What's your favorite wheel gun?


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S&WMP45
June 29, 2009, 03:46 PM
i have a s&w 620 357magnum, put probably 800-900 rounds through, nice gun.

might send it to smith for the action revolver package to smooth up the trigger though.

let's hear some more favorites, and some pics too!

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9mmepiphany
June 29, 2009, 04:35 PM
blued, 4", .22lr Colt Diamondback...the last wheelgun i'd sell, even after the M-27 or Pythons

armoredman
June 29, 2009, 04:37 PM
Smith 10-8, inheritance sidearm.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/PICT0252.jpg

S&WMP45
June 29, 2009, 04:42 PM
pretty sharp looking smith 10-8, all business, i like that

gmh1013
June 29, 2009, 05:02 PM
Easy, my 1968 Colt .38 4 inch Diamondback......never , ever would sell it....and I had plenty of offers.
Smoooooothest DA ever made....only a Python would be equal

S&WMP45
June 29, 2009, 05:16 PM
yeah the pythons i've looked at had the smoothest trigger pull i've ever seen on a revolver. too bad my smith didn't leave the factory with that kind of a trigge pull lol

Stainz
June 29, 2009, 06:07 PM
I have a lot neater looking (I don't like full lugs!), everything else is a larger caliber, and some are true perennial favorites, like my 625MGs. But... I have had a heck of a lot of fun with this 4" 617 10-shooter .22, bought new 9/08:

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/Stainz_2007/IMG_3530.jpg

S&WMP45,

Consider some nice wood grips - like Kim Akrends (ahrendsgripsusa.com). Those pictured on my 617 are his 'Retro Targets' in cocobolo, purchased unfinished so I could finish them in my own oil finish - it darkened them significantly. They are functional and a dress-up that is more reasonable than action work. Below is my 627 Pro from 5/08 with his regular finish Retro Targets in cocobolo. That's my old JM PC627 V-Comp with it (JM grip.). The 4" gets a lot more range time - and is my second favorite... today.

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/Stainz_2007/IMG_3339.jpg

Interesting story about the 627 Pro. I went to my pusher's to buy a 620 - this was only $80 more then - I had not noticed it in the '08 catalog. I had sold my Rugers, so I had enough money... it was a 'spur of the moment' decision - that worked. That spring-loaded front sight is worth that difference - allowed me to put a HiViz on in seconds. The 620 is a keeper - nice package - congratulations.

Stainz

S&WMP45
June 29, 2009, 06:18 PM
hi stainz, i thought about wood grips (they do look a lot nicer than rubber), but the rubber ones absorb the recoil better.

i shoot a lot hot magnums and the wood one's would prob hurt more than the rubber ones already do lol

your 6 shooters sure do like nice with those wood grips-are my assumptions correct? do the rubber ones make recoil sting a lot less? (i have small hands, that might be why lol)

ArmedBear
June 29, 2009, 06:44 PM
the rubber ones absorb the recoil better.


Not the Hogues that come with the gun. They're narrow, and do little to prevent the steel backstrap from slamming my hand full-force.

The Ahrends grips I put on my 686 are fatter in the back, so they distribute the recoil over a much larger surface area.

S&WMP45
June 29, 2009, 06:46 PM
hmm i'll check out those ahrends

PX4
June 29, 2009, 06:51 PM
Any caliber Ruger Blackhawk, have a thing for SA wheel guns.

Guillermo
June 29, 2009, 07:06 PM
There is NOTHING like a python

Oldtrader3
June 29, 2009, 07:10 PM
I would have to say a S&W, Model 17-6" Target Masterpiece, .22LR with target hammer and trigger, circa late 1950's. Shot a 293/300, 18X with it in an outdoor match about 15 years ago.

Mostly, though I have owned Ruger Blackhawks and Colt New Frontiers.

10-Ring
June 29, 2009, 07:34 PM
My obvious choice would be my circa '69 Python but the one that has seen more range time has been my S&W mod 17-2 :cool:

salvo
June 29, 2009, 07:49 PM
Freedom Arms Premier Grade 6" .475 Linbaugh

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/FA%20457L/IMG_4623.jpg

amprecon
June 29, 2009, 07:50 PM
After going through several revolvers in several different calibers I settled for the simple and efficient Model 10. I found this little gem at a gun store in Brighton, TN. Someone here dated it as being made in 1964. The Tyler T-Grips are a must.
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33647&d=1214153347

MCgunner
June 29, 2009, 07:51 PM
My .45 Blackhawk, but it's not a CCW. Great for BBQs, though.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=46085&d=1160350205

3446
June 29, 2009, 07:55 PM
My S&W model 65 would be one of the last guns I'd part with.

claiborne
June 29, 2009, 08:53 PM
I have had 8 revolvers in different flavors and calibers. My 1981 dallas PD commemoritive S&W 66 is the only one I have left. I would get rid of my remaining 6 pistols before I got rid of my 66........

