Got my first revolver

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by fitzdawg79, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. fitzdawg79

    fitzdawg79 Member

    254
    5
    18
    I decided to dip my toes into the wheel gun pool when I saw a deal that was too good to pass up. Picked up this little .357 Poly Protector for $280 brand new out the door. I know Taurus doesn't have the best reputation, but I felt like this was a good entry into the revolver world without having to break the bank.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. atlsrt44

    atlsrt44 Well-Known Member

    3,495
    183
    63
    Have you shot it yet? I'm thinking with .357 rds that's going to sting
     
    Schweisshund likes this.

  3. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

    12,621
    1,705
    113
    Nemo will be along shortly to explain why a plastic revolver isn't a real revolver. :lol:
     
    Archangel, Adam5 and fitzdawg79 like this.
  4. fitzdawg79

    fitzdawg79 Member

    254
    5
    18
    I haven't yet, just got it yesterday. My plan is to primarily practice with 38 special with the occasional .357 thrown in to stay sharp. This is strictly a defensive weapon, not something that I intend to compete with.
     
  5. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

    12,814
    819
    113
    Well, I have noted it before and (imho) its worth noting again. I gave up plastic gun when I was 10.

    Nemo 8)
     
    Adam5 likes this.
  6. atlsrt44

    atlsrt44 Well-Known Member

    3,495
    183
    63
    I'm sure others will disagree with me but I'm a firm believer in practice with what you carry.

    Short barrel .357s are very unpleasant so it's best to know how they react.
     
  7. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

    3,259
    524
    113
    While I am no fan of plastic guns or even Taurus. Taurus has come a long way from a few years ago when they had some problems. Mot of their production problems have been resolved and seem to be a better quality than they were at one time. All in all I think you made a great into into wheel guns.
     
  8. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

    12,814
    819
    113
    But it is a wheelgun so he is making progress out of the darkness into the light.

    Nemo
     
    Schweisshund and fitzdawg79 like this.
  9. fitzdawg79

    fitzdawg79 Member

    254
    5
    18
    I generally agree with you. I do plan to practice with .357, I'm just not planning to try to fire off 100+ rounds per range session.
     
  10. Schweisshund

    Schweisshund Well-Known Member

    8,731
    304
    83
    I still have a revolver on lay-away. .357 Ruger Vaquero Bisley
     
  11. johnski

    johnski Well-Known Member

    1,669
    35
    48
    I had one of those and yes it is a hand-banger with 357 magnum. Great in an emergency but not something you'd like to shoot at the range all day long. I could do 2 cylinders worth before I told myself nope that's enough. I would rather shoot my 44 magnum out of a ported 6 1/2" barrel. The Taurus rubber grips help and they do make some larger (longer so you can get a better grip) rubber grips for that model which I would recommend.
     
  12. johnski

    johnski Well-Known Member

    1,669
    35
    48
    That poly 357 magnum is a decent small concealment revolver, wish I still had mine. +p 38 special is your friend.
     
  13. fitzdawg79

    fitzdawg79 Member

    254
    5
    18
    The grip that came installed allows for a full 3-finger grip. There is a smaller grip in the box, but I'm doubting that I'll change it out.

    I have it loaded with +p 38 special right now, as I couldn't find any HP .357 at Walmart over the weekend. I'll hit up Academy this weekend and see if I can find a good defensive load in .357.
     
  14. Archangel

    Archangel Moderator Staff Member

    7,089
    90
    48
    johnski likes this.
  15. Harhib

    Harhib Active Member

    382
    48
    28
    Locally you probably won’t find any defensive loads for a 357 that don’t bite pretty good from that revolver. For that reason I would stick with the +p 38 , unless you go online. Buffalo bore makes low recoil low flash 357 ,125 and 158 hp that I really like. It outperforms any 38 and works as advertised.