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Old 07-09-2019, 11:44 AM
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To me it looks like you'll need to step UP the power spectrum

What is the biggest pistol caliber you have? Whatever it is, you will probably find a revolver that will outdo it.
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Old 07-09-2019, 6:31 PM
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I'll suggest a Ruger SP101 in.357 due to it's versatility (.38spl./ .357) and it's size. A value priced handgun that is said to be "over-built". Easy to change the springs for a lighter trigger with a Wolff Kit. Easy to change the front sight since it is pinned in. Pleasant to shoot in either caliber. Comes with an exposed hammer or a bobbed hammer.
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To me it looks like you'll need to step UP the power spectrum

What is the biggest pistol caliber you have? Whatever it is, you will probably find a revolver that will outdo it.
A 45 is the biggest I have.
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Old 07-09-2019, 7:40 PM
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A 45 is the biggest I have.


There you go. Get a 44 mag or something. Power is the one thing a semi auto will probably never match a revolver at.

A Ruger or Smith in a big bore magnum will have no ballistic duplicate in your collection.

With that level of power you probably want adjustable sights.


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Old 07-09-2019, 9:22 PM
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Old 07-09-2019, 9:54 PM
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I personally think no collection can survive without a decent .22 DA revolver and a .357 with at least a 5 barrel to get the most potential out of it. Id recommend an SP101, or lcrx for the .22 (but the triggers are on the heavier side). Tons of options on the .357, you look at buds and see what you like.
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All you guys really think a DA Smith is more fun than a SAA clone? I love a DA Smith, but come on.
Some people don't want to take 10 minutes to fire 12 rounds.
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I like the 4" barrels on the revolvers. All the ones suggested looks appealing to me, now I have an idea of what to look for. I don't have a 22, but 22s are not as fun for me. I prefer things with more kick. I'll probably go for a .357 or a 44.
Now your talking.
I have two of all my core weapons.
The S&W 44 mag SS 5 is my core dangerous game back up pistol. It has surpassed the 357 mag as my favorite revolver to shoot. At The Angeles Shooting Range on the Pistol side I ring the metal targets at 100 yds all day long with that 44 mag.

Most other rounds like 9mm, 10mm, 357, 45ACP are like lobbing a football at the 100 yard target. Not the 44 mag. 25 yards or 100yds the 44 mag is right on target. Its satisfying to hear metal ring at 100 yds with the 44 mag.
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Old 07-10-2019, 2:27 AM
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I would say Gen 2 H8R is the best one.
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Let me follow up on why I went with the S&W 44 mag SS 5.
In hunting:
1- The gun can handle rain/moisture better if it is stainless steel. SS can better handle not being cleaned right away on the hunt.
2-The 6 barrel is too long. The 4 is OK but the 5 gives it a little more velocity over the 4 and better aiming. The 5 is well balanced.

If you get a chance to handle a 5 in the store compared to the 4 or the 6 you will see what I mean.
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Ditto on S&W Model 15. I bought a great one, mid-60s vintage, for $250 from a Calgunner. A few dings on exterior but a greater shooter, esp. after I added Packmayr grips.
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The age old revolver question: 4" or 6"?

None of the above!
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I owned a lot of revolvers in the past -- some that people are paying thousands of dollars for now -- but I sold them all and have not regrets about doing so.

Why? They were all heavy, had low ammo capacity, were difficult to reload quickly and were a PITA to clean -- why brush out 7 holes (barrel & 6 cylinders) when you can just clean one?

Buy one if you like the nostalgia of it but IMO revolvers simply are not competitive w/modern semiauto pistols in any STANDARD caliber.
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I owned a lot of revolvers in the past -- some that people are paying thousands of dollars for now -- but I sold them all and have not regrets about doing so.

Why? They were all heavy, had low ammo capacity, were difficult to reload quickly and were a PITA to clean -- why brush out 7 holes (barrel & 6 cylinders) when you can just clean one?

Buy one if you like the nostalgia of it but IMO revolvers simply are not competitive w/modern semiauto pistols in any caliber.
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Buy a revolver if you need more power then a 10mm can provide.(44 Mag and up).
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I owned a lot of revolvers in the past -- some that people are paying thousands of dollars for now -- but I sold them all and have not regrets about doing so.



Why? They were all heavy, had low ammo capacity, were difficult to reload quickly and were a PITA to clean -- why brush out 7 holes (barrel & 6 cylinders) when you can just clean one?



Buy one if you like the nostalgia of it but IMO revolvers simply are not competitive w/modern semiauto pistols in any caliber.

Obviously has never heard of handgun hunting or silhouette


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Buy a revolver if you need more power then a 10mm can provide.(44 Mag and up).
I would include the .41 magnum..

Here is example

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/65...heck-box-of-20
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:01 PM
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Obviously has never heard of handgun hunting or silhouette

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Always gotta hear it from the nitpickers.

I amended my quote above to indicate "STANDARD" calibers. Of course, if you do any hunting or silhouette shooting w/a a handgun (resolver or single shot like a Thompson) there are a lot of other calibers you can choose from but FEW people do that kind of shooting.
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Always gotta hear it from the nitpickers.



I amended my quote above to indicate "STANDARD" calibers. Of course, if you do any hunting or silhouette shooting w/a a handgun (resolver or single shot like a Thompson) there are a lot of other calibers you can choose from but FEW people do that kind of shooting.

A 44 Mag is a standard caliber that is pretty popular with handgun hunters and silhouetters.


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Crud, now I am itching for a 44 mag!
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Buy one if you like the nostalgia of it but IMO revolvers simply are not competitive w/modern semiauto pistols in any STANDARD caliber.
Thank goodness my life doesnt necessitate the need for my firearms to be competitive with one another - I have yet to find anything I need done that my .357 cant resolve sufficiently (my .44 rifle can also solve many issues, and does so while giving me a huge grin!)
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:34 AM
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Crud, now I am itching for a 44 mag!
So many flavors to choose from between Smith and Ruger

The used market expands you to Colt, DW and *gasp* Taurus.
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After owning a 1911 for a couple years, the second gun I ever bought was a 4" Ruger GP100.

Since then, I have bought many revolvers-- 3 Ruger LCR's, S&W R8, S&W 686 PC, Kimber K6s, etc etc.

But the one revolver that still is always in my range bag is my trusty old 4" GP100. I love that gun. Honestly, the trigger is better than a couple S&W Performance Center revolvers I have bought in the past year.

I agree the S&W 686 is great as well. But for me, my 4" GP100 would be the one revolver I would hold on to if I could only keep one. Built like a tank and it can take a beating. And it shoots great.
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Old 07-11-2019, 6:53 PM
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I love my 4" Rhino.

It's a great beginner's gun also. It's a very soft shooter with 38spl while still shooting a serious round. Both my teen daughter tween son love shooting it.

They also like it because it looks so badass. I know tastes vary on this
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