Fixed sight revolvers w/ 4" or greater bbl?


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wacki
February 8, 2011, 09:01 PM
Are there any good quality current production guns with 4" bbl or greater that have fixed sights?

Looks like all the revolvers on the Ruger website only have adjustable sights once you hit 4" bbl.

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SPW1
February 8, 2011, 09:52 PM
Smith & wesson has a number of such revolvers on their web site, taurus also lists a few. That is about it for DA revolvers but then there are not that many makers of DA revolvers out there right now anyway. Wether or not you consider new Smiths or taurus revolvers of any vintage to be "quality" depends on ones own opinion I suppose. If you count single actions then the choices become even broader and include rugers as well.

BlindJustice
February 8, 2011, 09:54 PM
S&W Double Action Revolver in current production
with the 4" or greater barrel lengths
Model 10 .38 Special +P 4" Bbl.
there may be a regular and a heavy barrel model variant
MOdel 21 - .44 Special 4" Bbl.
MOdel 22 "1950" .45 ACP/.45 Auto Rim 4" Bbl.
Model 22 "1917 .45 ACP/.45 Auto Rim 5 1/2" Bbl.
Model 58 .41 Magnum 4" Bbl.

Randall

clang
February 9, 2011, 09:55 AM
S&W only made like a million or two model 10s/M&Ps, so there are also a lot of good fixed sight 4"+ guns on the used market that can be found at very reasonable prices if you look. Throw in all the other great fixed sight guns made for police during the 20th century (including .357 magnums), and it's got to be hard for manufacturers to get good money for new production fixed sight guns.

One of my favorite fixed sight shooters is my .357 mag S&W 681 made for the SP. I think I payed $225 for it about 5 years ago. I also have a 4" S&W Model 65 & a heavy barrel Model 10 that cost <$300 each. Prices have gone up since then, but there are great used guns out there like the S&W 10, 13, 64, 67, 581, 681, and 65.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/clang444/SW681Left.jpg

Hope this post did not stray too far from the OP's question, but the point I was trying to make is that manufacturers have to compete with so many good used guns on the market that there isn't too much demand for new, long barrelled, fixed sight guns.

svtruth
February 9, 2011, 02:05 PM
I had a Ruger Vaquero in .44 mag, 7.5" barrel.

BlindJustice
February 9, 2011, 05:39 PM
wacki

Cylinder & Slide offers Extreme Duty Fixed ( rear sight ( and fixed
sigt sets ( front and rear ) for S&W K/L/N revolvers. ANY
adjustable rear sight revolver could be converted to using this fixed
sight system. S&W offers this sort of rear sight with a ramp night sight
dot front for their Nightgaurd series ( various frame sizes and
all have 2.5" bbl. length.

http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=ExtremeDuty

of course you'd need to choose the correct front sight
height depending on Bbl. length and the cartrdige the
handgun is chambered for. otherwise YwindageMV

R-

wacki
February 12, 2011, 05:50 PM
BlindJustice, that Extreme Duty Fixed site is awesome. Just wish they made it for Ruger...

Looks like I'm going to be buying a used S&W revolver for my longer barreled wheel gun collection.

roaddog28
February 12, 2011, 06:08 PM
S&W makes a 619 in 4 inch barrel. This is a L frame half lug model.

Howard

M2MikeGolf
February 20, 2011, 09:37 AM
S&W makes a 619 in 4 inch barrel. This is a L frame half lug model.


...And it looks like this.
Unfortunately, S&W doesn't list it on their products page, afraid they've dropped it. Reminds me of the Model 10 HB, only in .357 Mag. (and it's an L frame; those aren't issue grips by the way). I got a good deal on it brand new, unbelievably in Germany!!! I highly recommend it, great balance and just enough weight to power ratio.

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