What’s the one revolver every gun enthusiast should own

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  1. DirectDrive

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    That was my first thought as well.
    Smith and Wesson K frame.
    I have a Model 14 Target 6" (3 T's) that would shoot into one ragged hole if I could hold it that well.
     
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    S & W Mod. 15 or 19 4"
    If you can add another, then
    Colt SAA
    If you can add a 3rd
    Webley Mark VI
     
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    S&W K-22 Masterpiece.
     
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    It shoots .40, 10mm & 10mm Magnum (Doubletap ammo)
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    That's what I did:goodpost:
     
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    The 4" Model 19 (-4 or earlier) is a great option to bridge the gap of the Model 10 handling and the versatility of the .357 chambering, so probably the best "if you can have one" revolver to own, or the Model 66 I guess but it doesn't look as cool IMO. Unfortunately those old revolvers usually have a few issues. If you can find a high condition sample it's almost a shame to use it for anything besides occasional range time.

    I have a 4" GP100 for the .357 durability and for field use, because I dont care if it gets wear on it.

    Also still have the Model 13-2, 3 inch, because I like it. For some reason that piece goes perfectly with the .38+p FBI load. ;)
     
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    A S&W J Frame snubby - you can pick the model...
     
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    Another vote for 4" K-frame. Model 19 for me!
     
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    Ditto or a 66 4”


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    Very nice, I may get one yet.
     
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    The real question should be... what would Hickok45 say.
    I`m going with a S&W 686 PLUS w/6in Barrel factory ported

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    I was going to say a S&W 686 but that would be redundant.

    So I won't say it
     
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    S&W 686+ in 3" Barrel
     
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    Colt Single Action Army.
    SAA Nickel Finnish in 38-40
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    Either a S&W 3 1/2 inch mod 27 or a Ruger Old Model Blackhawk 45 Colt/ 45 acp. My two are not for sale at any price.
     
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    I don't think any group could narrow it down to ONE revolver (see above posts). Even the folks that agree on a K-frame S&W can't decide between caliber, barrel weight, and blue or stainless.

    My choice is not "a" revolver, but a revolver "type". I think everyone should have a mid-sized-frame, 6-shot DA revolver, probably in .357 (to be as versatile as possible). Blue or stainless-steel, even nickel, your choice. I'd say it should have a 4" barrel, but a good case can be made for a 3-inch or even a 5"-to-6" tube. Light barrel, heavy barrel, lugged barrel, owner's choice. Fully-adjustable target sights sure are nice (especially if you are switching around with different loads), but there's something to be said for the bulletproof reliability of fixed sights. If a good .38 Special that met the other specs was found, that would be just fine, as would a .22LR (or even a .22 WMR, for those with money to burn :supergrin: ). A partial list of models would include:

    S&W 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 64, 65, 66, 67, 581, 586, 681, 686.

    Ruger Service-six, Speed-six, Security-six, GP-100.

    Colt Police Positive, various Trooper(s), Diamondback, Python, King Cobra.

    Dan Wesson M14, M15.

    At some point in my life, I've owned almost every one of these revolvers (not all at once; just a few at a time). They are all good, solid performers that are fine examples of the revolver-maker's art, and can still pull defensive duty if needed, or just poke holes in paper targets. I still own a few of these handguns, and they would be among the last to go if I had to liquidate.

    4-inch medium-frame DA revolver in .22/.38/.357.
    Getcha one (or more).
     
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    My first though also.
     
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