If you could own only 1 revolver (new production) + Ruger LCR what would it be?


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wacki
December 3, 2010, 02:26 AM
Lets pretend all past revolvers disappear off of the face of the planet sparing only the Ruger LCR's. There's a quota in place and you can only buy one new 2010 production revolver. What would you choose and why?

Also, feel free to list your current (/past) arsenal to fluff your firearm credibility feathers.

Edit;

The reason for this question is simple. A small revolver such as the Ruger LCR or the Smith & Wesson 360PD are great for concealed carry. I will own one of those soon. Given that I'm curious what other revolver you would own if you were in my position.

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David E
December 3, 2010, 02:34 AM
Off the top of my head it would be a .357 magnum 8-shot S&W Model 627 with a 5" barrel.

It has the versatility of a .38/.357 ammo, a fairly high capacity, a full moon clip reload, it's not too heavy and is carryable with not too much effort.

Fortunately, I do not have to make that choice, so will keep what I have.

Nomad, 2nd
December 3, 2010, 03:08 AM
I do not want any current PRODUCTION guns.

I'd take if i had to one of the S&W J frames they are making without the lock...

But much prefer the older, better quality ones.

harmon rabb
December 3, 2010, 07:41 AM
If I already own a LCR and can get one more revolver, it would be a GP100 in .357 with a 6" barrel.

If I can only own one revolver period, SP101 in .357 with a 3" barrel.

Dave T
December 3, 2010, 10:57 AM
I'm with Nomad but I would include the LCR too. Sorry but they (the LCR) may take the award for UGLY! Your scenario would make me strictly a semi auto owner...as soon as I sold or traded away the LCR.

Dave

Marshall
December 3, 2010, 11:06 AM
Lets pretend all past revolvers disappear off of the face of the planet sparing only the Ruger LCR's.

Wouldn't that leave only the Ruger LCR? :scrutiny:

evan price
December 3, 2010, 11:07 AM
Assuming it has to be a brand new 2010 or newer model, Ruger SP101. Solid, made of STEEL and not plastic, and reliable. I have absolutely no interest in an LCR.

snooperman
December 3, 2010, 01:40 PM
my favorite hunting handgun.

Coal Dragger
December 3, 2010, 02:28 PM
If I could still own and carry an auto pistol I wouldn't even bother with the LCR at all.

If I were limited to only one revolver and autos were still able to be owned I would go for a Freedom Arms Model 83 in .454 Casull, with a spare cylinder in .45ACP, specifically a 7.5" octagonal barrel premier grade with a lanyard loop installed on the butt and all the front sight styles offered in the heights I would need. Add a scope mount, and a mount for a Trijicon RMR too.

If it were a situation where I was limited to only one revolver plus an LCR (no idea why that would be) and no other handgun of any type I would probably choose a S&W M629 in .44 Magnum of some description with a 4" or 5" barrel preferably a Performance Center version with a good trigger job using all forged and machined parts... even though I know from experience than MIM parts do just fine.

In either case I choose a big bore that can fling a big heavy bullet if needs be from enough barrel to get that bullet up to a reasonable speed. I reload my own ammo, and also have some casting equipment so I could keep a big bore fed with ammo of various power levels to meet my needs.

TUBBY1
December 3, 2010, 03:13 PM
I would agree with harmon rabb.i have both rugers and enjoy them greatly.don't have a lcr but should time and money collide, i will. Good shooting

touro1979
December 3, 2010, 04:25 PM
gp100 .357 stainless with 6 inch barrell. It will last forever and you can hunt with it.

wow6599
December 3, 2010, 04:56 PM
Another vote for the 3" SP101. It can be used for anything.....I love mine.

iyn
December 3, 2010, 08:42 PM
3" GP-100 or 3" 686

Quoheleth
December 4, 2010, 09:07 AM
With an LCR, I would choose a nice, older model K22. I have fallen in love with my model 17.

Q

earlthegoat2
December 4, 2010, 09:28 AM
Lets pretend all past revolvers disappear off of the face of the planet sparing only the Ruger LCR's.

Wouldn't that leave only the Ruger LCR?

ditto....this is wierd.

L-Frame
December 4, 2010, 02:16 PM
ruger gp-100 3".

JFrame
December 4, 2010, 02:24 PM
That "production" part stumps me a bit also...I'd prolly take my S&W Pro-60 with 3" barrel. My preference for a "one only" handgun (assuming a Ruger LCR also) would be my S&W 65 with 3" barrel...

