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Carry Revolver

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    Carry Revolver

    First my question. Save up my money and get the expensive 7 shot S&W Night Guard or the very affordable 7 shot Taurus 617 both in 357 magnum.

    I was looking for a revolver yet wanted to have more than the standard 5 shots I get with my Jframe and my SP101 but it'll be a IWH Carry so the size of the frame can be normal or large so long as it's either scandium or alluminum alloy "light" or small in frame.

    I simply love how a revolver carries on my body for inside the pant carry. Unlike a semi so long as it's a short barrel the meat of the gun doesn't sit so far down in your pants and quickly drawing a revolver where the hooked grip is made for grabbing to me is easier and faster to get to than grabbing for a back strap on a semi-auto. I find myself digging out the G27 and all other Kahr type sub compacts, where is the J frame and the Sp 101 are up higher and right there, I just want more than the five rounds regardless of studies that show most gun fights end in two or three shots.

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    Id go with the Taurus..Ive got the Taurus CH85 and for the price you cant beat it..reliable, never let me down...That said just depends on what you want..Im a S&W fan..I started out in LE on the S&W Revolver..id like to have one again some day..but its gonna have to be used or one of those "special occasion" type deals because id NOT spend the extra $$ on the S&W over the Taurus..just not worth it to me...now id love to get a nice used S&W .357 former Police gun....but what can I say I just like the Taurus in Revolver for the price difference if your looking new. I also loke Revolvers for CC I switch up between the SR9c Ruger and the Taurus CH85 just depends on what im doing...im gonna get a set of Crimson Trace grips on the Taurus someday here..hell you could probably get the Taurus AND a set of CT grips for the cost of the S&W alone...

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    id just stay with the sp101 to me it doesnt get much better for a good carry revolver
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    buy cheap and buy twice; then how much money did you save?
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    Save your money and get the Smith & Wesson. See my post in general firearms discussion about my recent almost 3 month ordeal dealing with Taurus/Rossi customer service. The dealer shipped it back because I only had it just over 2 weeks otherwise I would have had to pay 50.00 to ship overnight. If you have a problem with a S&W they will send you a prepaid shipping label and they usually have about a 2 week turn around. Find a gun shop that does 6 months same as cash,pay the money down you would have paid for the Taurus and pay the rest over 6 months. As Sixto says you mess with the bull you get the horns.

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    Thanks guys. Honestly I have many Smith's and yes I agree their customer service is second to none and I only have one Taurus, one of those early 90 models 92 clones the PT99. I have to say I wish all Taurus were as good as that gun it's been an unreal performer and not only accurate but very reliable where the only problems I've had with a Smith was on a 686 used in competition back when I shot some bullseye events and a main house spring finally wen't after gazillions of rounds fired. The fixed it and gave me a brand new cylinder to boot within two weeks. Awesome. It's just hard to ignore the Model 617@ $350 blue to $400 glossy stainless vs the Night Guards even at my L.E. Discount $$725!! I also agree about the comments made about the SP101, I Just always wanted a seven or eight shot 357magnum is all.
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    buy cheap and buy twice; then how much money did you save?
    I generally agree. As they say, "sometimes cheap ain't cheap". With regard to the Taurus 617 though, I have one and although I can't rate it in the same class as my S&W revolvers, it has been a reliable little 7 shot 357 Mag. If the OP needs to cut some corners money wise but wants a 7 shot 357 he could sure do worse than a Taurus 617. Here's my 7 shooters. Taurus on the left, S&W on the right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    buy cheap and buy twice; then how much money did you save?
    I totally agree with you. Unfortunately, some people never learn; or want to learn.
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    I'd go with the S&W Night Guard instead of a Taurus. Having read hundreds of negative postings by Taurus owners over the years, I'm afraid of the brand. We know that S&W's usually work, and have good customer service. I handled a Night Guard in a store, and it is an impressive gun.

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    Yeah, I would opt for the S&W but I'm not crazy for the light alloy models. Perhaps a k-frame Model-66 with a 2.5-inch barrel would be the ticket. In fact, I certainly don't need it but I have one on lay-away. Seemed like a good idea at the time...
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    I like to think how much my life is worth - then I go buy a S&W. The wife has had a Rossi for the past three years and has never had any problems but then I have one S&W that I bought in 1953 and it has never failed me.
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    Between the Taurus or S&W Night Guard, I'd go with the S&W.

    But I'd take and carry the SP101 over them both.

    Oh, and what is IWH Carry?

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    I'm on my second Night Guard; the first was a 329, which I decided that I'd only carry with .44 Spls after some range testing with .44 mags (brings a new meaning to fistfull of dynamite!), and if I was going to do that, why not just get a .45acp 325, since I already have several other .45's.

    So, I did, the 325 rocks, and I couldn't be happier.

    And, as a former Taurus owner--definitely get the S&W. Much better pistol all the way around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameisFred View Post
    Between the Taurus or S&W Night Guard, I'd go with the S&W.

    But I'd take and carry the SP101 over them both.

    Oh, and what is IWH Carry?
    In the Weak Hand

    I'm assuming it was just a typo and supposed to be IWB.....look at the proximity of the B and H on your keyboard
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    I would go with the S&W. Have you tried carrying two 5 shot revolvers.
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