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Old 11-30-2011, 04:22 PM
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While Earl Lee does seem to be the type to use something other than a .38, and often does, even if still a varient of the 38 round. (.357 Magnum, .38-44, Super .38), the .38 Spl was the go to police issue service round of it's day.l

And hell, even old Mr. Ed and mean old Charlie carried .38 Specials when they went up the river to rid the world of Thebes.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:01 PM
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While Earl Lee does seem to be the type to use something other than a .38, and often does, even if still a varient of the 38 round. (.357 Magnum, .38-44, Super .38), the .38 Spl was the go to police issue service round of it's day.l

And hell, even old Mr. Ed and mean old Charlie carried .38 Specials when they went up the river to rid the world of Thebes.
Oh sure, but those guys were real - well okay they were "based" on real characters. Earl Lee Swagger and his son Bobby Lee are on a level above us mere mortals. The Swagger men have to use something that is worthy of their superman status. I mean Earl carried both a S&W N frame (actually it would have been an S frame in the fifties) .357 magnum and a Colt .357 Trooper.

Which is why I just had to own both a S&W Model 28 and a Colt Trooper.

Actually I like Stephen Hunter's novels.

As I've gotten older I've become a bigger fan of the 38 Spl and 9mm Parabellum. Thanks to the advances in bullet designs over the past twenty-five years the rounds are pretty effective. I shoot well with both the 9mm Glocks and 38 revolvers and the ammo isn't as expensive as .357 and 45 ACP.

Also ,as a collector of revolvers, I discovered that often the older 38 Spl revolvers are lower priced than the .357 magnums and the 38 Spl models are usually in better shape than the magnums. Plus many folks don't want a "wimpy" 38 - even if it is a classic. So the selection is better.

The .357 and 45 are great loads. I'm not starting a caliber debate here.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:14 PM
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I like how everybody loads with 38-44 in his novels, even loading detective specials with them historical accuracy might be a little off but books were cool.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:54 PM
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Very nice collection Checkman - I still love that 1899 M&P and the Heavy Duty.
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Thanks Nyles. You have a nice collection as well.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:54 AM
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"Revolvers..."
"Yes, revolvers"

Sweet collection, Dudarino.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:49 PM
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"Revolvers..."
"Yes, revolvers"

Sweet collection, Dudarino.
Welcome to the Revolver Kingdom.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:24 PM
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And I thought my 3 Rifles and a Shotgun were too much guns.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:22 PM
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And I thought my 3 Rifles and a Shotgun were too much guns.
I had that many guns when I was 12
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:07 AM
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Revolvers? Oh, come on, Gramps, move into the 21st century!


No, I'm just kidding. Nice collection.
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