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Old 12-02-2012, 06:56 AM   #11
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I'm looking for some opinions on what would be a great new revolver to get. I don't own one yet so what would be a good one to start with?
How much firearms experience do you have?

If little experience, then the .44 or .357 mags may be considered as something to get later.

If you have several years shooting a semi-auto, then transition would be easy and I would recommend a 4", stainless steel, .357 magnum, from a "known" company.
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Not at all. I only cary OWB and my shirts are never tucked in so its completely covered unless I crouch down or something like that. I will give you that is to big for me to carry everyday. But sometimes I just have to. Im not a big fan of small frame pistols/revolver for carry. I know I can shoot better with my full size Gp100 than I can with my wifes Jframe. But she loves her Jframe and im very glad that she loves that gun because it has never been inside of my safe. She has that revolver with her at all times.
You, Sir, are a lucky man! For her to take to a gun like that and have it with her...
The J-frame probably fits her hand better than yours. I have one, too, and it is a good gun - for conceal. If it was not for conceal I would like larger - since my hands are larger. My bedside gun is an old S&W Model 14, 38 Special ex-police gun. Shoots very well.

You showed your GP100 but what caliber and what barrel length? And whose holster is that in your photo? And you say you do conceal with that??
Questions ... because I am considering a move up into a larger caliber/power revolver. Probably 357. I have several 38's and some autoloaders up to 9mm. But I prefer revolvers. .... I may eventually even go to a large caliber like a 44 Mag - kind of for novelty - I can't see any real practical use for me with something like that. ... Unless you guys could point me the way ... Show me the error of my ways ...
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Four inch Gp100 .357 mag. I carry it every once in a while but Ive been carrying my wifes Glock 17 right now untill I get my 1911 and that will be my dedicated carry gun. The holster is a Galco phoenix holster, I believe thats the model of holster.

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Not at all. I only cary OWB and my shirts are never tucked in so its completely covered unless I crouch down or something like that. I will give you that is to big for me to carry everyday. But sometimes I just have to. Im not a big fan of small frame pistols/revolver for carry. I know I can shoot better with my full size Gp100 than I can with my wifes Jframe. But she loves her Jframe and im very glad that she loves that gun because it has never been inside of my safe. She has that revolver with her at all times.
What length barrel on your GP100?
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Its the four inch model.

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I had the same problem...trying to choose a good first revolver. I have a few semi autos and now that I have both, I think I prefer semi auto over revolver (to each their own). But, here goes my timeline.

First, I bought a used GP100 6”...love it, still have it. Then I tried for Single Ten, bought right when it first came out...found out I don't like single action. Then I thought of something for the wife for home defense, easy to use, no magazine to worry about. So I bought the LCR in 357, but load 38s for her.

So, my recommendation is to get the LCR in 357, using 38s for practice.

FYI - 357 is about $0.50 a round now...

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Where are you buying .357's for $.50 a round?

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Where are you buying .357's for $.50 a round?
Walmart's selling Remington 100 rounds for $49.97.
Cheaperthandirt.com has 50 rounds for about $20.00...about $0.40 a round.

Is there any place cheaper that you know of?
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For a versatile gun, although kinda heavy, look into a Dan Wesson revolver. They have interchangeable barrels. I.E., you just unscrew a lug at the muzzle, slide off the shroud, unscrew the barrel (by hand), then screw in the barrel of your choice using a supplied feeler guage to set the cylinder gap, slide on the appropriate shroud and tighten the lug at the muzzle. They come with 2 1/2", 4", 6", 8", and 10" barrels. Heavy and pricey, but you can have a single gun to use for multiple purposes. I think the Dan Wesson stuff is owned by Kahr now, but you should be able to find 'em on the internet.

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For a versatile gun, although kinda heavy, look into a Dan Wesson revolver. They have interchangeable barrels. I.E., you just unscrew a lug at the muzzle, slide off the shroud, unscrew the barrel (by hand), then screw in the barrel of your choice using a supplied feeler guage to set the cylinder gap, slide on the appropriate shroud and tighten the lug at the muzzle. They come with 2 1/2", 4", 6", 8", and 10" barrels. Heavy and pricey, but you can have a single gun to use for multiple purposes. I think the Dan Wesson stuff is owned by Kahr now, but you should be able to find 'em on the internet.
Thank you this helped me out a lot.
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