Good first revolver

Good first revolver

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    Good first revolver

    I have had a hankering that I just canít seem to shake. Seems like I have the urge to get a nice revolver.
    I donít know a bunch about them. Brother had a 642 and a LCR 38 and they were fun but I donít see myself carrying one full time so foot print isnít a big deal. A nice mid size revolver seems to have my interest. OWB carry around the home stead and Sunday drives on the ranger.

    357 or 44mag
    Thinking on a pistol caliber carbine as well. Something for the coyotes that come around in the winter time.

    I guess what Iím asking if you could have one (to start with any way) revolver and carbine combo, what would it be and why?

    Thanks.

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    Single or Double action?
    Makes a difference in my recommendations

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    I do not carry revolvers outside the woods. I like revolvers for power. Currently have a 1965 Model 28 6" .357 and a Blackhawk 45 Colt 75" that is great with the Ruger Only loads for hogs. If you are not going to carry it anyway, single actions are a lot of fun.

    edit to add: I want some more too. I would like a shorter barrel SA, Colt King Cobra, and maybe play with reloading .41 Magnum also.
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    If I were to have a rifle/pistol combo, for me it would be a Ruger Blackhawk and Marlin lever action. .357, .44 mag, or .45 Colt. If I needed a double action revolver instead of the single action Blackhawk, I would maybe look for a Ruger Security Six or S&W M19 in 4" barrel.

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    I have single-action center-fire revolvers in .44-40, .45 Colt, and .44 magnum. I have double-action center-fire revolvers in .38 special, .357 magnum, 10mm, .44 magnum, and .454 Casull. Barrels vary from 2" to 8". I like the .45 Colt in a single-action and the .44 magnum in a double-action with six inch barrels. They are all great and you can't go wrong with any of them.

    I have Winchester '94 rifles in .45 Colt and .44 magnum. I have been drooling on a couple of lever-actions in .44-40 at the LGS.
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    If going for a rifle/revolver combo my pick would be:
    S&W Model 629 or 69 and a Henry .44 magnum lever rifle.
    I love my Smith and Wesson's
    If rifle does not matter I like my .357 magnum Smith and Wesson Model 19 Classic

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    Good first revolver

    Quote Originally Posted by Whammy View Post
    I have had a hankering that I just canít seem to shake. Seems like I have the urge to get a nice revolver.
    I donít know a bunch about them. Brother had a 642 and a LCR 38 and they were fun but I donít see myself carrying one full time so foot print isnít a big deal. A nice mid size revolver seems to have my interest. OWB carry around the home stead and Sunday drives on the ranger.

    357 or 44mag
    Thinking on a pistol caliber carbine as well. Something for the coyotes that come around in the winter time.

    I guess what Iím asking if you could have one (to start with any way) revolver and carbine combo, what would it be and why?

    Thanks.
    The best beginner revolver is a mid size.

    I recommend a S&W 686 or 686+ which has great triggers.

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    Taurus 357 Magnum.


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    In general, a K-frame Smith & Wesson. To pick a specific model, a model 15 Combat Masterpiece.
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    If I were to start all over again, it would be with a .22 LR revolver to learn the mechanics of shooting revolvers well.

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    The K frame S&W recommendation is a good one.
    I have a Model 65 that I carry ... not often, not even frequently, but from time to time I slip the holster on and wear that one. I like it .... and I'm an excellent shot with it as well.
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    I would get a 686 pre lock .Classic good s&w wheel gun. And get a henry or like lever action ..That would be my go to ..Or sub a Ruger wheel gun (you call LCR 3 or speed six/sercity six whatever )
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    Quote Originally Posted by ETXhiker View Post
    In general, a K-frame Smith & Wesson. To pick a specific model, a model 15 Combat Masterpiece.
    Learned to shoot pistol with my Grandfather's Combat Masterpiece.
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    Ruger Six Series or GP-100 and S&W K-frames are excellent choices like the others said. If you don't have a tight budget you absolutely can't go wrong with a vintage Dan Wesson or Colt! Good luck!
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