MagnumWill
June 29, 2009, 09:02 PM
I'm a huge fan of the GP100/SP101's. I'm an engineer, and I just love the modular design over the S&W. I would love to own a 686, though...

possum
June 29, 2009, 09:27 PM
S&W model 19

tipoc
June 30, 2009, 01:57 AM
It's hard for me to choose just one as a favorite.

I like these two for their functionality and accuracy. M19-4 and a M13-3.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/tipoc/K%20Frames/2ks3.jpg

This one for it's size and power. M624.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/tipoc/N%20frames/6243.jpg

Hard to choose a favorite.

tipoc

S&WMP45
June 30, 2009, 03:46 AM
nice looking 624, can imagine the recoil is mighty stout

GUNKWAZY
June 30, 2009, 08:20 AM
I'm a selfish bastid.
I have 3 favorites. Sorry.
The Colt Python (any) the S&W model 27 (any) & the S&W model 66 snubbie.

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq172/toykwazy/The%20Python/nickel1.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq172/toykwazy/nib27.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq172/toykwazy/66.jpg

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

MMCSRET
June 30, 2009, 08:40 AM
Colt Officers Model Heavy Barrel 38. 1941

skoro
June 30, 2009, 08:46 AM
S&W k-frame, either a Model 10 or 64 with 4" barrel. Haven't shot one yet that I didn't like. Smith really got it right with their medium revolvers.

Stainz
June 30, 2009, 08:48 AM
This AM finds me more nostalgic... maybe I just need bran. Anyway, the top of my two 625 Mountain Guns below, both .45 Colt, is likely the last one I'd say goodbye to. My wife bought it for me 8/02 - just before our post Labor Day vacation (Hey, rates are lower then - and no kids!!) to Gulf Shores, AL. I funded it with the money from a gunsale, as the gun I intended to buy was gone from the pusher's display case. It had been there forever... I was sad.

The first night on the coast, my wife was 'cold' - and wanted a blanket from the condo's closet. As I pulled it from the upper shelf, the blue plastic S&W box fell - bonking my head, but I caught it. Yep, she had bought that new MG, an '01 625-7, for me - my first-ever S&W - started a trend - or was it that hit on the noggin? Anyway, I added more - including the LN '96-vintage 625-6 shown below my 'keeper'. The older model gets more use these days - preserving my original S&W. I suspect I'll always have it - it's also the reason I started reloading - and I have enough homebrew .45 Colts to last a while, too.

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/Stainz_2007/IMG_3430.jpg

Stainz

Eightball
June 30, 2009, 11:34 AM
Like the OP, my favorite wheelgun that I own is my S&W 620. I must've gotten lucky, as it has one of the best factory trigger jobs I've ever run across, and it only gets better the more I shoot it :D It's great for reloading purposes, too.

Pictured with a little brother:
http://imgcash6.imageshack.us/Himg517/scaled.php?server=517&filename=img2564i.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=480

And alone:
http://imgcash4.imageshack.us/Himg300/scaled.php?server=300&filename=img25571.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=480

tipoc
June 30, 2009, 11:58 AM
nice looking 624, can imagine the recoil is mighty stout

Not so much. .44 Spl. is a pleasant round to shoot.

tipoc

bikerdoc
June 30, 2009, 12:06 PM
Ruger security six 4 inch 357

jimmyraythomason
June 30, 2009, 12:08 PM
My S&W Model 686. Smooth as buttah.

22-rimfire
June 30, 2009, 12:19 PM
My 4" Blue Colt Diamondback in 22 is my favorite and has been for a long time. My favorite centerfire revolver is S&W Model 57 Mountain Gun at the moment.

snooperman
June 30, 2009, 12:54 PM
Colt Python with royal blue finish.

SaxonPig
June 30, 2009, 12:59 PM
"What's your favorite...?" is a frequent question and I am never sure how to answer it. I like so many different models and types and generally have several of the various variations and I can't really pick one.

I have more S&W Model 27s than any other handgun so I guess it's my favorite based on the number owned. But I also love my other S&Ws and my Colts.

RugerDoug
June 30, 2009, 01:22 PM
Ruger GP 100 3" is my fav.

CraCZ
June 30, 2009, 02:16 PM
Well I'll have to pick my S&W model 28 4'' made in 1970. It takes a beating and keeps on clicking (off bullets).

