Revolver season is coming need to decide on 357 for woods carry.

Revolver season is coming need to decide on 357 for woods carry.

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    Revolver season is coming need to decide on 357 for woods carry.

    I am a fall season person, Michigan is a paradise during the fall so walking in the woods is a great past time. I want to buy a 357
    revolver to carry OWB and for range use in a 4" barrel. I want something to pass down to my sons someday so I want it to be something that is well built and going to be around for a while.

    So what ya shooting these days?


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    GP100 3". Shoots BB .357s with no unpleasantness, built like a tank. I consider a 3" the ideal carry revolver barrel length, but a 4" wouldn't be much worse.
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    It has to be the S&W 686 hands down for everything you're looking for.
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    The GP100 comes in various barrel lengths. They do have a 4.20" barrel version. I'd go with Ruger if you want a standard 6 shot .357 mag revolver. Best bang for your buck. Both literally and figuratively.

    Smith & Wesson has some models available in 7 or 8 round .357 mag revolvers.

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    For the woods I carry a 4" S&W model 66. Had it for years and she hasn't failed me yet.
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    Was thinking about buying a drop in .357 Sig Barrel for my G35. That way, my revolvier would be a 15 shot 5 in .357 SIG 9mm MAGNUM.
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    Ruger GP100:



    Or Ruger GP100:



    Wait, wait, wait, or Ruger GP100:




    4, 3, or 6 inch barrels. Take your pick

    I would honestly go with the 3". Carries like a 3 inch, but has the accuracy, and recoil dampening of a 4".

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    I've been thinking about a S&W 686 for some time now.
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    I love my S&W Model 66. It is a snubby, but it packs a mean wallop. I know they had em in 4" barrels but the 686 is basically the same gun with more rounds... I would go 66 or 686.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    I've been thinking about a S&W 686 for some time now.
    What's there to think about? By far the most accurate handgun I own. Nicest smoothest trigger SA or DA too.


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    Another vote for the Ruger GP100.
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    The Ruger GP100 and the S&W 686 are the ones I use. They are both good options for back country use but, of course not the only good options.
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    A Ruger for sure, and either the GP100, or like mine...the SP101...3" will serve your needs very well.
    Have fun shopping!
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    GP100 in 4" hands down, or thumbs up..
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    I daily carry a 3" SP101, but IF I could OC it would be a GP100...and probably a 4" for manueverability....but my real preference for that "pass it down" use, if price wasn't a determining factor, would be a 4-5" Ruger RedHawk (and due to current market supply would have to be .44). The older S&W's are excellent wheel guns, but I have become a hard core Ruger fan due to the simplicity of the design.

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