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Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by isaac007, Jun 30, 2014.
depends on the usage of the revolver and what your budget is.
how much experiance do you have with revolvers, and what calibers?
because depending on what you are wanting it for, would be helpful in making suggestions for something suited to your particular needs.
I hate to be so blunt. If you don't know why you don't need a gun, you don't need that gun.
For general purpose use, a Ruger GP-100 is hard to beat.
It has a rock solid action and, while it is possible to destroy one, it can take abuse that would damage or disable most other designs. It's not lightweight, but it wasn't designed to be.
The Super Redhawk is an industrial grade .44 Magnum. Ruger has other chamberings for the Super Redhawk platform, but most Academy, Wal-Mart, and online ammunition sales brokers have .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .44 Special, and .44 Magnum ammunition. If you decide to get a revolver in an uncommon caliber, expect premium ammunition prices and difficulty obtaining ammunition at times.
S&W makes a variety of concealable, compact, space-age revolvers that employ exotic materials to reduce weight. My experience with these is that while they are definitely easier to carry, they're not much fun to shoot for any extended length of time. S&W also makes working guns with 7 or 8 shot capacity. All that I have shot were very nice, smooth operating, well-made guns.
As stated by others above, without more info as to the primary use for this gun, it's difficult to make a meaningful recommendation; however, in my opinion, the best general purpose, all around most useful handgun a person can own is a good quality .357 magnum with a 4" barrel. I am partial to Smith and Rugers.
Smith & Wesson .500 magnum
No offense and none taken
S&W or Ruger .357. Whichever one floats your boat.
Or a nice single action .22 if you are just blowing holes in paper.
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How about some help.
Single action or double action?
I'm buying a car...
Never enough guns or ammo
I would go with the 357 mag for all around protection, plus you can also shoot 38 special in practice.
Like some others posted I like the Ruger GP100.
C'mon, Isaac. Put some thought and effort into your question.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
If someone needs a bear killing handgun, this is the ticket, sure.
But if you are NOT a hiker or a camper, then this is the very worst handgun you could ever get for all other applications.
The very best handgun on the other hand (no pun intended) for most applications is the Glock 17 or the CZ 75, depending only on whether your are neo-modern or old school, respectively -- which is a 9x19mm.
Those are the two extremes of handgun usage for practical purposes, the one for defense against bears, the other involving people.
Revolvers don't make sense anymore, other than for bears, unless a person is not competent with the operation of a pistol, in which case if so then a Smith & Wesson 38 special would be the ticket.
without knowing his needs or wants in a revolver, there is no way of knowing what is the best suggestion.
i need to buy a truck. what is the best truck for me?
A tanker with a full load of fuel.
C'mon John. You enjoy being blunt and I for one dont fault you for it.
If you really can't decide, or need it for multiple purposes, get a few .22;s, some .38's, a few .357's, some .44 specials, some .44 magnums, and some .45 colt's, and several barrel lengths for each caliber. Maybe a .500 S&W to do a buffalo and your mother-in-law (but I repeat myself)...
I recommend the Magnum Research .460 S&W Revolver, 7.5-inch Barrel
BFR. It'll shoot 3 different calibers for it's extremely versatile. My father in law had one and it's very fun to shoot.
For a first revolver, I would buy a police/security trade-in. It won't break the bank, you use the balance of your money to buy ammo, and you can learn as good on a used gun as a new gun.
I bought a perfect S&W model 65-2 for three hundred fifty dollars and I don't think it could be improved on for any amount of money.
6" S&W 686
Not much it won't do. Besides, I just plain like them...
Why is he looking for a revolver? From his name I would think he should be looking for a Walther PPK.