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Old 06-30-2011, 08:46 PM   #11
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Brianarrr,
I should have an article up in the "Articles" section sometime today on how to buy a used revolver. It will have all the info you need to make a good decision on a used revolver.


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I like my S&W 686 plus .357 mag. The other guys pretty much covered it all. It's my bedside buddy. I trust it more for home protection than my 1911's. After some serious thought and plenty of rounds shot, for a home defense weapon I'm using .38 hollow points. Will do the job intended and much less kick and flash. I have the 6 inch barrel, if I had it to do over again I personally would get the four inch. Plenty of nice .357 out there. Good luck!

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I really want to fire a 686 next, the one range I went to didn't have a good selection of revolvers for rent. I'm pretty set on getting a 4", but haven't shot a shorter or longer one yet to compare. Looks like I need several more range trips.

Couple of questions...first, snap caps. What's a good brand and how long do they usually last? Is A-zoom the best? I couldn't find much doing a search, a little googling and web site reviews found me these.

A-ZOOM Action Proving Dummy Round, Snap Cap 357 Magnum Aluminum Package of 6 - MidwayUSA

Also, are these good quality sights? Again, just going off googling and some random forum threads. Millett good? I was having trouble with blurry sights with the front and rear both being the same gray.

Millett Auto Sights - Series 100 Adjustable Sight System. FB00021, FB00019, RS22012, RS22013, SW40513, RP85006, RP85007, RS22010, RS22011, BE00007, BE00008, SW39595, SW46904, BF00008, RS22002, RS22017,

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After you buy that gp100 think about reloading for it. It costs me about four dollars a box to shoot my gp100.
I missed this reply before. That's really cheap! I just watched a youtube video on it and it looks pretty simple, just an up front investment which seems like it will pay off VERY quickly. Thanks, I'll definitely look into this. Now I have something else to read about...I don't get anything done at work anymore
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I missed this reply before. That's really cheap! I just watched a youtube video on it and it looks pretty simple, just an up front investment which seems like it will pay off VERY quickly. Thanks, I'll definitely look into this. Now I have something else to read about...I don't get anything done at work anymore
It is easier to keep up with the brass, at least. I don't reload, but i can't seem to toss my empties unless the pistol does it for me.

Regarding same-color sights, you could use some paint on them. Gatopardo's Glow On (one of our supporting vendors) is definately worth looking at; Gato has some sticker-type glow stuff & some paint-on type stuff.
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