S&WMP45
June 30, 2009, 06:48 PM
that's a nice looking model 19 snubbie

Walkalong
June 30, 2009, 06:55 PM
That is a tough one, but right now I am having a lot of fun with an S&W 25-5, but you know, my Trooper MK III is the sniitz & my Model 19 is sweet too, gosh, that Redhawk.........:D

I just can't do it. My brain would explode if I kept trying.

Keeterbird
June 30, 2009, 11:19 PM
I think my favorite is one of the two Colt Official Police. I have one marked NY State Police and one that is well carried and I think the 400 rounds I have put through it this month are close to the amount. Smooth action and really accurate. I put a pachy grip on one and that made it even better.

almostfree
July 1, 2009, 12:50 AM
5" 27 followed closely by a 4" 66. I have a 6" Python and my dad has a pristine 4" python, and while I truly love them, I prefer smiths.

earlthegoat2
July 1, 2009, 04:18 AM
Just about any snubby made by the big three.

Elvishead
July 1, 2009, 04:34 AM
I guess the one I shoot the best, my S&W 327 R8 M&P. It's my HD gun two. Nothing like an 8 shot .357.

WVleo
July 1, 2009, 08:38 AM
Colt Lawman 2" .357 is My favorite wheelgun, followed closely by My Colt Frontier Scout .22lr wearing a set of Jay Scott grips. Both are well made accurate guns . Both are fun to shoot also, with the Frontier Scout being cheaper to feed.........WVleo

BlayGlock
July 1, 2009, 09:05 AM
My favorite one is my Ruger Speed Six.

raskolnikov_22
July 1, 2009, 09:33 AM
Gunkwazy that it is a nice Python, heirloom quality.

GeezerwithGuns
July 1, 2009, 12:13 PM
This one..... My 1961 Colt OMM .38

I simply can't say enough good things about it. Sweetest shooting handgun I've ever fired.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/geezer99/OMM.jpg

BaltimoreBoy
July 1, 2009, 02:07 PM
I'm a selfish bastid.
I have 3 favorites. Sorry.
The Colt Python (any)

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

That's a very pretty Python. Nickel? May I ask who did the engraving, or did you purchase it that way?

GUNKWAZY
July 1, 2009, 03:02 PM
Colt Python is nickel and is factory engraved.

Thanks, Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

PhrankKastle
July 1, 2009, 10:53 PM
Would have to be a 1966 mfg Colt Detective Special 3" I got it at a gun show in 84. It was the most accurate revolver I ever owned.

Clarence
July 1, 2009, 11:06 PM
My S&W Lew Horton 24-3.

AWESOME doesn't begin to describe it.

S&WMP45
July 2, 2009, 02:53 PM
too bad colt doesn't still produce the python, one of the best 357's ever made

QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW
July 2, 2009, 05:28 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/TheScooby/Guns/DSCN3606.jpg
was my grandfathers, he bought it brand new January 31st 1977 for $120. he recently passed away December 26th 2008 and i recieved it. it will never leave my family.

junior geezer
July 2, 2009, 08:09 PM
S&W M58. i only wish it had been offered in .45 A-R.

RockchuckerII
July 3, 2009, 03:10 PM
Here's mine

Top...Super Blackhawk
Middle...357 Blackhawk
Bottom... Single Six

and love all of them.

Deanimator
July 3, 2009, 03:31 PM
4" S&W Model 29-2:

http://memweb.newsguy.com/~cmorton/29-2R.jpg

S&WMP45
July 3, 2009, 06:35 PM
those smith 19's are such nice looking 357's! that's why i got the model 620-it has the underbarrel web like the model 19 and not the full underbarrel lug like the 686 (just personal pref)

hemiram
July 3, 2009, 07:11 PM
.38/.357:

#1 Dan Wesson Model 15-2
#2 S&W 27/28
#3 Colt Python

.44 Magnum:

#1 S&W 29/629
#2 Dan Wesson Model 44

marano35
July 3, 2009, 07:30 PM
Blackhawk .45 Colt, simply rugged holster

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x75/marano35/RugerRugged.jpg

Here it is with another favorite, 20 gauge H&R

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x75/marano35/woodsguns.jpg
and here it is all gloved up

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x75/marano35/gunholstered.jpg

ironvic
July 3, 2009, 07:58 PM
My 686+ snubby is my favorite. It has a lock, but that trigger's so slick, it gets my vote.

deacon8
July 3, 2009, 08:20 PM
My favorite (that I own) is my S&W M629. It has a 6 1/2" barrel and a great trigger. Very accurate pistol. I love it!

BlindJustice
July 3, 2009, 09:33 PM
S&W 625 5" Bbl. .45 ACP/.45 Auto RIm
S&W Master Action Revolver Job
w/Hogue full size finger groove & Checkered Rosewood grips

Randall

RockchuckerII
July 3, 2009, 09:33 PM
Need pictures PLEASE! This thread is great, luv all the opinions from everybody. I honestly feel it's an addition and the only fix is to shoot more and reload if you know how. The 44 is a great caliber, and the one I enjoy most. It must be the heat.

