The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Revolver Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 20, 2013, 06:36 AM   #1
PatientWolf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 363
Still looking for a .357 revolver

Still looking around for a .357 revolver. Currently I am seeing a new Ruger 3" SP 101 for about 500 and a used older S&W 6" 586 in excellent condition. Any thoughts?
PatientWolf is offline  
Old August 20, 2013, 07:00 AM   #2
Blacktimberwolf
Member
 
Join Date: August 14, 2013
Posts: 32
It's question of purpose, selfdefence, targeting or so.
The 585 is a good choice for target shooting. The Ruger is great for the rest.
__________________
MOLON LABE
Blacktimberwolf is offline  
Old August 20, 2013, 07:22 AM   #3
lee n. field
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 12, 2002
Location: The same state as Mordor.
Posts: 3,166
Quote:
Still looking around for a .357 revolver. Currently I am seeing a new Ruger 3" SP 101 for about 500 and a used older S&W 6" 586 in excellent condition. Any thoughts?
What's it for?
__________________
"As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven. "
lee n. field is offline  
Old August 20, 2013, 08:11 AM   #4
Leejack
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 15, 2007
Location: The Alamo!
Posts: 2,024
Smith, Ruger and Taurus all have some good ones to choose from.

If by chance, you're interested in single action, I highly recommend the Blackhawk.
Leejack is offline  
Old August 20, 2013, 09:04 AM   #5
MLeake
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 15, 2007
Location: Outside KC, MO
Posts: 10,128
For target shooting, hunting, or just because they are getting harder to find: 6" 586 hands down.

CCW: SP101
MLeake is offline  
Old August 20, 2013, 09:26 AM   #6
Colt46
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 25, 2002
Location: Campbell Ca
Posts: 768
Two totally different guns

The ruger is a ccw or nightstand weapon where the 586 is a serious large frame target/service weapon.
Colt46 is offline  
Old August 20, 2013, 09:47 AM   #7
McShooty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 4, 2012
Location: Northern Missouri
Posts: 336
Not to mention the Model 27, one of the finest revolvers ever made.
McShooty is offline  
Old August 20, 2013, 12:33 PM   #8
Ferretboy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 6, 2012
Location: Longview, WA
Posts: 214
I would be all over the Ruger myself, I want one as a CCW.
__________________
There is no such thing as Overkill, Dead is Dead!
Ferretboy is offline  
Old August 20, 2013, 12:56 PM   #9
Hammerhead
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 31, 2004
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,560
What's it for?
If you don't need to CCW, the 586 is one heck of a revolver.

I would only buy a SP101 for CCW because I'm a recoil wimp.
Hammerhead is offline  
Old August 20, 2013, 10:41 PM   #10
tipoc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 11, 2004
Location: Redwood City, Ca.
Posts: 2,327
When folks ask "What's it for?" they are asking what the op plans to do with the gun. What role does he want the gun to play? What does he want to do with it. If he looks at it that way he can rule out some guns right off. But if he ain't sure then they all look pretty.

tipoc
tipoc is offline  
Old August 20, 2013, 11:03 PM   #11
JimmyR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 4, 2012
Posts: 1,010
PatientWolf, in digging through some of your older posts, your affinity for 1911's is pretty clear. I am assuming this is a nightstand/collection gun.

I also think S&W's are better made revolvers overall. Ruger's last forever, but Smith's tend to be more refined. I say get the Smith.
JimmyR is offline  
Old August 21, 2013, 04:23 AM   #12
PatientWolf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 363
What's it for? Mostly plinking at paper.
The S&W just seems very smooth and I don't know if the Ruger would smooth out. (Just open the cylinder and spin it-the S&W cylinders spin like they are on ball bearings, as an example).

JimmyR. I do like 1911s, but thought a .357 would be a nice additional cartridge (2 if you count .38special). A Coonan is out of my price range so a revolver and eventually a lever are what I was thinking for the .357.
PatientWolf is offline  
Old August 21, 2013, 05:23 AM   #13
JimmyR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 4, 2012
Posts: 1,010
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatientWolf
What's it for? Mostly plinking at paper.
Then get the Smith.

[/endtopic]
JimmyR is offline  
Old August 21, 2013, 06:12 AM   #14
Kreyzhorse
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 12, 2006
Location: NKY
Posts: 11,456
You really can't go wrong with either a Ruger GP or the S&W 586.

