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Old 08-07-2019, 06:54 PM   #1
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9mm Revolvers

Always seemed a good idea; cheap ammo especially.

We took three to the range; my 940, a Taurus and a Ruger.
Consensus was that they were surprisingly rappy to shoot; it wasn't a chronograph night, but that will come next.
Getting hits wasn't hard at 21'.
Thoughts, experience?
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Consensus was that they were surprisingly rappy to shoot; it wasn't a chronograph night, but that will come next.
Umm rappy?
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I have a Taurus 905 that I seem to be getting more and more fond of.
I don't find the recoil to be bad at all. I do wish I could get larger grips for it.
Even the slightly larger aftermarket Hogue's are Small for my large hands.
You probably have gotten used to all the 7.65 Browning you shoot Moon.
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Umm rappy?

Uhh, yeah. More than a .38 Special in an otherwise identical gun; more like a junior varsity .357.
I'll confess not getting much pleasure from hard shooting guns anymore, but revos are a different deal. The same ammo in the P365, a small, light gun, is much more pleasant to shoot.
Let's not have a manhood contest here; I've the 11oz 340SC; with magnums, it is 'rappy' times 10!
BTW, the humpback 940 can be held lower in the hand; it was more pleasant to shoot than the exposed hammer Taurus IMHO.
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I really didn't like the LCR in 9mm. The snap was just not nice at all. I have a Charter Arms in .45 ACP that's more comfortable. I suspect that the grip on the LCR is just too small for 9mm.


I have a Taurus in .380, which uses the same ammunition as Glock 42. That one is mostly okay, but I also replaced the grips on it.
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Rappy:

something that is small and/or cute

When looking at the new puppy, she exclaimed, "Rappy!"
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Uhh, yeah. More than a .38 Special in an otherwise identical gun; more like a junior varsity .357.
I'll confess not getting much pleasure from hard shooting guns anymore, but revos are a different deal. The same ammo in the P365, a small, light gun, is much more pleasant to shoot.
Let's not have a manhood contest here; I've the 11oz 340SC; with magnums, it is 'rappy' times 10!
BTW, the humpback 940 can be held lower in the hand; it was more pleasant to shoot than the exposed hammer Taurus IMHO.
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Thanks, Moon. I've not heard/read the term before and suspected you meant something akin to snappy or hard-hitting. I appreciate the clarification/confirmation.

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Rappy:

something that is small and/or cute

When looking at the new puppy, she exclaimed, "Rappy!"
I know how to use Google, too. (And I did prior to asking.) See, I -also- know how to tell when a definition doesn't match the context of a sentence (which I felt it didn't, in this case), hence why I inquired.

If you take a peek above, it's pretty clear that said definition isn't what was meant.


Getting back on topic:
I personally dislike oddball calibers in traditional form factors. i.e. 9mm revolvers, 9mm or .357 SIG 1911's, etc. I have no good explanation for this prejudice, as it's certainly devoid of scientific foundation; it just bugs me -- which is why I don't own such bastardizations.
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surreal', as you might conclude from my nom-de-forum, I've always been fond of auto-caliber revolvers, particularly Smith 25s and 1917s. The 940 iteration of the Centennial has been out of production for no small time, and I had to track mine down on Gunbroker. The surprising, 'rappy', recoil likely had something to do with the idea's demise.
BTW, as regards the 'rappy' term, it's been used here to describe the .380 PPK; it's not just plain recoil, but a sting out of proportion to the cartridge. Three eighties in a G42 simply don't rap at all. Didn't realize the term could cause confusion.



As always, a bike glove will tame the snap of hard kicking, or even rappy, pistols far more easily than gihugo grips.
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Always seemed a good idea; cheap ammo especially.

We took three to the range; my 940, a Taurus and a Ruger.
Consensus was that they were surprisingly rappy to shoot; it wasn't a chronograph night, but that will come next.
Getting hits wasn't hard at 21'.
Thoughts, experience?
Moon
I never heard the term rappy either...
... But I like it!

I thought you had just misspelled Crappy.
Or even Snappy, which is a term I hear regularly with 380 PPKs.
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Another pretty much apples to apples comparo; have a 4" Chiappa 9, and a buddy has the 2.5" .357 of that gun. The 9s aren't even slightly rappy in that, tho' they noticeably push straight back. Again, the magnums have more recoil, .38s less, by comparison.
With the Chiappas, if you want to puzzle someone, let them figure out that the bottom chamber fires.
Doubt I'd pay new money on a Chiappa (shop owner gave me a great deal on mine), but a used .357 would be of interest.
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