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Old 10-11-2013, 12:14 AM   #11
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Wow.. dont know what to say .. they are all interesting deals.
The Taurus tracker is the most gun , a modern design too boot and has an interesting cartridge. of course the latter limits it a bit ammo wise but even so...

The Smith in 4 inch has the most pedigree and the best all around barrel lenght in my mind..tho its also one of the most used of the guns.

if concealed carry is a consideration then the Speed six with the short barrel may be your strongest candidate.

I wish I had this selection in my state

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I've got a soft spot for all things Ruger...

My vote is for the Security Six...

The 6" bbl will give you a lot more enjoyment at longer ranges...

My GP 100 has the 6" bbl and I can ding the gong at 100 yds at will...(warm fuzzies )

Taurus left a bad taste in my mouth a few years back but that was a poly semi auto...but still. I know they make good wheelguns and have quite the following among their owners, but I'm biased towards the Rugers...

That being said, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the choices, just tossin' my .02 out there...
A Ruger Security Six has been on my list of guns to get for awhile, but those other choices are making that decision hard. I think if I can talk them down some (I will have to pay shipping and a transfer fee ($40-$50 extra), so a little more off would be great), I'd probably go with the Ruger. The S&W is neck and neck with it though.

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Wow.. dont know what to say .. they are all interesting deals.
The Taurus tracker is the most gun , a modern design too boot and has an interetsing cartridge. of course the latter limits it a bit ammo wise but even so...

The Smith in 4 inch has the most pedigree and the best all around barrel lenght in my mind..thos its also one of the most used of the guns.

if concealed carry is a consideration then the Speed six with the short barrel may be your strongest candidate.

I wish I had this selection in my state
You see exactly why I'm havign trouble choosing then.

Conceal carry is not a consideration so the gun can be as big, powerful, and heavy as it needs to be. It will be a range gun.
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conceal carry is not a consideration so the gun can be as big, powerful, and heavy as it needs to be. It will be a range gun.
s&w .500?
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Find me one for about $400 and I'll buy it.
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Come on Tex get A Medusa.... Im tired of being the only one with one.....

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The correct answer to your question is: Buy the Smith and never look back.

I have nothing against Ruger wheel guns, but I haven't shot one and I own a Smith 66, which is the SS brother of the 19. I absolutely love that gun. Seriously, if yours shoots like mine does, you will absolutely love it. Mine has a 2.5" bbl and I can achieve excellent accuracy with it. As an example...:

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I didn't put the gun in that picture, but take my word it was my 66. I am better with it than I am with my semi-autos. I believe it was about ten yards or so, shooting double action. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe S&W will reblue it under their warranty.

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Come on Tex get A Medusa.... Im tired of being the only one with one.....
I'd have better luck finding leprechaun than I would that revolver. Beside, I probably couldn't afford it if I did manage to find one.
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The correct answer to your question is: Buy the Smith and never look back.

I have nothing against Ruger wheel guns, but I haven't shot one and I own a Smith 66, which is the SS brother of the 19. I absolutely love that gun. Seriously, if yours shoots like mine does, you will absolutely love it. Mine has a 2.5" bbl and I can achieve excellent accuracy with it. As an example...:

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I didn't put the gun in that picture, but take my word it was my 66. I am better with it than I am with my semi-autos. I believe it was about ten yards or so, shooting double action. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe S&W will reblue it under their warranty.
That's some nice shooting!

I looked, and I think they charge you for rebluing. I'd have to call to make sure though. If I get it, I may just use some Oxphoblue to touch it up, or just leave it be. I like my guns to look nice, but in the end it's meant to be a shooter.

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Awwwww. That's cute.
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I'd go with the Ruger Security Six first followed by the S&W. That is a good price on either. The Taurus .41 would be tempting but I'd have the added expense of setting up to reload that round. I always consider that a $100 add on to a new caliber.

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That's some nice shooting! I looked, and I think they charge you for rebluing. I'd have to call to make sure though. Awwwww. That's cute.
Thanks!

Even if you don't get it re-blued, you won't regret having it if its mechanically in as good of condition as my 66. And if its just a range gun, the blueing doesn't matter that much.

By the way, in my biased opinion, Smiths probably hold their value better over long term than Rugers (Taurus isn't even in the same ballpark).
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