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Posted: 12/19/2003 4:53:23 PM EDT
customer of mine wants a .357/.38 snub nosed revolver for his wife for christmas. needs to be at the lower end of the price spectrum (he wants to pay $350 total and he's a good enough friend to warrant little to no profit on the gun)

so what the hell is out there and what would you recommend? as of now im leaning towards a taurus 605 2" .357/.38 SS
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 4:55:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2003 5:06:02 PM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
Dude, I gotz just what you need... Still for sale...(I actually forgot I had it for sale) [:D] [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=88&t=185443&w=searchPop[/url] It's Aluminum and Titanium. It has the ported barrel, comes in the factory box, with keys, paperwork, orange gizmo, etc... [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=7187&iGalleryUnq=787&iImageUnq=20282[/img]
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 4:57:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2003 4:57:37 PM EDT by cduarte]
I really like my early fifties vintage colt cobra...it has an aluminum frame and is six shot vs 5 for a smith. I paid $250 for it. BTW, it's only good for .38spl, but it's pretty accurate. [img]http://users.ntplx.net/~cduarte/cobra.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 5:21:56 PM EDT
A model 36 S & W. It's a great little 5 shot revolver. I love mine. I'm not sure a new one is in your price range though.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 5:24:22 PM EDT
Funny timing - my wife told me she wants a Ruger SP-101 for a carry gun so, of course, Santa bought one last week. Stainless, 2 1/4" bbl, .357. Downsides are that it's a little heavy, it's only a 5-shot and it's got a bad case of "Ruger trigger". You mentioned snubby-length barrel but what about frame size? God knows there are enough good-quality, used S&Ws, both J- and K-frames out there. Haven't had the pleasure of shooting any Colts but I've heard good things about the old Detective specials (and Cobras).
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 5:42:57 PM EDT
Taurus 85. I got one w/a 2" barrel. Anyone know where I can get a 3" barrel for it? BTW, I like it for carry.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 5:49:28 PM EDT
Tex, I just got a Ruger SP101, I like it.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 6:36:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2003 6:39:15 PM EDT by MillerSHO]
I picked this up for $200 from a friend. Also my carry pistol. You need to understand, if your going to shoot .357, the slight extra weight goes a long ways. [img]http://208.161.103.89/images/revolverfinal.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 6:50:40 PM EDT
While you're considering Rugers, don't forget the GP-100. Should be able to pick up a NIB stainless model for right around $350; blued for even less. I don't think you'll find a more rugged, better-finished revolver for the money.
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