The cost of S&W revolvers!

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by LDBennett, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I pretty much agree with what's been already said above and aslo agree that if you pay the $'s and take good care of them, your not going to lose any money on them down the road, like what Ron was saying...heck, what can you buy these days that you can turn around years later and re-sale for what you have in it, if not more?
    IMO, you buy one, your getting a good gun and if taken care of, your not going to lose any money on it. I think it is like an investment....sorta the way I look at it to justify my spending...:D
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    The cost of a good revolver jumped, and of course thats about the time I wanted a good .357. Watched the gun shows and to my surprise I bought a new 686 off a dealer cheaper than a used gun at any of the shows. Prices are still up on the used stuff in S&W revolvers. They are pricey little buggers.
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    I have bought a used Model 28 lately and it looks new. Very happy at the price.
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    Fritz, I do understand where you are coming from, but I don't think there is much to worry about with a revolver. They are just dirt simple. An auto on the other hand is a whole different story. You can get away with a cheaper revolver, but not with an auto loader. Still $800 for a used revolver is just a little to high!
  5. oscarmayer

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    for 950 you could of bought a charter arms with a 4inch barrel in 44 special and had 600 left over for ammo or a second gun plus 250 for ammo. sure they aren't smiths but they work or you could of looked at a taurus tracker or model 44 and saved 500 bucks. lots of options if you shop around. now this i will grant you, with a smith and wesson if you plan on keeping it for a while with prices being as they are you'll never lose the money you would on a taurus or charter....
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    ..........., and that is why I will probably buy the Charter!
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    i own 2 charter arms in 44 one a older "target bulldog" and it's baby brother and both have served me well over the years. i've heard charter arms had quality issues but that is behind them from what i gather. when i carried the littler one it was always with winchester silver tips and i never felt undergunned. to date the guns have well over 5000 rounds thru them and i've never had them fail me. also a sleeper in the 44 special world was the rossi model 720 ( i think ) 3 inch barrel adjustable sights with a non-bobbed hammer. in stainless steel.if you can find one of those used give it a good look see, you'll be surprised at it's quality . wish i still had mine it was a good one.....
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    I recently replaced a S&W 629 Classic that I sold years ago and just about passed out when I saw the final price. Myself, I think I will stay with the "tupperware" guns from now on. LOL At least you can get a good deal on those for right now. I got the M&P 40 full sized for $449.99, and at those prices you can get two for the price of one steel gun.
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    Just my opinion, you couldnt run me down and give me a Charter arms or a Taurus. I have personaly seen a Charter arms Bulldog blow up from shooting some mild reloads, grant it , it was an older one, but that image is still in my head everytime i hear Charter Arms. My boss has a 4" barrel Tracker, i am not impressed with it , it is excessivly loud due to the mag na porting, and isnt much on the accuracy department. I perfer to spend my money with a proven American company. I could care less if you had two identical pistols and one was made in Brazil and was $200 and the other was made in America and was $2000, i would buy the American one that is built by Americans, who have families and actually pay taxes here that support our economy, i do not beleive in investing my hard earned money in a foriegn company, that employs people that cant even spell firearm much less build one.
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