Got some money. I want a revolver.

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by gun runner, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    $1300. I now am deciding to purchase a home defense revolver. Im thinking of going with a Ruger .44 mag

    What do you think? Any other suggestions? I could imagine it would have plenty of power. I had a smith and wesson model 5906 semi auto 9mm but I sold it 3 years ago. Im not going to get my CHL though.
  2. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    .44 caliber is a good choice. Shoot .44 specials for home defence, and the magnum rounds for hunting. Have you looked at the S&W M&P R8? 8 rounds of .357 magnum, or 8 rounds of .38 special. I like Rugers better than Smiths, but then Ruger, as far as I know, don't make an 8 shot revolver!
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012

  3. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I would stay with either S&W or Ruger for a revolver. 44mag isn't a bad choice, I would prefer a .357 or .41 for most things though. But that's just me.

    personally, I think Ruger makes the strongest revolvers and the ones I have came with phenominal triggers and are deadly accurate.

    A GP100 with a 4 or 6" barrel is my favorite I think.
  4. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

    heres a question to consiter..just who will be shooting this revolver? if you and only you then 44 mag is a good choice! BUT if the MISSUS may be called upon to use it for defense then maybe you need to rethink that one. It would be usless as a SD weapon if she either cant or is too intimaded to use it because its just too powerful for her! always chose the main SD weapon most suited to the least of the expected users!
  5. Donnie D

    Donnie D New Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    NE North Carolina
  6. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    A .44 mag. shooting .44 special ammo is easily handled by most; my youngest daughter can shoot them with anybody.
  7. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    For your price range, you should be able to find lots of choices. If there's a range near you that rents guns, try a few out, see what you like.
    If I had that money, I'd be looking at good used models and could get 2, maybe even 3 pistols. But I tend to be a cheapskate.
  8. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
  9. 1969SS396

    1969SS396 Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    the "Mitten" state
  10. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Why not the 5.5", or the 4.2" lengts? I really like the 5.5" barrel. It's short enough for almost any aplication, and though the shorter sight radius limits distant shots, it will get the job done!
  11. savage170

    savage170 Member

    May 3, 2011
    I like the 45 ACP Revolvers for Home defense ammo is alot cheaper then 44 special with more factory loadings.

    The 1917 is the one that got me hooked on 45 acp and the 325 is my carry gun
  12. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    yeah, I would vote for the 5.5" also, I've never wanted the extremely long barrels. Even the 4" would be plenty adequate.

    I just meant that flavor of gun, not necessarily that barrel.

    My GP100 only has a 4" barrel but it's plenty for sure and balances nice. running rounds thru the chrony, even my little sp101 with a 3 1/8" barrel develops the same velocity as it's big brother.
  13. 01brian

    01brian New Member

    Dec 7, 2011
    I'm looking at picking up a Ruger 44 next month too. I just can't decide between the Redhawk and Blackhawk :)
  14. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I will take $475.00 for this super blackhawk 44mag 7.5 barrel shipped to your FFL. It has new Hogue grips and has only had a couple boxes of shells thru it. Its like new and comes with original grips and original box and paperwork.

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  15. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Thanks folks. Hey Double D, I bought a cheap .22 mag revolver for $230 total but Im still looking for a .44 mag

    I wish I could get a picture of it on here but I would have to drive out to my sister's house and she isnt there now so I cant use their computer. Just picture a cheap Heritage .22mag/22lr :D . Im on this crazy laptop.

    Now Im going to start buying more revolvers. Atleast the .22 is made in Florida I believe and it shoots great. No fails or anything. Im still thinking about using the rest of the money for a .44 mag.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012
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