the right revolver?
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns > the right revolver?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-11-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chewdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 36
Default 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

__________________
Chewdo is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-12-2012, 12:43 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 343
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

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

__________________
zebramochaman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 01:41 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ninjatoth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Near Saginaw,Michigan
Posts: 1,501
Liked 178 Times on 132 Posts
Likes Given: 44

Default

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

__________________

S&W 915 9mm
Mossberg 500 Mariner 12ga
1945 Win 94
Ruger MKIII 22/45 4"
Savage MK II
Ruger SP101 .357
Kung-Fu Moves

ninjatoth is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 02:38 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RustyShackleford101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 789
Liked 80 Times on 67 Posts

Default

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.

__________________
RustyShackleford101 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 02:51 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chewdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 36
Default

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

__________________
Chewdo is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 03:00 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern,WI
Posts: 1,137
Liked 217 Times on 137 Posts
Likes Given: 450

Default

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

__________________
blucoondawg is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 03:18 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RustyShackleford101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 789
Liked 80 Times on 67 Posts

Default

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.

__________________
RustyShackleford101 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 05:00 AM   #8
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 6,601
Liked 2397 Times on 1296 Posts
Likes Given: 690

Default

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.

__________________

Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.

JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 06:24 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ninjatoth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Near Saginaw,Michigan
Posts: 1,501
Liked 178 Times on 132 Posts
Likes Given: 44

Default

Maybe look at the .327 federal magnum Ruger SP101.

__________________

S&W 915 9mm
Mossberg 500 Mariner 12ga
1945 Win 94
Ruger MKIII 22/45 4"
Savage MK II
Ruger SP101 .357
Kung-Fu Moves

ninjatoth is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #10
RIP my good and faithful dog.
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 23,937
Liked 7811 Times on 4688 Posts
Likes Given: 9822

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blucoondawg View Post
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.
__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
.50 BP revolver trip286 Blackpowder & Musket 12 02-05-2012 11:01 PM
Old .22 revolver dragunovsks Revolver Handguns 9 06-02-2011 08:54 AM
First revolver Kain Revolver Handguns 17 05-14-2011 12:56 AM
Revolver ccw SHOOTER13 Revolver Handguns 12 06-12-2009 03:06 AM
My first revolver!!! JGguns Revolver Handguns 7 03-07-2009 11:45 PM