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Old July 11, 2012, 10:27 AM   #51
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The 66-4 and 66-5 are available with round butt and 4 inch barrels.

Theres a very nice 4" RB 66-4 on Gunbroker right now. Reasonably priced too. Pretty Hogue wood grips on it. Hope this helps! Regards 18DAI
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Old July 11, 2012, 11:08 AM   #52
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They did make 3 inch model 36. Look for a 36-1 I have one. Nice little shooter. They are fairly common on Gunbroker.
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Old July 11, 2012, 11:24 AM   #53
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Some of you guys have missed the point..."Fantasy Gunfighting" = Learn to snatch and shoot faster than my imaginary opponent.
Sorry, I read that in the first post and then got caught up defaulting to thinking in terms of real-life training because of the title of this thread.

I know at least one guy who is into Cowboy Action shooting, that looks like it would be a lot of fun and sounds pretty much like that is what you are talking about except without the costumes and old guns.

Maybe the guys in the Blackpowder/Cowboy Action Shooting section could help give you some tips that would be helpful when it comes to that kind of fantasy shooting.
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Old July 11, 2012, 04:19 PM   #54
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And, having small hands, my hand hardly touches the area that is the difference between the square and the round butts anyway.
Yep, I agree about the M60.
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Old July 11, 2012, 06:35 PM   #55
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My PC 2 5/8" N-frame M627 UDR 8-shot 357 magnum! Dennis
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Old July 11, 2012, 09:24 PM   #56
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Old July 11, 2012, 10:06 PM   #57
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I can't help but agree with 18DAI about his choices; I can't fault EITHER of these revolvers of mine. I love both of them, but for different reasons. A 2.5" Model 19 snubby, and a 3" Model 13-3. The 13 is just my idea of an all-business revolver, with it's fixed sights, and three inch tube. Just so happens this one is nickel, which just sorta pimps it up a little.
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Old July 12, 2012, 05:14 AM   #58
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Old July 12, 2012, 05:37 AM   #59
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I don't have small hands. I think larger hands are a definite asset with a N-frame. Dennis
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Old July 13, 2012, 01:20 PM   #60
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If you were going to make me pick my favorite service revolver ever, it would be a toss between an old 4" Ruger Speed Six and a 4" S&W Model 13, both of which I carried as duty guns back in the early 80's. The Smith was nickel. Both saw hatfulls of full-boat mag loads and neither shot loose, Both shot exactly to the sights.
Could not agree more. A 4 inch fixed sight model 13 or a Ruger Service/Speed 6 are the perfect revolvers for the combat fighting definition of a revolver. I have both. They can handle 357 magnums without the extra weight. And to me a fixed sight revolver is the best from 15 to 20 yards. Most people will never encounter a distance beyond this range.
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Old July 13, 2012, 02:01 PM   #61
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Round butt 2.5" model 19 S&W, pinned and recessed, bobbed hammer, fluorescent front sight, Bob's your uncle. I like launching 148 gr BBWC over 5.1 gr. of Unique in .38 special cases. I guess I just like slinging lead, and these go where you point them.

