MemberDecember 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm
Im going to be buying a revolver today, i can only spend up to $325 and im going to be buying from my local gun stores website because the ffl fee is only $25. The options i have are the Rock Island Armory M200 or M206, Taurus 856 or 605, and the Charter Arms Undercover. This will essentially be a range only gun because i already have a full size 9mm for home defense, although i wouldn’t be opposed to using the revolver for home defense as well unless there is a reason not to. What revolver would be my best option?
52221090chuckGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm
Taurus revolvers are significantly better than their semi autos. There are certainly better revolvers, ie. Ruger, Smith but the cost will go up comparing used to used or new to new. I wouldn’t be afraid of a Taurus revolver if it hit my price point.
DodgeMan68GuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm
I can’t speak on those models but I had a couple Taurus revolvers back in the day (25 years ago). I was happy with them.
TX_MetalGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm
See my reply from [this thread](https://old.reddit.com/r/Revolvers/comments/dim0j3/budget_revolver/) – Honestly, grab a used Smith and Wesson Model 10. A bunch of Police returns recently hit the market. Much higher quality than all options presented, especially the Rock Island. Not to say Charter Arms makes a bad product, just not as many nice finishing touches as a Smith.
IamHenshawGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm
Charter Arms, I carry one every day. Put a couple hundred rounds through it. Still locks up like new. Mine is a vintage model, prior to the Charter 2000. Probably produced late 70’s – early 80’s. American made as well. Excellent firearm.
S&W Model 10’s are excellent and worth every penny as well.
I would not get a Taurus, I’ve had two Judges… both locked for shit. Fired a few rounds and got nervous. Sold both with less than a box between them.
The RIAs seem to be decent quality. Just large. About like the S&W M10. Too large for carry, IMO, YMMV.
snippysniperGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm
Best option is save money and get something quality. Taurus are garbage. Really dont cheap out. Save until you have enough for a smith or a ruger.
CruzeCNTRLGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm
I have no experience with their revolvers, but I have two Taurus semi-autos, a sub-compact .380 and a full size 9mm. I am quite happy with both. The only failure I’ve ever had is with the .380 and cheap steel-cased ammo, and that was only one failure to eject.