What’s the one revolver every gun enthusiast should own

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  1. Onkel Walther

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    Pre 80's Colt Python.
     
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    I've had a hard time choosing: S&W model 10, model 64, Ruger SP101, GP 100, Service 6, S&W model 65, model 36, last is the model 66.:cat:
    my S&W model10.jpeg model 64.jpg my SP 101.jpeg Ruger GP100.png rugerservice6.png S&W model65.png S&W model36.png
    Today this engraved S&W model 66 is my favorite: S&W model66.png
     
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    Go for it

    mice got a couple of them. Great revolvers
     
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    I love the J frame but it’s not a gun that an average person can shoot well.

    I recommended a S&W 686 or 586, particularly in a 4” because just about anyone can shoot it well. Especially since it has good sights.


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    Shooting interest vary and so do choices. Since about ten years I have one revolver going to the range with me almost every time - and I go on average more than once a week, working on improving my shooting skills, not my post count.

    It holds up well and does not show a lot of finish wear and that's not too bad for a gun that has been used and shot since 1969!

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    Having just picked up a 4" 686-6 Plus, I concur with the above statement.
     
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    Me as well.
    One revolver to me means it has to be versatile and tote-able. Heavy is out.
    A M19/66 4" is just about perfect.
    A 4" M19 happens to be MY only revolver currently!
     
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  10. billorights

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    Only one? Model 66 probably. But everyone needs a model 19.....or a Smolt. upload_2020-1-17_8-21-11.png
     
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    My vote would be a 3.5 inch registered magnum.
    Or a 6 inch MR73 sport with Walnut grips and 9mm and 22lr cylinders

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    I guess I'd pick from the common/popular options.

    • K-Frame, Model 19
    • J-Frame, (pick one, perhaps the 640 Pro, current model, stainless, and lacks the Masshole lock)
    • L-Frame, Model 686
    Final choice, Model 686: If forced to practically choose among them, I would go with the 686 due to current manufacture/availability/cost, 357 Magnum suited, and widespread adoption and acceptance. It isn't the best, but it is a great gun for the masses.
     
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    I will add my vote for the Model 10. This is my pre-Model 10, dating to 1957...like me. IMG_20200101_141706.jpg
     
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    Model 10 for me.

    I love them. The quintessential cop gun for the late fifties to the early seventies.

    All of my six shot revolvers are descendants of the model 10. I love me some K frames.

    These are my two model 10’s:

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    I appreciate the ruggedness of my SS model 64 and 66, but they just don’t have the same classic look as the blued guns.
     
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    Not the only revolver, not the "best" revolver, not the most accurate or the finest finish, but the one every enthusiast should own/shoot at one time or other. Well...

    If you can find this old vinyl record by Johnny Cash:

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    ...on the back side ("liner notes", I think they were called) Cash writes about getting into single-action revolvers in the late 50's & early 60's. Quick draw (or"Fast draw") was a craze back then. He tells of having a gunfight against Sammy Davis Jr. in a hotel hallway and just having fun with single actions. And then...

    He tells of getting his first cap & ball revolver. Nothing else was like it. Walking into the woods and choosing the most dangerous tree. The hammer would fall, the cap would pop, the powder would burn and the ball would go deep into the body of that bad man. One whiff of that black powder smoke and you were invincible.

    Cash knew what he was talking about. I've never heard or read a better description of shooting a cap & ball revolver. And, for me, over many decades of shooting long guns and handguns nothing - and I mean nothing - was as much fun as shooting a cap & ball revolver. We use mostly substitutes like Pyrodex today instead of black powder but, believe me, it still twangs the string inside you that nothing else can get near. Every gun nut has to try it at least once.
     
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    My only revolver is a Ruger Blackhawk .45 convertible.

    Plinking with .45acp gives me cheap big bore fun.

    swap out cylinder to .45C and with BB +p I’m toting big thumper loads suitable for whitetail or Bigfoot.


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    This!^
     
  20. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    A .357 revolver of some sort from one of the "big 3" revolver makers (Smith, Colt, Ruger), in a 4" barrel. GP100, 686, Python once Colt works out the bugs......

    Pretty darn hard to beat for versatility. Can go from light plinker to full-house deer gun (though on the bottom end of that)
     
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