S&WMP45
July 3, 2009, 10:02 PM
what he said

TOADMAN
July 4, 2009, 11:38 AM
S&W Model 60 no dash and no lock...

revolverman357
July 4, 2009, 12:52 PM
DA favorite is my 625 Mountain Gun in 45 Colt.
SA favorite is my 3 1/2" Ruger Vaquero in 45 Colt.

Water-Man
July 4, 2009, 01:17 PM
Ruger GP-100

The_Shootist
July 4, 2009, 01:52 PM
Thats an easy answer:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m145/The_Shootist/686aaa.jpg

OleBreaktop
July 4, 2009, 02:03 PM
Do pea shooters count?

Gunfighter123
July 4, 2009, 02:16 PM
Hard choice --- out of all the revolvers I own , my favorite two;

A S&W 610 stainless 10mm with 5" brl. and converted to double action only;
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/Jailbird123/SW610-10MM.jpg

Or my Holy Grail of revolvers --- A S&W Performance Center 627-4 , a 8 shot .38Super with a factory removeable compinsator;
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/Jailbird123/TAC_001.jpg

JohnnyOrygun
July 4, 2009, 02:54 PM
Colt King Cobra, not a Python, but I probably will never be able to afford a Python. King Cobra poor man's Python. Really though the King Cobra is really nice, super smooth action, very accurate and I absolutely love it. I never want to sell it, as long as I can keep it, I will never sell it.

JohnnyOrygun

transatlantic
July 4, 2009, 06:28 PM
Thats an easy answer:


Yes, it is! If I could choose only one handgun out of my safe, this would be the one:

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/3927/my6865ppose.jpg

A "pre-lock" Smith & Wesson 4" 686-5P, seven-shooter. My all-around favourite!


..

Oyeboten
July 4, 2009, 06:45 PM
Do pea shooters count?



Absolutely...

tomh1426
July 4, 2009, 06:48 PM
Ruger Blackhawk convertible .45 Colt/acp, I love shooting this gun Its my favorite single action.
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z161/tomh1426/DSCF3073.jpg
My favorite double action revolver changes every so often, right now Im in between favorites.

farscott
July 4, 2009, 07:19 PM
Favorites are tough. I have favorite revolvers for a particular caliber, and I tend to be fickle. Right now (subject to change, of course), my favorite .22 LR is my FA 1997 with the 5.5" octagon barrel and micarta grips. My favorite .357 is my FA 1997 with the 5.5" barrel and fixed sights. Or is it my Gemini Customs SP-101? Today I shot the FA gun, so it must be the favorite.

The_Shootist
July 4, 2009, 09:57 PM
Hey transatlantic! When did you get that 686? Or are the export models lock-free?

Oyeboten
July 4, 2009, 10:28 PM
I could name my top 20 Favorites...but THE 'Favorite'...they all crowd at-the-Gate...

I guess if push came to shove, and I had to name one Favorite of all, somehow...it'd be...



http://hotimg25.fotki.com/a/65_40/246_199/pix165402203.jpg (http://hotimg25.fotki.com/p/a/65_40/246_199/pix165402203.jpg)


The Merwin & Hulbert 'Pocket Army' in .44 WCF...in 'Nickel'...

punkndisorderly
July 4, 2009, 11:57 PM
My favorite (and at present only) wheelgun: 4" S&W 327 PD. Sweet shooter, amazingly light, and 8 rounds of 357 on tap. It's always fun to hand it off to people. They expect the standard heft of a service sized .357 and get this funny look on their face for a second before they figure out it is a real gun and is really that light.

transatlantic
July 5, 2009, 12:20 AM
Hey transatlantic! When did you get that 686? Or are the export models lock-free?

I got my 686-5P second-hand, in very good condition about a year ago. So I donīt know its DOB, or its previous history.

Iīve done some research on the different generations of the 686, and as I understand the 686-5 was a short-lived generation with a frame mounted firing-pin but no (stupid) lock like the later ones. In combination with the 7-shot drum, my 686 is thereby IMO “the best of the best”.

Perhaps someone can help me with some more info on my favorite revolver..?

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/2677/sw686boxlabel.jpg
The case label


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Radagast
July 5, 2009, 02:49 AM
transatlantic: The Standard Catalog of S&W gives January 1998 as the date for CCMxxxx serial numbered guns.

The 686-4 Plus was introduced in 1996, with a seven shot cylinder, semi target hammer, smooth combat trigger, red ramp front sight, white outline rear, sight, Hogue rubber grip on the round butt L frame.

