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Old February 16, 2011, 04:58 PM   #51
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slight protest to terminology...
I have to take small exception to using "Glock" as some sort of term or measurement of quality
I have a different take on what "the Glock" of revolvers meant. I didn't read it as Glock = Quality... I read it as Glock= Generic Auto Pistol.

With that in mind, I'm going to stick with S&W M&P/Model 10
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Old February 16, 2011, 05:14 PM   #52
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I would recommend the Ruger GP100 or the a used S&W 686.
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Old February 16, 2011, 05:19 PM   #53
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Trashing guns isn't part of my agenda.
It's not part of my agenda either. However, some of the aforementioned weapons are certainly not of the most reliable nature. It's not a matter of trashing them, just pointing out well documented fact. I owned a Sigma that conveniently dropped its magazine every 3-4 rounds, and also own a Taurus that had the internal lock mechanism sieze up and required factory repair to function at all. So you'll understand that some of us, when questioned about reliability, feel less than comfortable with these types of weapons given our own first hand experiences.

Regarding the OP specifically, my reliable revolver of choice is the pre-lock S&W 686. Mine has been rock-solid reliable through thousands and thousands of rounds, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. If I couldn't get my hands on a pre-lock S&W, I'd reach for one of the aforementioned Rugers.
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Old February 16, 2011, 05:50 PM   #54
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While I dont think that a Glock is all that it is made out to be. Mine (G17) has failed me more than once. But anyways For a trusty revolver I would have to agree with others and say The Ruger GP100 .357 mag.
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Old February 16, 2011, 06:30 PM   #55
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If you can refrain from swinging the cylinder shut, I really can't think of a whole lot that can go wrong with any revolver...sure, there are parts that can wear out, but that goes for any of them, and it's typically minor or requires a LOT of use and abuse. I'd say for the most part, revolvers of any make are just inherently reliable (omitting for consideration off brand "Saturday night specials" that might still be floating around).
A 9mm bullet MIGHT expand, but a .45 will never shrink.
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Old February 16, 2011, 07:13 PM   #56
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IMO the ruger GP 100 is the best all around revolver made bar none, but calling it the glock of the revolver world is little degrading.
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Old February 16, 2011, 08:01 PM   #57
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Ruger GP-100 fits the bill.
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Old February 18, 2011, 09:43 PM   #58
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Sirsloop, think Chiappa. That is the most squared off revolver I know of.

That said, I like my glocks a lot, but carry my daily SP101 daily.
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Old February 18, 2011, 10:13 PM   #59
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If Glock equals plastic, I mean polymer..........a Ruger LCR.
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Old February 19, 2011, 12:12 AM   #60
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The quality on my Taurus 66 was a miss. It developed a problem ejecting spent cartridges. Sent it to Taurus and traded it when it got back. For 'Glock' of revolvers, I'd go Ruger or Smith. Cavet Emptor on off brands.
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Old February 19, 2011, 12:49 AM   #61
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I'd choose in this order

I own all of them and have never had any issues...the only reason i'm listing taurus an rossi last is because i've heard of other people having taurus's and my 357 rossi have been ironclad guns what you will my, 2 cents
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Old February 19, 2011, 02:39 AM   #62
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About every revolver is "more" reliable than a Glock or any other semi-auto.
There is just NOT the same type and number of things that can go wrong.
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Old February 19, 2011, 09:51 AM   #63
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Old February 19, 2011, 11:32 AM   #64
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There is no Glock of revolvers because you cannot limp wrist a revolver

Jokes aside, like others i do find it optimistic to say the least, that the OP suggests a Glock pistol being of some sort of level of quality that never existed before it came along. Like all shooters know, it is simply not true.
Every shooter should know what it feels like to hit a Bowling Pin in the sweet spot and see that sucker fly.

Consider a CZ pistol before you decide.
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