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Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by westley, Jun 7, 2012.
I am considering buying a.357 for my first revolver what would be a good modle
Ruger gp100. Built like a tank. You get a lot of gun for your money.
I have a Ruger SP101. Have not had any issues with it yet (other than it's a 5 shot).
Seems like a great gun ill look into it
I also have a GP100.
Depending on your intended uses, S&W has lots of choices. S&W 686 is a good medium frame option.
Model 60 for a small frame option.
As mentioned above, Rugers are nice also.
Depending on the intended use as to which gun will work best. SP101/GP100 or the S&W 686 or several others.
I have a SP101 that has many birthdays and still is tight and shiny after several cases of ammo. Handle as many as you can and see what strikes your fancy. Longer barrels tend to have less muzzle flip, shorter barrels are easier to conceal. Grips make a huge difference also.
There's nothing quite like a S&W Model 66.
What kind of budget are we working with here?
I have a good size budget someone I was talking to said Taurus has some good ones any feedback on them
Get a Smith and Wesson,they are the best,last forever..You can get a used Smith for what you can get a new Taurus for,and the S&W will still last longer yet.
A bunch of people say taurus is crap. I have seen picks of another members brand new Taurus .22 revolver. The gun was twisted as if it was in a vice and torqued. You can not ever go
Wrong with a s&w no mater what kind of gun They are known for there revolvers. I don't thank you can find a bad comment on a s&w of any kind. And they keep good value.
My girlfriend has a s&w model 19-4 with a six inch barrel it's like a Swiss movement.
Hear it is Taurus model 94
Wow that is just wow
Good size is relative in terms of budget. I own Taurus guns and they are fine guns. But generally you buy a Taurus because you have a limited budget and can't afford a Smith.
If you've got a budget of around $1000 (that's what I'd consider a "good" size), then I'd take a look at the Performance Center models from S&W. Here is my 627 8-shot .357. Amazing gun!
All the advice has been good. Taurus and others make decent revolvers at a good price, but if you want quality and can pay a bit more for it, then Ruger and Smith are the ones to consider. The Ruger GP-100 and SP-101 are indestructible medium and small frame revolvers that will handle full house magnums all day long.
The S&Ws are a bit lighter weight compared to the Rugers and generally have a nicer finish and a better trigger. Many also like the look of the Smiths. And there are plenty of classic Smiths in like-new condition that compare favorably in price and quality to current models.
Man I love that gun!
I have really enjoyed my Ruger GP100 with the 6" barrel for target fun.
^ Then why look at Taurus?
If you got the cash, get a Korth Combat Magnum:
If you have a ton of cash, you could try to find one of those Dan Wesson pistol kits with the frame and interchangable barrels (snubby to "let me whip this out" in two shakes).