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Old 08-11-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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Default EAA WINDICATOR 2" .357 review

I got this gun new a couple months ago for $291 OTD. I was really hoping for a 4" bedside revolver with an exposed hammer for the wife to use. I wanted .357 so that I could use .38 +P without worry and also be able to load a magnum if needed.

All told I've put about 90 .38+p and 6 .357 magnum.

I love this gun. It's essentially the size of a K-frame and nicely weighted. My only other revolver experience was a Taurus 85 lightweight hidden hammer. I really liked how easily that revolver fit in the pocket...but I HATED shooting it. After about 5 rounds I was done. Long nasty heavy Trigger pull.

THE EAA has a wonderful trigger. It's grooved and after 50 rounds your finger may hurt if you only shoot DA. The DA pull is very nice and shorter than the Taurus I had. SA and you could shoot all day.

Decent HD accuracy with the 2" barrel. Having now had it awhile I'm glad I got stuck with the 2" because it fits in the bedside safe (cheap harbor freight thing) much easier.

Fired .357 for the first time today and loved it. A little louder, a little more flash, a little more muzzle flip, but not uncomfortable at all. This was outside and I would never want to shoot .357 inside at night and especially without hearing protection.

My plan is to find some non +P I will designate as the HD ammo for the wife and enjoy this gun at the range myself.

Absolutely fantastic price vs quality.
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Thanks for the review. I think you found the Hi-Point version of a revolver. I saw one at a store and besides the rough cut of the barrel she looked and felt real nice. Fire a box of 357 and let us know how she holds up. I want to like this gun but have been burned by cheap revolvers before. Again thanks for the post.
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I saw this gun at a new lgs in my area I really like the way it feels in my hand. I wanted to get it but I just bought 995ts so I'm gonna wait a lil while to get it
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Is it a Weihrauch revolver? It will say on that barrel. My SAA is a Weihrauch and it has been a solid gun for nearly thirty years. Nearly every round it's seen was 357 and a lot of 38+p in the last 3 years or so. I finally shot it loose but about a year and a half ago I was able to rebuild it using Colt parts, and it came right back to like new shooting condition. If it's a Weihrauch it is probably a better gun than it's association with EAA earns it.
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Read a few reviews of these.. Seem to be well made and certainly capable of performing their intended task... Currently I have a Rossi 461 357mag on layaway.. I know others may feel different, but I think wheel guns are more reliable then pistols..
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