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This is a discussion on revolvers within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; i am in the market for a 3 1/2 inch to 6 1/2 inch 357 mag. revolver under $450 any thoughts...

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    revolvers

    i am in the market for a 3 1/2 inch to 6 1/2 inch 357 mag. revolver under $450 any thoughts


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    Gun Broker has some GP 100's for around your price range.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    for a carry gun, you can't beat the 3" SP101
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    At that price point you will be stuck with a Ruger for the most part. There is nothing wrong with a Ruger revolver as they are built like tanks, but I just flat our prefer S&W hands down. They tend to have better triggers and the fit an finish is better.
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    My 2" .357 (EAA Windicator) was $300 after tax. I think the 4" is only $15-20 more. I haven't had a single complaint about mine (from myself, or any of the five people I've taught to shoot with it)- it's been a wonderful gun for almost 1000rds.

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    Used Rugers are mostly in your price range, Smiths aren't. The Ruger Security Six line preceded the GP100 and it's an affordable gun you won't wear out.
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    I love my GP100, but it's on the large side. For carry i would get the SP101 in a heartbeat.

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    thanks for the info evbody

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    I recently bought a couple of police trade in model 65 S&W's. I got them for a good price and they are excellent pistols for home defense or carry.
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    The Ruger GP 100 may be the strongest medium frame revolver oon the market. GP-100's are very big, heavy guns that are best suited to open belt carry IMHO. The SP-101 Rugers are built like little tanks and are much better suited to low profile carry.

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    I frequently carry a GP100, 357, 3", in an OWB holster concealed. But then, I am an old guy and don't dress what would be considered "stylish". I virtually always wear an over shirt, light or heavy, depending on weather. I prefer the non-threatening "old man" look.
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    This is my night stand, things that go bump in the night go to at present. At my age and physical condition I'm thinking about trading it in or selling it for a S&W .38 airweight. This 6" barrel hand cannon concealed well last January under my winter parka
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    I would definitely go for the Ruger GP-100.
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    Pardon my ignorance, but can you own handguns (legally) in France?

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