Searching For New Revolver

Searching For New Revolver

This is a discussion on Searching For New Revolver within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I own a few Semi-Auto's but not one Revolver yet. I don't want a snub nose, just something more for home defense & just to ...

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    Searching For New Revolver

    I own a few Semi-Auto's but not one Revolver yet. I don't want a snub nose, just something more for home defense & just to play around with at the range. So what would you guys recommend? I'd like to keep it in the $500.00 +/- range or less if possible.


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    Ruger gp 100
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    +1 on the GP100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitan View Post
    Ruger gp 100
    Good one right there .357 for the house. Shoot .38s for practice at the range.
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    Ruger SP101 with 3" barrel. Fun to play with but can also easily be carried.

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    Ruger SP101 in either the 3" barrel or the new 4". 3" if you want to carry it once in awhile. 4" if you are more interested in just target shooting and home defense with occasional trail use. In either case, you are getting the best revolver for the money.
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    Another vote for Ruger. I have both the sp101 and the gp100 and would recommend either one for your budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdknox View Post
    Ruger SP101 with 3" barrel. Fun to play with but can also easily be carried.


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    Unless you might just wanna stick with .38 cal. then maybe look for a model 10.
    Could find a couple decent shape ones for your $500, or slightly more, and have two pistols.
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    A fairly big gunshow is a great place to look for a revolver. I love my Ruger .357 Sp101 3 inch but the older S&W & Colts are way nice too! Back in the day when the only autos were Hi-Powers & 1911's S&W RULED!

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    Used S&W 66 or 686. Much better triggers than the Rugers.

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    Ruger SP101 or GP100
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    What are the differences between the Ruger GP100 & SP101.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlWhiteGT View Post
    What are the differences between the Ruger GP100 & SP101.
    The GP100 is bigger/heavier and holds six. The SP101 is a smaller frame and is a five shot. I carry the 3" SP101.

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    Ruger SP101 or GP100 Can't go wrong either way. Let us know what you end up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niner View Post
    The GP100 is bigger/heavier and holds six. The SP101 is a smaller frame and is a five shot. I carry the 3" SP101.

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