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Old 06-15-2012, 01:25 PM   #21
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I'm curious O. You don't say what might be a better choice. The double action revolver field is pretty slim these days. What would you suggest? And please don't say Taurus.
There are very few current production models that I would recommend. I'd say keep an eye on local classifieds and gun shows to pick up a nice, lightly used S&W of whatever model turns you on. No lack of choices there. You can find nice Model 19s for $450-$550 just about any time you want. 2.5" and 4" are pretty easy to find. If you want something a little bigger, then a Model 28 would be worth considering. Colt Troopers can sometimes be found for good prices too.
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There are very few current production models that I would recommend. I'd say keep an eye on local classifieds and gun shows to pick up a nice, lightly used S&W of whatever model turns you on. No lack of choices there. You can find nice Model 19s for $450-$550 just about any time you want. 2.5" and 4" are pretty easy to find. If you want something a little bigger, then a Model 28 would be worth considering. Colt Troopers can sometimes be found for good prices too.
Agree- I'd buy a gud used S&W over many new production 6 shooters
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Agree- I'd buy a gud used S&W over many new production 6 shooters
I love older S&W revolvers. Anything pre "Hillary hole".
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I was looking at he Alquist Arms website today and they do not even have any gp 100s available to sell. Ruger must be making a hell of a lot of money now days. I remember reading something about how they cant keep up with all the orders.

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I was looking at he Alquist Arms website today and they do not even have any gp 100s available to sell. Ruger must be making a hell of a lot of money now days. I remember reading something about how they cant keep up with all the orders.
That's nothing new or specific to Ruger. Lots of manufacturers are having trouble meeting demand. Dealers in our area are reporting an increase in sales due to the upcoming elections (so they say). Even the wholesale distributors in the area are running dry. I tried locating a CZ 22 rifle a month or so ago. No dealer within 100 miles had one in stock and none of them could even order one. I ended up buying online and it was the last one they had. Even a quick look through Buds Gun Shop will show tons of guns out of stock that normally are always available.
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There are very few current production models that I would recommend. I'd say keep an eye on local classifieds and gun shows to pick up a nice, lightly used S&W of whatever model turns you on. No lack of choices there. You can find nice Model 19s for $450-$550 just about any time you want. 2.5" and 4" are pretty easy to find. If you want something a little bigger, then a Model 28 would be worth considering. Colt Troopers can sometimes be found for good prices too.
No argument there. I'm looking for an S&W model 19, blue, 4". Haven't had much luck to date.
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No argument there. I'm looking for an S&W model 19, blue, 4". Haven't had much luck to date.

Guess what I found

http://www.gunauction.com/buy/11127784/revolvers-for-sale/s-and-w-2c-smith-and-wesson-model-19-3-4in-.357-combat-magnum-double-action-revolver

Course its now over $400 with 12 days left to bid
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I like old colts in 357, if price is no concern check out the S&W 686 performance center. "Butter"

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Agree to disagree. Ruger has a following just like any other manufacturer. Doesn't make it any better than the next.
I agree with ya Olympus. All my hand guns are Rugers now, and we tend to favor what ever we have. Truth be told, there are a ton of really nice guns available. We're lucky to have so many really fine choices. It really boils down to personal preference. To say one is better than another (comparing apples to apples) is like saying Ford is better than Chevy, or vice versa. I've owned lots of different makes; Ruger, S&W, Taraus, Marlin, Winchester, etc. They were all mighty fine guns.

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In 357 I own a SPS-101 w/3" bbl, GP-100 w/4" bbl and a Security Six w/4" bbl. They are all sweet to shoot but my favorite is the Security Six. That gun has a great trigger and gets me the tightest groups.
The GP-100 is more solidly built and is very accurate but does not have the great trigger that the Security Six has.
The SPS-101 is accurate for a 3" bbl and is just fun to shoot.
I would not trade any of them. They are very well made and are relatively inexpensive to purchase used.

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