Revolver similar to Python

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  1. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    I’m a semi-auto guy. But I’ve always liked two revolvers: Colt SAA (and Ruger Blackhawks), and the Python.

    Now, I’m never gonna pay $2k for a Python. Surely, someone makes a decent facsimile?

    A double-action, with a vent rib. What does the GT Braintrust recommend?

    Thanks!


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  2. IAhunter

    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    Older S&W 586/686 would fit the bill. Has the underlug barrel and stout as hell, but it doesn't have the rib. Mine (a 686 no dash) is real accurate as well.
     

  3. gatorboy

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    It's pretty nice
    Tauri have ribs. If you want a nice revolver get a S&W 686+.
     
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    Borg Warner

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    My younger brother has a 6 inch 586 that he bought back in the early 80's. Another friend of mine used to have a 4 inch stainless python and I shot them both many times and the 586 was more accurate. I think I liked the DA trigger on the python a little better, but a good gunsmith can make a Smith and Wesson trigger better than any python.
     
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  5. rds95991

    rds95991 NRA Benefactor

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    Look at S&W Performance Center or Pro Series 357's. Many of those should suffice.
     
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    Back in the 1980s I had a Python and a S&W 686. The Python was more accurate with the LRN and S&W were more accurate with the HBWC. I let them both go when I got great offers for them.

    Last year I bought a S&W 686 Plus four inch and it is enough to get your nostalgia on and its a handsome revolver. :cowboy:
     
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  7. Bill Keith

    Bill Keith

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    Pre-lock S&W model K gets close. Lots to choose from, best bet is one that has shot plenty of 38 special ammo. The K frame is just a bit smaller than the L frame and fits my hands better. My favorites are the Model 66, model 19, model 65 and model 13. Hard to beat a good model 10 for all around use, the original Military and Police.
    S&W model66.png S&W model65.png my S&W model10.jpeg S&W model 64.png
     
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    Dan Wesson has versions with a vent rib. Here is my .44

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    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    I have owned all the models Bill listed except the Dan Wessons...I am still a Smith guy...I think a tuned L-Frame is the best all around for the $...I read that the high-end Korth's have their fans, but they just don't seem worth the $ to me
     
  10. Berto

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    20190528_132849.jpg The Dan Wesson model 15-2 would be a good choice, it has the vent rib and happens to be an excellent shooter.
    These are reasonably priced in LNIB condition too. Unlike the python, these are tunable, easy to work on and swap barrels.
     
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    i have the opposite, 4” 586, 6” Python. The Python is way more accurate in my hands. Could be the 6” barrel helps in both cases.
     
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    I like S&W the most, too. I was only saying the DW has the vent rib.

    Best gun choice, for non-collector money, is probably the S&W 686 :)
     
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    Just save up and get the real deal. There is nothing similar to a Python, in my opinion.


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    that's 3 you like then :eyebrow:
     
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    I kinda agree with Bac here. If you want a Python, nothing else will scratch that itch. You'll always look at it and think, "But it's not a Python." How well it shoots won't matter. It just won't be a Python.
     
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    I bought my first Dan Wesson back in '76 . Its a 15-2 with a 8" and 4" barrel and I passed on a python then . Mine is well used and still just as good a shooter as when new . Bought two more DW revolvers over the next couple years , still have them all . I mounted an early 1 inch tube type red dot on a buehler no drill mount for hunting and have a ultra dot on it today . Its still good for 6 shoots 4" group at 100 yards if I am .
     
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    The Taurus revolvers from the show elementary come to mind
     
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    A local gunsmith tells me he can tune a S&W to be a much smoother shooter than a Python. :dunno:
    I finally scratched my Python itch - but it took a lot of years and substitutes (ie Dan Wessons).

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  19. Mayhem like Me

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    and Python prices have been inching down again.
     
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    No more Rick.
     
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