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Old 02-19-2011, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Need 4" .357 revolver recommendation

My brother in law is looking for a 357 revolver for HD and would appreciate any suggestions.

Initial consideration are Ruger GP100 and S&W 686. Anything else worth checking within same price range?

BTW, he wants a laser installed (Crimson Trace) so that is part of the consideration.

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Old 02-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #2
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That pretty much covers it unless he is interested in a used revolver. Then there's the Security and Speed Sixes from Ruger and an assortment of S&W's and some Colts. Although lasers would be a bit more scarce for some of them.

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Both great choices. Have him make sure they fit his hand properly. He may want to check out one of the many "K" Frame S&W's if the 686 is too big.

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How about the S&W Nightguards?

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Thanks guys!

He is also planning on buying a Glock 19 (9mm) and a Sig 220 (.45) though like the revolver, they are not final yet and I can "influence" the list if there are better choices.

BTW, He already have two 12 ga shotguns and two .308 hunting rifles. Might try to talk him to adding a black rifle later

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Ruger Speed Six or one of the other Sixes. Have to pick it up on the used market.

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Thanks guys!

He is also planning on buying a Glock 19 (9mm) and a Sig 220 (.45) though like the revolver, they are not final yet and I can "influence" the list if there are better choices.

BTW, He already have two 12 ga shotguns and two .308 hunting rifles. Might try to talk him to adding a black rifle later

I personally have a 686 and I adore it, very nice shooting gun, but mine does have a trigger job.

Partial to the Glock 23's, but hey, a glock is a glock. When going with the Sig I would definitely go for a Sig 229 (.40) I own two, one that is Double Action only the other is Single double action, both shoot wonderfully, but the double action only provides a consistency that I am partial to.
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Take a look at a Dan Wesson. Excellent trigger, very accurate, tougher than an anvil, and prices rather low. Not sure about lasers.

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It's likely going to be hard to find Crimson Trace lasergrips for Dan Wesson revolvers. It's possible to install the "guts" of 1 in a set of rubber grips that does fit Dan Wesson but it's a lot of trouble to go to and it would be tedious to make sure it's aligned right. I'd stick with your initial choice of the Ruger GP100 and the S&W 686/686+. The 686+ is 7 shot L frame whereas both the 686 & GP100 are 6 shot.

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I heart my Security Sixes.

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