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An ode to the 4" medium frame revolver...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by SaxonPig, Apr 21, 2012.

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  1. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Member

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    For the beginner or the expert, good for so much. Generally available from 22 LR to 357 Magnum a medium frame DA revolver with a 4" tube is small enough to pack but big enough to get a variety of jobs done. I have more large frame revolvers than middle sized ones but I appreciate them all. Here are a couple of mine.


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  2. Coyote3855

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    Nice revolvers. 4" is the perfect compromise for carry, accuracy.
     
  3. wanderinwalker

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    Who doesn't like 4" medium-framed revolvers. They're the perfect size for some carry, woods and general use without being overwhelming. Plus, a 4" barrel is plenty long enough for accuracy at the range, even out to 50-yds.

    Yes, I like 4" medium-framed revolvers...

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  4. MCgunner

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    I'm partial to my N frames and to 5" barrels. But do love my m10/19/ smiths and police positives. They are the prefect size for fun and work.

    Cheers,

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  6. Walkalong

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    S&W 15-4

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  7. W.E.G.

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    First in with a Security Six.

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    I am going to join Saxon Pigs party.

    S&W M&P 38 special 4 inch. Too me defines the LE carry revolver.
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    S&W model 13 4 inch. This might be the best combat fighting revolver.
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    Model 19 4 inch. Bill Jordens dream carry revolver for LE
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    Model 66 4 inch Stainless version of Bill Jordens dream revolver.
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    Ruger Police Service Six 4 inch. Rugers competition to S&W as a carry 357 magnum.
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  9. skoro

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    They're just right in so many ways...

    I have several. :cool:
     
  10. Steve CT

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    Oh, So Perfect!
     
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    Not fair Steve CT, you put those barrels on just for the picture :)
     
  12. Walkalong

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    S&W M10 HB

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    The 4-inchers are the perfect size for travel or nearly anything. They pack power and are great for pointability. And they're almost perfect for the .357 round. I think S&W and Ruger made horrible mistakes by phasing out their medium framed revolvers for their "hulksters" -- my term for the larger 686 and GP-100 sized guns. These companies continue to call their hulksters "medium-framed" handguns, but the 6-shot guns are borderline unsuitable for carrying on the trail or in camping. (After all, which would you rather have as a camping pistol, a S&W 13/65 or a 686?)

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    Model 10-5
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    Model 10 and 64s

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  16. MCgunner

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  17. Walkalong

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    Be sure to include all four food groups.

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  18. 56hawk

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    Well, I don't usually do poetry, but here is my ode to four inch revolvers:

    A four inch revolver
    So balanced and fair
    I care not what frame size you bear

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    Don't ever think a 4" revolver is limited to 50 yards. I've shot them way farther than that!;)
    Frank
     
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    686SSR (and his big brother the 8-3/8" 686, scoped)

    technically medium large I guess :/
     
  21. BYJO4

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    The 4" barrel is a good all around length and I enjoy shooting mine. However, unlike many, I still prefer the feel of my 5" and 6" revolvers more and will shoot them more frequently.
     
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    I think the 4" is a good versatile revolver and have a few in my safe.
     
  23. MrBorland

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    I loves me some 4" medium frame. :D

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    For carry or competition...
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    ...or pressed into target duty...
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    ...or for just messin' around.
     
  24. bannockburn

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    For all around versatility it's hard to beat the 4" medium frame revolver, be it a Colt, Ruger, S&W, or Dan Wesson. My all-time favorite is probably the S&W K frame though I still have a great fondness for the Ruger Security/Service/Speed Six series.
     
  25. Steve CT

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    bikemutt, I know you're funnin' with me on this :). We know each other from DWF.

    The 4" .357 is in a dead heat with the 1911 as the perfect fighting handgun, no reason it can't also be the best looking revolver there is
     
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