It was replaced by the 686-5 Plus in 1997 with the flat faced hammer and floating firing pin.

This was replaced by the 686-6 plus in 2002 with the introduction of the internal lock.

Nevertoomanyguns
July 5, 2009, 08:04 AM
I love my Grandfather's 6" Colt Python and think its one of the most beautiful wheel guns going and its a fine shooter. However, I shoot my 6" 686+ a lot better and I like the hogue grips. I find when I shoot his Python in warmer weather it slides around in my hands from the sweat, the 686 doesn't. I like my 686 for practicality and it is my primary hunting handgun, other than coyotes and porcupines I have not shot a buck with it yet.

transatlantic
July 5, 2009, 09:17 AM
Thank you, Radagast!

Itīs always nice to know more about "the one you love"...


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Pistolhunter
July 5, 2009, 10:52 AM
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu90/PISTOLHUNTER/SS851081.jpg
This is my all around favorite.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu90/PISTOLHUNTER/SS851198.jpg

Very close second.

flmason
July 5, 2009, 08:05 PM
Early model Ruger Super Blackhawk with the cylinder that encases the cartridge rim, followed by the Stainless Steel New Model Super Blackhawk. 7 1/2 inch barrel.

:)

flmason
July 5, 2009, 08:08 PM
Now that's a nice practical pair.

Are the H&R Shotguns still available like that, in simple trim?

Last I looked it seems the new ones have vent ribs and silver colored receivers and other such add ons.

Personally I like the one's like yours.

flmason
July 5, 2009, 08:09 PM
What is that? A 7 shooter, cool.

gb6491
July 5, 2009, 08:38 PM
Are the H&R Shotguns still available like that, in simple trim?
http://www.hr1871.com/Firearms/Shotguns/pardnerYouth.asp
Regards,
Greg

woad_yurt
July 7, 2009, 08:58 AM
I choose my plain, worn, ol' Model 10-7.

md7
July 7, 2009, 09:32 AM
i think the SW 686 and the Ruger GP 100 revolvers are fine examples of wheelguns. those two would be at the top of the list for me. the GP 100 fits my hand a little better so that is the one that i came home with. i love it. now i want a GP with a 3" bbl.

BHP FAN
July 7, 2009, 09:53 AM
My 1917 s&w.

Pistolhunter
July 7, 2009, 11:27 AM
Sure danbrew, it is a 460 w/ 12" barrel, nice trigger and very accurate. The gun is heavy, but it tames a lot of the recoil and makes it a pleasure to shoot.

gb6491
July 7, 2009, 12:15 PM
My favorite to shoot is my .44 Magnum Bisley Vaquero:
http://i39.tinypic.com/11lju39.jpg
Regards,
Greg

bigione
July 7, 2009, 12:30 PM
My only. Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 mag., Stainless, 10&1/2 in. barrel. Bought it for a saddle gun. Didn't want my horse falling on and bending a rifle.

Waldo Pepper
July 7, 2009, 08:21 PM
Hard choice --- out of all the revolvers I own , my favorite two;

A S&W 610 stainless 10mm with 5" brl. and converted to double action only;
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/Jailbird123/SW610-10MM.jpg


Gunfighter123 the 610 no dash 5" is a very rare 610 and very much sought after gun. The only 610 that might be more rare is the 300 units of 3" made for Lew Horton and you DAO converted the action and bobbed the hammer!!! :what:

Looks great to me. How does it shoot? Mine is stock except grips and is my favorite S&W wheel gun and a real shooter. :D

Gunfighter123
July 8, 2009, 12:16 AM
Hiya Waldo,
I had it converted a few days after I bought it --- it was around 1990 or a few years earlier ----- in the almost 20 years that I've been useing it in competition { IPSC , IDPA , Bowling Pins , and Steel Challenge etc.} it is still "freaky" accurate !!! I really do not know how many rounds I've shot thru it , more then 25,000 and maybe as high as 50,000 !!!
I first used it for IPSC and as that it a fast game , I feel there is really no place for thumbing the hammer for single action ---- I have hit steel " Pepper Poppers " out to 100 yards with this gun in DAO. ----- Last year I put a Hi-Vis red fiber front sight on it --- after turning 50 years old , my eyes aren't as good as they once were.
I also have one of the first year stainless Colt Delta Elites ---- Around the same time , I had it built into a full IPSC "race gun".
Right now , my favorite 10mm auto is my EAA Witness Elite Match --- WAY MORE accurate then the Colt Gold Cup Delta Elite I had.

