Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 51
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Reading, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2,396
    Rep Power
    365

    Default No market for snubnose revolvers?

    I've been trying to sell my S&W snubby and have had zero interest. Has the interest in snubnose revolvers died out with all the tiny semi autos out there now?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lower Merion, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Posts
    301
    Rep Power
    1637390

    Default Re: No market for snubnose revolvers?

    I just bought my first gun this month... I went with a Glock 26.

    I was looking mainly for simple and reliable. Even though a quality revolver might have the Glock by a smidgen on both categories, firepower and feel definitely went to the Glock, as well as any semi-auto having the cool factor going for it, even if that only plays a sub-conscious role.

    I did consider and even rent an S+W 642, it was waaay harder to shoot, and less firepower, so the Glock won.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    somewhere, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Age
    52
    Posts
    2,658
    Rep Power
    25395

    Default Re: No market for snubnose revolvers?

    Maybe you're asking too much? I don't know, i didn't see your for sale ad.

    But, i do think snubbys are on the decline - especially when you can get small autos that hold more ammo.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    (Philadelphia County)
    Posts
    3,004
    Rep Power
    1828814

    Default Re: No market for snubnose revolvers?

    I looked at your ad and was kind of interested, but I just bought a gun recently. I don't think you are offering a bad deal but your snubbie has the internal lock, which might hurt your used sale potential.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Grove City, Pennsylvania
    (Mercer County)
    Posts
    181
    Rep Power
    59

    Default Re: No market for snubnose revolvers?

    So why may I ask are you selling it? Are you looking to buy a small semi auto that holds more ammo?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    3,837
    Rep Power
    14631

    Default Re: No market for snubnose revolvers?

    i recently sold a s&w 642 and had lots of interest

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Grove City, Pennsylvania
    (Mercer County)
    Posts
    1,131
    Rep Power
    2925337

    Default Re: No market for snubnose revolvers?

    IMHO
    The Clinton idiot lock and it's a J-Frame S&W .38 Special on a J-Frame S&W .357 Magnum platform instead of being on the older/smaller/lighter .38 Special platform.
    That idiot lock has posed problems on some S&W products. There are documented cases of these locks failing at firing ranges on several different models that have them; If these locks can fail at the firing range, I wouldn't trust my "six" to a revolver with an idiot lock.

    oracle
    Last edited by MOUNTAINORACLE; August 1st, 2009 at 03:22 AM.
    The oracle is in. Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill!!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Emmaus, Pennsylvania
    (Lehigh County)
    Posts
    373
    Rep Power
    501001

    Default Re: No market for snubnose revolvers?

    The locks can easily be removed, and if you can't hit your target with the first shot or two what makes you think your going to hit it with next 16 rds.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Reading, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2,396
    Rep Power
    365

    Default Re: No market for snubnose revolvers?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaGunNut View Post
    So why may I ask are you selling it? Are you looking to buy a small semi auto that holds more ammo?
    I don't carry concealed often enough to justify owning it. I OC 99% of the time.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Levittown, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    807
    Rep Power
    1628231

    Default Re: No market for snubnose revolvers?

    Could you imagine the legal nightmare awaiting you if you intentionally removed the safety device on a gun that was your self defense gun and had to use it?

    -Zach

    Quote Originally Posted by drh 686 View Post
    The locks can easily be removed, and if you can't hit your target with the first shot or two what makes you think your going to hit it with next 16 rds.

Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Smith & Wesson 638-3 .38 snubnose revolver
    By BerksCountyDave in forum General
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: July 31st, 2009, 08:53 AM
  2. S&W 638-3 snubnose revolver
    By BerksCountyDave in forum General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 27th, 2009, 07:57 AM
  3. Ammo selection for .38 snubnose
    By God's Country in forum General
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: January 6th, 2009, 02:11 PM
  4. .357 snubnose/.30-06 pump/SKS
    By GreyWolfJr in forum General
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: December 30th, 2008, 09:35 PM
  5. 357 or 44 magnum snubnose?
    By jcabin in forum General
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: December 21st, 2008, 02:34 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops