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Practical .357Mag Revolver

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Cheimison, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Cheimison

    Cheimison Former Guest

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    I was thinking of getting a practical open carry/kitchen defense .357 Magnum. Here are my primary wants:
    Size: Medium - No hand cannons or snubs. I think around 4" barrel is 'normal' for a revolver.
    Weight: Sturdy. A bit on the heavy side, even. I want it medium sized, but built for taking hot loads (I'm a man who loves his hot ammo)
    Finish: Moisture resistent, corrosion resistant
    Capacity: 5 or 6.

    Any recommendations?
  2. punchie

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    L-frame S&W like the 586/686 or the Ruger GP100. 686 is avail in a 7 shot and the Ruger is just about indestructible but isn't as smooth as the L-frames.
  3. denfoote

    denfoote New Member

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    Go to a gunshow.
    Find an N-Frame Smith M28.
    Buy it.
    The old Smiths will suite your needs still today!!
    I found mine for $300!!
  4. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

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    I have had a Ruger Security Six and it is a fantastic revolver. Very solid.
  5. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    I would opt for a Smith 686. It is a smooth handling .357.
  6. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    686 / GP100 / Mod.19 S&W / MOD.28 S&W / Colt / Taurus

    There are lots to choose from I like the ones I have because they fit me
    mod 19 S&W 4 inch / GP100 6inch and a 2 inch 5 shot mod.605 Taurus

    get one that fits you and you will be happy with the 357mag :D :D my favorite caliber in a wheel gun. :D
    Ron
  7. Tony Mig

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    4" S&W 686....

    I have one, and it's the perfect .357 magnum.

    (I also have one in 6" but that might be a little too much barrel for what you're looking for)
  8. josh

    josh New Member

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    here is another vote for a security six. Excellent revolver.
    I have been eyeballing the comanche line at sog. 6 inch barrel and stainless for under 200. The only one i have seen up close and personal was a 22 version. Appeared to be a copy of a colt.
  9. Hydra Shok

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    Kitchen defense?? What kinda kitchens you hangin out in?
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    almost flopped outa my chair.........smarty pants :D
  11. Colonel Plink

    Colonel Plink New Member

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    Kitchen Defense? Hmmm. My wife's tuna casserole has offended me. But not so much I've wanted to take a shot at it.
    I'd better stop before you get the idea that I'm casting aspersions on your mate's cookin'. :D
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    Eastwood New Member

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    686 is the way to go nice shooting gun undefinedundefined
  13. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    I would also agree that the 686 would be the best choice.
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