No love for 3s or 5s

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    No love for 3s or 5s

    I've discovered I very much like the feel of 3" barrels and 5" barrels on full sized revolvers, yet these two sizes are seldom offered any more.

    Why? It's not like it'd be hard. If you can make a 4" you can make 3" or 5".

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    i wish i knew i do like the 5 inch balances very well in my hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclidean
    If you can make a 4" you can make 3" or 5".
    they have made them..they just seem to have a hard time selling them
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    My absolute favorite wheelgun is a 3" S&W model 13. For me, it is the ideal carry revolver.
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    I don't think you'll see many 5" revolvers because of how the gun game rules are. Hunters will go over 6" for that purpose and a 5" isn't easy for most to conceal. Now 3" revolvers are fun and I have more than a couple. I like 'em. The 4" is nice as well but I have only 2 of those. They work well for me in an all around role of carry and target shooting. I have taken one hunting with me, but didn't take any game with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witherspoon
    My absolute favorite wheelgun is a 3" S&W model 13. For me, it is the ideal carry revolver.
    My favorite carry revolver is a 3" S&W 66.
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    I think there are all manner of taurus wheelguns in that length, arent there?
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    My 5 " 627 feels great nice split between 4 and 6 you need one euc

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    Euc,

    We have a 5", M27, P&R, TH & TT, nickel plated at the shop.
    Don't recall price right now, but can check Monday if you're so inclined.
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    Tiime to bring out my shorter M27-2 pic Certainly IMO on an N frame 5" just seems so, well - ''right'' - the balance, everything.

    I guess from production POV the 4" fits the niche of what many consider the ''ideal'' length. Certainly I do myself like to see three inchers too - usually a very nice carry option. On reflection tho, thinking of my once carry M28-2 - that was 4" and also felt pretty ''right''.

    I think I should have every revo made, in 3", 4", 5" and 6" - just for completeness' sake


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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Tiime to bring out my shorter M27-2 pic Certainly IMO on an N frame 5" just seems so, well - ''right'' - the balance, everything.

    I guess from production POV the 4" fits the niche of what many consider the ''ideal'' length. Certainly I do myself like to see three inchers too - usually a very nice carry option. On reflection tho, thinking of my once carry M28-2 - that was 4" and also felt pretty ''right''.

    I think I should have every revo made, in 3", 4", 5" and 6" - just for completeness' sake



    Very nice

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    Can't forget my Ruger GP-100 3" SS .357. IMHO, it has perfect balance, can shoot hot loads all day and ask for more and is wickedly accurate!
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    Ya know what's funny though is what is considered most service sized pistols are 5"

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    Good looking M27, Chris.
    I had a 3 1/2" at one time, like an idiot, I sold it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD
    Good looking M27, Chris.
    I had a 3 1/2" at one time, like an idiot, I sold it.

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