which should i put on my short list

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by jjfuller1, Jun 7, 2012.

guide me to my next pistol

Poll closed Jun 27, 2012.
  1. colt python

    27.3%
  2. gp100

    24.2%
  3. S & W 686

    45.5%
  4. S & W mp9

    3.0%
  1. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    well i know i want one.. just got to narrow it down.
     
  2. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    there is no option for a Colt 1911 ..... this poll is flawed! :p
     

  3. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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    Maybe that person doesnt want one.
     
  4. Intheshop

    Intheshop New Member

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    A nice,"user" 4" Python would be a lifelong friend in the field.....little pricey.But remember the old adage about cryin once.
     
  5. Clem

    Clem Member

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    I have a couple of GP100s and a 686. I like all of them, but as a matter of personal preference, I prefer the GP100.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Unofficially, all polls should have the multiple choice option of "Beer".

    Now that you posted it in the Revolver section, I believe you want a suggestion on a revolver.

    S&W 686. (Or see if you can find a Korth .357 Magnum)
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    JEEEZE :confused:

    Don't do polls but a S&W shud be on everbodys short list :cool:
     
  8. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    if you dont have a 686, then get one THEN worry about the short list!!!

    EVERY safe should have a 1911 and a 686!!
     
  9. NativH

    NativH New Member

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    I love my 4" Python and carry it every so often, just because. The angle of the photo makes the grip look outsized, which it is not. It is a real hard choice between this and one of my Ed Brown 1911's but between those, I never feel undergunned.
     

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  10. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    What, No Medusa??? :)
     
  11. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    i'm more than willing to except one gifts ;)
     
  12. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    What is the primary purpose of the gun?
     
  13. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    It probly will fill three roles. HD, hunting and target
     
  14. JackofTrades

    JackofTrades New Member

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    I have to put my vote in for the gp 100, Now its not exactly fair because I've never used the others. My step father has a gp100 and I absolutely love it, It's very comfortable, and compared to other revolvers I've shot I really like the trigger on it too.
     
  15. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I don't know if I can offer much in your decision making journey. I have shot the S&W 686 and the Colt Python, both of which I liked, but neither of which I have ever owned.

    When I think about a revolver, I think about something truly epic. Like Red Dawn - The entire crew gets bows/arrows, hunting rifles from the gun store and they make a go of it against the invading Russians.

    And there is Patrick Swayze with his father's hand me down Colt Single Action Army that is his personal "Justice" piece throughout the movie. .45 Long Colt and ivory handles..... *drools* It was just MANLY, because Patrick made it that way, using it to extract final payment on debts due.

    The pistol itself was from the personal collection of the director, which I always thought was really cool.

    I think the right revolver just calls to you and you will know it when you come across it. Especially if you don't have one already.

    Good luck with the search!

    JD
     
  16. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    Have a S&W 681 4" barrel w/fixed sights with a slick DA,it's the same as a 686 except w/o the adjustable sights.
     
  17. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I own a few Pythons and they are fantastic revolvers. Truly works of art. I would not dare to take mine hunting though or even use them for HD. On the slight chance that you ever have to defend yourself, I would be taken by police as evidence and you may not get it back. My rule of thumb for defense is not to use a gun that is no longer in production.

    You should probably consider the larger N-frame Smiths too. Model 27, 28, and 627. Even more robust than the GP100 because it's the same frame that's used on their .44 Mag models. If its made to handle .44 Mag, then you'll likely never come close to hurting it chambered in .357.