.38 Snub Questions? And it was used in the Godfather!?
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Well after playing the game and watching the movie as usual I get in these weird moods where I go I want one! This happens in all movies with guns in them. Anyway so when I get older and I get intrested in buying old .38 Snub Revolvers I would like to know A. How accurate is it from 5-30yards. B. How expensive are they and C. How well do they shoot.
In the Godfather the game I will go on a mission and I will get in a big fire fight and I will run out of ammo with all of my guns except the .38 Snub and so when I pull it out I have to reload it 2 times before the other guy from the Tattalia's will go down. So is the .38 snub really that poor at accuracy at a long range?
And FYI it looks like a small revolver so don't think that its some other gun!
Colt made the snubbie famous with their "Dick Special" popular with characters like Dick Tracy (fictional comic book detective) and the fact that it is a fairly compact model with six round capacity. Smith & Wesson made five shot models like the Chief's Special which were smaller & easier to conceal. Both had the 2" barrel.
When I worked for the Edinburg Police back in the Sixties, our meterman carried a Chief's Special. He claimed he could hit something the size of a refigerator at fifty yards by holding his snubbie high. At 25 yards you could actually see the old wadcutter .38 Special bullets just before they hit the paper target.
I own a .38 Special Colt Detective Special and am holding on to it more for collector's interest than practical application. If needed I do have non-P+ personal defense ammo from Federal to load in it. I hardly ever shoot it now, as I am more enamorated of my Colt Pythons and Ruger Security Six .357 Mag with a 2 n 3/4" barrel. That one is right on at 15 yards with 125 grain hollowpoints.
Prices should run between 4 n 5 hundred depending on make n model.
First of all, you're just a kid that plays too many video games. If shot properly, you should be able to hit someone and knock them down with the 5 shots you have. In case you didn't notice, Video games and movies are unrealistic.
Here's one available for $300.
I'd recommend a .357 magnum revolver with a 5" or 6" barrel. Check out Smith & Wesson. That way you can shoot both the cheaper and milder .38s and the powerful .357 magnums. In case you watch Dirty Harry you'll have a nice magnum to play with at the range along with your .38s all in one gun.
ill let the macho guys have it now they can probley shoot a clover leafe at 150 yards with one 20 feet hit a beer can 5 out of 5 ill give you $ 20. a throwing knife is more accurate
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