Originally Posted by ms6852
I agree with Alpo I have both the Colt Python and the Smith 686 with 6" barrels. The are both a joy to shoot. My wife has a 642 airweight much against my wishes, and as most wives did not listen. She liked the fact that it does not weigh. Problem is she no longer will shoot it ever again unless her life depends on it. Sucker kicks to much and hurt her hand, heck I do not like shooting it myself. Which is bad thinking because you need to shoot your gun to remain proficient.
As alpo stated, if you are going to get the smaller gun in 357 do not get the models that have the lightweight frames. Get something heavy. But since your reason for getting one are mainly for home defense and side carry on hunting trips I would recommend at least a revolver with a minimum of 3" or 4". This revolvers in my opinion are more accurate with these barrels instead of a snubby. BTW plan not hear for at least a week if you ever have to discharge you revolver inside your home.
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I like your style. I too have a 6" Colt Python and 2 SW 686s
I have trouble taking a pic of the Python showing the Royal blue and vented rib.