Returning to the revolver

Returning to the revolver

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    Returning to the revolver

    I have been away from this forum for far too long. Been busy with work and some other hobbies. I have been shooting and carrying semi autos for many years. I decided it was time to return to my roots and pick up a new revolver. This pistol was purchased to be carried while in the woods and on fishing trips. However that may change and it might be carried much more. I originally set out trying to purchase a Ruger GP100 4" stainless. I could not find one any were around my area. So I started calling around to dealers in neighboring towns. Still no luck. So I expand my search to shops a couple hours from my home. Not a single 4" to be found.
    However one dealer did have a 3" Wiley Clapp Talo Edition. I had seen pictures of this pistol but had not layed hands on one. So I jump in the car and head over to take a look. I was pretty sure I wanted a 4" and was wasting my time. Well let me tell you as soon as I laid eyes on it and held it in my hands that was all she wrote. I get all glassy eyed, starting drooling, stammering a little you know all the things you should never do before you starting negotiating the price of a gun. Well the dealer did come down on the price to a point I was pleased with. So I filled out the papers and handed over some money and out the door I go with my new friend. Can't get to the range because I'm on call today so have to stay close. I'm working the night shift tonight at the hospital and leaving on a trip Monday. So I won't make it to the range for a few weeks. Here are a few pictures I snapped this morning.









    I will let you all know how it shoots when I get back
    Mike
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    Purrrrrrrrrrrrty!
    I too have been carrying semi autos for years but there is someting to be said for "old school" tools. I must say that at times (like yesterday) I just feel like carrying a revolver.
    I don't know why it is but for me a S&W looks best in a four inch but that GP just looks perfect.
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    Three inch revolvers

    Your three inch Ruger is very good looking, and should give years of good service. The three inch barrel .357 magnum is almost the perfect carry length and caliber in a revolver, and has quite a good following. Several years ago I happened to find the 3 inch S&W model 66 shown below and was lucky to find it. The 2.5 inch version of the same gun is more common, and the 3 inch item sells for a premium. I have a couple of the 2.5 inchers, but the 3 inch balances better.

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    Never been a big Ruger fan, however I really like the set up of that one!
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    That is one sexy looking handgun...
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    Great looking SP101, you have yourself a fantastic firearm there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Great looking SP101, you have yourself a fantastic firearm there...
    Thank you but it is a GP100
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    That is really pretty! Now, if you overnight it to me, I have some time free, I'll shoot the devil out of it, write up my report and send it back to you, save you all kind of time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotomaker57 View Post
    Thank you but it is a GP100
    With a extra shot too boot ; )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    That is really pretty! Now, if you overnight it to me, I have some time free, I'll shoot the devil out of it, write up my report and send it back to you, save you all kind of time!
    Hiram, Your such a nice and thoughtful guy. I'll bet you'll even supply the ammo to put it through it's paces!
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    That is pretty piece and I prefer Ruger revolver's . I've been drooling over an engraved Ruger SP 101.
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    Beautiful gun, I like the grips and the sights they put on it.
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    Wow, that's really nice!!!!

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    Both are nice looking guns! Theres something to be said for the simplicity,but dependability of a revolver. i carry my 3" 357 in my fishing vest as well.
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    Love it.

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