If it were me, I'd jump on the 586 if its in good shape but by the one you like best.
__________________
"He who laughs last, laughs dead." Homer Simpson
Kreyzhorse is offline  
Old August 21, 2013, 08:40 AM   #15
lee n. field
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 12, 2002
Location: The same state as Mordor.
Posts: 3,166
Quote:
What's it for? Mostly plinking at paper.
The S&W just seems very smooth and I don't know if the Ruger would smooth out. (Just open the cylinder and spin it-the S&W cylinders spin like they are on ball bearings, as an example).
Get the S&W.
__________________
"As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven. "
lee n. field is offline  
Old August 21, 2013, 08:54 AM   #16
KyJim
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 26, 2005
Location: The Bluegrass
Posts: 7,484
I would also get the Smith for your purposes. I would only get the Ruger for carry because of the three inch barrel.
__________________
Jim's Rules of Carry: 1. Any gun is better than no gun. 2. A gun that is reliable is better than a gun that is not. 3. A hole in the right place is better than a hole in the wrong place. 4. A bigger hole is a better hole.
KyJim is offline  
Old August 21, 2013, 08:54 AM   #17
max it
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 15, 2008
Location: SoCal; are we done yet?
Posts: 248
HI Ya, My S & W model19 is excellent; there are probably still many for sale relatively cheap as they were the go to gun for Cops in the '60-70's.
max it is offline  
Old August 22, 2013, 11:57 AM   #18
bikerbill
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2007
Location: Lago Vista TX
Posts: 2,346
I have two, both 7-shot models ... a 4inch Smith 686+ for fun and a Taurus 617 as part of my home-defense plan ... the Taurus needed a touch of 'smithing, the Smith has been perfect from day one ...
__________________
"If all guns were built with mechanisms that kept them from firing when held sideways, we could end gang violence." humorist Frank Fleming
bikerbill is offline  
Old August 22, 2013, 01:09 PM   #19
MrBorland
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 31, 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 1,784
A very nice Model 19 is currently listed in our classifieds:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=531228
MrBorland is offline  
Old August 22, 2013, 05:51 PM   #20
Bill56
Member
 
Join Date: February 14, 2013
Posts: 28
If it's mostly for range/target use and primarily going to see .357 mag rounds, get an N frame Smith. I love my M28-2. It soaks up the recoil from the hot .357 loads and makes the .38 spl's feel like powderpuffs. You'll never have to worry about forcing cone issues with the N frame either. Plus, it's a classic P&R S&W.
Bill56 is offline  
Old August 23, 2013, 01:44 PM   #21
lcpiper
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 15, 2011
Posts: 1,405
McShooty mine is a twin to you Model 27 and it's got the sweetest SA trigger going.
__________________
Colt M1911, AR-15 | S&W Model 19, Model 27| SIG P238 | Berreta 85B Cheetah | Ruger Blackhawk .357MAG, Bearcat "Shopkeeper" .22LR| Remington Marine Magnum SP 12GA., Model 700 SPS .223
lcpiper is offline  
Old August 23, 2013, 01:56 PM   #22
CWKahrFan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 3, 2010
Posts: 1,777
Quote:
What's it for? Mostly plinking at paper.
Go with the 6" 586... I never warmed up to the SP101 trigger.
__________________
What did Mrs. Bullet say to Mr. Bullet? ... "We're having a BeeBee!"...

IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT!... IF THE GUN FITS, SHOOT IT!
CWKahrFan is offline  
Old August 23, 2013, 07:44 PM   #23
Peter M. Eick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 3, 1999
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,870
Plinking? 586 or a Model 27 if you want a bit more polish.
__________________
10mm and 357sig, the best things to come along since the 38 super!
Peter M. Eick is offline  
Old August 24, 2013, 09:26 PM   #24
PatientWolf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 363
In an unforeseen event, I stumbled across an early model 66 4" (w/ stainless sights) for a little less than the Ruger. It followed me home.
PatientWolf is offline  
Old August 24, 2013, 10:03 PM   #25
Ryu825
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 23, 2013
Posts: 203
Get that 586 or a gp 100 instead of the sp101 if for plinking
Ryu825 is online now  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11392 seconds with 7 queries