old fart I obviously have become!
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    I have a 586 and K38 none of the other revolvers are a patch on the Smith and Wessons straight out of the box they have great triggers and are more accurate
    than the shooter, Unless you want to spend what a car would cost on some of the top end European revolvers, Smith have some fancy 8 shot custom shop pieces
    if you have the cash, Buy new unless you know the guns history Pistol shooters are well known for getting projectiles stuck in their barrels I only shoot cast lead in mine
    not to hard to get a stuck one out without damage.

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    Now come on ShooterNZ, you of all people know the Freedom Arms revolvers you were regularly rubbing shoulders with at your local range are the bees knees!!

    Still love my Monson 357 Supermag and the Dan Wesson 445 cluttering up my safe though.

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    Colt 1873 reproductions are pretty popular, but you've gotta wear the right hat...
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    I would add my vote for the S & W 686 . . . we have one and couldn't be more satisfied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihmsakiwi View Post
    Now come on ShooterNZ, you of all people know the Freedom Arms revolvers you were regularly rubbing shoulders with at your local range are the bees knees!!

    Still love my Monson 357 Supermag and the Dan Wesson 445 cluttering up my safe though.
    I'm thinking of de-cluttering......................any genuine interest in a S/S 357 Super Mag?? Brass and maybe some dies?

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    I would suggest not going for a popularity choice.
    It really depends on what sort of shooting you want to do.
    And you want a gun that fits your hand and you are not affected by the recoil.
    Plus a pistol can be a pain to sell if you find you don't like it.
    fyi - There are 9 different Sections within Pistol NZ, and some 40 odd different competitions.
    Everything from Black Powder to speed shooting to cowboy action.
    Contact Phil at Pistol NZ for a handbook showing the different events. exec@pistolnz.org.nz
    or go to www.pistolnz.org.nz

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    I would suggest not going for a popularity choice.
    It really depends on what sort of shooting you want to do.
    And you want a gun that fits your hand and you are not affected by the recoil.
    Plus a pistol can be a pain to sell if you find you don't like it.
    fyi - There are 9 different Sections within Pistol NZ, and some 40 odd different competitions.
    Everything from Black Powder to speed shooting to cowboy action.
    Contact Phil at Pistol NZ for a handbook showing the different events. exec@pistolnz.org.nz
    or go to www.pistolnz.org.nz

 

 

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