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Posted: 4/10/2006 5:40:50 PM EDT
Ok, just got back from the tax guy and I'm getting a nice refund.

I got my first AR last week and now it's time to venture into a revolver.

Currently I have the following in my handgun collection:

Walther P99 (.40S&W)
Walther P22 (5 inch)
2 Bulgarian Makarov's
Beretta 9000S (.40S&W)
H&K USP 45 (fullsize)
Springfield XD-9
Springfield Ultra Compact.

I'd like the revolver to be stainless and something that would make a good trail gun for being up here in MT, so no .22's or 12" barreled and scoped T-Rex killers. Not going to try and use it for a CCW either.

Oh, I'm 6'4", 265 pounds so it doesn't have to be anything too "delicate" or "forgiving" either.

Ok, let the suggestions (and the fur) fly.

Got some things to do so I'll check back in later
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:44:29 PM EDT
S&W 629 or 686.

Either one is good, it's up to you whether you want .357 or .44
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:46:10 PM EDT
Smith 686
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:46:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:47:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:49:15 PM EDT


I want one.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:50:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:50:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 5:52:53 PM EDT by motown_steve]
Get you a used Smith & Wesson Model 19-3. It's a .357 Magnum.

I had one with a 6" ribbed barrel. Man that was a nice gun. Kinda regret selling it.


ETA - hey Airwolf, are you out of Kalifornia for good now?
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:53:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 5:59:11 PM EDT by JohnTheTexican]
Pick up a .455 Webley with the cylinder shaved to take .45ACP in half moon clips. When you run out of bullets, you can still beat a bear to death with it.

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:53:57 PM EDT
I would suggest a Smith and Wesson mod 66 or a Ruger GP 100
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:54:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:
i45.photobucket.com/albums/f93/DragonsBloodAxe/50beowulfBFR.jpg

I want one.



How come it's cockeyed?

You better wear a helmet when you shoot it!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:55:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By NME:
i45.photobucket.com/albums/f93/DragonsBloodAxe/50beowulfBFR.jpg

I want one.



How come it's cockeyed?

You better wear a helmet when you shoot it!



Que?
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:55:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 5:58:19 PM EDT by michael_aos]
Personally I've been eyeing the S&W Model 520.



The S&W Model 620 is nice also though:

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:55:38 PM EDT
Buy my Ruger GP 100 4" stainless .357 Mag for the low low price of $325. ;)
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:57:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
Buy my Ruger GP 100 4" stainless .357 Mag for the low low price of $325. ;)



That's a deal.....I have one just like it and love it.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:59:28 PM EDT
+1 on the S&W 686. 6" or 4" barrel are both nice.

Ruger GP 100 series is pretty nice too (although I believe they have cast frames rather than forged like the S&W).

What the hell... get both. One or the other in 4". The other one in 6".
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:00:44 PM EDT
Dan Wesson Model 714, preferably with the pistol pack to get the 2,4,6 and 8" barrels.

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:01:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By neophyte:
I would suggest a Smith and Wesson mod 66 or a Ruger GP 100

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:01:57 PM EDT
I've always been a fan of Ruger revolvers, I have a Super Blackhawk in .44 mag.

Check out the Ruger revolver line up.

www.ruger.com/Firearms/P-SearchCategory.html
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:03:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 6:03:35 PM EDT by BuckeyeRifleman]
What do people think of Taurus? Im not much of a wheelgun guy.

ETA sorry for the hijack
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:03:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
i did the same thing last year.

i HIGHLY reccomend...

S&W Model 627 V-Comp Revolver
8 rounds 357
photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=27034

this gun shoots like a dream and with hot 357 it's like pulling the trigger on a cap gun. zero muzzell flip and damn near no recoil.

i have never been a "wheel gun" gun. but always wanted one GOOD revolver for my collection. This gun is the shiznit



i covet your gun.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:04:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 6:08:41 PM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
I'll tell 'ya what... I had a S&W model 66 Combat Magnum several years ago and it was a damn nice gun.
By the same token, I've had countless S&W wheelguns (686's, 629's in stainless) and loved them ALL.
My latest wheelgun is a Ruger GP100 in stainless. Paid $379 for it, new and unfired.
Funny thing is, this exact gun has been sitting in my local gunshop for several years. I've noticed it every time I go in there, at least since I can remember. Finally last week I decided to buy the damn thing.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:06:03 PM EDT
I have 1 revovler, a S&W 'something'-lite in .38 for the Mrs.

I like it.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:06:12 PM EDT
Real man needs a .44

S&W 629 Mountain Gun. Or a Ruger Super Red Hawk will do as well.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:08:28 PM EDT
Smith 66
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:09:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:12:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 6:13:05 PM EDT by LoginName]
Things really have changed around here... 24 responses and not one "I'll never buy from Smith & Wesson and/or Ruger" post.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:13:03 PM EDT
Smith 686
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:13:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:
Things really have changed around here... 24 responses and not one "I'll never buy from Smith & Wesson and/or Ruger" post.



I don't buy from them at all.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:15:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
JMHO but unless you reload stick to 357.

44 ammo will eat you alive in ammo costs.



Big DITTO.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:17:16 PM EDT
Model 686 4" S&W 7-shot.

Best revolver ever in .357

HH
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:18:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 8:22:53 PM EDT by bmick325]


S&W Mountain Gun.

Version of it can be had in .41 mag., .44 mag., .45 LC, and .45 ACP.

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:21:07 PM EDT
Smith & Wesson model 66 Stainless-

.357 Magnum(you can run .38s for plinkin') Hi-Viz front sight blade, adjustable rear.

