Interested in getting more revolvers

Interested in getting more revolvers

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    Interested in getting more revolvers

    I right now have a s&w 442 air weight but really like to have a gp 100 in the 3 and 4 inch. I know this Might not be the best question but does one think that is enough handguns for home defense and cc? I do like the glock 21 but prefer revolvers. Thanks.


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    Yes a revolver is a fine choice for self defense, I often carry a Smith model 66.
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    Either one is sufficient for home defense.

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    Be very careful. Purchasing guns is a non-curable disease only prevented from being fatal by continuously repeating the process once you start. I've had it for years so it is controllable.
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    Yes. Consider yourself sufficiently armed with the two revolvers you mention. They are probably as much as you'll need but certainly not as many as I want.

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    This is the nicest gun I own, most accurate, most comfortable, sweetest trigger, funnest gun I'd let anyone shoot anytime. Everyone always smiles. I tried one at the range once too, and had to have it. Smith 686+ 6"barrel. Revolvers feel a hell of a lot more natural in your hand than holding a dozen plus rounds of whatever.


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    First off, welcome to the forum.


    As to your question, The GP is a good gun for home defense. Teamed with a good flashlight it makes for a great team. For a carry gun, I'd stick with the snubby. The size and weight of the GP , while not impossible, is not really conducive for conceal carry.
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    I carry my S&W Model 19 .357 2.5" every day. Had it for 25 years and can put 6 rounds in a six inch circle at 10 yards. Revolvers are very good weapons for home defense and CC. Get a good flashlight as well. Welcome to the forum.
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    I appreciate the feedback everyone. I am 6'3 and I have big hands so I love shooting Rugers and feel a gp or sp snub would conceal well. I fired the Gp in the six inch but sadly it was a bit muzzle heavy and not as comfortable or balanced as the four inch. I just love revolvers.

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    I don't know if I'd try a Ruger GP100 or the Ruger SP102 for home defense.

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    The Ruger GP1000 and SP101 are 'tanks'...great weapons for SD/HD.
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    Revolvers are fine weapons, plenty fine for cc and hd. My first HD weapon was a Ruger Police Service Six .357 4"bbl. I still have it and I'm sure it would still serve me well in any capacity. I don't CC in anymore just because I have options that are easier to carry and conceal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    Revolvers are fine weapons, plenty fine for cc and hd. My first HD weapon was a Ruger Police Service Six .357 4"bbl. I still have it and I'm sure it would still serve me well in any capacity. I don't CC in anymore just because I have options that are easier to carry and conceal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeejib View Post
    This is the nicest gun I own, most accurate, most comfortable, sweetest trigger, funnest gun I'd let anyone shoot anytime. Everyone always smiles. I tried one at the range once too, and had to have it. Smith 686+ 6"barrel. Revolvers feel a hell of a lot more natural in your hand than holding a dozen plus rounds of whatever.

    THAT is a pretty gun. Very similar to my stepfather's. His is a 4", and it is a dream to shoot. Nice, smooth, crisp DA trigger. And, SA is about 1.5#- nearly scared the mess out of me first time I shot it SA. A full-powered .357mag, heavy grain FMJ.

    For what it's worth, Revolver086, I have an EAA Windicator in .357, and it's sweet. 2", full 6 shots, and I can drop it in a pocket of a pair of Dickies work pants and nobody would ever know the difference. Also, I picked it up brand new for $300 after tax. Put 1K rounds through it, and it's still perfect.
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    Pick the gun you feel the most comfortable with and get some training. Deploying a weapon in an SD/HD scenario is less about caliber and more about training. Once you've decided on a gun you like (GP100, G21, etc.), get yourself to a combat pistol training class. The classes I've been to only allowed semi-autos, but Ohio may be different. Train, train, train. Then train so more. Become proficient with your firearm.

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    Yes you will be well served by the Ruger you mention.

    We have 4 revolvers in the house/family.
    A 442, a Ruger single six convertible .22/.22wmr, a Taurus 85 snub. and my favorite wheelie of all time, my Dan Wesson 15-2VH 6in.
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