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Episode Info: Hosted By and Produced By: Merle Cox   Show notes:   Introduction: As an NRA Pistol Instructor I get asked all the time, “What hand gun should I buy?” Well, I am going to tell you, but not just yet. First lets discuss the different types and styles of hand guns. 1.) Revolvers – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver Compared to autoloading handguns, a revolver is often much simpler to operate and may have greater reliability. (less moving parts) In general, revolvers stand up to long-term neglect better than semi-automatics. Nearly all the parts in a revolver are made of metal. Steel is the primary metal utilized but brass (for the frame) was utilized at one point in time and aluminum alloy has been used to reduce the weight of the gun. Stainless Steel is also another popular metal utilized to make revolvers. Manufactures recently started utilizing polymer (plastic) to produce revolvers ( http://www.madehow.com/Volume-1/Revolver.html) Come in different sizes (J frame, K frame, X frame) Various calibers 2.) Semi-Automatics – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-automatic_pistol (semi-automatic as well as automatic and selective fire actions are differentiated from other forms such as single-action or double-action revolvers, pump-action, bolt-action, or lever-action firearms by eliminating the need to manuaRead more »

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