.357 Magnum Brand? - Page 5
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns >

.357 Magnum Brand?


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-17-2011, 01:36 AM   #41
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West, by God, Funroe,Louisiana
Posts: 18,707
Liked 9211 Times on 5058 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

I had a Rossi .357 I really liked. That's it, the end of that long drawn out story. I liked it, never had trouble with it, sold it cause I needed the money.
Individual results and mileage may vary.
trip286 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2011, 02:07 AM   #42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1443 Times on 812 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

Smith & Wesson M19. ** nuff said **
__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2011, 09:59 AM   #43
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DrumJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Here in the holler....
Posts: 4,823
Liked 1617 Times on 945 Posts
Likes Given: 1894

Default

There's all kinds of used Smiths out there that can save you some money. I'd look there or the Ruger GP100. Those things are built like tanks. No problem shooting full house loads there. I've had a couple Taurus 357's and they didn't give me any trouble but I always seem to sell them off wanting to get something that makes me feel a little more comfortable. I just did find an old Smith Mod. 28-2 Hwy Patrol 4" that I am really man crushing on. What a shooter!

Like others have said if this is not a carry piece you might want to look at longer bbl weapons. This will also open up options like Ruger Blackhawks and Vaquero if you dig the cowboy thing or maybe a SP101[?] (though I'm not all that sure on longer bbl length with the latter). Shorter barrel means the sooner the round will tumble. I guess if you are always going to shoot up close and personal though it wont really matter. I like shooting out at 25+ yards so anything shorter than 4" for me just doesn't work all that well.

I got a friend that really likes the Charter Arms revos. They are pretty inexpensive, but I'm noty sold on the overall quality if it's a used a lot. Rossi makes some pretty good ones but I've seen several get a littl eloose on the lock up if they where used with the hotter 357 loads. They do well with the 38's though. But if all I was going to shoot was 38's I'd just get one of those.

At the end of the day I think I'd lean to the Smiths and Rugers. And yeah snubbys do look pretty cool but look at the right tool for the right job thing. The longer barrels make for bettter target shooters.

__________________
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
DrumJunkie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2011, 10:44 AM   #44
The Stanley Cup winners......the Blackhawks
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 25,317
Liked 8759 Times on 5234 Posts
Likes Given: 11612

Default

I have a Ruger GP100, 6" barrel. Let me tell you......she is a BEAST!! But definitely not for CC. It's a very fun gun to shoot.
__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
12 2 3/4 magnum cobra22 General Shotgun Discussion 7 01-23-2011 03:54 PM
32 Magnum Thelt Revolver Handguns 3 12-04-2010 07:53 PM
.327 Magnum-.32 H&R Magnum-.32 S&W Long IDVague General Handgun Discussion 6 07-28-2010 09:34 PM
17 hmr or 22 magnum?? aslowdodge AR-15 Discussion 0 06-08-2010 04:26 AM



Newest Threads