This is going to be hilarious. I was practicing dry firing and reloads with some snap caps and my borrowed revolver last night, and I swear to god I couldn’t figure out where the magazine goes in this gun.
Plus, I should note that an N-Frame revolver is “freakin’ huge” (that’s the technical term). I was drawing and dry firing, then after a while I switched to my Tac-5 for practice with that, and let me tell you – if you ever want a double stack 9mm 1911 to feel light as a feather, hump a S&W 625 around for a bit.
I’ll let you know how the match goes!
It’s attached to the gun so you can’t lose it. 😀
I know what you mean. I’ve yet to get the feel of the “Tap, rack, bang” drill on any wheelgun I’ve tried…
It’s really complicated: What you have to do is… pull the trigger again. 😀
It all makes sense once the trigger is pulled with a cylinder full of live rounds.
And anyway, there’s no way that any handgun could be bigger than the new M&P. Once I was checking out a M&P at the shop, and the magazine seemed stuck. So I pulled out the magazine, rapped on the grip a couple of times, and a Glock and two J-Frames fell out.
You reciprocating slide guys are all alike; I figure looking at the rotating cylinder makes you dizzy.
Seriously, work with it for a while. A wheelgun makes you think about what you’re doing, but only for a while. Then it becomes automatic. I’ve never seen anyone who spends time with a rotary not also improve their reciprocating skills.
Oh – and practice reloads. A lot. Only one or two of us will ever rival Miculek, but after a dozen or so matches with the 625 you’ll be surprised just how fast you can refill it.
You should have borrowed a Ruger G100
Not trying to lead him to the Dark Side or anything, but the 625 eats out of moon clips, which is such a Great Big Cheater Advantage that IDPA puts wheelies that do so in a whole separate class… 😀
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