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This is a discussion on Good first revolver within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; If you want .357 and not a .38...My choice (assuming you have a budget) would be a S&W Model 19, 66, 586 or 686...although there ...

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    If you want .357 and not a .38...My choice (assuming you have a budget) would be a S&W Model 19, 66, 586 or 686...although there be nothing wrong with a nice older Highway Patrolman/Model 28, if you don’t mind a big ol' hogleg of a pistol.

    5heres some solid deals on Model 65’s that are LE turn ins, as well...but no adjustable sights on those K-frames.

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    As others have said, for a first revolver avoid the lightweights.

    GP100 4" or 6". The 4" is easily concealed OWB, the 6" not so much. Paired with a good lever gun, in this case a Browning 92, and your GTG.
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    Not a lot of Ruger love so will add some more 357 magnum goodness.
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    4" Security six and 5" GP100
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    A pair of 2.75" speed sixes.

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    For something different try the Dan Wesson pistol pac. It gives your 2 1/2, 4, 6 and 8 inch barrels all fitting the same frame.

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    A 9MM MAY expand to .45 but a 45ACP will never shrink to 9MM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    For something different try the Dan Wesson pistol pac. It gives your 2 1/2, 4, 6 and 8 inch barrels all fitting the same frame.

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    Leaning pretty hard at a 357 over the 44 just because of the larger availability of factory loads. One dumb question what does the dash means like on a 15-2 what does the -2 mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whammy View Post
    Leaning pretty hard at a 357 over the 44 just because of the larger availability of factory loads. One dumb question what does the dash means like on a 15-2 what does the -2 mean.
    Generally it refers to a change in the original design like a -1 means a change from original model. You will see it commonly on S&W revolvers with numbers such as a Model 19-4 or 36-3 and so on.
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    If you reload already I'd suggest a 44 Mag and also shoot specials in it. If you don't reload probably a 357 Mag/38 SPL gun is best for you to start with.

    My collection is mostly revolvers and one of the next on my wishlist is an S&W Mod 69.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
    Can't see your pic, @5lima30ret ! Did you "Go Advanced" before you attached it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whammy View Post
    Leaning pretty hard at a 357 over the 44 just because of the larger availability of factory loads. One dumb question what does the dash means like on a 15-2 what does the -2 mean.
    Here's a list, gleaned from the internet, probably originally from an older edition of the Supica/Nahas "Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson" since it's not completely up to date. It also fails to show every single different model.

    Model Number and Design Change Numbering System:

    In 1957 Smith & Wesson started their "New" numbering system. Subsequent model changes are designated by a “dash & number”.

    "K-Frame” Blue Models:
    Model 10:
    (-1) 1959 - Heavy Barrel
    (-2) 1961 - Changed extractor rod thread to LH on standard barrel model
    (-3) 1961 - Changed extractor rod thread to LH on heavy barrel model
    (-4) 1962 - Screw in front of trigger guard eliminated on standard barrel model
    (-5) 1962 - 1/10" to 1/8" front sight on standard barrel model
    (-6) 1962 - Screw in front of trigger guard eliminated on heavy barrel model
    (-7) 1977 - Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder on standard barrel model
    (-8) 1977 - Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder on heavy barrel model

    Model 12:
    (-1) 1962 - Change extractor rod to LH thread, eliminate screw in front of trigger guard
    (-2) 1962 - Front sight changed from 1/10" to 1/8"
    (-3) 1977 - Gas ring on yoke to cylinder
    (-4) 1984 - Change frame thickness to same as all K frames

    Model 13:
    No designation used in 1957 to avoid confusion with air force model “M-13 Air Crewman”
    (-1) 1974 - Re-introduced as “Model 13”
    (-2) 1977 - Change back to gas ring on cylinder
    (-3) 1982 - Eliminate cylinder counterbore

    Models 14,15,16,17,18,48,53:
    (All received the same changes and “dash/numbering”)
    (-1) 1959 - Change to LH extractor rod thread
    (-2) 1961 - Cylinder stop changed, hole in front of trigger guard eliminated
    (-3) 1967 - Relocation of rear sight leaf screw
    (-4) 1977 - Changed gas ring from yoke to cylinder

    Model 19: All of the above changes and
    (-1) 1959 - Change to LH extractor rod thread
    (-2) 1961 - Cylinder stop changed, hole in front of trigger guard eliminated
    (-3) 1967 - Relocation of rear sight leaf screw
    (-4) 1977 - Changed gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    (-5) 1982 - Eliminate cylinder counterbore

    “K-Frame” Stainless Models:
    Model 64:
    (--) 1970 – Introduced, no dash numbers used during production
    (-1) 1972 - Heavy barrel
    (-2) 1977 - 2" standard barrel, gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    (-3) 1977 - 2” heavy barrel, gas ring from yoke to cylinder

    Model 65:
    (-1) 1974 - Introduced, no dash numbers used during production
    (-2) 1977 - Gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    (-3) 1982 - Eliminate cylinder counterbore

    Model 66:
    (--) 1971 - Introduced, no dash numbers used during production
    (-1) 1977 - Gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    (-2) 1982 - Eliminate cylinder counterbore

    Model 67:
    (--) 1972 - Introduced, no dash numbers used during production
    (-1) 1977 - Gas ring from yoke to cylinder

    “N-Frame” Blue Models:
    Models 20,21,22,23,24,25 (except 25-5) 26,27,28, and 29:
    (-1) 1960 - Change to LH thread
    (-2) 1961 - Cylinder stop changed, hole in front of trigger guard eliminated
    (-3) 1982 - Eliminate cylinder counterbore (magnums only)
    (-4) 2004 - Thunder Ranch 44 Special, fixed sight

    Model 57:
    (--) 1964 - Introduced, no dash numbers used during production
    (-1) 1982 - Eliminate cylinder counterbore

    Model 629:
    (--) 1980 - Introduced, no dash numbers used during production
    (-1) 1982 - Eliminate cylinder counterbore

    Model 25-5 (5 means 45 Colt caliber 125th Anniversary Model):
    (-3) 1978 - Standard, Used a shorter than standard cylinder
    (-4) 1978 – Deluxe, Used a shorter than standard cylinder
    (-7) 1985 - 45 Colt, 5" barrel, unfluted cylinder


    Small Frame Revolvers:
    Models 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35:
    (-1) 1961 - Change from I frame to J frame

    Model 36:
    (-1) 1967 - Indicates 3" heavy barrel

    Models 37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 49, 63, 649, 650, and 651:
    No dash numbers used on above numbers

    Model 60:
    (--) 1965 - Introduced, no dash numbers used during production
    (-1) 1972 - Heavy barrel variation made in 1972, not marketed limited production only
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