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Boyerracing343 06-20-2011 05:55 PM

Shot my first 357 today
 
Well today I got to shoot my first 357magnum today. It was a smith and wesson. I forgot what model it was but I have a photo of it on my phone. I'll try to upload it but I must say it was a freaking blast. I loved it. Looks like I'll be stashing some money away to purchase one of my own.


http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...005ab02e-1.jpg

Overkill0084 06-20-2011 06:37 PM

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Welcome to the club.

orangello 06-20-2011 06:47 PM

What kind of ammo did you shoot? That is what amazes me about the .357/.38 revolvers, the variety of projectile weights & designs, then .357mag, .38special, and .38special +P.

My GP100 is one of my favorite shooters for targets.

Boyerracing343 06-20-2011 07:43 PM

It was nickle cases smith and wesson ammo that was soft points. Ill have to check what grain they were when I get home.

I can't wait to buy my own 357. Any recommendations?

orangello 06-20-2011 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Boyerracing343 (Post 526381)
It was nickle cases smith and wesson ammo that was soft points. Ill have to check what grain they were when I get home.

I can't wait to buy my own 357. Any recommendations?

I've been happy with my $400 Ruger GP100. I have seen it said that the S&W's have better triggers, but the Ruger has been fine for me. I picked the 6" barrel for target use.

utf59 06-20-2011 11:43 PM

Smiths and Rugers are both fine choices. I have a Smith, and I have shot a number of Rugers, as well as other Smiths. If you get a chance, try a Colt Python. They are pricey, since Colt no longer makes double-action revolvers, but they are very sweet shooters.

Pick up different models in different frame sizes. If you like the bigger frames, Smith & Wesson makes a couple of 8-shot models. And, of course, check out the various barrel lengths. The longer barrels are more accurate, but not ideal if you plan to carry the revolver.

Happy shopping!

c3shooter 06-20-2011 11:52 PM

While there are MANY good .357s, the S&W Mdl 66 is one of my favorites. However, one that is, IMHO, underappreciated and underpriced is the Dan Wesson Mdl 15. Extremely accurate, great triggers, built like a tank.

Boyerracing343 06-20-2011 11:59 PM

Thanks for the advice guys!

Kain 06-21-2011 12:43 AM

I'll throw in a vote for the GP-100. Granted it's the only revolver I've ever fired, I very much like it. The trigger is a bit long in DA, but other than that it's a beautiful firearm. I find that I have to have a "large handled" pistol for any comfort while firing.

OC357 06-21-2011 02:33 AM

http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/a...lts/python.jpg

Try a Python. You might like it.

OC


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