good 4in barrel 357 under 400

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by rem870forever, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

    120
    0
    0
    So far all I've found is eaa windicator
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

    2,883
    2
    38
    You might get a used Ruger SP101 for that, but more likely you will have to raise your budget a bit.
     

  3. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

    1,598
    0
    0
    Under $400 is a pretty tough price point for a quality revolver new. Used you might come across a Ruger Security Six or S&W 19/66.
     
  4. vincent

    vincent New Member

    4,123
    0
    0
    Another $150 gets you a brand spankin' new Ruger GP100...

    You've managed to save $400, keep going...

    Skimp on groceries, not on firearms...:cool:
     
  5. JW357

    JW357 New Member

    6,716
    1
    0
    My S&W 66 cost me $475, used. Love the gun, extremely happy with it.

    I agree with continuing to save. Another $200 tops will get you some quality firearms.
     
  6. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

    120
    0
    0
    How does the rossi 972 compare to eaa windicator
     
  7. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

    1,598
    0
    0
    I looked at a Rossi at a local farm store and I've looked at the EAAs when GM puts them for $299. Neither impresses me as going to be a long term use revolver. The EAA is really heavy but I don't think heavily built. I would be leary of running hot loads or even hotter factory stuff.

    The Rossi just didn't seem up to snuff. The finish looks a little cheap and I would also question durability. I would take another Taurus before either of those.

    I am comparing these guns to the standard of my S&W 686 so maybe I'm being a bit harsh. I've gone through the cheap and more guns phase and now I would rather buy less guns at a higher quality.
     
  8. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

    5,244
    298
    83
    For that price or less, you can pick up something similar to a used S&W 65-2, full size revolver in .357 mag. Many of these types of guns were carried much and shot little and are in mechanically new condition. I have one stashed for my wife's "Alamo" gun.
     
  9. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

    6,624
    1
    0
    Sometimes you can find a Dan Wesson 15-2 in that price range. Most cheap Dan Wessons have a lot of miles on them but they shoot good. Take someone with you that knows revolvers or have it shipped to a gunsmith that does FFL transfers. My gunsmith is not cheap or quick. He charges $60 for a transfer and it takes him a couple days to get around to inspecting the gun. But he sees things that I wouldn't see for weeks. He isn't excited to be getting a new gun. He is just doing his job.
     
  10. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

    9,559
    169
    63
    You can find some very good used Ruger Security Six revolvers for about $350. They came in blue or stainless.
     
  11. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

    1,638
    0
    0
    I second the suggestion for a used Security Six
     
  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

    18,658
    1
    0
    Shop used at pawn shops. No telling what you might find. Everybody is falling all over themselves for tactical ****.
     
  13. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

    1,598
    0
    0
    I too would have thought the tactical craze would have brought out all kinds of revolvers, non-tactical shotguns and hunting rifles onto the used market for cheap prices. It has not worked out that way in my area.
     
  14. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

    9,559
    169
    63
    The last gun show I went to had quite a few very decently priced Ruger and S&W revolvers.
     
  15. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

    853
    0
    0
    i also recommend the ruger "sixes", security, police service, and speed. they are solid and accurate. mine is my edc
     
  16. Geosully

    Geosully New Member

    82
    0
    0
    I second the motion for a six series, but they are becoming harder to find. Those that ended up owners are proud of them. My 4" stainless speed six will not be sold.
     
  17. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

    9,559
    169
    63
    It has been a year since the last post. He should have bought one by now.
     
  18. Geosully

    Geosully New Member

    82
    0
    0
    You're right. I read the date wrong.
     
  19. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

    4,991
    48
    48
    I had an EAA Windicator. For the money it is a good gun. I ran full powered 357 mags through mine. Mine was a 2 inch model. I am sorry I sold it.
     
  20. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

    8,039
    0
    0
    Yeah I wouldn't be getting rid of any older S&W, Ruger, or Colt DA revolvers. I'd love to find a used one for use as a "Truck" gun....


    Sent from my iPad using Firearms Talk