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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gpena1911, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. gpena1911

    gpena1911 New Member

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    to get a new revolver any suggestions any cal. Thanks Gabriel
  2. Gabe, that's like asking, "How high is up?" ;) First off, what do you intend to use it for? Self-defense (in home or for carry), hunting, target shooting, or perhaps a combination of uses. Will you be the only one using it, or will others (wife, for example) also be involved with its use? Revolvers are chambered for just about anything from a .22 rimfire up to Smith's new .500 that will darn near stop a bull elephant in mid charge (if it doesn't break your wrist first). :D
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    To play with .22
    To play with and target shooting .38/.357
    For defense .357 .41 .44
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    DOn't forget frame size is important. Should be comfortable & fit your hand.:)
  5. gpena1911

    gpena1911 New Member

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    mostly for play i have my permit so somthing i can conceal i like larger cal. but open to anything. just wanted to her what some of yall have and recomend thanks. Im leaning to the colt python 44mag. anyone have one
  6. Ursus

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    Wellcome gpena! There is not a Phyton in .44 mag. Maybe you are confusing it with the Colt Anaconda (.45 Colt and .44 Mag.)
  7. gpena1911

    gpena1911 New Member

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    There is a colt pyhton but i looked at the annacondas and that just looks awsome. do you have one
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    Yes, there is a Colt python, however it is only in .357 Mag. The Anaconda was 44 Mag.
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    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    Colt rattlesnake in 32 magnum might be a fun toy to shoot
  10. Shooter45

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    S&W 686 in .357 mag. You can also shoot .38 special for fun and target practice.
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    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    Other then a 1911 that is a fine choice Shooter45;)
    I just happen to have a good deal on one in the Buy Sell Trade forum
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2006
  12. gpena1911

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    sorry I was wrong it is a 357, but thanks on the input ill check them out.Anyone else want to recomend something. gabriel
  13. If you're looking for a handgun that will serve well for several purposes well, Gabe, like self-defense, target shooting, and even hunting up to medium sized game, it would be hard to beat a .357 mag revolver. The big advantage to them is that they will handle both full-power .357 loads (self-defense and hunting) and .38 specials for target shooting and even for self-defense (if you prefer a less powerful load for indoor use, I do). The .38 and .357 cartridges are also among the easiest and cheapest to reload if you're into that sort of thing. The same general rule applies to the .44 mag and .44 special cartrides, i.e., you can shoot .44 specials in a .44 mag, but not the reverse! Of course you are looking at a much more powerful combo overall. Personally, I would never use a .44 mag for home defense because it penetrates too much and the recoil is pretty fierce, but a .44 special loading is quite effective. A .44 special fired in a heavy-frame .44 mag revolver is rather mild and quite accurate for target work.
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    Agree Pistol. I think a .44 mag is the most versatile handgun to be had.
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    Well im going with a .44 mag in a 4" barrel any suggestions. Thanks for the input so far guys. Gabriel
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