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.357 Snub nose revolver for $269

jc4jax 175 192 February 9, 2012 at 07:50 AM in Sporting Goods (2) More Gander Mountain Deals
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Gander Mountain has a firearm sale and if you check the flyer it has some decent deals. One that caught my eye was this one. EAA Windicator. Its a .357 6-shot revolver with a 2" barrel. Its a solid build but some complain its too heavy for CC (at 25 oz. empty)

http://www.gandermountain.com/mod...rchID=4006

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it's crap. you can get a Taurus subcompact .357 for around the same price. The one i have is 5 shot. you can get hammerless or concealed hammer for CC.
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"European American" ?

I guess that leaves the brown skinned buyers out.
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Quote from randabear7 View Post :
it's crap. you can get a Taurus subcompact .357 for around the same price. The one i have is 5 shot. you can get hammerless or concealed hammer for CC.
Haha kind of ironic calling that gun crap and saying you're better off with a Taurus. I've shot this gun personally and will be adding it to my collection after I purchase a 1911. It shoots excellent and being the .357 you can also run .38spl in it also. This is a great revolver for the money and can act as SA or DA.
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Thanks OP for the gun post. EAA has made a lot of good guns. I would certainly consider this pistol for the ability to shoot 38 or 357.

PS - I also have a Taurus 38 special and like the quality. It''s small and easy to carry, but it won't shoot 357.
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Not a bad deal if on a budget. That said, when it comes to revolver, I'll take a S&W, Colt, and Ruger any day over this low end offering. If you must have low end, check out a Charter Arms Bulldog, at least it's a proven gun..and good luck on any warranty work with the WIndicator.

Btw, EAA is a Russian made and generally know for really low end stuff. Had a Baikal shotgun a few years ago..wood was pathetic, bluing very uneven with different shades of blue, trigger was crap with excessive creep, and had lots of file marks on it. Functional, but not worth it imo.
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"European American" ?

I guess that leaves the brown skinned buyers out.
say what?
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Haha kind of ironic calling that gun crap and saying you're better off with a Taurus. I've shot this gun personally and will be adding it to my collection after I purchase a 1911. It shoots excellent and being the .357 you can also run .38spl in it also. This is a great revolver for the money and can act as SA or DA.
Definitely ironic recommending a Taurus. I've learned my lesson with low end guns.

Side note, get your 1911 and don't go cheap. I picked up a Kimber Custom II (near their bottom end) and its a magnificent pistol. $700
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Quote from jc4jax View Post :
Gander Mountain has a firearm sale and if you check the flyer it has some decent deals. One that caught my eye was this one. EAA Windicator. Its a .357 6-shot revolver with a 2" barrel. Its a solid build but some complain its too heavy for CC (at 25 oz. empty)

http://www.gandermountain.com/mod...rchID=4006

As always, check your local laws for restrictions and fees.
How much is shipping?
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Quote from jimx200 View Post :
Not a bad deal if on a budget. That said, when it comes to revolver, I'll take a S&W, Colt, and Ruger any day over this low end offering. If you must have low end, check out a Charter Arms Bulldog, at least it's a proven gun..and good luck on any warranty work with the WIndicator.

Btw, EAA is a Russian made and generally know for really low end stuff. Had a Baikal shotgun a few years ago..wood was pathetic, bluing very uneven with different shades of blue, trigger was crap with excessive creep, and had lots of file marks on it. Functional, but not worth it imo.
How do you know they are made in Russia? Mine says "Made in Germany". I'm not sure if all the EAA haters here actually shoot this gun but I got one some time ago and has been working perfectly since day one. ZERO problems with over 500 rounds on it. Maybe I got lucky? I also own Colts, S&W, and Beretta guns. The EAA is on the heavy side for the size and not as "polished" as the higher class guns but it always goes BANG without any problems.
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How much is shipping?
From Gander's website:

http://www.gandermountain.com/cus...ping.shtml


Shipping and Handling
GanderMtn.com is pleased to offer regular ground shipping & handling at no charge on all products except Firearms and Ammunition. Firearms includes a $25 shipping and handling fee. Orders containing Ammunition will incur a $5 surcharge to the order. There may be oversized product surcharges, express charges and freight collect charges on select products along with charges for shipments outside of the contiguous U.S. are extra.


Also you will need to ship to a designated FFL and that has its own additional fees.
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Pony up and get a Ruger KLCR. Leave this one for the wanna-be's......
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Definitely ironic recommending a Taurus. I've learned my lesson with low end guns.

Side note, get your 1911 and don't go cheap. I picked up a Kimber Custom II (near their bottom end) and its a magnificent pistol. $700
I picked up a Springfield in Stainless Steel a while back for about the same price at Gander. Extra set of custom grips, and they threw in ammo.
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Charter Arms Bulldog 44 SPL 5RD Stainless $328 http://www.jetguns.com/charter-ar...25409.html I have it but in Blue, nice gun. http://www.jetguns.com/charter-ar...-2800.html

or Charter Arms Mag Pug 357MAG 2" PT Stainless $325 http://www.jetguns.com/charter-ar...-2797.html
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How do you know they are made in Russia? Mine says "Made in Germany". I'm not sure if all the EAA haters here actually shoot this gun but I got one some time ago and has been working perfectly since day one. ZERO problems with over 500 rounds on it. Maybe I got lucky? I also own Colts, S&W, and Beretta guns. The EAA is on the heavy side for the size and not as "polished" as the higher class guns but it always goes BANG without any problems.
Germany? That's a plus..but it's still the Yugo of handguns. And yes, I agree that most guns will go BANG.

"EAA haters"? Because we don't like a cheap handgun? Btw, never heard anyone at the range use the term "haters"...lol...pulling your chain dude/dudette.
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