I need advice on a revolver.

I need advice on a revolver.

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    I need advice on a revolver.

    I am looking to sell my Kel-Tec and purchase a .357Mag revolver.

    MUST HAVES
    1. Under $350 in price.
    2. Barrel Less than 6", more than 2"
    3. Exposed Hammer (DA/SA)


    WOULD LIKE
    1. Fully supported barrel (Bull Barrel)
    2. 6 or more shots
    3. Adjustable rear sight
    4. Not Blued
    5.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what might fit the bill?


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    Used Ruger Security Six for the money , if you can afford a bit more i would say S&W mod 19 or 586/686
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    Check CDNN

    CDNN has 4" Ruger Security Sixes in blue steel for $349.99 in their latest catalog.

    http://www.cdnninvestments.com/

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    Look for a used S&W Model 66.

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    Agree with M1911, the S&W Mod. 66 used, would be an excellent choice by your discription. I have a Mod. 65 with a 3" inch heavy barrel, seeing that the 65-66 are basically the same frame the 3" inch heavy barrel should fit the Mod. 66 with no problem. I on my Mod 65 gutted all the stainless internals opting for the case hardened steel ones for a smoother action.

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    I'd go with a used S&W, but if you want new, you can get a Taurus for less. Some people don't like them, I've never had any problems with mine.
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    Taurus m617 .357 7rd cylinder 2in barrel
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    used S&W 686 stainless
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    Not sure for what purpose -- given the barrel length requirements (up to and including 5" heavy barrel), it doesn't sound like a concealed carry gun.

    You could pick up a lot of used guns at that price -- Ruger Security Six, or GP-100 would fit the bill, although the Security Six is not a full-underlugged barrel. Some of the GP-100s are.

    To get a heavy barrel in a S&W, you would have to go with a 686. You might find one under $350.

    There are a lot of choices in Taurus and you could almost buy new for $350. I don't follow all their models that closely, but the 608 might be interesting to you -- an 8 shot .357 Magnum that otherwise meets your requirements.
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    Check out Taurus.
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    Tougher than nail, Ruger Security-six

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    pm sent.
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    Anyone have a Taurus M65? How do those shoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElMonoDelMar
    Anyone have a Taurus M65? How do those shoot?
    I sure have, and IMO it is a very good piece, fit and finish is first rate, accurate to 50yds+ and at a very good price. I see little differance between it and a S&W m19!

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    The only issue i have with Taurus revolvers is that they wont retain value like a s&w , ruger , colt . The Taurus will only go down , if you maintain any of the " big 3" they are like gold , they actualy appreciate from what you paid for them . I have a Taurus 905 snubby in 9mm .. but its a working gun ... I will never make a penny on it when i eventualy sell it ( again ) but its a good shooter .
    Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
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