.357/.38 Spcl.

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Blueguns, May 10, 2012.

  1. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    Looking for a good .357. So far I like the S&W model 19. What .357 do you recommend?

    I would be feeding a lot of .38 through it.
     
  2. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    Haven't shot a mdl 19. But I love my Ruger sp101.
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Ruger GP100, get your hands on one, you'll fall in love.
     
  4. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    The GP100 looks REALLY nice. Plus I can get that in a blued finish and that's really the big deal for me between the sp101 and the GP100.
     
  5. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    You can't go wrong with either one.
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Something like this?
     

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  7. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I could think of one.. If you wanna shoot 9mm too... :D
     
  8. jordan89

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    You would say that lol
    That is similar to mine, mine is DAO and has the recessed hammer.
     
  9. canebrake

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    You got it!

    For a collector, I'd keep my search limited to the dash 4 and lower. Also look for one with Target Grips (TG), Target Trigger (TT), Target Hammer (TH) and Target Sights (TS).


    • 19..................(1957) Stamping of model number
    • 19-1...............(1959) Change extractor rod, right to left hand thread
    • 19-2...............(1961) Delete trigger guard screw, change cylinder stop
    • 19-3...............(1967) Relocate rear sight leaf screw
    • 19-4 (66-1)......(1977) Move gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    • 19-5 (66-2)......(1982) Eliminate cylinder counterbore and pinned barrel (No more P&R)
    • 19-6...............(1988) New yoke screw, floating hand, and hammer nose bushing
    • 19-7 (66-4)......(1994) New rear leaf sight, drill and tap frame, change extractor, and Uncle Mike’s synthetic grips.
    • 19-8 (66-5).....(1998) Sep – Change to MIM hammer and floating firing pin

    If you are looking for a shooter the above are nice but you will be happy with any mod 19.

    See this:

    Cane's M19-3/357 Mag
     
  10. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    Cane, you have all the cool toys. May I ask where you got that plate to help you load your speed loaders?
     
  11. canebrake

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  12. jordan89

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  13. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    Yep but I like a longer barrel.
     
  14. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    Canes gun is what I was after when I posted about a mdl. 19
     
  15. gr8wapiti

    gr8wapiti New Member

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    I have to agree with Jordan, Sputnik & Blueguns. My GP-100 is dead on accurate with a 6" barrel, eats everything I feed it and well balanced. The rubber/wood grips are very comfortable in my big paws. I researched it for over a year before I bought it, 1 month after I bought mine G&A mag put it on the cover of the mag and the price went up $100. Its the gun on the right on my profile pix.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2012
  16. Overkill0084

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    I have a weakness for N Frame S&Ws. For a shooter you will probably never wear out, look into a model 28. If pretty matters, look at the model 27 (basically the same gun with a higher polished finish).
    Since you apparently have no objection to used revolvers, I would suggest you take a look at the various Colt Trooper models. A lot of quality and prices are not all that bad if you look around. FWIW, the original Colt Trooper is called "the poor man's Python" because it used the same frame & internals. Later versions are quite good, but the design changed, getting away from the expensive to produce older design.
    Dan Wessons are still going for decent money if you can find what you like. Not as nicely styled as Colt & S&W (IMHO), but I don't think you can hurt them with any loads that could be considered responsible. They have also earned a reputation for excellent accuracy.
    As for used Rugers, keep an eye out for a Security Six. Excellent revolvers with all of the Ruger durability. Rumor has it that they were discontinued because they were getting to be too expensive to produce for their price range. I personally think they are better looking than their modern replacements, opinions vary of course.
     
  17. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    IF you can find one in good shape Dan Wesson 15-2 VH best revolver ive ever owned.
     
  18. K9243

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    Ruger security six with 4in barrel
     
  19. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    Like the security six, but I like the looks of an NIB GP100 better. Plus if I can get it blued and with the same grips that are in Hickok45's video that would make a beauty of a gun.
     
  20. phildenton

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    Ruger or smith, cant go wrong with either.