Revolvers where

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by starman, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. starman

    starman New Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    Have you noticed that revolvers are becoming as hard to find as hens teeth?
    That is if your looking for anything other than a snub nose.
    My Brother is looking for a S&W 686 38/357mag or a Ruger Red Hawk 357mag
    Anyone got one up for adoption?

    Thanks :)
  2. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Some dealers tend to stock only what is popular. Others tend to stock what they personally like. My favorite dealers are the ones who stock tons of stuff.

    Around me, Gander Mountain is the best place to check if you're looking for something in particular. They're not the cheapest, but they have the widest selection.

  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    New, no there isn't a whole lot out there. Used I've been seeing more but you have to jump on them b/c they go fast.
  4. Slabsides

    Slabsides Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Go here

    Rossi makes a fine revolver based on the Smith design. I've had a M88 for about 14 years and have dropped thousands of rounds through it. It still looks and functions like new. I've owned a few other Rossis over the years and regret getting rid of them. I would put any of them up against a Smith any day without hesitation.

    The current R97 series compares to a Smith 586/686.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2010
  5. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    BTW, will grips designed for a S&W fit on a Rossi?
  6. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I doubt it. Taurus makes Rossi, and S&W grips don't fit Taurus.
  7. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    I tried the Taurus grips and they don't work. I am looking for wood grips with finger grooves for a Rossi M88
  8. jmohler

    jmohler New Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    Around here, it's the opposite. I went to the gun show last weekend looking for a snub-nose .357 or .22 mag and there was only 1 in the entire show. Whereas it seemed like every other table had a stack of single and double-action long barrels.
  9. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    They are around but they get scapped up fast.
  10. Agentwil

    Agentwil New Member

    Feb 9, 2010
    I usually do my research and go to my gun guy and let him order it for me. I just picked up a S&W model 40.
  11. Rocketman1

    Rocketman1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio

    Don't know where your from, but Vance's in Columbus, Ohio has the S&W 686 357 Mag for $649. They have the 686 Plus for $679. Both are stainless with you r choice of 2-1/2", 4" or 6".
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