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Rock Island Armory 51283 M206 38 Special Reviews

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50 Reviews. Average Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4.6 of 5 Stars!</span> [4.6 of 5 Stars!]
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by Michael D Friday 14 July, 2017
Just picked up my RIA M206 from Buds at the gun shop/range. It is tight on all bores of the cylinder. I wiped it down, took it on the range and fired 100 rounds of Armscor Precision 38 Special 158 Grain FMJ (also from Buds). Zero misfires/lite strikes. Used the revolver in single and double action. The wood grips are nice, but after 100 rounds my hand was a little sore around the web of my thumb. Trigger is smooth in both single and double action. So far a great gun! Thank you Buds!

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Preston C Wednesday 28 June, 2017
Perfect beginner revolver. Perfect truck gun. Worked well.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Toby C Friday 23 June, 2017
I was very hesitant in purchasing this revolver. Thank you Bud for your fast shipping as always. The M206 came with 2 grip sets but left the wood grips on for now. Shot the revolver and put almost 250 rounds through it yesterday evening and what a surprise it was. Outstanding little revolver with a decent trigger and hitting what I was aiming at effectively. A keeper for sure. Some complain it is heavy and ugly but the snubby to me is a fine looking revolver and the weight is perfect for the caliber. I also like the parkerized finish adding to a classic look. Balance was nice and the lockup of the cylinder was good, no slop or play. This revolver surpassed my expectations and I own several SW revolvers. I will be ordering one more for the wife as she now wants one.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Scott T Monday 24 April, 2017
Received the gun less than 48 hours after I ordered it. Thanks Buds! I have been considering getting one of these wheel guns for a while; reviews are generally positive. My review is all good. The wood grips fill my hand nicely; they are tooled pretty well and fit the gun perfectly. The revolver has an old-school look to it, which I like. The action was a bit sticky and stiff at first, but loosened up nicely after dry-firing 300 times or so. This M206 does NOT have the fit and finish of a Smith/Wesson or Ruger, but it still goes BANG every time, and is dead-on accurate out to 15 yards. The gun came absolutely soaked in grease...I have wiped it down several times and grease continues to leach out from the screws, seams etc. There are machining marks at various places on the gun, but again, accuracy and reliability are not affected whatsoever. This will go in my SUV glove box as a backup to the Chief's Special I carry daily. I am already thinking of buying another M206.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Brian H Thursday 06 April, 2017
First of all, let me say that buying from Bud\'s was a superb experience. I ordered my firearm on Sunday morning, and it arrived at my FFL by Wednesday, before lunch. I couldn\'t be happier with them. As far as the M206...I did extensive online research, and knew I was risking getting a firearm that would need work before it could be trusted, and that\'s what happened. The cylinder is out of timing, and doesn\'t lock up before the hammer falls, in double action mode. This only happens when the trigger is pulled slowly - when pulled fast it locks up fine. For this reason, I returned the gun (unfired) to Armscor for warranty repair. I haven\'t yet received any feed back from them, although they\'ve only had it for a couple of days. I do trust they will fix this problem, or replace the gun with one that works. As a fail-safe, I did buy the extra warranty from Bud\'s, so I know either way I\'m covered. I bought this gun for its looks, for fun, and for something inexpensive that I don\'t have to worry too much about. I\'m confident that in the end, I\'ll be satisfied. If not, I\'ll certainly update this review (if possible).

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">3 of 5 Stars!</span> [3 of 5 Stars!]
by Levi M Sunday 02 April, 2017
Pretty good little revolver, once you get the oil off it. I was pleasantly surprised at the accuracy of it as well. I only had one issue, the cylinder locked up during rapid DA fire. However I think it was my fault rather than the gun's. All in all I'm very satisfied, and highly pleased with Bud's easy and fast purchase process.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
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