I need advice on a revolver.

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    If I get an M65, I will probably never sell it. It'll be my first handgun and I think I'll want to keep it forever.

    As I stand now, I'm a college student and can't really afford an expensive gun. Once I graduate, I'll be looking to buy a nice new shotgun and a more expensive pistol. Until then, the cheap ones are going to have to work, assuming the quality is there. From looking around, I can get a blued M65 for about 1/2 the price (or more) of a S&W 686.

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    Get a used Taurus.

    Good gun, and a lot less $$$

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    I love my lill Rossi/Taurus M351. Its a solid gun, even with abunch of +P ammo blasted through it. Also it only cost me $200.

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    How well to the Taurus guns hold up to full house loads?

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    The Taurus 6 shot . 357s are all built on the equivalent of a
    S&W K frame or bigger, but of course they are of more recent design
    than the original Smiths.

    you will have to shoot a lot to beat one up.
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    Forget all that

    Use this:

    Smith and Wesson model 642 with Crimson trace handgrips. I know it isn't what you initially asked for but it is a very nice, light and very concielable piece.

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    Taurus Tacker 627

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    You can find them LNIB for around $300.00

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    Taurus M66ss4 - 4" Stainless Steel 7-shot .357 , lifetime warranty, smooth as glass trigger, adjustable sights, about 350.00-400.00 NIB. I love mine!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ElMonoDelMar
    How well to the Taurus guns hold up to full house loads?
    My 415 snubby in .41mag has had about 4500 rounds of factory and hot handloads through it and it is as tight as the day I brought it home. Taurus makes a great product for the money spent.
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    +1 on the 686....
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    either a ruger gp100 or security six or a S&W 686

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex45acp
    My 415 snubby in .41mag has had about 4500 rounds of factory and hot handloads through it and it is as tight as the day I brought it home. Taurus makes a great product for the money spent.
    I'm starting to like what I hear. I may buy a cheap Taurus now and get a nice semi when I can afford it later.

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    Whether it's Taurus or S&W you go with, I would only buy an older used example, or a LNIB older model. The new revolvers with the internal locks, are not suitable for carry IMHO. Many things can go wrong in an encounter, to add one more variable (and extra parts) is unwarranted. YMMV. Good luck with your search. Regards 18DAI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18DAI
    Whether it's Taurus or S&W you go with, I would only buy an older used example, or a LNIB older model. The new revolvers with the internal locks, are not suitable for carry IMHO. Many things can go wrong in an encounter, to add one more variable (and extra parts) is unwarranted. YMMV. Good luck with your search. Regards 18DAI.
    I live in Illinois so I can't carry; however, this will be a nightstand gun. I'll try to find an older model if I can. How common are the lock malfunctions?

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    I can't answer how common they are, S&W denies that there have been any (I have been calling every two weeks). I am personally aware of two. One was a scandium 44 that locked up while still loaded with live rounds. The range officer tied a rag around the frame and proceeded to disasemble it to unload it. I know the owner of that one, he sent it back to S&W and dumped it upon it's return. The other I saw was a NC Dept of Corrections revolver that locked up during a string of fire. On the S&W board there are several incidents listed in threads. On a range gun, the internal lock is simply useless and annoying. On a carry gun, it could be way more than that. Why risk it? There are lots of fine pre lock revolvers out there until S&W starts offering a choice, of lock or not, as Glock has. YMMV. Regards 18DAI.

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