Decisions, decisions...

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Franciscomv, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    I got a call from my gun shop today, they are going to reimburse me for the faulty Judge, I stopped by today to sign all the documents and browse their wheelguns. There are four I really like, they are all more expensive than the Judge, but I don't mind spending a bit more money for a quality gun.

    They've got a S&W 27 with a 6" barrell, a new in box S&W 10 (beautiful older model with the blue cardboard box), Ruger Blackhawk .357 (blued) and a Ruger Vaquero .45 Colt (stainless). I love them all. :)

    The S&W 27 looks like it could handle an endless amount of full house loads, the forcing cone is just massive. I've never had an N frame before. It would be a great woodsbumming/hunting gun. But, it costs almost twice as much as any of the others.

    The model 10 is a timeless classic, and I know I'll enjoy it a lot. But I probably will only use it as a range gun, because of the caliber and sights. Still, I just love its looks and it's sort of a must have for wheelgun lovers.

    The Rugers are quite appealing as well, I like the Blackhawk a bit more because I can get more ammo for it than for the Vaquero, but either would be nice. I don't own any single actions yet.

    What would you guys choose?
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    If the cost isn't prohibitive and ammunition is readily available, I think everyone should have a revolver in .45 Colt at least once in their lives. ;)
     
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  3. UnderFire

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    I would have a hard time deciding between the Ruger Blackhawk .357 and the S&W model 27. MAN!, tough decision for me. I might have to buy both.:D
     
  4. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Rugers are sweet and if it wasn't so hard to get .45 ammo I would definitely go with the stainless, but that .357 will be a hell of a shooter. If you do go with one of the Rugers I have an extra set of oversized hand made walnut grips I'd give you for cheap. The factory grips are too small in my opinion.

    As far as the Smith's go, I'll be honest and say that I've been drooling over several lately. I just can't spend that kind of money on something that I already have the likes of. But if DID go Smith I'd go big!

    Good Luck!
     
  5. OC357

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    I had a S&W model 27 and it was a sweet shooter but I traded it for a Python. Still, I would go for the Smith. Your choices are all nice though.

    Just my opinion.

    OC
     
  6. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    ONE choice... Model 27.
     
  7. NGIB

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    Ditto, a 27 is a fine gun...
     
  8. IGETEVEN

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    Hell, Francis, put half down on both the S&W 27 and the Ruger Blackhawk .357 in layaway if allowed, and get both. :)

    Jack
     
  9. CA357

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    My first thought was the model 27 too, after all, what's not to like about an N frame .357? But then I thought about the pure fun of shooting a historic caliber in a cowboy style gun. :cool:
     
  10. masterPsmith

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    I'd go with the Mod-27. I've had mine for the last 36 years.

    Jim.............
     

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  11. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    They sold the Vaquero and the Blackhawk they've got has some aluminum frame parts (a deal breaker in my book). So it's between the 27 and 10. I'm leaning towards the 27, I'm heading over there in a couple of minutes and I'll take whichever seduces me.
     
  12. diggsbakes

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    What parts are aluminum? That surprises me. That model 27 does look sweet.
     
  13. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Well, in that case, you now have an even tougher decision. Both of those are very desirable revolvers.
     
  14. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    I ended up getting something completely different: a new Remington 870 Express Magnum. It comes with two barrells, a 28" one with a vented rib and interchangeable chokes, and a 20" one with rifle sights.

    I've been meaning to buy a shotgun for ages, and this one seems like a very versatile choice.
     
  15. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    AWESOME!! Great choice!!
    I own two Rem 870's, can't go wrong with a shotgun.

    Going to a gun fight? Take a shotgun.
    If you can't take a shotgun, don't go.
    ;)
     
  16. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    That sounds great, but will you carry it in your waistband or on your hip?
     
  17. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    I'm getting one of this uber-cool shotgun scabbards :D :

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    Seriously, though, I am getting a nice leather scabbard made to carry on my saddle.