Buying my first revolver?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Sgt_Skrb_25, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Gents,

    I am buying my first revolver. I was checking out that Chiappa Rhyno, not sure what length yet. Does anyone have one of these? Opinions from owners?
     
  2. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Wish I could edit the thread title. Damn spell check!
     

  3. Speezly

    Speezly New Member

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    No experience with the Chiappa, but I would recommend looking into the Taurus revolvers. I've had a snub nose .38 with a crimson trace grip for about 6 years now and I love it.
     
  4. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    That was the other one I was looking at. The 627 tracker. There's a $400 difference. I bought 5 guns and 2 safes this year, the old lady will kill me soon. might lean towards the Tarus.
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Fixed it for you.

    Have you looked at any of the Ruger revolvers?
     
  6. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Thank you sir. I haven't looked at the Rugers yet. Any recommendations? I was looking for something with at least a 5 inch barrel.
     
  7. USMCjtm

    USMCjtm New Member

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    Are you looking for a carry pistol, plinker......what about caliber? There are wheel barrows full of good quality revolvers in all flavors and colors...Give a little more information and this forum will give you four pages of recommendations.





    Semper Fi
     
  8. Overkill0084

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    I found the Chiappa Rhino a bit too odd for my tastes. They aren't exactly cheap either. The action is downright weird.
    For similar or less $$, you can have any number of new or used S&Ws or Rugers.
    Often overlooked but great revolvers:
    For entertainment value, you might consider hunting down an old Dan Wesson revolver. Strong, accurate & if you don't like the barrel length, change it.
    The original Colt Trooper is worthwhile if you find one in .357 mag. Same action as a Python without the underlug barrel and crazy pricing .
    Ruger Security Six - robust and accurate.

    This will offend some people but so be it: avoid Taurus. IMHO, their price isn't low enough any more to justify the compromises in quality they demand. And, yes, I own a Taurus.
     
  9. orangello

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    As was asked, "what kind of revolver and for what purpose?"?

    I love my Ruger GP100 in .357mag/.38special for plinking and may get to take it hog hunting someday, but i wouldn't want to try to conceal it. It is not a light-weight and has a 6" barrel.

    The Rhyno does look interesting, but i'm thinking it is more of a gimmick gun.
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Like 'Gello, I have a 6" barrel Ruger GP100. Unlike 'Gello, I wouldn't exactly call it a 'plinking' revolver, but to each his own. I consider it my go to home defense gun. A GP100 is a sturdy, dependable work horse of a revolver. I don't know what caliber you are looking at, though.
     
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  12. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I was looking for a 357, can't carry in this sorry *** state, just for range, and home defense
     
  13. Speezly

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    I have a Ruger security six as well as the Taurus. The security six is my favorite of the two, but I carry the Taurus everywhere. The Ruger is my pampered range gun, but my father Carrie it in his truck for 20+ years so both are excellent carry options. If you won't be carrying I suggest the Ruger security six hands down.
     
  14. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Must be in Illinois, I'm in the same boat, if and when they allow ccw here ill be packing a smith model 60 chiefs special, awesome little gun.

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  15. Olympus

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    I would recommend a nice used S&W 686 with a 4" barrel. It's an excellent "do-all" revolver.
     
  16. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    get a taurus model 82 38 spl. it's simple gun that is an absolute joy to shoot. I am not a taurus fan, but they really did this one right.
     
  17. mdauben

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    I agree. My own 686 was one of my first handguns and makes a great range and home gun.
     
  18. shouldazagged

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    I had a Ruger GP100 I liked a lot but had to sell due to financial anemia. But I don't think you can go far wrong with Smith & Wesson.
     
  19. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Ya I'm in Cali ,next to impossible to get license to carry here. I will check into the 686 and the Ruger
     
  20. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I checked them out on line. The S&W 686 looks good. I also like the Tarus 627 4". Any thoughts on the Tarus