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Old 05-09-2020, 10:32 AM
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Been looking at reviews for a little while on the RIA\Armscore M200 4" barrel 38all revolver. Thinking it may make a good affordable pack of truck gun.

Anyone here shot one or own one who can either temp me or not to buy one? Lol

Price point after ffl transfer would be like $230. So i know it isn't going to be a s&w or colt in terms of finish. Just looking for a cheap revolver that would be fun and practical.

And yes. I have looked into the used market for sw police trade ins. But the prices have gone up. Sadly.
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i have one with a 4 in barrel its just a colt clone. and when i cleaned up the internals and a trigger job its as good or better also accurate as any other revolver they work.
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We had the 2" model and were impressed. The only thing, we replaced the grips with a pair of Hogue rubber Colt grips. Let a friend talk me out of it and regret it still.
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We had the 2" model and were impressed. The only thing, we replaced the grips with a pair of Hogue rubber Colt grips. Let a friend talk me out of it and regret it still.
Am already looking at grips for the M200 (4" barrel) Think they are a D frame from what I read. Also a couple speed loaders.

Now I just have to wait till they come back in stock. Think I'm going to pick one up.
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Recommend you handle one in person before buying.
I've been tempted and finally handled one. Everything about it felt gritty.

I'd rather keep looking for a nice used S&W Model 10, 64, etc.
Ought to be able to find one similarly priced or a few $ more than the RIA.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Revolvers/...ength=4%20inch
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Recommend you handle one in person before buying.
I've been tempted and finally handled one. Everything about it felt gritty.

I'd rather keep looking for a nice used S&W Model 10, 64, etc.
Ought to be able to find one similarly priced or a few $ more than the RIA.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Revolvers/...ength=4%20inch
+1 on the S & W Model 10.
I saw one this week at a gunsmith's shop I used, and the asking price was $565.00. I did finger bang it, and while it was in very good condition, IMHO, they were asking $220.00- $250.00 more than I would pay for it.
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I've heard that they're serviceable, basically a Colt knock-off.
There are some decent videos on the internet about them, and RIA has a good reputation IMHO.

Just an example:

That said, there are some other options in about that price range:

Taurus 856:
https://gun.deals/product/taurus-mod...9-after-25-mir

S&W M10:
https://gun.deals/product/used-smith...-special-29999

Not saying you shouldn't get the RIA, just throwing some other potentials out there. I've been intrigued by them too, can't go wrong at that price.
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If it goes bang and only cost $230 you got yourself a bargain. Hickok 45 seems impressed so it can’t be all bad I don’t think.
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if looking for decent, low priced, new, 38sp revolver with a 4 barrel, ria is it. when i was shopping the ria felt rough in my hand so i held out and luckily found a nicely used 3 s&w 5 shot j frame for $285. otherwise i might wait on the newly introduced taurus 3 38sp.


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We ordered a few and sold them quickly. But the fit and finish wasn't great and it I remember correctly the barrel is a sleeve in inside the barrel shroud. That may have been a different firearm. Had a lot of transfers on them also. Which made no sense to me. 230 plus shipping plus transfer puts you at nearly 300 if not a bit more due to taxes and transfer fee. Just get something for a bit more that is well known and will be around a lot longer.
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