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Offline Hrfunk

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4" Combat Magnum-Classic Revolver Review (Part-2 is up!)
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:05:51 PM »
Hi all! I finally managed to review the 4" Combat Magnum as originally devised by the lat Bill Jordan. This is par-1 of a 2 parter. Take a look and be sure to let me know your thoughts!

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Re: 4" Combat Magnum-Classic Revolver Review
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 01:15:44 PM »
 I agree with you the 4" K frame revolvers are great handguns I have one that I've owned for over 50 years.  I carried my 19-2 4" in Viet Nam and still shoot it often. I also own a 19-3 4" from the early 70's a model 13 no dash and a 4" heavy barrel model 10 all 4 are have great actions and are accurate.  I need to figure out how to post photos so I can share my revolver love. Thanks for your video's I enjoy them very much they bring back good memory's.

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Re: 4" Combat Magnum-Classic Revolver Review
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 01:35:55 PM »
I agree with you the 4" K frame revolvers are great handguns I have one that I've owned for over 50 years.  I carried my 19-2 4" in Viet Nam and still shoot it often. I also own a 19-3 4" from the early 70's a model 13 no dash and a 4" heavy barrel model 10 all 4 are have great actions and are accurate.  I need to figure out how to post photos so I can share my revolver love. Thanks for your video's I enjoy them very much they bring back good memory's.

You're welcome. Thanks for watching!

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Re: 4" Combat Magnum-Classic Revolver Review
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 04:59:29 PM »
I own many K-frames, more than anything else. Many guns have come and gone over the years and I'm still young enough that many more will come and go but my K-frames will never leave.

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Re: 4" Combat Magnum-Classic Revolver Review
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 05:01:11 PM »
I liked the new song better than the old one in the intro. Anyway, to the review.

But I too like the combat magnum.  My Mother-In-Law has one that she said she wants me to have someday.  And my wife has one of the 7 shot Taurus model 66's in 357 that she shoots really well.

I know many people will turn their nose up at the Taurus version, but it's been really good for us, and I've put some really hot handloads through it too because I wanted to make sure that it would handle it when I go up to the cabin and checking the trail cameras because of the bears and coyotes and stuff.

I personally like the wide trigger and hammer on these guns too.   Makes shooting them so enjoyable.
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Re: 4" Combat Magnum-Classic Revolver Review
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 07:41:21 PM »
I own many K-frames, more than anything else. Many guns have come and gone over the years and I'm still young enough that many more will come and go but my K-frames will never leave.

Spoken like a true addict! May they bring you many years of enjoyment and safety!

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Re: 4" Combat Magnum-Classic Revolver Review
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 07:43:27 PM »
I liked the new song better than the old one in the intro. Anyway, to the review.

But I too like the combat magnum.  My Mother-In-Law has one that she said she wants me to have someday.  And my wife has one of the 7 shot Taurus model 66's in 357 that she shoots really well.

I know many people will turn their nose up at the Taurus version, but it's been really good for us, and I've put some really hot handloads through it too because I wanted to make sure that it would handle it when I go up to the cabin and checking the trail cameras because of the bears and coyotes and stuff.

I personally like the wide trigger and hammer on these guns too.   Makes shooting them so enjoyable.

Cool! I'm glad it works for you and your wife! By the way, my daughter has been after me for a while to record some new music for the intro. I just finally got around to doing it!

Howard

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Re: 4" Combat Magnum-Classic Revolver Review
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 09:36:11 AM »
Here ya go folks! Part-2 is now up and I hope you all enjoy it!

Howard


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Re: 4" Combat Magnum-Classic Revolver Review
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2019, 05:37:44 AM »
Here ya go folks! Part-2 is now up and I hope you all enjoy it!

Howard



Dear HRFunk:

I really enjoyed your videos: good information, production, and practical demonstrations. 

I have a decent amount of experience with K-frames, including the Models 19/66. 

To be blunt, I prefer the K-38 Combat Masterpiece/Model 15.  I have never found a 19/66 that really matches a 15 in .38 Special accuracy.  I was wondering if you have any insights on this.

Side issue: the adjustable sights on the "Combat" series provide a better sight picture, apart from their POA/POI adjustments. This is a major advantage when comparing a 10/64 to a 15, for example.  If you ever revisit this topic, I would stress this point.

Having "grown up" with a 28 Highway Patrolman, I am curious if you see any value in an N-frame .357 Mag.  To be fair, I really don't...
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Re: 4" Combat Magnum-Classic Revolver Review (Part-2 is up!)
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2019, 06:29:23 AM »
I really like the Combat Masterpiece too. I think it’s a revolver that lives up to its name! The few I’ve been able to shoot were wonderfully accurate, well balanced, and as you said, they benefitted from having the adjustable sights. Unfortunately, I don’t have one, or else it would get its own video! All that said, I do prefer the 19/66 for their use of the 357 cartridge. I think that fact gives them an edge in effectiveness, and also makes them more versatile.

I like the N-Frame 357’s mostly for their historic significance as the first magnum revolvers. They are fine firearms, if a bit big and heavy by today’s standards. They do help tame the recoil of heavy 357 loads a little better than the lighter revolvers. If I ever come across a nice Model 27 at a price I can afford, it will join my collection!

In any case, thank you for watching my videos and thanks for replying to this thread!

Howard

 

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