VERY NICE IMO
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:21:13 PM EDT
I would recommend an AR-15 M4. Attach a wheel to it.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:22:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 6:26:42 PM EDT by BillofRights]
Any of the S&W Aluminium/Stainless, or Scandium/Titanium offerings. Looking at the indexing and lockup, S&W seems to be the best quality. Go to a good gunstore and handle a bunch of them. They make them in .38+P, 357, .44, 45APC The 45's are sweet if you are not planning to ccw it regularly.

If you CCW, then consider one with an internal hammer. The only downside is that you will never want to carry your autos again.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:25:00 PM EDT
You won't go wrong with a 4 inch 686, but I have a soft spot for a 5 inch 625.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:27:24 PM EDT
I'm a huge fan of N-frame Smiths (especially if they're blued!!!) but if you want stainless go with the Smith 686. It's the pistol I'd have if I could only have one (and someone stole my 1911, of course). The .357 magnum on a medium frame is probably the most versatile pistol made; you can plink with .38's, go with a jacketed 125gr HP for self-defense, or load a 158-180 JSP for deer or black bear, or load with birdshot and kill gophers or snakes. My dad has one and absolutely loves it.

Or if you like .44 magnum, go with the 629. A 5" 629 is my next wheelgun purchase.

The Ruger GP100 ain't bad either, but seems to lack the elegance of a Smith wheelgun.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:28:26 PM EDT
+1 for the pre-lock S&W 66 or 686 with a 4" barrel.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:32:43 PM EDT
Everyone's mentioned great choices.
I've given Taurus revolvers a chance 4 times. They've been 50/50 on good ones and not so good ones.
I've not owned or tried any S&W or Ruger that had any problems.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:34:34 PM EDT
Go with a Single Action Army Or perhaps a 1858 Remmy with a R& D conversion cylinder


Originally Posted By Airwolf:
Ok, just got back from the tax guy and I'm getting a nice refund.

I got my first AR last week and now it's time to venture into a revolver.

Currently I have the following in my handgun collection:

Walther P99 (.40S&W)
Walther P22 (5 inch)
2 Bulgarian Makarov's
Beretta 9000S (.40S&W)
H&K USP 45 (fullsize)
Springfield XD-9
Springfield Ultra Compact.

I'd like the revolver to be stainless and something that would make a good trail gun for being up here in MT, so no .22's or 12" barreled and scoped T-Rex killers. Not going to try and use it for a CCW either.

Oh, I'm 6'4", 265 pounds so it doesn't have to be anything too "delicate" or "forgiving" either.

Ok, let the suggestions (and the fur) fly.

Got some things to do so I'll check back in later

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:38:03 PM EDT
As someone might have mentioned, the SW are great revolvers. Ruger makes some nice stainless DA's as well. But, hey, you are in my home state.......hard to beat a ruger SA.

SRM
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:44:05 PM EDT
S&W Model 19 - 357mag
S&W Model 629 - 44mag
S&W Model 327 357 mag
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:46:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:
What do people think of Taurus? Im not much of a wheelgun guy.

ETA sorry for the hijack



My only rovolver is a Taurus M85 that I got for 175. I will never sell it.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:51:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By NME:
i45.photobucket.com/albums/f93/DragonsBloodAxe/50beowulfBFR.jpg

I want one.



How come it's cockeyed?

You better wear a helmet when you shoot it!



Que?



The barrel and the cylander are angled downwards. Look at the frame just in front of the trigger guard, it slopes down.

Also, the recoil from a .50 Beowulf will put a decent bruise on your shoulder after 10 rounds. That revolver is going to crack you right in the bean the first time you pull the trigger.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:56:10 PM EDT
Smith 686 or Ruger GP-100. There's a lot of Smith only folks out there. I was included until a few years back. A 4" GP-100 is a great gun. Not gay internal lock either.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:04:14 PM EDT
S&W 686, unless you're like me and want to find one with fixed sights that is no longer made, get the 681. L-frame 6 shout .357. I've had my 681 for 12 years and have never needed the adjustable sights.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:06:12 PM EDT
Ruger Vaquero .45LC in stainless, or blue case. It's basically a Colt single Action Army without the price tag. Very nice single action revolvers!!




Really cheap too!!

(I like the blue case finish - the top one)
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:17:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 6:29:29 PM EDT by bear3351]
Go with something you could really use. S&W 640

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:30:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
S&W 629 or 686.

Either one is good, it's up to you whether you want .357 or .44

Amen, I have a 686 and I love it!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:43:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
Ok, just got back from the tax guy and I'm getting a nice refund.

I got my first AR last week and now it's time to venture into a revolver.

Currently I have the following in my handgun collection:

Walther P99 (.40S&W)
Walther P22 (5 inch)
2 Bulgarian Makarov's
Beretta 9000S (.40S&W)
H&K USP 45 (fullsize)
Springfield XD-9
Springfield Ultra Compact.

I'd like the revolver to be stainless and something that would make a good trail gun for being up here in MT, so no .22's or 12" barreled and scoped T-Rex killers. Not going to try and use it for a CCW either.

Oh, I'm 6'4", 265 pounds so it doesn't have to be anything too "delicate" or "forgiving" either.

Ok, let the suggestions (and the fur) fly.

Got some things to do so I'll check back in later


MT? What sate is that?
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:21:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By neophyte:
I would suggest a Smith and Wesson mod 66 or a Ruger GP 100



+1 on the GP-100! I am very fond of mine. Get either a 4" or 6" (I wish I had chosen a 6" when I bought mine).
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