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

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Jeepdude90, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Jeepdude90

    Jeepdude90 New Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    West Chester, PA
    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?
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2011
  2. Telcotech

    Telcotech Member

    Aug 6, 2008
    North Central Iowa

    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.

  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    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.
  4. aandabooks

    aandabooks Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    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.
  5. StoneChimney

    StoneChimney New Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    The Model 15 as well. Basically the Model 10 with adjustable sights. A little harder to find, but worth it.
  6. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Ruger's are really hard to beat, great quality!
  7. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    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.
  8. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    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.
  9. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

  10. jstgsn

    jstgsn Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Milford, Delaware
    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!
  11. savage170

    savage170 Member

    May 3, 2011
  12. 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.
  13. Jeepdude90

    Jeepdude90 New Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    West Chester, PA
    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.

  14. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member

    I would love to have a Colt Diamondback if I could find one.
  15. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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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