Revolver?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by 97cobra, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    I have decided on a Colt Gold Cup National Match as my next handgun purchase, however, I feel that everyone should one at least one revolver.

    The issue I'm having in my decision for revolvers is that I already own a 500 S&W handi-rifle and I don't know if I want buy the 500 revolver or a 44 mag. I wanted to try and keep the different calibers to a minimum (I have .22lr, .22 mag, 12 gauge, 30-30, 270, .338 win mag, 7.62x39, 500 S&W, .45, and 10mm) but a 44 mag would be a more practical revolver.

    So basically I'm looking for some input to help the future decision I'll have to make between limiting calibers versus practicality of the said calibers themselves.
     
  2. Belltactical

    Belltactical New Member

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    I think you're past "keeping the calibers to a minimum".

    If the revolver is just for a hooting and not SD, why not find a nice .22 ? It will be cheap and fun to shoot.
     

  3. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    You're in this deep already, what's one more mouth to feed? :D

    .44 gets my .02
     
  4. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    I already have an m&p22 to go plinking with and I wanted a revolver with some bang. Just haven't decided how much bang.

    I know I know haha I decided to keep it to a minimum a little late but I guess it wouldn't be that bad since .44 is cheaper than 500 and more plentiful around me.
     
  5. Jeepergeo

    Jeepergeo New Member

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    S&W 686 Plus in 357 Magnum. Lots of bang but not the bulk of the 44 Magnum.
     
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  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    IMHO, no collection is complete w/o a 4" .357 Magnum revolver. S&W 65, 66, 686. Ruger GP-100 or the older but still worthwhile "Six" series - Speed Six, Security Six.
     
  7. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    You need a 357.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    my one and only revolver is a colt python in 357mag. i do want a new production colt SAA in 45colt
     
  9. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    My revolvers a ruger sp101. 357
     
  10. mes227

    mes227 New Member

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    If you want to keep the number of calibers to a minimum, consider a revolver in either .45 or 10mm.

    The S&W x25s are fantastic revolvers, I have them 625 Mountain Gun (.45Colt), 625JM & 325 Night Guard (both .45acp & .45Auto Rim), and Governor (.45Colt, .45acp & .410 but not Auto Rim). The .45Colt can have the cyl cut to allow both Colt and acp for about $100. The .45acp is my all around favorite caliber, having it in these revolvers plus 4 1911s. The .45Colt is perhaps the most versatile ctg and can be loaded hot to exceed .44Mag+P energies. I have it in the Mtn Gun and Governor plus .460xvr and Ruger Alaskan .454Casull/.45Colt (the .454Casull is a fantastic caliber if you want serious power.)

    The S&W 610 is another excellent option. Chambers .40S&W and 10mm, giving you nearly the horsepower of a .44mag in the 10mm and a very manageable .40S&W for range work.
     
  11. mes227

    mes227 New Member

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    Perhaps. Here are mine. I feel pretty good about the handgun calibers but the long guns need some work!

    Handguns
    .22 LR
    .22 Mag
    .380 Auto
    9 mm
    .38 Spcl
    .357 Mag
    .357 Maxi
    .375 SuperMag
    .40 S&W
    10 mm
    .41 Special
    .41 Mag
    .44 Spcl
    .44 Mag
    .445 SuperMag
    .45 Colt
    .45 acp
    .45 Auto Rim
    .454 Casull
    .460 Rowland
    .460 S&W Mag

    Long guns
    .22LR
    5.56mm / .223
    .25-06
    7mm Rem Mag
    .30-06
    16ga
    12ga
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    My vote goes for a .357 magnum revolver, too.
     
  13. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    I have a ruger 357 speed 6 I got from my gramps and I love it ! It shoots 38 special too which is nice.



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  14. Minionsram

    Minionsram New Member

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    I am quite partial to my old ugly S&W Heavy bbl military and police in .38
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i vote for a revolver in 357 or 44 mag. in either a 4 or 6" barrel. either one you can find ammo almost anywhere, and are easy to reload for if you wanted. plus with those two calibers, you have the choice of 38sp or 357 mag., or 44sp or 44 mag. lots of choices with these two calibers. i have a 44mag revolver and am suprised at how much i like shooting it, even with hot handloaded magnum loads.
     
  16. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    My vote is for a Medusa M47!! You can never have enough calibers!! :D
     
  17. Jeepergeo

    Jeepergeo New Member

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    If you're going to have just one, you've got the right one! IMO, the Colt Python is the best looking and best shooting .357 Magnum ever made.
     
  18. mcb

    mcb New Member

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    Every handgun collection should have a 357 mag and a 44 mag. IMHO.
     
  19. cnelson

    cnelson New Member

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    What are you planning to do with the gun? If you're using it as a sidearm say for hunting, I would go with the .44, it's heavy to carry long distances but packs a big punch, useful for bear hunting. One side note is that you should not buy the "snub nose" or any barrel under 4" for a .44, they're wild, out of control, and nearly useless. You probably won't hit the broad side of a barn door. I have a Ruger Blackhawk .44 with a 7" barrel, it's perfect for hunting because I know I can stop anything that lives near me. Plus the 7" barrel gives it more accuracy (decently accurate up to about 50 yards) and it helps hold the nose down when firing (helps with muzzle rise if you will).
     
  20. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    I was planning on using it as a sidearm for hunting and for some target shooting. Less of the target shooting though.

    As far as a .357 mag goes, I am just looking for my first revolver. I shot my dads .357 and it shot great but I have become fond of both the 500 and .44 yet I do agree that eventually I will have to have a .357.