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Old 07-20-2011, 02:04 AM   #11
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If you are considering a .45 Colt, you need o be a reloader. .45 Colt is pretty expensive to buy in stores.
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As a relative newcomer to the sport of revolver shooting I have little experience to offer, but mine is real current. A couple of weeks ago I was in the same boat as you. I was asking your same question and I had some friends suggest the same thing to me as Canebrake, Olymbus and Danf_fl suggested to you. Today I fired my S&W model 15 for the first time at the local range. It was a very pleasant experience.

Shooting that .38 special both single action followed by double action I surprised myself with the acceptable results. First time in 18 years that I have pulled a trigger on any handgun.

The S&W model 15, to me, is as fine looking as it shoots. Mine is in excellent condition and it cost just under $400. Good luck in your search.
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I'm thinking about going with Canebrake's first suggestion, the Smith and Wesson Model 19 or maybe going with a Ruger GP100. What to y'all think about either one?

Also I decided I'll go ahead with the .357 magnum so I can not only afford to shoot it, but get more versatility.
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I'm thinking about going with Canebrake's first suggestion, the Smith and Wesson Model 19 or maybe going with a Ruger GP100. What to y'all think about either one?

Also I decided I'll go ahead with the .357 magnum so I can not only afford to shoot it, but get more versatility.
The S&W is just better than the Ruger and it's not much more money.I'm not biast,I have owned some good Ruger's too,but in double action revolvers,S&W is the best.
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smith&wesson model 19 all the way as it is in your price range
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i think any vintage S&W will do the trick and you'll love it! i know ruger makes some fancy.22 range guns, but for the money i'd pick up a higher caliber. i think you'll love a .357 that also takes .38's
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I've been VERY happy with my GP100; i recommend you try one out. Mine is my favorite range toy. Mine has the six inch barrel which seems to minimize recoil.
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I've been doing some research on the various K/L frame revolvers and prowling around local gunshops a good bit. I'm leaning towards either the Smith and Wesson Model 19, Model 66 Model 586, or Model 686. From my research I found the Smith and Wesson revolvers either have the square butt or the round butt. I noticed that the revolvers with the round butt tend to have the hogue grips, but not usually the square butt. Can a hogue grip be put on a square butt revolver?
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I've been doing some research on the various K/L frame revolvers and prowling around local gunshops a good bit. I'm leaning towards either the Smith and Wesson Model 19, Model 66 Model 586, or Model 686. From my research I found the Smith and Wesson revolvers either have the square butt or the round butt. I noticed that the revolvers with the round butt tend to have the hogue grips, but not usually the square butt. Can a hogue grip be put on a square butt revolver?
Yes. I put one on my 586.

BTW, if you haven't seen these yet, there's a 686+ that holds 7 rounds. And if you like capacity, the 627 (also a .357) holds 8.
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Thank you for the information! I had thought that if it had a square butt I couldn't put something like Hogue grips on it to make it more comfortable. I'm not interested in revolvers that aren't six shooters atleast not right now, because I just want a good six shooter.

I'm narrowing it down currently, and I'm trying to decide if I want the blued finish or the stainless steel finish. Decisions decisions .
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