I will be moving into an apartment soon and want a revolver to back up my shotgun (with buckshot of course). Thinking 3" in .357 so I can load .38 and .357. Any other caliber recommendations? Barrel Length? I like autos but this way I can leave it loaded and not think about mag spring problems. I know they're not common but I don't want to be the odd guy out. Thanks for any help provided.
Hey, I was born in Oshkosh and most recently moved up here from Green Bay. Nice to see WI users on here.
Anyways, springs wear from compression AND relaxation. Leaving a spring compressed doesn't lessen the strength or reliability in any way, shape or form. Not worth worrying over.
I like the .357 Magnum. I'd go 4" or less. Ruger GP100 for a service size revolver. I had a 6" and loved it.
I've got a S&W 640 and like it a lot. Also, Corbon has some good ammo in .38 that'll meet your needs! :hand10:
Don't over look the S&W625 in 45 ACP. Moon clips to help with those fast reloads if needed.
I'd go with a four-inch barreled revolver, just because it's as handy as a three-inch barreled revolver with the added advantages of having a longer sight plane (translating to more accurate sight picture and, hopefully, more accurate fire) and better terminal ballistics due to increased bullet velocity.
Taurus has good bang for buck wheelies. Never really heard many complaints from those that have them.
i was born and raised near Fond du Lac.....kinda kewl. living in an apartment i would suggest either smith or taurus. heard lots of good things about taurus revolvers. also might want to get prefragmented ammo. something you might have a little less to worry about with tnt. i know not as good as hollow point but better than worrying about shooting your neighbor dead with a stray bullet!
a 38 is a fine gun but the 625 or 325Pd would be a great wheelie to with the moon clips there slick
A nice older S&W "J" frame will do nicely; I have one here (My wife claims it (My 3" Mod. 36, as her's now; that s fine...) Anyway my friend; I suggest (2) rounds of "Snake-Shot" followed by 3 lightly loaded frangible, or Hi expansion HP's...
You do NOT want to shoot @and "Hit or miss"/ over penetrate the "Bad Guy" or not, and end up killing or maiming your neighbors kid, or something horrible along those lines..!
Apartment living means a different defensive lifestyle than living in that "Brick Rancher", or out in the "Boondocks..!"
I peronally know how most apartment buildings are constructed, and bet that you could just about (if not litterally!!) take a "Straight Shot" w/ a high velocity Ball round or similar; or maybe a good "Hot" +P .38 & shoot end to end, all the way through an apartment building... Just be careful! Just my .02 cents worth... :image035:
I would recommend a Taurus Model 65 in .357
These are good solid revolvers , basically a quality copy of
the smith and wesson guns.
You should be able to find a NIB blue 4" for about $300
I have a Taurus revolver and am very happy with the quality
and finish. :smilez:
Short barreled revolver.
The reason, it is much more difficult for you opponent to grab a short barreled gun than a 4 or 6 in barreled revolver.
If you can find one, I'm still trying, the Taurus Model: 44 TEN 410GA/.45LC 5RDS D/A-S/A REVOLVER IN BLUE with 2.5" barrel.
Initial shipments sold quickly and the dealers I've checked with have not received more. I keep checking. I want to buy one for my living room gun. Live in an 85 yr. old Craftsman style bungalow. Front door opens directly into the living room. Driveway runs beside house to carport and there is a side porch with a door that opens directly into dining room. This is the most used guest entrance. After testing an becoming familiar with 44 TEN, I intend to buy a second one for this room. Rest of the house has other methods available.
I expect 3 rounds of 410 ga. 000 (contains 3 .32 projectiles each) and two .45LC will deter any agression long enough for one of us to reach additional fire power.
I'm an apartment dweller also...I keep my Ruger SP101 loaded and ready :hand10:
Ruger makes a good 4 inch 357 I have a gp100 and am well satisfied with it. I also have an older SW Model 19 with a 4 inch barrel. Both of these weapons have performed flawlessly over the years.
Ya know when i lived in an apartment i just kept a 1911 stoked with 230 JHP