What revolver should be my first?

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  1. LarryD1130

    LarryD1130

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    The title is not 100% accurate because I already have a revolver but it's a NAA .22mag and I want something bigger. When I was first looking around I saw the S&W 442 and I fell in love. I still plan on getting this gun one day for concealed carry but I want something a little bit bigger for my first revolver. I was thinking of getting a .357 or .44 with atleast a 6" barrel. What should I get?
     
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    My question to you is what is this guns purpose and have you fired a 357 or 44 before.

    But in the end I typically recommend the 357 in a Ruger.
     

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    S&W 6" .357 / .38 spl once you go S&W your spoiled for revolvers.
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Ruger SuperRedhawk. Go big or go home.
     
  5. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    gET A k FRAME s@w IN .38sp.
    Like a S@W model 10, a solid revolver for practice (like learning DA shooting) and excellent combat weapon.
     
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    S&W or Ruger .357 snubbie. Then you can use it for carry if you want.
     
  7. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    +1 If its main purpose is for the range I cannot think of a better revolver than the S&W 686. Also the Ruger GP100 is good, though the trigger and action is not as smooth as the 686s.


    I would recommend a .44 mag if your going hiking/camping in big game country, but its very expensive to shoot.
     
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    Until you get a Python.
     
  9. Mongosafari

    Mongosafari El diablo verde

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    Ruger GP-100 or S&W 686 4" 357 Magnum.

    Shoot 38 Special and get some good instruction, not someone who watched a youtube video and is now a firearms expert.
     
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    Ruger SuperRedHawk Alaskan .454 Casull! :cool:
     
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    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    Ive got several. Here are just my S&W. If anyone tells you your first revolver should be anything other than a S&W 686 or GP100 .357, they are wrong.



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  13. Cole125

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    Nice S&W collection there. How do you like the 327s? Thinking about getting one.

    BTW Welcome to GT. :wavey:
     
  14. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    I've shot this gun numerous times, and I definitely have to second this. If you want to shell out $800, it will be the funnest $800 you'll ever spend. This gun definitely gets attention from anyone nearby. Nice fireball too!

    Otherwise, I'm impartial to the Ruger GP100. Then again, I've not shot any medium to large-frame S&W's, so I can only speak for the Ruger. You'll definitely get your money's worth.
     
  15. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Quoted for troof.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    I've had the Super Redhawk 44 Magnum and the Super Blackhawk 44 magnum...and I must say the Alaskan makes me smile more than shooting the past ones......also the cost was more around the low $700's new......
     
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    .357 6" K frame, shoot 90% .38 specials in it, keep it forever. The only ruger that's comparable is the Security Six, and they're neck and neck. If you want longevity in a handgun, get a 6" barrel. It's just too long to carry much, while still being OK for hunting. The .38 part is cheap(er) plinking, and the .357 part is when you want to make something dead. And the matching '94 carbine is JUST as smart.
     
  18. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    Ah, thanks for the correction. I assumed they were going for about $800. Around here, I believe after taxes, you could probably get one new for $730. Also, +1 on the smiles! Very fun to shoot with 260gr. MagTech FMJ's. Kicks like a mule!
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The SuperRedhawk has a certain gravitas that no other wheelguns can match.
     
  20. GreyEclipse

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    I was looking for the same thing as you...
    I've decided on the Ruger GP 100 but I haven't decided barrel length yet.
    I want the 6 inch but I don't know, I might go with the 4 inch.

    I'm also going to buy the Ruger LCR after I get my CCP.