We bought a house last year and I recently got a promotion with much better pay, so Mrs. Dude says I can start buying guns again. I've been wanting a Wildey since I was a little kid and I think it's finally time I got one. It's been kind of a bucket list item for me. They recently went back into production a couple years ago and the company that's making them had worked hard at fixing many of the issues with the design. It's mostly going to be one of the few fun oddities in my collection that I'll take to the range and camping for bear/cougar protection. I plan on ordering it with two barrels, a 10" barrel chambered in .475 Wildey Magnum and an 8" barrel in .45 WinMag. I was considering getting a Fostech Origin 12, but they're backlogged 8 months or so, and I'm not waiting the better part if a year for a fucking shotgun. The Wildey is about a 4 month wait, which is reasonable for something I've wanted most my life.
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yeah mine was a s&w, thing kicked up to the right and no amount of stance helped. my .38 has the black sights but they don't bother me any, I figure snubs are for close range anyway. whites of the eyes and all that. that sounds like it was a great revolver though.I had a Smith and Wesson Model 28 from 1956 that was in immaculate condition. If it had 100 rounds fired through it during its life I would have been surprised. You had to angle it in the light just to see the wear line from the cylinder rotation. It had a 4" barrel, Magna grips, thin trigger, narrow hammer spur, and black sights (no orange insert in the front sight or white outline on the rear sight like the target sights) which usually means it's more of a chore to shoot, but it was the nicest shooting revolver I ever shot. Even better than my slicked up and tuned S&W 627 Performance Center. I really regret selling my big S&W magnums, but I needed the money. Eventually I will get another Model 28 and Model 57.
I got myself a wwii era pea shooter, a .25, it needed a lot of love but it is great. a pocket gun for campouts, a critter weapon. if I'm not in cougar/bear county it's what I bring.