I need your help, pick a revolver for my boss

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by glenthoughts, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. glenthoughts

    glenthoughts New Member

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    My boss is a truly great man. He is aging and has limited hand strength. I am teaching him to shoot and someone sold him (gun shop) a S&W .40 pistol.

    He can not rack the slide, takes much effort and several tries.

    I told him it is time for a revolver. Money is not an issue, he is well off there. He wants Crimson Trace Laser Grips also. NOT a snubby, A good 4 inch barrel is fine, it is for his home protection for him and his wife.

    I want good stopping power but remember his hand strength is not as it once was.

    Full handle to grip
    Good stopping power
    6 rounds minimum, I know some have 7

    Please let me know what you think. I have little knowlege of revolvers.

    Whatever he gets I will take him to the range and have him shoot it until a comfort level and acceptable competency is achieved.

    Thanks...
     
  2. Clem

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    Perhaps you need to look at the Ruger GP-100 and S&W 686. They are both full sized and weigh around 40 oz. If he has very large hands, he could consider the S&W 627 Pro. All these are .357s and will require a careful choice in ammo to get enough power without too much recoil.
     

  3. glenthoughts

    glenthoughts New Member

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    He has large hands...
     
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  5. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Can't go wrong with the rugers or the smiths like Cane suggested.

    Frame types, I'm not sure.
     
  6. canebrake

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  7. glenthoughts

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  8. canebrake

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    Every day! .357 Mag revolvers will chamber all of the .38 special loads from target ammo right on up to the +P JHP.

    Have him start with some target .38 special until he has the whole "new gun" down pat. Have him shoot at minimum 200 .38 rounds (not at one shooting unless hes up to it.) to get him comfortable. Then step him up to the .357 Mag.
     
  9. glenthoughts

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    Ok,

    Since I can move from .38 special all the way up to hot .357 loads, and it has an available crimson trace grip, it seems this S&W is a very good choice for him...

    Comments and observations welcome...
     
  10. canebrake

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    You will be hard pressed to to find a better fit/quality/price. S&W MSRP on this revolver is $1400+.

    The CT grips are stone ugly and no where near the comfort or ergonomic utility of the originals. [​IMG]

    Mea culpa: I don't like lasers.
     
  11. glenthoughts

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    I hear you, but he is NOT going to practice like you or I do and for his purposes it will work and put the bullet were the dot is. I feel he would be safer with them.

    I agree about the grips, those finger grips look fantastic, the CT grips look butt ugly with no finger grooves, duh...