Revolver question(Taurus, Rossi, S&W)

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  1. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    I have been kicking around a 357 mag revolver for a while. I was debating getting a cheapo ala rossi or taurus. Possibly a Ruger GP100. Today I was offered a 99.9 pre-lock S&W for 500 FTF. Its a 4" 686. 6 shot, adjustable sight. What say you, good deal, or let it pass?
     
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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    I forgot to mention it comes with two sets of grips, the black rubber ones and wood finger grip.
     

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    Sounds good to me.

    The last couple years the pre lock Smiths have been fast increasing in price.


    Plus, now days, it's worth a extra $100 if the gun doesn't have a paper trail.
     
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    $500 doesn't seem like a horrible deal on a pre-lock model. You can probably get a GP100 for around $400 or maybe a little less if you look around some. I have owned or known people who have owned Taurus or Rossi revolvers that shot well and held up fine but they do seem to be more of a crap shoot than Smith or Ruger.
     
  5. 2009Glocker

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    A 686 is a very good choice, you will love the way it shoots.
    A 4 inch is a good balanced gun.
     
  6. ilgunguygt

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    I think I am going to pick it up tonite. Its actually going to be a valentines day present for my wife. She has always wanted a stainless 357. I feel totqally comfortable with a ruger, I own two of their SA revolvers. It just seems like a good deal on a good smith. That and I have always liked the 686.
     
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    $500 is a decent price for 686 lock or not. As long as the gun is in great shape (I'm assume your "99.9 pre-lock S&W for 500 FTF" meant 99% new).

    These days in my neck of wooks, a NIB Ruger GP cost $600+, and NIB S&W L frame goes $700~800+. One of reason why I stay with my last gen Ruger Security Six and my Smith pre 14 Target Masterpice.
     
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    I have a smith 65 and 66, and have had a Ruger Security six. Also had and sold a Taurus 66 and a Taurus 85 I both sold.
    Loved them all. The Taurus 66 did have to go back to the shop to get the barrel set back a bit but after that it was fine.
    My favorite though is surprisingly a Taurus 608. It is a Huge gun, but has a
    very sweet trigger,much better than either of my old Smith's.
    It will outshoot a Smith 66 anyday and that is saying a lot since I consider the 66
    one of the nicest shooting and looking handguns ever made.

    I don't know if the 608 is better than the 686 but you may want to compare a Taurus 608 side by side with the smith 686.
    The Taurus is a fine gun, if you read reviews on that gun you will see why I am
    so positive on that particular revolver. There was one review I read of the 608 versus the 686, I think in Gunblast and the 608 came out on top. Might want to search for that.
    It offers 8 shots, and like I said is smooth as silk right out of the box.
    For $400 it can't be beat.
     
  10. Bill Lumberg

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    While I would never place one even with a glock or other good semi-auto, Taurus, S&W, and Ruger all three make very good revolvers. Don't know about Rossi. Never owned one, never wanted to. Sounds as if your price is a bit high. Find a few more of that gun for sale at auction or bulletin board sales. Gauge the price from there. I wouldn't pay 500 for it, but that may be the going price in your area.

     
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    Magus Deo Vindice

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    Get a Ruger GP100, I will say no more.
     
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    I am really fond of 686's, so it'd probably be my first choice.
     
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    I got a new Taurus tracker 4" for $480 OTD. No problems with it and is more accurate than me. S&W $500, almost new, I'd say go for it.

    Blessings,
     
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    I have the 586. Nice gun. I wouldn't mind if it had a shorter barrel.

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    i have a ruger sp101 i got used for 300 and has been running like a champ.
     
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    Several years from now the Smith should be worth more of a higer percentage of initial cost than the Ruger. The Ruger will be higher than the Taurus/Rossi. Smith's have been the best investments over the years. Good luck.
     
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    I couldnt find one for less than 425. When you add shipping and ffl, it isnt much cheaper, and doesnt come with the extra grips.

    I went ahead and got it, very nice. Hopefully I will p ut some pics up soon of my wifes new gun.