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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/10/2002 5:16:27 PM EST
I like the .357 Magnum, good availability, good choice of powers and loads, relativly cheap.

.44 Magnum is a fine chambering too, but not as available or as many loads.

.22, I have always liked better out of Pistols, but it can be fun to shoot all different size .22 ammo out of a revolver.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:08:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 2:12:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/11/2002 2:21:13 AM EST by KurtsKustom]
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 3:59:50 AM EST
My favorite is the 45acp. That is far too good a caliber to waste on some pistol. After the 45acp, the 39spl and then the 357Mag would be my choices.

I find that the 45acp is so manageable when shot from a revolver that it can only be described as wimpy. Guess I'm getting old, but that nice pushy recoil is a joy.

Here are a few of my Brazilian Contract 1917's.

And this is a nice, near mint, Colt New Service.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 8:55:46 AM EST
.44 followed by .357 mag.
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Link Posted: 7/11/2002 10:52:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 4:05:48 PM EST
Thats a loaded question if I ever heard one. I guess the only ones I don't like are the .38 S&W, .32 S&W. I have little use for a .22 Magnum...(noise and price). All the rest are cool with me.
Link Posted: 7/12/2002 3:56:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/12/2002 5:41:47 AM EST
.357 / .38
Link Posted: 7/12/2002 3:10:31 PM EST
Geez Kurt, those reworks look so practical, but alas, in my case it would be a big belly boar gun!
Link Posted: 7/12/2002 4:02:53 PM EST
I get down with the .38 Special funk.
Link Posted: 7/12/2002 5:51:21 PM EST
Hands down the 44 magnum, Elmer Keith was right all along.
Link Posted: 7/13/2002 3:57:22 AM EST
45ACP in a S&W 625 The only way to go (IDPA and USPSA)

Link Posted: 7/13/2002 7:23:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/13/2002 4:31:10 PM EST
45ACP in these. Colt 70 series,Ruger 4 5/8 Blackhawk convert.with Bisley grip,trigger and hammer and a Taurus 45ACP Tracker I just added to the stable.
Link Posted: 7/13/2002 7:38:18 PM EST
44magnum, but my 357 N frame smiths are catching 357 right up.

The 44 is incredibly versitile, load light specials so even short 100# co-worker can bang away with it up to stout enough to "tear your head clean off" (and that's just from the recoil!).

But hmmmmmm the CRACK of a hot 357 load does stir the soul. Plus if I miss the target the fireball from the muzzle flash will immolate it. Blue Dot is so cool.
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 2:39:47 AM EST
.357 Magnum for now. See my sigline on the AR side
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 3:00:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 4:06:17 AM EST
Way more worK than it looKs! I guess that is one of the problems in your business, people can't see what they are getting for their money. Speaking of hard chrome, years ago a friend had a hard chrome shop and you couldn't imagine the things we would bring him to do! I learned quicKly what to "stop off", that is, parts you don't want the chrome to build up on, either with tape or special paint. A guy brought me a "K" frame once that was just done and of course it wouldn't go back together. Also the hydrogen embrittlement in the metal after the process that has to be dealt with. On your personal weapons, its a labor of love, on a customers gun, "it costs what?" At least I can understand the worK involved. Keep up the good worK!
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 5:17:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By KurtsKustom:
I have a couple '37 contract M17 revolvers that I am restoring as time allows. This one, I reworked to 45 Colt:

...for a big bore belly gun.

Now this is down right nasty!
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 2:06:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 8:44:56 AM EST
No...I started following that...and somewhere dropped off....damn.....did you modify the hammer on that 45 revolver?....or is it that old?....anyway..I got some bake on finish from brownells....hav`nt tried it yet but I`ll see how it works....probably a winter project...matte black.....
Link Posted: 7/16/2002 2:51:22 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/16/2002 1:20:34 PM EST
38/357 for me!
Link Posted: 7/16/2002 10:58:13 PM EST
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Link Posted: 7/18/2002 3:28:41 AM EST
I have to go with 44......I decided a long time ago that if there was only one cal. available to me...that would be it......for hunting mainly.......IF it was for carry..357 would be it....but I`m not a l.e.o.........
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 3:32:54 AM EST
I was thinking about a 3" hb full lug on the model 13......but why bother?.....may invest in a cover up rib.......it`s 4" now......
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 8:15:47 PM EST
It has to be my .41 mag.
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 3:37:11 PM EST
What, no option to vote for 7.62x39R Nagant, .44-40, 11mm French, etc?
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 3:52:41 PM EST
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