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Chewdo 03-11-2012 09:55 PM

the right revolver?
 
My mother is looking for a revolver... She used to carry a 38 speshal... She is now looking for something with a longer barrel... It has been 20 years sence she last carried or been shooting. Im used to shooting semi autos, and i have no exsperince with revolvers... Any sugestions??? Sorry about my spelling... English was never my strong point lol

zebramochaman 03-11-2012 11:43 PM

Check out a Ruger GP-100. They are available in many barrel lengths and are made in stainless or blued.

ninjatoth 03-12-2012 12:41 AM

What is the purpose for the gun?Home defense?Target gun?CCW?

RustyShackleford101 03-12-2012 01:38 AM

If she can handle a 357. I suggest the Ruger gp 100 the grips are comfortable and recoil is controllable. It's kind of a throwback to the security six, gotta love it.

Chewdo 03-12-2012 01:51 AM

Yeah for home defence, theres been alot of roberys in her area as of late... She is kinda a small woman so maybe something with a little less recoil than a 357

blucoondawg 03-12-2012 02:00 AM

you can always shoot 38s in the 357 if she wants a lighter load, but the gp 100 is a fairly large gun especially with the 6" barrel, she may find 357 manageable out of a larger revolver, maybe see if you can try one out somewhere

RustyShackleford101 03-12-2012 02:18 AM

A .38 revolver is a great choice for less recoil, tons of manufacturers make them. Plus you can get some great colts, smith and wessons, rugers and much more,for cheap, in the used gun department.

JTJ 03-12-2012 04:00 AM

Check out the S&W 19, 66, 686 with 4" barrels while you are at it. They are 357 but will handle the 38 spl and 38 spl+P loads for reduced recoil while having the ability to shoot the 357 rounds. The Rugers are excellent guns but on the heavy side. The S&W revolvers have a little better trigger. Rugers are lawyered up but can be lightened. I have a Ruger SP101 in 357 that has had the trigger tuned and has a CT laser grip. My wife is having some eye problems right now so she is using with 38 spl+P it instead of her SR9c. I am 2 good and 2 bad from Taurus and 50% is not good enough for me to buy another one. Dont get anything with a muzzle brake/ported. The flash at night will blind you and they are louder.

ninjatoth 03-12-2012 05:24 AM

Maybe look at the .327 federal magnum Ruger SP101.

winds-of-change 03-12-2012 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by blucoondawg (Post 737270)
you can always shoot 38s in the 357 if she wants a lighter load, but the gp 100 is a fairly large gun especially with the 6" barrel, she may find 357 manageable out of a larger revolver, maybe see if you can try one out somewhere

I am an 'older' lady and my hands aren't as strong as they used to be. I have a 6" GP100 that I shoot fairly well. You can shoot .38 out of it or load it with .357 mag if needed. See if you can find a place that rents guns and give it a try. I really like my GP100 and maybe she would, too.


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