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Old November 29, 2006, 11:31 AM   #1
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.357 pics

I am looking to buy a .357 as a home defense/back-up weapon...looking at a SP-101 3"....
any other suggestions? I would like also to see pics of the guns you carry...thanks
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Old November 29, 2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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I have a sp101 3" .357 mag. It's a great gun, but if you're not going to carry it (home defense backup), you may want to consider something a bit bigger. Full size GP100/686/Tracker or one of their competitors, perhaps. More rounds, more weight, less recoil.

If it sits in my nightstand/gunsafe/wherever and not concealed IWB or pocket, I'd rather have a 6 or 7 shot wheel than a 5 shot wheel.
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Old November 29, 2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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I cannot recommend anything better than a Ruger SP101. If you have one of those you have one of the best all around .357mags made today. Here are some pics of my .357mags like you requested.









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Old November 29, 2006, 03:13 PM   #4
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heres mine

This a pic of my GP100 5" 357.






Used for range and HD.
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Old November 29, 2006, 04:43 PM   #5
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S&W model 66 - 2.5 inch barrel

Around the house I often carry the S&W model 66 snubby shown below, in a PWL holster. It has a great DA trigger and can be fired quite rapidly in that mode. I use Remington Golden Sabers in 125 grain.



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Old November 29, 2006, 09:45 PM   #6
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Nice guns, the GP-100 has the thickest top strap of any revo I have ever seen. My first non-rimfire handgun was a GP-100 and it was really accurate and solid. I wanted to replace the grips with something cooler looking but never found any grips that felt or handled as good the factory issued ones. I sold it to invest in other purchases but it was a nice gun.

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Old November 29, 2006, 11:54 PM   #7
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586-7 by Smith & Wesson. A little big for carry, but a perfect home defense gun.





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Old November 30, 2006, 02:33 AM   #8
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This ones hard to beat.

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Old December 1, 2006, 11:00 PM   #9
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The M640 in the front has a lot of miles on it.
However, if your Thunderwear is big enough, there are other options.



Front to back:
M640, 2"
M28, 6"
M686, 8-3/8"
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Old December 1, 2006, 11:45 PM   #10
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I carry this 3" Smith 65 every day. I can't recommend anything more, if you can find one. Expect to pay top dollar for a nice used one.
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Old December 1, 2006, 11:51 PM   #11
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WoW! I've never seen a GP100 with a 5" barrel before.
Rugers for the Ranger :

GP100 6"
GP100 3"
SP101 2.25" .38+P
SP101 3 1/16" .38+P
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Old December 2, 2006, 05:35 AM   #12
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Here's what I carry.



Taurus 605.
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Old December 2, 2006, 07:37 AM   #13
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Wow nice pictures especially SJshooter and playboypenguin. If you guys shoot your guns as well as your cameras I'd say you'll be one accurate dudes. You can't go wrong with the 3" SP101 if you want a light packing heavy hitter. josh
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Old December 4, 2006, 11:09 PM   #14
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Here are my .357s.





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Old December 4, 2006, 11:26 PM   #15
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Smith & Wesson

2.5" model 66-4 .357 magnum and a 6" 686-5 .357 magnum

NO LOCKS ON EITHER ONE~!
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Old December 4, 2006, 11:34 PM   #16
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S&W 27-2
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Old December 5, 2006, 07:38 AM   #17
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This one sure shoots sweet! It's a 686-6 with Pachmayer decelerator grips.

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Old December 5, 2006, 11:12 PM   #18
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S&W 19-4 Pinned & Recessed
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Old December 6, 2006, 01:51 AM   #19
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Ruger GP100 6" [earlier model without full underlug]
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Old December 7, 2006, 03:58 PM   #20
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pair of 66's
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Old December 7, 2006, 04:28 PM   #21
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Another S&W
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Old December 8, 2006, 10:32 PM   #23
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Taurus 608SS4

I really like N frame 4" revolvers...

I had it machined for moon clips and a nice trigger job.

158gr Speer gold dots, 13.6gr of A2400 and Fed 100 primers with Rem nickel cases.

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Old December 9, 2006, 05:57 AM   #24
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This is mine. 2.5-inch, S&W Model 66.

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Old December 9, 2006, 10:01 AM   #25
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If you can find one of these, get one. Just add a Pachmayr Compac grip (closed backstrap). Mine is loaded with Corbon 357 DPX.
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