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Old December 12, 2013, 01:42 PM   #76
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Well the revolvers I always heard I need while I was looking for a 357 was the ruger gp100 and s&w 686. But I didn't want the same thing as everyone else cause I'm young and picky so I looked a bit harder for unique versions of these guns and ended up with a blued Wiley clapp gp100 and a pro series 686 ssr. Both are great. I shoot the 686 slightly better and it has the smoothest trigger out of anything I've shot in my 1 short year of shooting but the gp100 actually feels better in my hand and I like the sights more.
The only other revolver I own is actually my first gun, a hi standard double nine. It didn't come with the 22mag cylinder but then, I didn't know about it when I bought it. Anyway, while this isn't what I'd consider a "must have cause it's so good", I'd say it's a must have cause I have yet to see another single action looking revolver that is actually a double action. It's pretty cool IMO.
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Old December 12, 2013, 02:16 PM   #77
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Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt
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Old December 12, 2013, 05:27 PM   #78
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Double Action:
My pic for top spot, Dan Wesson!





Second Runner Up
Ruger Redhawk



Single Action:
My pic for top spot, Freedom Arms



Second Runner Up
Ruger Blackhawk

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Old December 13, 2013, 09:38 PM   #79
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M-27 S&W.
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Old January 9, 2014, 03:55 PM   #80
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A Colt Detective Special, 3rd edition. The one with the shrouded bbl

And a Smith and Wesson Model 63, a 4" 22 LR adjustable sighted all purpose 22.
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Old January 12, 2014, 05:54 AM   #81
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USED to have a Python nickel 6 inch with box and goodies..made money on sale 10 years ago...but wish I waited a little longer. Shoulda coulda..

K22 made in 1948. Sweet
Model 28 Highway Patrolman
Model 43 Airweight Kit Gun
Model 638 snub
Model 642 snub
Model 65 3 inch
Model 21 44 Special..yeah it's got the lock but it's a shooter
Ruger Bisley Flat Top 44 Special
Ruger Blackhawk 45/45ACP
And newest addition Ruger GP100 5 inch. Accurate as all get out

Last one is grail gun. NIB condition Detective Special with exposed ejector. Love those things
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Old January 12, 2014, 08:12 AM   #82
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Lots of people would tell you how great Colts are....I have only shot 1 like 3 times when I was a kid. So, I'm not sure.

I can tell you that a S&W 19 is pretty sweet. Get one that is pinned and recessed. The level of smoothness and build quality is incredible!

I also have j frame 640 which is a pleasure to shoot, even running 357's through it.

Ruger SA guns are a favorite also, but often require a bit of work to smooth up a bit.

Any of these are incredibly accurate. The 19 likes to put rounds through the same hole!
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Old January 12, 2014, 08:54 AM   #83
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In addition to the ones everyone suggested I would also add Manurhin MR-73, Medusa, Webley-Fosbery auto revolver, S&W 547, and korth combat

ESPECIALLY MR-73
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Old January 12, 2014, 09:56 AM   #84
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Ruger Blackhawk 45 convertible.
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Old January 12, 2014, 10:22 AM   #85
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Double Action:
My pic for top spot, Dan Wesson!

Second Runner Up
Ruger Redhawk

Single Action:
My pic for top spot, Freedom Arms

Second Runner Up
Ruger Blackhawk

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Wow! Very nice and I can't argue with any of that. I will add that the new 2-piece barrel S&W revolvers are very accurate (for a lot of the same reasons as Dan Wesson) and are worth mentioning.
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Old January 14, 2014, 05:24 PM   #86
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Any N frame will do you good and will last for ever.
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Old January 14, 2014, 08:29 PM   #87
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My 3 recommendations



4" GP100



and of course a couple of Smiths.
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Old January 26, 2014, 12:06 AM   #88
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I think the 686 will be my next revolver.
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Old January 26, 2014, 11:23 PM   #89
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I think the most versatile revolver is one chambered in .357mag. You can shoot the full power mag round or the .38spl. A nice revolver chambered in .357mag can be used for target practice, plinking or will drop most any living creature in North America.
My choice was a Smith and Wesson 686+ (7 shots) but a Ruger GP100 is good too and was my brother's choice. We both got ours with a 4" barrels which can do most everything. They both shoot great with the advantage of the 686+ is the extra shot.
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Old January 26, 2014, 11:58 PM   #90
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In addition to the ones everyone suggested I would also add Manurhin MR-73, Medusa, Webley-Fosbery auto revolver, S&W 547, and korth combat

ESPECIALLY MR-73
You have good taste. I'd add to that the S&W Registered Magnum (or pre-27) and Triple Lock, as well as the Colt Shooting Master and Officers Model Match/Target.

And for snubbies, nothing beats a pre-war Detective Special, or older Cobra, in my mind (and hands).
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Old January 27, 2014, 06:16 PM   #91
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I like just about any S&W or Colt. The older S&W are my favorite for shooting although the new ones are good shooters too, they just aren't as pretty or as slick til you work on them.
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Old January 31, 2014, 04:54 PM   #92
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I'm very happy with the two I have:

S&W 19-3 2 1/2" Nickel

Ruger Security Six 4" SS


The Security Six is my woods/fishing gun and the 19-3 is my wife's bedside gun.
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Old January 31, 2014, 06:06 PM   #93
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S&W Combat Magnum

A 4" 357 Mag in stainless is my ideal revolver configuration. Specifically a S&W Model 66-1 Combat Magnum. Great handling and balance with the K frame 4" tube and also known for it's a great trigger.
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Old February 6, 2014, 07:22 PM   #94
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I like to shoot big revolvers like Colt New Service 45 Colt 8" barrel 43 oz $550 in 2012.

I like to carry light weight revolvers like S&W 642-2 38sp 2" barrel 17.5 oz loaded. $400 in 2014


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Old February 6, 2014, 09:02 PM   #95
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A couple that I feel are just gotta have's that I haven't seen mentioned.

H&R 999 Sportsman. Classic little break action and a blast to shoot.


Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley. Best shooting big bore I've found. Not everyone likes the look of the grip, but it tames recoil like nothing else I've found.
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Old February 12, 2014, 06:00 PM   #96
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Old February 13, 2014, 09:29 AM   #97
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A must have, at least for me, is the good old Model 10
^^This for sure, and I'd add a Ruger Security Six to the mix as well.
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Old February 13, 2014, 04:30 PM   #98
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Just picked this up. A Dan Wesson 357 was on my "want" list ever since I sold my first one back in the 70s. I cleaned the gun, loaded up with a cast bullet from a mold I got off ebay, and it put them all in 1.75" @ 25 yards. Love those Dan Wessons!

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Old February 13, 2014, 04:38 PM   #99
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Smith & Wesson Model 19 with the 6" barrel.


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Old February 13, 2014, 04:40 PM   #100
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