Re: Rifle easier to find than .357
Hey ozo - You really think a rod guide is necessary? Yeah, all I have is the cheap aluminum ones, not the nicer coated ones.
Good info. on the sighting in. I don't tend to move the sights, anyway, unless by accident while cleaning. Interestingly enough, the first two boxes of .38s and .357s I picked up are both 160 grain rounds. Thought that was kind of weird, so I picked up some .38s with less grains, too, I forget how many. I'll be interested to see the difference in how they shoot. Also, the former were jacketed in an aluminum alloy and I think they were hollow point, and the latter were solid tipped and brass. Ammo choices sure complicate this thing a lot!
I still like the idea of a mare's leg. I've been considering one for a while, but it would just be for a fun gun, I think. You're so right about it being a novelty. I think I would go for the one made by Henry, though, over Rossi. We'll see.
This is terrible, because I never wanted to get into gun collecting, but I can see myself wanting the revolver next, and maybe the mare's leg, and a bolt action. (I am really liking the Ruger 77.357 but I wish it had more capacity) How ridiculous!
And yeah, for the revolver I want a double action this time. I take it the Blackhawk's not? I haven't looked at that one much but I've seen plenty of good comments on them.
Yes, I can see I am getting "cowboyed up." That's mostly because I have come to have an interest in guns through liking history so much. And I trust the way those kinds of guns work (and my ability to use and understand them) over the more modern ones. Simpler is better, for what I want to buy, I think.
I actually handled a GP-101 when I went to pick up my rifle. Really liked it, actually, but it only had the 2.2 in. barrel. I think I'm set on wanting the 4.2 in. one. They a Taurus model that was really similar, too, (can't remember what it was called) and it had the 4.2 in. barrel, but the grip was one of the rubber ones that reminded me of the handlebar grips on a little kid's bicycle. It felt secure, but I just couldn't "like" it. That size frame, with that size barrel, felt really right, though. I'm going to see if I can find an SP-101 to handle next. One of those is probably what I'll settle on, and I think it'll be a good choice. Of course, Smith and Wesson isn't out of the question, either. Just have to see what I can find.