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    An older Smith K or L-Frame without that stupid ugly lock!*


    * can you tell I HATE that lock?
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    I love revolvers and I recommend finding a S&W K-frame I like the Model 13 or 65
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    I have a preference for the older models offered by Smith & Wesson. To me they have superior triggers and no useless lock.

    Here is a good buy from Buds's Gun Shop. Used S&W Police Model 10 38sp Square Butt $269.00 SHIPS FREE

    Just a few of mine.
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    Well, you have a couple of fine Ruger DA's, maybe time to get a Blackhawk? Ruger's SA's really shine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsclaw View Post
    Well, you have a couple of fine Ruger DA's, maybe time to get a Blackhawk? Ruger's SA's really shine.
    Yep......love the single actions to...... Currently have 2 in my collection a blue Colt Single Action Army in 45 Colt with 4 3/4in barrel and a stainless Ruger New Vaquero, also in 45 Colt. I put new stag grips on the Vaquero and it's a beautiful saa revolver. But the sweetheart is the Colt. Nothing like owning the original and it's actually more accurate for me than the Ruger.

    I'm leaning more towards picking up one of those older Smith 66's. I just worry a little bit about purchasing an older model Smith off of an auction site...not sure what shape the action will be in.

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    Ive seen several Colt 357's at gun shows lately for around 550-600..no prizes all were 93-95%. But they are very nice shooters.
    Current collection: Too many according to the wife...

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    Start looking for a Dan Wesson .357 15-2VH with a 4-6 inch barrel.
    They are not made anymore, but look anyway, making sure it was made in Monson.
    Then add bullets and shoot till your arm is sore.
    You will never wear it out.

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    I like the model 66. I have the -4 and the trigger is just beautiful.
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    You've gotten some good suggestions. If you're still leaning toward a Smith, a K or L frame in good condition can be had at a decent price if you look around enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
    I find myself being drawn to revolvers more and more also... don't know what it is about em.
    There's a Ruger Redhawk stainless .44 mag with 8" barrel at my local shop that keeps whispering in my ear to buy... damn you Ruger!
    I resemble that remark! Perhaps we frequent the same shop....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdpG19 View Post
    Carried my Glock 19 for about a year, then the bug hit me and had to find my SP101 357 3" barrel, love revolvers and carry it every day. I don't worry about reliability and I'm sure I have enough ammo power. It all comes down to personal prefence IMO.
    I love the feel and the look of my SP101 357 revolver. I love the feel and capacity of my Glock 19 and Glock 30SF. Thus, I generally carry my Glocks as EDC along with my SP101 as my BUG because I like em both and can sghoot em both well!

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    I tend to lean towards the 4 inch 686 and GP 100. Sturdy enough to last forever and not too heavy as to be uncomfortable holding all day at the range.

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    .357 Magnum revolvers.

    Colt Python 6-inch and, top to bottom, Smith & Wesson Models 27 6-inch, 586 4-inch, 19 2-inch, and 66 2 1/2-inch. Favorite usin' .357 Magnum revolvers are the K-Frames 19 and 66 and the N-frame 27. Favorite of all is the Model 27. It's utterly bullet proof with "real" .357 Magnum handloads yet very well balanced for extended shooting sessions using magnum ammunition without the front-heavy feel of the full-lugged Smith & Wessons or the Python. No squirty 5-shot .357 Magnum revolvers need apply.

    The Colt Python is no slouch though for accurate application of .357 Magnum ammunition in a hunting or target scenario and is much sturdier than its internet forum reputation suggests.




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    I say the LCR or any Charter Arms revolver.

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    Any SW 686-5 or lower is pre-lock. I personally prefer the 686-5, and don't have a problem with MIM parts.

    By the way, I have many Smiths, and I have shot thousands of rounds with the lock, and never had a problem. So if it's realiability, don't worry. If it's personal taste, I hear ya.

    The 686 in a 2.5" snubby has a fantastic balance. But a 686 4" can make a great shooter out of you.

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