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Old 06-21-2011, 02:52 AM   #11
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I have a Ruger SP101 with Hogue grips. I'd recommend it.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:29 AM   #12
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I would suggest a S&W 586 or a 686 with a 6" barrel. A lot of fun and will last longer than the owner if taken care of.
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Welcome to the world of magnum handguns. I'll warn you, they're addictive.
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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 have a Ruger GP100 with a 6" barrel. I really like it but I don't have much experience with any other .357 revolvers.
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Of all the .357 mags I own and have owned my two top ones are pictured below. A pre-lock Model 686 and a Colt Python.


The Python is like a Ferrari, built by hand, locks up like a bank vault and just absolutely gorgeous. BUT their internals tend to be a little fragile if a steady range diet of hot .357 mag loads will be used and you intend to shoot the snot out of your gun then their current level of collectibility and pricing (well over a $1,000 for an example in good shape) make it a dicey proposition as a range/carry gun.

The original 686 is also now aquiring a semi-cult status and I've seen some pricing out there that made my toes curl but you can still find them at a reasonable price and they are a much hardier gun than the Python. The bigger L frame is a nice compromise in durability and comfortable carry and the stainless finish is hardy and very attractive.

Now if you are lkooking for a gun to just shoot into oblivion a Ruger can't be beat. High quality gun that will last a few generations while shooting anything you'd care to touch off out of them. They are built like a hammer for hard work.
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Of all the .357 mags I own and have owned my two top ones are pictured below. A pre-lock Model 686 and a Colt Python.


The Python is like a Ferrari, built by hand, locks up like a bank vault and just absolutely gorgeous. BUT their internals tend to be a little fragile if a steady range diet of hot .357 mag loads will be used and you intend to shoot the snot out of your gun then their current level of collectibility and pricing (well over a $1,000 for an example in good shape) make it a dicey proposition as a range/carry gun.

The original 686 is also now aquiring a semi-cult status and I've seen some pricing out there that made my toes curl but you can still find them at a reasonable price and they are a much hardier gun than the Python. The bigger L frame is a nice compromise in durability and comfortable carry and the stainless finish is hardy and very attractive.

Now if you are lkooking for a gun to just shoot into oblivion a Ruger can't be beat. High quality gun that will last a few generations while shooting anything you'd care to touch off out of them. They are built like a hammer for hard work.
Those are some beautiful guns. Thank you for your input. Ill have to do some research and get some ideas on what I am going to go with.
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Welcome to the party! There's just something about a fine .357 that appeals to me.

S&W Model 66 No Dash



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Only pic i have of my full underlug GP100, with the ugly comfy grips.
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I have owned 2 a mod 19 and a mod 586 ....and like a dumbass i sold em both . My next will a 19 with the 2.5 barrell ..and to those that put your pics of the pythons on ....I truly hate yall with every fiber of my being. Not being crude ,I have shot several pythons and a diamondback and it was almost an orgasmic experiance .
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This is one of my favorites. My 2 1/2" custom carry 66.

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