Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Evilahole, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Evilahole

    Evilahole New Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Does anyone have any suggestions for a .357/.38+p revolver?
    I have looked at the Smith & Wessons, but I don't want to go $800+ if I can help it.
    The .357 Taurus'es look nice in the $400 range, but I'm not sure if they're .38+p capabable.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    $800.00 seems high for a S&W. I sold a new 686 at the gun shop a few months ago for $485.00 I think.

    But, to answer your question, Taurus revolvers will handle .38 Spl.+P ammo.

  3. Evilahole

    Evilahole New Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Exellent! I definitely liked the price on the Taurus better...1/2 the cost of the S&W 360.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2003
  4. WyomingSwede

    WyomingSwede Guest

    Taurus can take a plus .38 no problem. Are you committed to a double action? A single action Ruger blackhawk can be had reasonably. I have shot mine to death and it keeps coming back...357 or .38.

    just a thought...swede

    VIPERGTSR01 New Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    South Australia
    What about Ruger GP100?
    theyre about $500.
  6. MPinkston

    MPinkston Member

    Jun 25, 2001
    West Tennessee
    Any revolver chambered for .357 magnum will fire any 38 special round, including the +P.
  7. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

    I agree with Shooter45...

    a S&W mdl.686 with a bbl. length of your choice. [​IMG]
  8. fredarmory

    fredarmory New Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    I have a Taurus mod 66 357 mag

    It looks exactly like a mod 19 S&W but some improvements on the trigger.
    I have also read that the tooling to build Taurus was purchased from S&W in Brasil.
  9. Cow Caregiver

    Cow Caregiver New Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    Try the Taurus 608. It's a .44 frame 8 shooter, and it is as solid as the proverbial granite latrine. One of my neighbors bought one and uses it daily. I've shot it a few times and it is as accurate as any revolver I have ever used. Recoil is nil even with heavy .357 loads.
  10. NEtracker

    NEtracker New Member

    Apr 2, 2003
    The S&W 686 is great right out of the box.
    Can't say that for a lot of Rugers I have handled.
    The 686 4 inch barrel runs about $480 around here, brand New.
    (we can only buy S&W or Ruger in new revolvers; no other revolver manufacturer wants to do business in MA anymore)
  11. Slimslam

    Slimslam New Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    SE Michigan

    Which 357/38 revolver models (with 6 inch bbl) have the magnaport feature? I'm interested in a used revolver. Thanks
  12. ftstinyc

    ftstinyc New Member

    Oct 8, 2002
    I just bought a 686 for $485. I could of got the ruger GP-100 for
    $409. As far as porting go's the model 608 Taurus is ported.
  13. mo jenkins

    mo jenkins Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    New Hampshire
    Older generation Model 60?

    I just bought an older Model 60 Smith, day before yesterday. Hammer mounted pin, square butt, 3".... Barely fired, owned by a little old lady(actually true!) Anyway, it cost me $250. I can't wait for it to stop pourin' outside so I can go out in the back yard and test her out.... I only shoot standard 158 gr. in my J frames, but some people shoot +P's in 'em. If it's not an everyday carry gun, get yourself a Model 686... I love mine, I just don't like carryin' it all the time. I got my 686(vg+ cond) for $325, not cheap, but worth it.
  14. Cow Caregiver

    Cow Caregiver New Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    Mo, ya done good. You might like to try the little Lee 105 grain SWC (the crayola point bullet) ahead of six grains of Unique in that little pill-tosser. I don't have a .38 that groups worse than 1.5" at 25 yards with this combination, and my .357 will shoot it out of that case with 6.5 grains. The plinker load for all seasons....
  15. denfoote

    denfoote New Member

    Mar 24, 2003
    I have two Tauri. one, an M85UL .38spl and a brand new M605 .357MAG. The 85 is +P rated and prints sub 1" groups at 10 yards, which I consider to be the optimum distance for a snub. I would recommend it. I will take the 605 to the range today for it's first firing. :D