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Old 03-02-2010, 07:43 PM   #11
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Ruger makes nice firearms for around that price and you can buy a Taurus a little cheaper.

IMHO GP 100s are nice, although, I'm partial to big heavy wheel guns.

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This is my S&W model 66-4 in .357 caliber.



These are great revolvers.

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:19 PM   #13
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I also love my Smiths, but it's pretty hard to find a new one for $500.00.

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hunter Joe I absolutely agree with you.

I'm suggesting he should consider buying high quality used, before buying inexpensive new pistols.

Sorry I wasn't very clear at all on my post.

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Rugers are reliable and well priced imo. My dad has always had rugers from 22lr's to 44magnums.

I would love to have smiths as well and I think their triggers are better, but lots of $$$$$$!!

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I don't know Don, I'm not real crazy about Taurus firearms except that they offer lifetime warranties, but I do like the GP 100s for their price and availability.
I agree with you 100% on the Smiths but the Gp 100 is really not that bad of a firearm. I would not hesitate purchasing one for myself if I needed another wheel gun.

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suggesting he should consider buying high quality used, before buying inexpensive new pistols.
Exactly what I want.
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You should be able to purchase a nice used Smith for right around 500 bananas.

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best revolver I've seen or even shot has been a Rossi and they come in 357 mag. Everytime you pull the trigger it goes bang. (unless you use some crummy ammo) you should be able to pick one up at your local gun dealer used for around 400 (maybe even a pawnshop but be careful on what you get from them)

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S&W and Ruger.

I'm not as familiar with the entire Ruger line, but I do know Smith makes a variety of frame sizes. Between that and easily changeable grips (available for Rugers also), you should be able to find something that fits your hand well.

As has already been stated, hold as many as you can, shoot as many as you can, and dry fire as many as you can before you decide.

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