Thinking about a .357

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by 7point62, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You guys have any recomendations for a 357 revolver 4" barrel less than $500? Stainless, I'm thinking.
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    A picture's worth a thousand words... S&W 65-2
     

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  3. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    My favorite mid-size .357 is the Ruger Security Six. Long out of print but I recently found a very nice one for $350. I've never handled an L frame Smith but they look nice.
     
  4. ninjatoth

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    $500 is about what a new Ruger GP100 with 4.2" barrel costs,and that's a good gun.If I wanted to spend less on a new gun i'd get the Charter Arms 4" Target Mag Pug.
     

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  5. rsfrid

    rsfrid New Member

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    I second the GP100. I have the 6" barrel version and it's a sweet revolver. The 4" is probably more popular. It's easy to clean and handle.
     
  6. canebrake

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    I got this vintage S&W 19-3 for <$400. You just need to shop around until "THE" one falls into your lap! :cool:

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  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'll trade a left one for that.
     
  8. Dennis845

    Dennis845 New Member

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    You can get a 95% used S&W 686 plus, seven shot for that. I have one with the 6" barrel so CCW with it is limited to when I wear 16 sweaters or an Eskimo parka. Personally, my next wheel gun will be the Ruger SP101, .357. They can be had for just about your price.

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  9. trip286

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    I don't know where your finding a 686 for that kind of money, but call yourself lucky. I haven't been able to find one in my area for less than $700.
     
  10. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The S&W Model 65-2 is my favorite revolver. I got mine, in excellent condition from a pawn shop for around $400.00. Mine has a great trigger and to my dismay, I shoot it better, even in DA, than I shoot my 1911.

    There is plenty of these, ex police/security, guns on the market.
     
  11. mes227

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    Excellent condition S&W 586s run well under $500 - I bought one a year ago and it's a fantastic gun! I also picked up a 686+ (7 shot stainless) for just over $500. Another great gun.
     
  12. trip286

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    Wow. Prices like that for 686's... its almost worth it for me to travel to find one. Folks in my neck of the woods are really proud of the 686 apparently.
     
  13. fmj

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    Snagged up this one 10 - 12 years ago brand spankin' new for $500 out the door.

    S&W 686, 6 banger, 32nd (if i remember right) B-day present from wifey...
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    Saw one just like it used the other day at a gun club i am thinking about joining for $600
     
  14. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    Must be a LOT of 'em floating around in your neck of the woods considering you cant touch 'em for that around here.:eek:
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Make me an offer on a blued Taurus 7 shot with a 6" barrel (plus shipping to your FFL).

    If I don't like your offer, I'll tell ya straight out.
     
  16. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    $.50

    IMHO your beating me up for that kind of money!!:p
     
  17. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    You know that shipping is more than that. :)
     
  18. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    I know it.....plus ffl.....so i would REALLY be taking a bath!!
     
  19. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Don't tell anyone Chain but I shoot my Smith 19 better than any of my other guns! :eek:
     
  20. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    Yeah, i am almost deadly with my 686. My groups are WAY tighter than anything i can do with the 1911.