gonna buy a revolver. looking for some suggestions....

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  1. Jeepdude90

    Jeepdude90 New Member

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    hey guys im looking to buy a revolver around 500 bucks. i want something a little smaller then my 1911. the 45 is fun to shoot, but carrying it is a different story haha. i was looking at 38 specials. im not really a fan of snubbies. id like something with atleast a 4 inch barrel. any suggestions on what to buy?
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  2. Telcotech

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    Jeepdude-

    I purchased a S&W mod. 10-6 (1977 90%) earlier this year at a gun show for $390. 4" heavy barrel, fixed sights, S&W large grips (target). This is a nice D/A .38 spcl and is quite accurate, with a great trigger. I am more than happy with it, and have CC it several times.
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    I second the 10. Can be had for around 500, Really any of the smiths especially the older ones are great. Ruger GP100 is a good choice too.
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    I was looking at some Rugers last night at a LGS and they are under $500 and really nice looking. One was a GP100 and they had a 101 in stock.
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    The Model 15 as well. Basically the Model 10 with adjustable sights. A little harder to find, but worth it.
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    Ruger's are really hard to beat, great quality!
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    buds guns online out of lexington ky. has some police trade-in S&w model 10s in 4 inch for $269 shipped. most have holster wear but should be good shooters and if you are gonna carry they will get holster wear anyway. The round butt one would be a sweet carry gun and keep accracy in check.
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    fleetwood1976 Active Member

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    I like to carry my ruger sp-101 in .357 with a 3 1/16 inch barrel. only 5 shots though, but accurate and handles well.
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    One thing you might want to consider is checking with local hunting regulations to see what handgun you can use to harvest big game in your state. In my state the barrell has to be a certain length and the gun a certain caliber. You may not be a hunter now, but some day????
    On a side note, I have always liked the .357 as I can shoot less expensive .38s plus the truly leathal .357. ( a 125 grain .357 magnum jacketed hollow point is truly an attention getter!) It goes Kaboom!
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    Jeep - you cant go wrong with a Ruger or S&W revolver. I would really consider one of those police trade in Model 10's at Buds. The round grip ones would make an excellent carry revolver. All the suggestions above are excellent, as well.
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    yea i appreciate everyones input. keep it coming!
    the local gun shop here has a S&W .38 for around 300. im gonna go down there later and see if they still have it.


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    I would love to have a Colt Diamondback if I could find one.
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    My choice would be a smith airweight or 642. second choice would be Ruger SP101, but they are heavy little sixguns.
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    another thumbs up on the Rugar...I do like S&W 's of all type but buying one in that price range maybe tuff to get done
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    Sorry to be a pain in the 'you know' but they are heavy little five shooters :D

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  18. RacingJake

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    I have a S&W 686 with a 4" barrel for 26 years now and still enjoy shooting 357 rounds or 38 specials to save a few pennies. A 9mm may be a good choice too.
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    Since you like the .45, have you given any thought to the .44? It is lighter than the .45, and has the same punch! Target shot at 25'.

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  20. Jeepdude90

    Jeepdude90 New Member

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    hey what kind of revolver is this? i see its a ruger but what model? this is what im looking for.


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