Need a .357 Magnum

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  1. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Maybe consider a Dan Wesson?


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  2. Pluto57

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    My first centerfire revolver was a six inch Security Six. A great gun I wish I still had.
     
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    Those things are awesome. The only thing I never liked about them was the cylinder release being on the crane.
     
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    C6172942-4657-4838-BB70-F8CC9E121B8A.jpeg My GP100 a 3” fixed sight version. I mainly use the compact Lett grip shown, but sometimes use the large rubber Hogue grip it came with, which I find very comfortable.
    I bought a wood Hogue grip, but I would need to get Dremel tool with sanding drum out to make it work for me. I shot some 145gn Silvertip with it installed, and it was beating the web of my hand pretty bad... Just too thick there. I have shot a Model 19 snubbie with the small Magna grips and didn’t have a problem, so I know it’s not me. 9FC56338-C71E-46BB-88EB-89979F4146BC.jpeg
     
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  5. 1canvas

    1canvas

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    All of this porn will make it easy to drop my cash.
     
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  6. 1canvas

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    Went to some local shops and found out this is probably not the time to buy a new gun with the prices I seen.
     
  7. Deputydave

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    This would be at the top of my list. Just a solid built revolver.
     
  8. amd65

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    When I bought my GP100, I had a lot of experience with S&W K and L frames. I read the trigger pull was inferior on the GP, and studied up on GP trigger jobs.
    When I brought my new GP home, I was surprised to find a very smooth DA trigger, comparable to my well used Model 15.
     
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    George Kaplan emeritus

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    Yeah the GP100 Champion is a nice option.
     
  11. Maccabeus

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    Deals are definitely harder to find right now, but not impossible. I found a great price on an M&P full size here in the GT classifieds and a reasonable price on an NRA P365XL at the LGS.

    As for the topic:

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  12. hogfish

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    I'm thinking I shouldn't, but do like the looks of those grips. Home made/custom Pachmayr/wood combination?
     
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    S&W 686+ or Ruger GP100 7 shot. Both rock solid pistols
     
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    My favorite .357 Mag pistol is a 686, but have never owned one.
     
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    I had one when they first came out and it is a tank. Being I’m not hearing any negatives on it and my previous experience with problematic S&W revolvers I’m probably going with a GP100. I had a 4” before and it was nice but I always wanted a 6” .357mag, every .357 I had before was 4”.
     
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    So I am seeing prices of 730.00 and up, is that normal or due to this environment we are in?
     
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    It's a Pachmayr product (American Legend), although this exact version appears to be no longer made.

    Their website has them for round butt k frames, but I had to track down that one for the square butt on eBay.
     
  19. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    I am actually considering selling my 686 4" pre-lock...smoothest dbl action of any revolver I have ever owned ( since 1971)...I know it makes me sound like a traitor or something, but I just don't shoot her anymore...I will post here if I decide to let her go to a good home
     
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  20. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    depending upon the model/brand, 730 could be low...I suspect my 686 would bring more than that