Waldo Pepper
July 8, 2009, 07:45 AM
Hiya Waldo,
I had it converted a few days after I bought it --- it was around 1990 or a few years earlier ----- in the almost 20 years that I've been useing it in competition { IPSC , IDPA , Bowling Pins , and Steel Challenge etc.} it is still "freaky" accurate !!! I really do not know how many rounds I've shot thru it , more then 25,000 and maybe as high as 50,000 !!!
I first used it for IPSC and as that it a fast game , I feel there is really no place for thumbing the hammer for single action ---- I have hit steel " Pepper Poppers " out to 100 yards with this gun in DAO. ----- Last year I put a Hi-Vis red fiber front sight on it --- after turning 50 years old , my eyes aren't as good as they once were.
I also have one of the first year stainless Colt Delta Elites ---- Around the same time , I had it built into a full IPSC "race gun".
Right now , my favorite 10mm auto is my EAA Witness Elite Match --- WAY MORE accurate then the Colt Gold Cup Delta Elite I had.Mine was bought from a guy who had been a steel shooter but had heart attack and ended up just doing a little fun shooter up until he died and his 610 ended up in little gun shop along with his Dan Wesson 357 Maxium 3 barrel kit gun. At the time I only had funds for the 610 and even then I had to trade my S&W 686P in on the 610 to get the gun.

I had just paid daycare and school tution for two grandsons and didn't want to charge $650 on my CC and I happened to have my 686 in the trunk that I had never taken shine to and traded even up. My 686 was only about 2 years old and had the IL on the side, but I had it in the original box with the poapers and spent case still sealed and had about 200 rounds down the pipe and the 610 looked even newer.

The 610 has the best trigger I have ever seen on a S&W and maybe better then my DW's (I have 4 DW's) my DW 44 has a better SA then any 1911 I ever shot or tried. That said I don't normally shoot SA with my revolvers unless I'm trying for ultra tight groups at the paper. This 610 is one fine point and shoot gun with just the right balance for me. Wish I had this gun 30 plus years ago when I still had shooting eyes and hands.

revolverman357
July 8, 2009, 08:19 AM
I like my Mountain Gun in 45 Colt.

chriske
July 8, 2009, 09:24 AM
4" S&W mod 15-3, although its newer-to-me sibling,a 2" version, is closing in rapidly

jhco
July 8, 2009, 09:49 AM
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm90/jordanharriss/python.jpg
now wearing a set of wood target grips

searcher451
July 8, 2009, 11:49 AM
It's also my first, which might explain while it has remained my favorite through the years: an Old Model Ruger Bearcat that I paid $32.50 for, NIB, back in the day. It still makes the trip to the range with me from time to time and still brings a smile to my face every time I pull it out.

raskolnikov_22
July 8, 2009, 12:28 PM
Colt Detective Special (shrouded). It's the perfect fusion of beauty and practicality.

HexHead
July 9, 2009, 12:48 PM
1966 4" blued Python. :D

stchman
July 9, 2009, 05:37 PM
I love my Taurus Ragin Bull 44 Magnum.

http://www.stchman.com/gun_pics/Taurus_444SS6.JPG

Chimbarazo
July 10, 2009, 10:17 AM
USFA Single Action Army in .44 special. This is actually a reproduction (right down to the same serial number) of great grandfather's blackpowder frame Colt, which I am scared to shoot. USFA makes a great product with beautiful finish and fitting:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/Guevera/IMG_5154.jpg

BMF500
July 10, 2009, 11:08 AM
BFR 500S&W 10". It took a while to get used to the recoil, learn to handle the weight, and be accurate. But once I did it replace my Redhawk .44magnum as my favorite. I'm still amazed that a revolver can accurately shoot the distances that it does. The free-wheeling cylinder, the tight crisp action. It's never a question of "Can the gun make the shot?"

Storm
July 11, 2009, 01:43 AM
Model 629 8 3/8" barrel. It's a fantastic handling gun. I love the balance.

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/6928/funone.jpg

frankiestoys
August 16, 2009, 10:52 AM
Gp 100

BushyGuy
August 16, 2009, 11:04 AM
S&W .460 XVR Magnum, i love those huge cannons they are real blasters!

theotherwaldo
August 16, 2009, 01:56 PM
SBH.

Lyonheart
August 16, 2009, 04:30 PM
My 625 had it's action worked by the previous owner/gunsmith, it is equal to any Python I ever shot. It shoots like it has smart bullets. With it's size and weight anyone can shoot it and score well. The star loaders make for quick refills and the model holds some sort of record for shots/time. Jerry somebody must like them too. Most importantly, at the end of the day, it is just plain fun to shoot and the ammo is cheap. More bang for the buck. Does it get any better than that? This pistol was a complete surprise to me! It is the Model of 1989.

