Low cost good reliability revolver??

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    Low cost good reliability revolver??

    Hey all, I took the dogs out the other night and as I was bringing them back in, they started barking and I caught a shadow going across the snow but couldn't see what it was. I took them in and went and got a flash light, my duster, shells and a 12ga. I tossed extra shells in pocket and sp101 in opposite pocket. carried light and shotgun out into the yard and was checking out tracks. Looked like dog tracks but couldn't tell. So since then I dedicated the shotgun to the closet to go outside for the bump in the night while downstairs and my duster as the jacket to wear. It already has the shells in it and is hanging by the door.

    Now with the back story out of the way, I carry my SP101 pretty often now.I want a revolver to keep in the jacket pocket so if my carry piece is upstairs and I gotta go out I don't have to waste time. I plan to attach a light to the shotgun so I won't have to carry a handheld but will have one in the pocket for those things that don't need a gun pointed at them.

    What revolver would you recommend for this purpose. Looking for low cost but good reliability. .38 or .357 is what I'm wanting.Thanks.

    Jason
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    Anything from Charter Arms should fit that purpose.
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    Ruger LCR can often be found for a good price.

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    S&W 642. Light weight. Small price. You can find them new for about $350.
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    another SP101

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    I'll buck the trend and suggest a K-frame S+W. Skip the new stuff; there are loads of police turn-ins such as the M64. Stainless, in 2-1/2 and 4" barrel versions, with fixed sights. Hard to wear out and serviceable by just about any decent gunsmith in the US if it does need work. I got two of 'em a couple of years ago for $300 +/- each. Give a look at the J+G Sales (Prescott, AZ) web site - they usually have a good selection of cop guns traded in.
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    I also would suggest a used S&W 2" or 2.5" K-frame. You get 6 rounds instead of 5.
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    used Ruger Security Six to go with your SP-101, its always nice to keep your guns within a family. me ive got ruger, rock island, smith and wesson, colt, remington, wasr, springfield, high point, and bersa's in my gun safe. Gets confusing after a while
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    +1 on the Ruger LCR.
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    I'd go for the rugger too. But maybe that shadow was a bear or the Moth man, maybe the shotgun is a better choice, I'd leave the revolver for a more urban setting.

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    Actually I think it was a mothbear lol I want the pistol for close up or a new york reload type of thing.

    Its funny someone mentioned a security six, I have thinking about buying my buddy's Sec six.

    Thought about another SP too. Keep the ideas coming. I would prefer to go used because of the fact that it doesn't have to be pretty, just has to work.

    Thanks.

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    I picked up my Ruger LCR 357 for 400 bucks. That is low cost to me.

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    Used S&W K frame 38 or 357

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    could look at a Rossi R97104 .357 4inch. picked one up not long ago under $300. nice for what it is and for my uses. has held up well after 300+/- actuall .357 loads....darn accurate too. affordable...but not cheap. I don't shoot it much (maybe 24rounds a month now), mainly carry it when out and about on the land...carry two rounds of those CCI shot shells for the snakes and the rest are 158gr federal flatnose softpoints for whatever else.


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    You already have the one that gets my vote ~ the Ruger SP101!!

    The Ruger GP100 six shot revolver is a possibility, but also heavier than the SP101.

    The thing is, get something you can shoot WELL, carry WELL, and does WELL for it's intended purpose of protecting your butt. You may only have one chance to save your life. Make the most of it.

    If you don't have your CCW permit yet, get it. If you're carrying in your pocket and get off your property for some reason, you don't want the law nailing ya.

    Be safe.
    Yeah, My old CCW 9 MM is nicknamed "Barkey"
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    and my 12 Ga S x S Coach gun is "Boomer"
    Wife's weapon is "Miss Pearl" (SP101 .357 w/mother of pearl inserts)
    We're old so we can get away with that.

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