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charlie echo
December 4, 2010, 03:17 PM
Ruger Alaksan 2.5" in the 45 Colt, 45+p, 454 Casull.

http://www.ruger.com/products/superRedhawkAlaskan/models.html

Pistols are an entertainment and emergency tool, for when my 308 rifle's not handy, so I prefer handier shorter barrels, in 44 or 45.

Too bad Garrett Cartridges do not load 45LC.
http://www.garrettcartridges.com/products.html

gordy
December 4, 2010, 04:43 PM
Lets pretend that all lcr's would just disappear,
Then you would have to buy one that looked good.:neener:
I would buy a S&W 686 in 4 inch, Then I would be :cool:

Hondo 60
December 4, 2010, 06:12 PM
Either a GP100 or 686

Although a S&W Model 25 ...

Hmmm now I can't decide. How about one of each. :D

Erik M
December 4, 2010, 07:30 PM
Have to stay loyal to my Rugers, I would pick a 4" GP100 or 3" SP101.

cackalak
December 4, 2010, 10:12 PM
6" GP100 and you can keep the LCR. Redhawk in .44mag/sp would be a close second.

Now, if I were dropped off in the middle of nowhere, give me a single six in .22LR and a pocket full of ammo.

wacki
December 5, 2010, 01:30 AM
ditto....this is wierd.

The reason for this question is simple. A small revolver such as the Ruger LCR or the Smith & Wesson 360PD are great for concealed carry. I will own one of those soon. Given that I'm curious what other revolver you would own if you were in my position.

click clack
December 6, 2010, 12:15 AM
Smith and Wesson 686P with 2'' barrel

Prosser
December 6, 2010, 09:19 AM
HMMM. A new production revolver? First, I have the 360PD. Therefore, another .357
might be a good choice, so I can share ammo, and shoot .38's in both.

Freedom Arms Model 97, with a .38 cylinder and .357 cylinder might work.

Certainly plenty of merit to the idea of a .45 ACP/ 45 Colt/ 454 gun. Pretty much
you can shoot anything on the planet, given that range of ammo, and, not that expensive to feed, compared to some of the heavier calibers.

The .480/.475 Linebaugh combo is another choice, since Hornady offers .475/.480 ammo for around the same cost as .44 magnum.

For revolvers that work for those calibers, I'd look at a few of the Smiths, a LOT of the BFR SHORT cylinder SA's, and Freedom Arms, but I'd look used, not new.

By the way, excellent links in your sig, Wacki. Thank you

Walkalong
December 6, 2010, 10:21 AM
I am sure glad mine were locked up when the rest of them disappeared. ;)

Probably a .357, maybe a .44.

Thaddeus Jones
December 6, 2010, 10:25 AM
Ruger GP100.

IaDC
December 6, 2010, 01:57 PM
Ruger Single Six with .22 mag and .22lr cylinders

RugRev
December 6, 2010, 02:29 PM
The second gun I would have would be a 4" GP-100. I don't live where large wild animals (other than criminals) abound so the .357 is plenty.

I currently own or have owned a 686 S&W Mtn. Gun (pre-lock), S&W 66-2 4", GP-100 4", SP-101 2.25", Colt 4" Python, S&W 629 Mtn. Gun, Ruger Redhawk 5.5" in .44 Mag and .45 Colt, Dan Wesson 15V6 6" and Dan Wesson 744V6.

Trad Archer
December 6, 2010, 09:09 PM
Colt SAA 7 1/2 Nickel 45

Rexster
December 7, 2010, 01:47 PM
The parameters, as stated in the opening post, indeed seem strange. Why not just ask which revolver one would own in addition to an LCR, assuming these were one's only two revolvers?

Ruger GP100, 4" barrel, adjustable sights. Period. I would give the same answer if asked what my one and only revolver would be. Amazingly concealable, yet very shootable. The pre-Hogue factory grip is perfect for my hands, and I retain skill with a GP100 for a quite long time, a characteristic only shared with K/L-framed S&W revolvers. Ruger has the edge due to its perfect-for-me grip, easier disassembly for detailed cleaning, and a tougher coil mainspring. I've experienced an S&W mainspring failure, and no, the spring had not been modified.

I would much rather have a GP100 and an SP101, than a GP100 and an LCR.

LGSOO
December 8, 2010, 06:46 AM
I agree with the poster who suggested the GP-100.

Prosser
December 8, 2010, 08:03 AM
I'll go with Lee Jurras: .475 Linebaugh

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