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Have I Lost My Mind?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ala Dan, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    All of my adult life I have been in love with "short
    barrel" revolver's not to exceed 3" in length. But,
    as I grow older (and wiser I hope) my taste have
    changed; cuz I'm finding a wonderful and a solid
    fasinating experience with 5" and 6" barrel target
    revolver's. I'm just wondering how many others
    have enjoyed this "new found" experience?

    Currently, I have the 5" Smith & Wesson 629-5
    "Classic"; and a 6" "Distinguished Combat Magnum"
    model 686-5. But, I plan to add more in the very
    near future.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  2. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

    Ive always been a 4 inch guy myself, I doint know why..

    Its hurt me since S&W Model 17s are 6 inchers..

  3. tc300mag1

    tc300mag1 Well-Known Member

    i prefer 4 or 6 inchers though i do have a 9 1/2 super redhawk just like i prefer a blackhawk in 4 5/8 different strokes for different folks thats what makes the world turn
  4. RCL

    RCL Well-Known Member

    Variety is the spice of life.......
    My revolvers range from my Sherrrif's Model Vaquero .45 Colt with it's 3 1/2" barrrel to my Freedom Arms .454 Casull with it's 10" tube, and everything in between. Enjoy them all!:D
  5. seeker_two

    seeker_two Well-Known Member

    Yep....but in a good way. :p

    I've drifted b/t 3" & 6" revolvers often. They just seem to balance in my hand a lot better, and I like the 6" sight radius.

    Heck, enjoy them all. I do...:D
  6. berto

    berto Well-Known Member

    Different guns feel best sometimes in different bbl lengths.

    Don't fight it...you can't win.:uhoh:
  7. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    THR2012...Ala Dan discovers the joys of 8 3/8th inch barrels and 2x scopes...just kidding ya. The blooming things are so heavy you need a bench rest to shoot them.

    Wildalaska -

    "Its hurt me since S&W Model 17s are 6 inchers.."

    Not all of them.

    I have a nearly new 17-6 that's a 4" with a full underlug. Trade ya for a used CZ RAMI. ;)

  8. BigG

    BigG Well-Known Member

    Is Ala Dan Crazy?

    :eek: No, my bud, I think there is room for all bbl length S&Ws. In the Maggies I have the dreaded "Long Tom" 8 3/8 tube! :eek: My first 44 Mod 29 was a dreaded 6 1/2" nickel. Beautiful! What was I thinking to sell it? :eek:
  9. Hutch

    Hutch Well-Known Member

    Nah,(other that this whole "UT" aberration:p ) Different lengths for different purposes. I've got 2, 3, 4, 5, 5,5, 6, 6.5 and 8.375 revos, so it must be a good idea...
  10. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Greeting's All-

    One of the worst mistakes I've made in my life was
    getting rid of a NIB 5" barrel nickel Smith & Wesson
    27-2. I kick myself each time I think about that one!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  11. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Yes you have lost your mind and you must stop!! Each time you buy one of these obsolete out-of-popular-fashion-firearms it prevents me from getting it, and/or in general drives up the price for the rest of us. I have worked long and hard to convince everyone that being caught at the range with a wheelgun is bad enough, but if the barrel is longer then one-half inches and it’s made of anything but non-ferrous alloys it’s the epitome of bad judgment. Now you’ve ruined everything. You should be ashamed.

    On the other hand, welcome to the club ……
  12. Blueduck

    Blueduck Well-Known Member

    Just to fuel the disease...

    Might want to think about a 6" model 19/66, very underated guns. Nice long sight radius for easy shooting, but also light enough for the hip all day...
  13. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Blueduck, you couldn't be more correct! I've owned at
    least 2 of them, and wish I had another. I know where
    there is a 6" nickel S&W model 19 thats about a 90 per
    center; and the guy wants to trade for any S&W
    .357 magnum with a 4" tube. I offered him $225 cash
    for it, with intentions of going as high as $250; but he
    won't budge! :( :uhoh: :D

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  14. Randy63

    Randy63 Well-Known Member

    I like 4 to 6 inch barreled revos. Having said that I had a blued 5" 27-2 that I sold. I had a lapse in judgement there for sure!

    I also had a 6" blued 19-4 that was the best shooting centerfire revo I've ever owned. I sold that one to a board member. I sold it because I like to shoot a steady diet of .357s out of my .357s and have 6" N frame 27s for that. I plan on picking up a 14 or pre 14 in 6" for the .38s.

  15. caz223

    caz223 Well-Known Member

    I stopped buying 4" revolvers.
    I currently own 2.5", 3.5", 4", 4.5", 5", 5.5", 6", 6.5", 7", 7.5", and 8" barrels, in wheelies.
    The most glaring omission is a lack of 3" revolvers.
    Most of my autos are around 3", so that would explain that...
    I think the best barrel length for a target wheelie for me is somewhere between 5" and 5.5", provided you are allowed to shoot one-handed, or offhand, no rest.
    I may have to buy a 3" wheelgun now, thanks to you. *Grumble*
  16. SGTaylor

    SGTaylor Member

    I've always had a preference for 4-5 inch barrels myself. Don't know why for sure. They just seem more pleasing to the eye somehow.
  17. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    You get bonus points for collecting them all.

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