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Old August 18, 2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Best revolver of all-time?

This thread isn't a drive-by. The title speaks for itself. I wish I knew the answer to the question when you consider any & every variable.
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Old August 18, 2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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S&W Registered Magnum.

And I'm a fan of the Python.
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Old August 18, 2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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For me, it's a toss-up between the Ruger GP-100 and it's big brother, the Redhawk.
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Old August 18, 2011, 12:30 PM   #4
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Best how? Best target revolver for US style bullseye shooting? Best target revolver for European style shooting? Best revolver for SASS? Best revolver for concealed carry? Best revolver for police service use? Best revolver for military use? Highest price revolver sold as a collectible? Highest price production revolver? And so on.

Next post, ask something easy, like what is the best kind of woman/man to marry.

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Old August 18, 2011, 12:33 PM   #5
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S&W 686

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Old August 18, 2011, 12:36 PM   #6
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I'm with JamesK, you need to be a little more specific. Best revolver of all-time for what: Hunting large and dangerous animals, personal protection, competition, reliability, ease of concealment, accuracy, value, collect-ability, or… ?
What's the best car of all-time? boat? plane?
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Old August 18, 2011, 12:39 PM   #7
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Old August 18, 2011, 12:51 PM   #8
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That's easy,,,

Smith & Wesson K-frame,,,

Pick your flavor.

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Old August 18, 2011, 12:53 PM   #9
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Well you gotta ask "for What"


The Ruger Blackhawk comes to mind first..

Then the Super Redhawk... (480 Ruger)

Then the S&W J Frame...

In that order.
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Old August 18, 2011, 01:10 PM   #10
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S&W Model 19.
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Old August 18, 2011, 01:22 PM   #11
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I'd go with a S&W K frame, but I'll probably be contrarian and say the Model 66, just because I prefer stainless revolvers.

Or maybe the 686, because the L frame can take a steady diet of magnums, or maybe even the GP-100, because it does what the 686 can do, but at a lower price.


You can always find something about a given revolver that isn't ideal for a given task, but if I needed one "jack of all trades" wheelgun, I'd probably look for a 19/66/686/GP-100 with a four inch barrel as my ideal. If that gun won't get it done, there isn't much that will.
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Old August 18, 2011, 01:27 PM   #12
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I'm with JamesK, you need to be a little more specific. Best revolver of all-time for what: Hunting large and dangerous animals, personal protection, competition, reliability, ease of concealment, accuracy, value, collect-ability, or… ?
What's the best car of all-time? boat? plane?
IMHO, the Smith and Wesson Registered Magnum followed closely by the M-27's made until 1980.

For practical use the Smith and Wesson L frame .357 Magnum revolvers, closely followed by the Combat Magnum.
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Old August 18, 2011, 01:40 PM   #13
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I'll play: S&W Model 66 not too big, but big enough...
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Old August 18, 2011, 01:48 PM   #14
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Colt 1873 SAA and S&W 5 screw K frame.
Like the Webleys also.
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Old August 18, 2011, 01:50 PM   #15
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I agree with those that voted for the Smith & Wesson Registered Magnum as being the best revolver ever.
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Old August 18, 2011, 01:50 PM   #16
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I do not know how to define the parameters of best overall. The best I can do is name the one that I want the most and few others would. A colt Walker made of modern materials, a bonus would be a spare cylinder for smokeless powder cartridges. I know its to big and to heavy but I love the look and the concept, way ahead of its time but it can be tweaked to perfection. Besides when I shoot black powder I like to make lots of smoke and this one certainly qualifies as a smoke pole.
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Old August 18, 2011, 01:52 PM   #17
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Easy question: the one you just bought. Here are the two I walked home with yesterday:
S&W 686P


and the 617

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Old August 18, 2011, 02:07 PM   #18
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I vote GP100, SP101, or Blackhawk, depending on what the situation the Revolver is needed for.
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Old August 18, 2011, 02:18 PM   #19
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The one I'm shooting.
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Old August 18, 2011, 02:45 PM   #20
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Best how? Best target revolver for US style bullseye shooting? Best target revolver for European style shooting? Best revolver for SASS? Best revolver for concealed carry? Best revolver for police service use? Best revolver for military use? Highest price revolver sold as a collectible? Highest price production revolver? And so on.

Next post, ask something easy, like what is the best kind of woman/man to marry.

Jim
Thanx for your input - I know it is tough, and that is why I didn't even attempt to clarify this issue more than I did in my original post:

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This thread isn't a drive-by. The title speaks for itself. I wish I knew the answer to the question when you consider any & every variable.
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Old August 18, 2011, 03:01 PM   #21
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IMHO the plain ol' pencil barreled Smith and Wesson Model 10. Even back in the day it was a tremendous value considering the cost and what you received. Still is, too.
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Old August 18, 2011, 03:05 PM   #22
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Smith and Wesson Model 27 ....in .357 mag / preferably a dash 2 version...in either 4" or a 6" barrel.....( can't have just one ) .....and preferably in Nickel.

Nothing wrong with a K frame S&W ...but they're not N frames...!
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Old August 18, 2011, 03:06 PM   #23
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Old August 18, 2011, 03:40 PM   #24
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One of the N frame 357s, like mine...my favorite frame and caliber, so it has to be the best.

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Old August 18, 2011, 03:45 PM   #25
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S&W Pre-29, 29, 629.


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