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Old 06-09-2013, 9:20 PM
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Default Thinking of buying my first revolver, I need some help

I was out at the range with my buddy and he brought his smith and wesson 357 magnum and I only own semi autos. So I started shooting the thing and instantly wanted to own one. I have started doing some research and have looked at other guns like the ruger vaquero. However I do not know much about revolvers. What are some other quality revolvers chambered in 357 that I can look at? I would prefer the barrel to be at least 5 inches. Also I have a limit of about $750.
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Old 06-09-2013, 9:33 PM
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Ruger GP100
Ruger SP101
S&W 686
I have heard the Taurus Tracker is worth the money, but I have no experience with it.
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Old 06-09-2013, 9:40 PM
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Note that the ruger vaquero is a single action only. Also, you load it like a colt saa turning the cylinder and ejecting each round with the ejector rod, then loading each chamber one at a time through a loading gate. Most modern revolvers have swing out cylinders.

Don't forget the 686+ which holds 7 rounds and the s&w 627 that holds 8 rounds (but costs more than the 686/686+/586, which in turn costs more than the gp100)
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Old 06-09-2013, 9:44 PM
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For you $$, you can get a new Ruger GP100. You may be able to find a used Smith for you budget as a new one is running @ $850 plus tax. Review the private sales forum for your best deal. Good Luck, wheel guns are fun too.
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Old 06-09-2013, 9:48 PM
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Not surprised you had fun. Revolvers are awesome.

Besides the above, you may also look into S&W 586. That's the blued version of the 686.

If you can find any of the above in used condition, you might save some money. Good luck!
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Old 06-09-2013, 9:50 PM
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Exclamation I know what you need lol

Sorry but I' am a fanboy of the Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskans. You can get the one of the .44's for about $800. I still slobber all over em when I see one lol. The .454 is like a white buffalo lol so rare to see one in person.
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