Revolver guidance

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by ctshooter, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    I have no wheel guns. I know I know!!!! I'm not sure what to get. It won't be a carry piece, more or less a plinker. Don't want a 22 ! Would love a 500 but really would just end up being a safe queen. Thinking 357, or possibly a 44. But what manufacturer ?? The rhinos are cool looking, but is it a fad??
     
  2. Jpohl

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    I was just looking at the rhino yesterday. Cool looks but really uncomfortable grip. I'm thinking a .22 WMR as my next wheel gun. Currently carry a s&w 637 and love it.
     

  3. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    I'm thinking I want something in the 6" area?? A 629 maybe?? So confused !!
     
  4. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    357 is definitely the route you should go. Smith or Ruger. Flip a coin is you are not sure.
     
  5. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    What about Taurus ??
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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  7. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    Are they da/sa or da only ? And why a gp 100?
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Because after you buy a GP 100, you can spend your evenings going "DANG! Why did I not get a S&W Combat Magnum?"

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  9. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    good advise from two knowledgeable people.
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Sa/da. Because I have a GP 100 and I love that revolver.

    But.........C3 has a point. While I love my GP 100, The S&W's are 'finer' revolvers. Quit dissing my GP 100!
     
  11. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    I have been waiting for both c3 and winds to get in on this. Ok ok I hoped they would !! Trust me I am thankful for all input.
     
  12. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    GP100 or 686 for a good all around wheel gun. I've owned both and still have the GP100. Or like C3 says, a good classic Smith. My 686 might be gone but the GP100 will be traded off before I ever let go of my 28-2.
     
  13. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I own a 6 inch Combat Magnum. That is a S&W 586. I also own a 4 inch 629. Both are awesome guns. A real Combat Magnum is hard to come by. You really cant go wrong with either one.

    Some people like Taurus. Not me. Spent the extra money on the S&W. People often buy the cheap gun to save a buck. Then the are sorry for every time they take it to the range. Nobody goes to the range with a beautiful work of art that performs flawlessly and then wishes they bought a crappy one instead.
     
  14. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    Keep an eye out for Smiths that are used but not abused. They don't have the lock. Better priced. Pinned barrels.
     
  15. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Rugers are tough and affordable. Smith's are timeless. A Model 66 or 686 (the blued versions being 19 and 586). Get a police trade in. Pre-lock a must. The later versions had cast (MIM) internal parts that are inferior.
     
  16. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    What about a 28-2 6"
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    good choice in Smiths. the large framed 357 Magnum, economy version of the model 27 IIRC and also refered to as the Highway Patrolman model.

    very desirable pistol to own. i would own one without hesitation.
     
  18. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    Found a model 19-2 for $725. Is that in the ball park price range or is that high? It is a pre lock model
     
  19. c3shooter

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    Instead of a 28 go for a Model 27 :D (The 28 and 27 were the N framed .357 Magnum. BIG dog!

    And rather scarce! The SS revolver in my pic is my Model 66.
     
  20. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    And I also found a 28-2 for $700