Ladies, does it annoy you to walk into a gun shop and immediately be directed to the small, .38 Special revolvers? Have you noticed a switch? Next time you go into a gun shop, ask at the counter for a semi-auto. I bet they will hand you a .380 ACP. Revolvers and .380s are great, but they aren’t everything. Is the .380 the new .38? Read on for my conclusion.
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Do you love the historical lever action rifles? Then you’re going to dig this one. How about a Winchester Model 1873 in .357 Magnum. I know that the .45 Colt or .32-20 would be historical but .357 and .38 Special are more cost effective so my History degree will forgive me.
You want to teach someone to shoot? Turn off the internet dribble. Get away from the Gun Snobs who know it all. Go get a new or used Smith and Wesson Model 10.
In this video game age, everyone wants glamour and pizzazz. Yes, there are better guns and calibers and there are more glamorous friends out there as well. Nevertheless, I will always go with the loyal proven commodity. Is the .38 special a good round? I’ll bet my life on it!