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Posted: 12/31/2006 7:11:08 AM EST
I really enjoy shooting autos. Revolvers....not so much.

I am starting to think that my collection will always be missing something if I don't get one. I am sure I can learn to enjoy shooting them. I have the obligatory ARs, AKs, a 1911, etc.

As you can see, I have a space available on the old table for another handgun. Should I go S&W revolver, or perhaps a Beretta or Hi-Power????

Link Posted: 12/31/2006 8:15:00 AM EST
Everbody needs a revolver. S&W or Ruger will do, and either .357 or .44 is best.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 8:22:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2006 8:56:05 AM EST by ready-aim-fire]

Originally Posted By sydney7629:

As you can see, I have a space available on the old table for another handgun. Should I go S&W revolver, or perhaps a Beretta or Hi-Power????


If you go with this one, you can fit five or six of them in that open space on your table



If you're looking for something a little bigger, I just got a Smith & Wesson 629 for Christmas -- and I really like it. Been wanting one for a long time. I can highly recommend that as an option for you.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 8:24:42 AM EST
Good for survival, pistols are for combat.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 8:26:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2006 8:30:04 AM EST by jjt]
I love shooting my auto's too,but there is just something you have to love about the crisp clean trigger on a nice S&W 629 .44 . Not to mention the .44 has almost double the energy.And its nice to try and hone your skills with a longer revolver shooting more distance than you would ever think about with an auto........just my opinion
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 8:45:48 AM EST
If you don't want it for carry, a 6" revolver is alot of fun to shoot and a classic addition to your collection. I have a 6" S&W 19 that I like to shoot with .38 spl loads. It's very accurate and soft shooting.

Link Posted: 12/31/2006 9:06:27 AM EST
a HK P2000 would fit nicely right in that spot
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 9:34:26 AM EST
Get that Taurus that will shoot a .410 shot shell or a 45-70 , i saw it advertised on the outdoor channel today. Cool looking gun
Or my fav. is the 642 S&W Airweight, good back up or will conceal anywhere
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 10:05:05 AM EST
I'd say get a revolver, but I'd also say add a Hi-Power to the list later too.

Get yourself a Ruger Security Six or a S&W model 13, you can pick them up used for a good price and shoot 38 or 357 all day long.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 10:45:30 AM EST
Definately a stainless steel revolver. Maybe a S&W 629 or a Ruger Security Six. For carry it's hard to beat a S&W 340PD.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 11:00:11 AM EST
You'd be suprised what a good 4" S&W .38spl can to for teaching you trigger control. Everyone should have one and spend lots of time rolling that nice long heavy yet smooth trigger and putting cheap .38s into nice tight groups. It makes shooting semi-autos seem even easier.


Link Posted: 12/31/2006 11:04:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
You'd be suprised what a good 4" S&W .38spl can to for teaching you trigger control. Everyone should have one and spend lots of time rolling that nice long heavy yet smooth trigger and putting cheap .38s into nice tight groups. It makes shooting semi-autos seem even easier.




+1 on this, having learned on Glocks I never learned to shoot double action well until I bought a revolver. The long trigger pull will improve you first shot (DA/SA auto) by 100%
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 12:15:28 PM EST
If you are satisfied with your current auto collection a good S&W or Ruger revolver is a good choice. It would make a great hide-away/drawer gun and you'll find it will use a lot less ammo an money for practice.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 12:45:04 PM EST
I think I would go after a Hi-Power or Beretta first.

But I've been eyeing a Ruger 50th Anniversary .44 mag Blackhawk...
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 1:34:37 PM EST

If for no other reason , get one Because you need something BIG and SHINY


Link Posted: 12/31/2006 2:45:26 PM EST
At some point I plan on getting 2 revolvers- A 454, or something similar for bears and such, and a Ruger Vaquero or something similar- if you're just looking to round out a collection, I'd go with a cowboy gun like the Vaquero just for fun.

The only other revo I have is the old S&W K frame my Grandpa carried when he was a cop, not worth much but a pretty neat heirloom.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 2:45:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2007 8:43:00 AM EST by thedr13]

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
I really enjoy shooting autos. Revolvers....not so much.

I am starting to think that my collection will always be missing something if I don't get one. I am sure I can learn to enjoy shooting them. I have the obligatory ARs, AKs, a 1911, etc.

As you can see, I have a space available on the old table for another handgun. Should I go S&W revolver, or perhaps a Beretta or Hi-Power????

pic4.picturetrail.com/VOL752/3145921/6403888/217755092.jpg

I would suggest a S&W revolver like a 686 or a used M19. Also a Ruger GP100 is a good choice.
As far as a Browning Hi Power.....Your collection is not complete without a HP.
You have a nice collection of auto-loaders there. Get a HP then get a revolver.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 6:01:22 PM EST
I'm always saying I need to get another wheelgun, but never seem to get one, always getting a pistol or long gun. I have 15 handguns but only 3 are wheelguns.

But yes you need a .38spl/.357
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 6:02:45 PM EST
Yep, you need a .357 magnum.

If nothing else, it's the perfect platform for introducing a new shooter. Grab a box of .38's and work them up.

Link Posted: 12/31/2006 6:28:58 PM EST
Everyone needs a S&W 29 or 629. If I had to go down to one handgun, that would be it.

I haven't been able to get into the .357s, I'm probably gonna sell the one I have when I get home.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 12:36:11 AM EST
The best 357 on the planet.....the 686

Link Posted: 1/1/2007 3:54:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
I really enjoy shooting autos. Revolvers....not so much.

I am starting to think that my collection will always be missing something if I don't get one. I am sure I can learn to enjoy shooting them. I have the obligatory ARs, AKs, a 1911, etc.

As you can see, I have a space available on the old table for another handgun. Should I go S&W revolver, or perhaps a Beretta or Hi-Power????

pic4.picturetrail.com/VOL752/3145921/6403888/217755092.jpg


You have room for more than one more handgun... Get that revolver...
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 5:17:26 AM EST
I was a semi-auto only owner for many years.... until my recent addiction to Colt Pythons!

They are awesome shooters, they aren't made any more and destined to be a collectible some day.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 5:28:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2007 5:29:34 AM EST by JohnRippert]
Model 18, full size frame in .22 makes for cheap practice. As soon as I can find a good Model 19 in .357 I will get it as a mate to this one.

Link Posted: 1/1/2007 6:25:21 AM EST
Yeah, why not. Find yourself a used but decent S&W 686 4" revolver. You can shoot either .357 or 38-specials. It has balance, nice trigger and it's all around a decent gun. You have a nice collection!
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 5:09:27 PM EST
686 or Ruger GP100.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 5:29:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2007 5:30:15 PM EST by fishngrits]
Ruger GP100.
If I could keep only one handgun, this would be my pick.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 5:54:56 PM EST
When I started out with the P.D. I work for we had to carry revolvers our first year. I carried a S&W 686. I later traded it for an auto and boy do I regret it. There is something about shooting a revolver, and they are great for learning to shoot.

I would get the wheel gun you won't be dissappinted.
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