Originally Posted by Olympus
Call it narrow minded if you like, but Ruger will never make a classic revolver. Nothing changes that fact. If you want to talk price, there are tons of deals to be had on used Colts and Smiths in my area. I'm not talking Pythons, D-backs, or early 27s. I'm talking lots of very nice 686s, 19s, 66s, 29s, Detective Specials, Cobras, etc. I'm not considering current production models.
Two weeks ago, my FIL bought a 4" 686 no dash for $500. Mechanically in amazing condition but had a lot of cosmetic scratches and looked like someone had tried a DIY polish job on the gun. It took me 45 minutes with my beadblaster and it looks brand new! Call me narrow minded if you want, but a no dash 686 for $500 beats any Ruger every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
More rugers for the rest of us. The six line is classic though, i wont waste my money on a colt, not when i can get the exact same thing for a fraction of the cost. Used Smith and used classic rugers are pretty close in price, or were a year ago. Now where i am a used colt, in crappy condition is 1k, used smith close to 600 or 700.