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Old September 29, 2020, 04:18 PM   #26
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HVR, I happen to own both of those guns so you'll get a picture soon.

Local Gun Shop has it but they haven't logged everything in yet. I may have to wait another day to hold The Best Handgun Ever Made!
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Old September 29, 2020, 04:33 PM   #27
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The best handgun ever made is,,,

The best handgun ever made is,,,

The one you have in hand when you really need it!

All else is just personal preference.

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Old September 29, 2020, 04:41 PM   #28
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Ha! Everybody knows the P&R Model 19 with a 2.5" barrel is The Best Handgun Ever Made.
This would be near the top in my book and I'm more of a semi guy. One of the few guns I've sold over the years that I regret was a SS Ruger Security 6 with a 2 3/4" barrel. While not as refined as the Smith it had some improvements. The barrel was just long enough for the ejector rod to fully eject cases.

When things settle down and they become available I think this will be the 1st new revolver I've bought in a while.

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Old September 29, 2020, 04:54 PM   #29
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Adjustable sights have teenie tiny screws with teenie tiny threads prone to damage.

For self-defense a good trench site with a pinned front is best.

But I am glad Smith is bringing back more K-frames, not sure why they are all steel though.
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Old September 29, 2020, 05:29 PM   #30
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Adjustable sights have teenie tiny screws with teenie tiny threads prone to damage.

For self-defense a good trench site with a pinned front is best.
Well, you're just full of yourself SSS. I'm SO glad you told all us ignorant handgunners what is best for us.

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Old September 29, 2020, 05:54 PM   #31
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1-I had never heard of this one. I dig it.

2-For everybody saying they don’t shoot revolvers DA I have to chuckle as I must be the odd duck who shoots his revolvers DA at least 90%. Of the time. I might kick off a cylinder single action at the end of a range session but even that isn’t super likely. Different strokes.....
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Old September 29, 2020, 05:56 PM   #32
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A whole lotta Rosie, right there .... you carry IWB, draw, and your pants will hit the floor.
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Old September 29, 2020, 07:31 PM   #33
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FWIW, despite the "teenie tiny screws with teenie tiny threads" associated with it's adjustable sights, the 2.5" barrel Model 19 was standard issue to Special Agents of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as well as Patrol Agents of the U.S. Border Patrol working plain clothes assignments.

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Old September 29, 2020, 08:01 PM   #34
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Revolvers in war always had fixed sights like the Victory M10, Webley and the Nagant used by your fellow comrades.

In Soviet Russia sights adjust you!
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Old September 29, 2020, 10:58 PM   #35
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My gun safe would beg to differ. I have a single revolver (Ruger GP100 six inch stainless) and over 20 semiautos. Enjoy your new gun, but I would change the title of the thread to best gun for you.
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Old September 30, 2020, 07:15 AM   #36
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What war you going to Steve?

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Old September 30, 2020, 09:28 AM   #37
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My Best Handgun is my Smith Wesson 586-3 Silhouette Model, with 6''.
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Old September 30, 2020, 10:22 AM   #38
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You know, there is a big difference between “the best handgun ever made” and “I like this handgun for me.”

I’ve worked hard and been lucky enough in life to own just about every handgun I ever had an interest in. It’s my hobby and with luck, inflation, and a little luck with my trades this hobby has been a lot less costly than golf or a bass boat.

If you ever get a chance to spend a day at the range with a handgun customized by a master pistolsmith (perhaps American Pistolsmith Guild member) you’ll have your eyes opened to what is possible.

“The best cheeseburger in the world” is not a Whopper. “The best car in the world” isn’t sold at a dealership.

QUALITY is something you don’t know is missing until you experience something better.

Sure, cost matters. Unlike Elvis, who bought a new Cadillac every time the ash tray got full, I prefer a reliable car that I know how to fix. A few scratches and dents relieve my mind if we drop a canoe on the hood or the dog gets mud in the back. That’s best for me. But I have been pinned to the seat and thrashed around a racecourse in a local champ’s lovingly custom built race car... you have to experience it to feel the difference.

You got a nice little pistol there. A custom pistol smith has something to work with now... when you decide something better is worth it.
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Old September 30, 2020, 10:43 AM   #39
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I don't get it... It's like the worst of all worlds. Too large to carry easily and too small to shoot easily. And it's got the looks to match all that functionality.
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Old September 30, 2020, 10:45 AM   #40
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The one you have in hand when you really need it!

All else is just personal preference.

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Old September 30, 2020, 10:54 AM   #41
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Well if we are going to start throwing around the best revolver for “ME”. Then I am going with my 681PC.
-Fixed sights
-7 shots
-easy to carry
-BUTTAH trigger
-3 inch barrel

It’s a work of kinetic art.

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Old September 30, 2020, 01:16 PM   #42
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Old September 30, 2020, 01:31 PM   #43
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Ha! Everybody knows the P&R Model 19 with a 2.5" barrel is The Best Handgun Ever Made.
You have your choice i have mine. In MY world, no pistol with a 2.5" barrel gets on my "best" list.

Not one...

No K frames are on my list, either, though I have owned several and they are good guns they simply aren't "the best" for me.
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Old September 30, 2020, 03:01 PM   #44
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Too large to carry easily and too small to shoot easily.
Are you really saying an L frame is too small to shoot easily? The Best Handgun Ever Made is also very light made with titanium and scandium so it should be a joy to carry.
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Old September 30, 2020, 03:05 PM   #45
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What war you going to Steve?
I'm not going to any war, but I'm also not applying to be an immigration officer that can open carry on a big fat batman belt.

I carry concealed so having a snag free weapon that is good at self-defense ranges is key. It's impossible to snag trench sights on a shirt. Not so hard with higher profile blocky adjustable sights especially in a panic when your draw may not be perfect.
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Old September 30, 2020, 03:35 PM   #46
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Are you really saying an L frame is too small to shoot easily? The Best Handgun Ever Made is also very light made with titanium and scandium so it should be a joy to carry.
The minimalist sights make it hard to shoot easily/accurately at distance more than a couple yards. A couple extra ounces of weight don't bother me for carrying. The bulk of the frame and cylinder however make concealing harder. I'd take a 6 shot steel Colt Cobra over the airweight L frame everyday of the week.
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Old September 30, 2020, 03:44 PM   #47
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I cast my vote for the commander size 1911! I had a lot of handguns, after shooting this one for a while I sold most of them.

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Old September 30, 2020, 04:52 PM   #48
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I'm not going to any war, but I'm also not applying to be an immigration officer that can open carry on a big fat batman belt.
Steve, reading is fundamental:
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...Patrol Agents of the U.S. Border Patrol working plain clothes assignments.
Agents working undercover don't "open carry on a big fat batman belt".

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Old September 30, 2020, 05:08 PM   #49
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I carry a 686 but still believe that the 1911 is still the best gun. BTW congratulations on your gun, its verrrrry nice.
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Old September 30, 2020, 05:36 PM   #50
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Thanks, nothing wrong with a 686 except trying to keep one clean!
What length barrel do you have? I bought a 6" one when they first came out then decided I'd like a 4" and gave my brother the 6", never found a 4" at a decent price. Those are really fun to shoot light 38spcl loads at steel targets.
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