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Old July 13, 2012, 07:10 PM   #62
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As a matter of fact, he was.
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Old July 14, 2012, 09:50 AM   #63
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Round butt 2.5" model 19 S&W, pinned and recessed, bobbed hammer, fluorescent front sight, Bob's your uncle. I like launching 148 gr BBWC over 5.1 gr. of Unique in .38 special cases. I guess I just like slinging lead, and these go where you point them.
After handling M60's in a local gun store, I deceided that they were too small for quick draw, deceided to go with K-frame. Just won GB auction for M66-4, 4 inch with a round grip. Do not know how it got a round grip in as much as only 2-1/2 and the 3 inchers (Made of "unobtainium", so scarce they are like 10-point racks on a doe.) were produced with round grips. Looking forward to taking possesion.
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Old July 14, 2012, 09:54 AM   #64
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Could not agree more. A 4 inch fixed sight model 13 or a Ruger Service/Speed 6 are the perfect revolvers for the combat fighting definition of a revolver. I have both. They can handle 357 magnums without the extra weight. And to me a fixed sight revolver is the best from 15 to 20 yards. Most people will never encounter a distance beyond this range.
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Old July 14, 2012, 09:59 AM   #65
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...Sorry, I read that in the first post and then got caught up defaulting to thinking in terms of real-life training because of the title of this thread...
A lot of us, me included, get drawn into those terms...But at my age, I try to force myself the concentrate on just the fun side of shooting.
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Old July 14, 2012, 06:41 PM   #66
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I don't have small hands. I think larger hands are a definite asset with a N-frame. Dennis
Well, the OP does!
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Old July 15, 2012, 08:33 AM   #67
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Theres a very nice 4" RB 66-4 on Gunbroker right now. Reasonably priced too. Pretty Hogue wood grips on it. Hope this helps!
Bought it. But, by "...Reasonably priced...", you must have meant the high bid at the time you saw it. I paid $726 for it (but am going to pick it up in person saving about $60 on FFl and shipping charges). Which I consider reasonable because if I had bought a square butt 4 inch barrel M66, I would have had to pay someone to cut and weld into a round butt...would have likely spent that much anyway. Also, being 69 with a bad heart valve, high blood pressure, diabeties, etc. (some will say dementia also), money means less to me than a beautiful new toy to enjoy for the years I have left.
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Old July 15, 2012, 11:20 AM   #68
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Try a S&W Model 64 from J&G.
I didn't get my '64 from J&G, but its a shooter. I have several (a lot) of handguns, some fine target pistols but I can shoot the '64 better then any of them.

With Comp III speed loaders its pretty quick to load. My Model 28 Duty Revolver I carried for most of my 20 years in LE is a close second.

If I was to "gun fight" targets, I'd go to the M-64. If I thought I was going into a real gun fight and couldn't take a rifle, I'd go with my Model 28.
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Old July 15, 2012, 11:47 AM   #69
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Also, being 69 with a bad heart valve, high blood pressure, diabeties, etc. (some will say dementia also), money means less to me than a beautiful new toy to enjoy for the years I have left.
I'm sorry to hear about your health issues, but you surely have the right attitude about living life to the fullest! In the end that is all any of us can really hope to achieve.

I like the saying "Live your life well so when it is over you can look back and enjoy it again."

I hope you have many more good years ahead of you to master your new wheelgun!
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Old July 15, 2012, 02:33 PM   #70
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"...If I thought I was going into a real gun fight and couldn't take a rifle, I'd go with my Model 28..."
I had a M28 in the old days when .44 Specials were in demand but few were to be had ('70's). I sent my M28 to a "Snapp's Gun Shop", in Clare Michigan to be converted to 44 Special. He did a wonderful job converting it, very accurate. It was my favorite gun for years.
I did a search on Snapp's Gunshop and the information given was that there started doing buisness in 1984, but I know it was way before then. I suspect the gentleman who I delt with, retired/went out of buinsess and his son restarted it in '84.
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Old July 16, 2012, 08:35 AM   #71
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Congrats on that beautiful 66-4 dahermit!

That was a very nice example you scored there. I hope you get many years of enjoyment out of it! Best regards, 18DAI
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Old July 16, 2012, 01:15 PM   #72
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I just purchased one do I do not have a lot of experience with it yet, but I think the Ruger Security Six in a 4" barrel would be hard to beat. Plenty strong but lighter and smaller than the gp100
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Old July 16, 2012, 06:55 PM   #73
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6 inch is target, 4 inch is combat, 2 inch is sneaky. However, the 3 inch model 60 stainless j frame 357 mag is hard to beat. That's assuming the gunfight broke out while you were minding your own business and carrying concealed. I usually recomend this gun to chicks 'cause their hands are small and medium power 357s give them the edge. But, with full house 125gns in a mans hands it's the hammer of Thor.

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Old July 19, 2012, 07:36 PM   #74
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If you are only going to shoot 38s, here's a fast handling S&W k-frame for under $250:

http://www.sportsmansoutdoorsupersto.../used-firearms

If I hadn't just spent my year's worth of new gun money, I'd have another S&W.
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Old July 19, 2012, 11:59 PM   #75
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If you are only going to shoot 38s, here's a fast handling S&W k-frame for under $250:

http://www.sportsmansoutdoorsupersto.../used-firearms

If I hadn't just spent my year's worth of new gun money, I'd have another S&W.
Tempting, got a Glock 20, LC9, and a shotgun first on the list, and maybe an LCP too.
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