Brad5192
August 16, 2009, 04:44 PM
my taurus raging bull 454casull

Waldo Pepper
August 17, 2009, 07:18 AM
My early production S&W 610 5" is my favorite, but my Dan Wesson here that has only been test fired by me is a very close second.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x245/oldnavy6393/DW71501.jpg

captain awesome
August 17, 2009, 09:48 PM
my 500 s&w smith. 8 &3/8" barrel. lovely gun. accurate as can be, and powerful as can be to boot.

tactikel
August 17, 2009, 09:55 PM
My S&W Mod. 28 4" -over 24K rounds and still as solid as a bank vault.

THE DARK KNIGHT
August 17, 2009, 09:58 PM
S&W Model 686

BEAUTIFUL

:)

gunnutery
August 17, 2009, 11:06 PM
http://www.angelfire.com/ia2/doug/102.gif

Ruger GP100, this is my favorite wheel gun that I own. I've never been a fan of S&W, but I certainly would like to try the new model 327 (with the light rail, not because it's tacticool, but because it seems tactipractical).

riflenut
August 18, 2009, 12:02 AM
i had a colt python 6" blue for 34 years, sold it and missed it ! times changed for me to what i could afford so i found a 1978 colt trooper mk 111 in 6" blue wont let this one go love it.:banghead::banghead:

Virginian
August 18, 2009, 12:34 AM
Colt Single Action Army, Second Generation, B/CCH, 7-1/2" barrel, .44 Special.

Mike_in_OC
August 18, 2009, 02:05 AM
Smith Wesson Model 65 3" barrel

bhp9mm
August 18, 2009, 02:40 AM
smith and wesson 625 5inch model of 1989

Rontherunner
August 18, 2009, 08:45 AM
4 inch S&W 686+ (7 shot)

mesinge2
August 18, 2009, 08:55 AM
3 inch S&W Model 64

103343

PO2Hammer
August 18, 2009, 09:05 AM
Freedom Arms model 97 .357 magnum.

Taurus_9mm
August 18, 2009, 09:26 AM
My Raging Bull .500 Magnum. :D

www.taurusarmed.net www.gunnerforum.com

Thomas Garrett
August 18, 2009, 10:19 AM
My 1941 Colt / King Gunsite Co. Super target, Official Police, Heavy Barrel 6", .38 Special.

CornCod
August 18, 2009, 10:14 PM
2in Model 10 S&W with squared butt in .38spl.

CraCZ
August 19, 2009, 12:30 PM
I love my 4" S&W mod. 28 357. It really is a tank and almost as heavy!

liviussteven
August 19, 2009, 01:52 PM
its hard to pick a favorit but here are a few i really like

stchman
August 19, 2009, 01:56 PM
Since I only have one (Taurus Raging Bull .44 Magnum) it must be my favorite.

P97
August 19, 2009, 03:02 PM
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/P97/Vaquero1.jpg

Gryffydd
August 19, 2009, 03:22 PM
Right now, my current favorite is my Ruger stainless 5.5" Convertible Bisley
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n317/bradgriff/wm_1136878-1.jpg
It's comfortable with just about any load, even 335gr@1200fps.
I had the cylinder throats reamed to .4525 and don't get any leading with any of the cast bullets I use.

wheelgunslinger
August 19, 2009, 08:09 PM
That's a beautiful Bisley, Gryffyd.

I have to agree that an engraved Bisley is my favorite.
DA guns are just kind of a yawnfest for me.

Dr_2_B
August 19, 2009, 08:59 PM
Nice Bisley

aka108
August 19, 2009, 10:02 PM
Guess my favorites are the two I own. A old 5 screw S&W K-22 and the S&W 625 that does well with 45ACP.

revolverschooler
August 20, 2009, 12:05 PM
Can't decide between the 627 Pro I just ordered yesterday? or the 586 blue Smith I've had and shot for 17 years.

stonecutter2
August 20, 2009, 02:36 PM
S&W Model 19-4 w/Ahrends moradillo grips.

http://www.mrkruk.com/images/newgripsL.jpg

Logan80
August 20, 2009, 10:37 PM
I really like my Taurus 38 Special.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4973/oldpics148.jpg

CH47gunner
August 20, 2009, 11:48 PM
Tough one!

Probably have to be between two tho. They're the most functional.

Bruce

Smith & Wesson Model 624 3" w/ Executioner's Stags & T-Grip Adapter.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/ch47gunner/P8040005.jpg

Smith & Wesson Model 60 2" & T-Grip Adapter.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/ch47gunner/newM19stuff/PA250021.jpg

ColonelFlashman
August 27, 2009, 01:37 AM
I could name my top 20 Favorites...but THE 'Favorite'...they all crowd at-the-Gate...

