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This is a discussion on Asking for Revolver Suggestions within the Wheelguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; Ruger GP 100 and then a SW 686 or if you want something concealable then the Ruger SP101 is hard to beat. I love a ...


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Old 11-14-2008, 11:23 PM   #41
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Ruger GP 100 and then a SW 686 or if you want something concealable then the Ruger SP101 is hard to beat. I love a 686 but the GP100 has always been my favorite wheel gun, it just feels better in my hands.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:27 AM   #42
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Ruger GP 100 and then a SW 686 or if you want something concealable then the Ruger SP101 is hard to beat. I love a 686 but the GP100 has always been my favorite wheel gun, it just feels better in my hands.
Bingo! We have a winner!!

Try them out.... put them in your hand, hold 'em, sight down the barrel, dry fire 'em (if the owner/shop keeper doesn't mind too much), shoot 'em at the range if possible. See what fits you best and feels best.

For me, the 686 felt better in hand than the GP100. The action felt smoother as well, and the appearance/fit just seemed better... but this is just IMHO based on the specific revolvers I actually looked at. YMMV.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:39 AM   #43
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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.

LS
BttT!

LHS,
So which revolver did you decide on/end up getting?
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:02 PM   #44
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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.
yea man, ive been itching for a revolver lately and then i run into this thread. DOH! ive always wanted a .357 wheelie and had no idea they were capable of shooting .38 as well. great success! is this the case for all 357s? what am i looking for to make sure they can fire .38 too?

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I've been in the hunt for a Model 19 for some time... the idea of the somewhat smaller frame in .357mag intrigues me, as I have smaller hands. If you have shot a 686, how does the 19 feel compared to the 686 when shooting equivalent ammo? Any noticeable difference in recoil or muzzle flip? Or time to get back on target?
just found this! >> Smith & Wesson Model 19-3 .357 Combat Magnum 4"bbl : Revolvers at GunBroker.com
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:20 PM   #45
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I've always wanted a .357 wheelie and had no idea they were capable of shooting .38 as well. great success! is this the case for all 357s? what am i looking for to make sure they can fire .38 too?
Yes any .357 can fire .38s but not the other way around

same as a .44 Mag can also fire .44 Specials but not the other way around
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I'm considering a .357 for my first revolver too...

But here's another thought for you that is tempting me as well: S&W 610.

It can chamber 10mm OR .40 S&W which would be nice if you already have a .40

Can read about it's accuracy here: Smith & Wesson Brings Back the 10mm Model 610 Revolver
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Hey Lefthanded.
I don`t think you ever did post what your intended use would be.
This would make suggestions easier.
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If you want somthing smaller than the N-framed 610 to shoot .40S&W, start looking around for a 646, 4" L-frame, .40S&W only.
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DOH! ive always wanted a .357 wheelie and had no idea they were capable of shooting .38 as well. great success! is this the case for all 357s? what am i looking for to make sure they can fire .38 too?
Don`t feel bad. Lot`s of people don`t realize that 38 specials are actually .357 caliber.
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yea man, ive been itching for a revolver lately and then i run into this thread. DOH! ive always wanted a .357 wheelie and had no idea they were capable of shooting .38 as well. great success! is this the case for all 357s? what am i looking for to make sure they can fire .38 too? ...

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DOH! ive always wanted a .357 wheelie and had no idea they were capable of shooting .38 as well. great success! is this the case for all 357s? what am i looking for to make sure they can fire .38 too?
Don`t feel bad. Lot`s of people don`t realize that 38 specials are actually .357 caliber.
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Well, I'm not sure about ALL ( ) .357 wheel guns, but S&W, Ruger and Colt .357mags all shoot .38spl ammo with no issues.
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