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Asking for Revolver Suggestions

This is a discussion on Asking for Revolver Suggestions within the Wheelguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; Thanks a lot guys, now I have to drive down to DJs and buy a freakin' revolver. Maybe two. I have The Sickness....


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Old 11-13-2008, 03:44 PM   #31
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Thanks a lot guys, now I have to drive down to DJs and buy a freakin' revolver. Maybe two. I have The Sickness.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:54 PM   #32
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I am 5ft 9in and weigh 170 pounds and I can shoot the 4" Model 19 with the hot 125gr 357s alot without being overly bothered by its recoil. Yes, its snappy but very controllable. This is where the Hogue monogrip rubber grips come in handy. A 686 would probably be easier but for a light range session...I can easily handle a 50rd box of hot 357s through the Model 19.

And yes, the Model 19 is very strong. I have owned mine since I was 24...I am now 43 and have run gobs of 357s and 38s through it an it has not shown any signs of giving up. Still gives me a 1.5" group at 10 yards.

If you are going to carry it alot, the 19 makes more sense than the heavier 686, but realy...any K or L framed Smith 38/357 is one hard pistol to beat for smoothness and longevity.

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Old 11-13-2008, 06:10 PM   #33
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Comparing the Model 19 to the GP100 is an "apples to oranges" comparison. The Model 686 should be compared to the GP100. The Model 19 is a smaller frame revolver than the GP100 and the 686. The Model 19 frame is more like the Model 10 .38spl frame.
I realize that but my main point is that a GP100 is a very strong gun. The Model 19 was originaly designed for .38's. I really enjoyed the one I had but was always afraid to shoot it loose with full power loads too. I carried mine alot while bush hogging my field, they really are nice guns but i really like my GP-100.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:14 PM   #34
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The Model 686 is a "L" Frame S&W, this is a large framed gun, shooting .357 hot loads out of a 2.5 barrel seems very managable to me.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:51 PM   #35
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The Model 686 is a "L" Frame S&W, this is a large framed gun, shooting .357 hot loads out of a 2.5 barrel seems very managable to me.
The L-frames are not considered "large" frame by S&W...they are the medium frame (both K and L are mediums). To hit a large frame, you have to move up to the N-frame which is most common on the 29, 625, 629, and 327 pistols (among others).
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:48 PM   #36
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The L-frames are not considered "large" frame by S&W...they are the medium frame (both K and L are mediums). To hit a large frame, you have to move up to the N-frame which is most common on the 29, 625, 629, and 327 pistols (among others).
Yes you are right, I guess comparing a J frame to the L frame made me think it was larger then it is. I have booth & the difference is huge in felt recoil.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:56 PM   #37
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I just want to take a moment to again say a hearty THANKS for all the posts. This is some GREAT stuff for me and I appreciate it. Please keep the replies coming, even if you have a different point of view, or if you want to support what has been said or offer your own thoughts.

I am going to mark this thread as a favorite because I just know I will want to return to it often. Wouldn't have to do that if my memory was better tho'.

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:13 PM   #38
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Ruger GP100. Don't ever just buy a .38 it's a waste of money. If all you want to shoot or mainly shoot buy a .357 anyway. Then you can switch over to .357. Almost like two guns in one.
+1. If I could only have one, this would be the one I would keep.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:36 PM   #39
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I tried a couple of searches but nothing jumped out at me so I will risk duplicating by asking for some help regarding purchasing a revolver.
I want to add a revolver to my XD-40 Service. However, I am unsure what to buy. I would appreciate some suggestions from those that would be interested in responding. Please, I do not want to stir up any controversy, but would like to know what others suggest.
I have not made any decision about caliber, so please include that along with brand, model, and other info about what to consider.
TIA for taking time to reply. Always shoot safely and straight.
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Given that you already have a .40 S&W caliber XD, why don't you get a S&W model 610 chambered in 10 mm? You can shoot the same ammo you are already buying (.40 S&W) and you can shoot the more powerful 10mm which is good for medium size game (deer, etc). The S&W 610 is available with either a 4" or 6.5" bbl. Get the longer one and use it for hunting or carrying while in the woods.

No, I am not selling one, it simply makes sense given what you already have and gives you options (hunting and target) for the future.

Here is the link: http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...-1&isFirearm=Y

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Old 11-13-2008, 10:46 PM   #40
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I put in a vote for the ruger sp 101 in 357 mag, yeah it weighs a ton but tht means you can club them when you run out of ammo
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