I guess if push came to shove, and I had to name one Favorite of all, somehow...it'd be...



http://hotimg25.fotki.com/a/65_40/246_199/pix165402203.jpg (http://hotimg25.fotki.com/p/a/65_40/246_199/pix165402203.jpg)


The Merwin & Hulbert 'Pocket Army' in .44 WCF...in 'Nickel'...


One of my all time favorites!
The 2nd & 3rd Model M,H&Co. Automatic Ejection Pocket Army Revolvers.
Actually that would be, "Merwin, Hulbert & Co.". ;)
There was never, ever an "&" between the 2 names when Specifically referring to the Company. :cool:
Looks as if you've a rather nice 2nd Model Pocket Army there. :D

BHP FAN
August 27, 2009, 02:02 AM
1917 s&w!

PsychoGlory
August 27, 2009, 02:29 AM
S&W 629 163698 6 1/2 barrel with Hiviz front site.

Louhikaarme
August 28, 2009, 11:40 AM
Magnum Research Biggest Finest Revolver .500

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc17/Louhikaarme/BFR500565gr.jpg

Absolutely this one is. :evil:

Fly'nBuff
August 28, 2009, 11:45 AM
586 L-Comp hands down.

Mike J
August 28, 2009, 01:58 PM
http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q447/jmj1015/DSCN0418-1.jpg It's easy for me to pick my favorite but thats just because this Dan Wesson 15-2 is my only centerfire wheelgun.
I wanted to add I know it's old & the finish is worn off in spots I think about refinishing it but then another part of me thinks it would mess up the "character" of the gun (I think it might have been an old LEO or Security carry piece).

DougDubya
August 28, 2009, 03:08 PM
Mike, that's a proud old warrior you have there. You're right, its character is unmistakable.

Waldo Pepper
August 28, 2009, 04:02 PM
Not too high a percentage for it being a LEO or Private Security gun because that model is referred to by DW as a target model and the fixed sight model (14) is called the Service Model. More likely just a lot of carry while hunting, and or lot of vehicle carry or maybe both.

Below is my Model 15 Target:

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x245/oldnavy6393/Dan14.jpg

Oops! Let get one of it together shall we.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x245/oldnavy6393/DW-35701.jpg

Mike J
August 28, 2009, 04:37 PM
Thanks Doug, I kinda go back & forth on it though. I had thought about putting a glossy hot black finish on it that Midway has but I haven't decided yet.
Beautiful pics Waldo. I have liked the Dan Wesson's ever since I was a kid staring at a pistol pac in the display case of the sporting goods store at the mall thinking "Wow".

larrysig
August 28, 2009, 07:13 PM
Model 19 S&W 6" TT TH . She shoots sweet.

ChapNelson
August 28, 2009, 07:20 PM
S&W Model 627-5 PC. 8x.357 is just cool!

DougDubya
August 28, 2009, 08:30 PM
Thanks Doug, I kinda go back & forth on it though. I had thought about putting a glossy hot black finish on it that Midway has but I haven't decided yet.
Beautiful pics Waldo. I have liked the Dan Wesson's ever since I was a kid staring at a pistol pac in the display case of the sporting goods store at the mall thinking "Wow".
I think they're very cool too. I remember in the 80's reading about Dan Wesson packs with various length barrels, from 2 to 8 or 10 inches.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
August 28, 2009, 10:39 PM
The favorite one I don't have would be a model 97 from Freedom Arms in .45 colt, or maybe a Python.

Favorite one I do have is the Taurus Raging Bull in .454 casull; close 2nd place would be a tie between S&W 625-6 Mountain Gun in .45 colt and a Monsoon Dan Wesson with multiple barrels in .357 mag.

black_powder_Rob
August 28, 2009, 11:15 PM
I know some will most definatley disagree but mine is my Heritage Rough Rider target in 22lr/22mag. I still have other favorites but this one is with me every range or hunting trip, it will allways have a place in my heart, it was my first purchase.

GunTech
August 29, 2009, 01:52 AM
My personal favorite, Smith and Wesson pre-14 K-38 5-screw

http://guntech.com/sale/k38-1.jpg

Although this one is up there, as it garners the most interest and envy from other wheelgun fans.

http://guntech.com/mateba/mateba-4.jpg

ArkieVol
August 29, 2009, 04:10 AM
1953 K-22 Masterpiece
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p77/ArkieVol/guns/model171953_01.jpg

outlander0129
August 29, 2009, 12:42 PM
My favorite wheel gun, is my Old Model Ruger BlackHawk .41 mag. It has yet to let me down and has had its fair share of rounds through it.

tuckerdog1
August 30, 2009, 05:20 PM
Double action would be the Colt Python. Single action is the Freedom Arms 83.

Tuckerdog1

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