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Advice, oh Sages of the Forum, please!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by fatfreddiescat, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. fatfreddiescat

    fatfreddiescat Member

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    I want an 8-shot .357 mag revolver, with a bbl 3" or less. I have been mini-drooling over the S&W Model 327, but as usual, S&W prices about 30-50% more than they should for their handguns...their website asks a list price of $1185 for the Night Guard. They go UP from there.
    Can anyone provide me with information (and possibly a link) regarding a gun that would compete with the S&W 327?

    *Now, let me add that the reason I like the 327 is that I KNOW the overall quality is there, but I just don't believe that S&W has the market cornered on quality.

    So, if you OWN or have SHOT a revolver that would equal the workmanship and manageability of the 327, please help me out here.

    One last tidbit-one reason I like the idea of the 327 is that it is a GREAT ankle holster carry for SD. I know it has a kick, but so what? It won't be my 'match gun!':rolleyes:
    Thanks for any help.
    The Fat Cat
     
  2. dbarale

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    S&W is it. Taurus has an 8-shot revolver but I believe it's only 4 and 6" barrels and it's stainless.

    No offense but how big are you? Unless you're about 6' 10 and 300lbs there's no way you can carry an N frame in an ankle holster!

    EDIT: I see you're in California, so there is no CCW, I'll take the ankle holster was a joke. You got me...
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Member

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    The MSRP is unlikely to be the actual "street" price. If your dealer really charges MSRP it is charging too much.
     
  4. jad0110

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    Correct. I've noted that the actual street price for most guns is around 25% less than the MSRP, give or take 5%. So figure on $850 - $900.

    And for that price, I'd prefer a nice blued 3.5" S&W Model 27, but that's just me.
     
  5. fatfreddiescat

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    Hey.. my mistake. I thought the 327 WAS a J frame. And a J frame fits well in an Alessi ankle rig. Just the wrong caliber and wrong amount of cylinder holes....I want 8.
     
  6. oldgoat46

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    Aaaarrrgggh! How bought a nice skinny, 6 shot 357 and something like an LCP or P238 in your pocket just in case? Whoops, sorry just read the part about California. You need 8 shots with a lot of power? those 8 shot revolvers are really clunky heavy things to deal with how bought a 10mm semi auto.
     
  7. savit260

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    An 8 shot .357 J frame?

    o.k. I'd like one to go with my car that gets 35 mpg, corners like a Ferrari and can tow my 19 ft. boat, while transporting me and 4 other friends. ;)

    The only way you're getting 8 shots out of J frame, is if it's a .22lr.


    You're going to have to make some consessions.

    Either a bigger gun, or a smaller caliber.
     
  8. fatfreddiescat

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    351pd = .22 mag!
     
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