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Fixed sight revolvers w/ 4" or greater bbl?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by wacki, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. wacki

    wacki Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. SPW1

    SPW1 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Well-Known Member

    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.

  4. clang

    clang Well-Known Member

    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.

    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.
  5. svtruth

    svtruth Well-Known Member

    I had a Ruger Vaquero in .44 mag, 7.5" barrel.
  6. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Well-Known Member


    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.


    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

  7. wacki

    wacki Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. roaddog28

    roaddog28 Well-Known Member

    S&W makes a 619 in 4 inch barrel. This is a L frame half lug model.

  9. M2MikeGolf

    M2MikeGolf Active Member

    S&W Model 619

    ...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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