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Old 06-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #21
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Man I love that gun!
It shoots twice as good as it looks. Next time you're in Missouri, let me know and I'll let you take it for a test drive. The red dot is ridiculously accurate and fast. It's almost not fair when shooting with someone else who just has irons.
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If you have a ton of cash, you could try to find one of those Dan Wesson pistol kits with the frame and interchangable barrels (snubby to "let me whip this out" in two shakes).
DW Pistol Pack is a great suggestion. Much better than Taurus and Ruger in my opinion.

And like Cane said, Korth is king! Or you can always drop a nice chunk of change on a Colt Python. Both of which are heads above the rest in terms of quality.
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Be careful! Every manufacturer mentioned here makes fine, quality guns and warranties them, many for life. The problem is no longer the quality of the gun. You have to choose it for a specific purpose and how the firearm fits YOU. Rent a few, if your local range allows it, borrow from friends to test fire, or at least handle a lot at the store. Colt Python is a fine handgun, but in my hand it whips like a snake trying to eat my face, and I can't hit anything nearly as well as I can with Taurus, S&W, Ruger or any other .357. Also note that Ruger and Taurus are generally heavier guns, which make them great for home defense but harder to carry if you later decide to get a carry permit. Just some thoughts for consideration! :-)

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Korth $4K for a revolver? WOW!

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$4000 a little out of budget I wish I had that much go spend on one tho

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$4000 a little out of budget I wish I had that much go spend on one tho
$1500 will get you a very nice Colt Python if you can't swing the Korth.
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Smith & Wesson, Ruger or Dan Wesson for good current offerings of a pistol in 357 Mag. used, the same and even Colt. i own a Taurus revolver and it works very well, but with their QC becoming hit or miss, i doubt i would ever buy another one new. any maker of firearms can have a bad item, but QC is where they weed them out before they ever make it to the retailers.

my favorites are the older S & W M686's, M19, M66, M27 and M28. my father has one of the older from the late 70's M15 Dan Wesson's with the changeable barrels and shrouds, and with the 8 1/2" barrel, it will drop shots into pretty much one ragged hole. pretty dang fun to shoot!

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Shop for a vintage S&W. I got my M19-3 for <$400 on gunbroker.



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I dearly love Smiths but am rather fond of this beater

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http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=290166990
example of a DW pistol pack
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