Best “One *Revolver* To Do Everything”

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mr. Mosin, Oct 4, 2021.

  1. Lnf Crzr

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    Um…
    No surprise there- as It was stated by the Op in the first post of the Thread.
     
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  2. GEM

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    Yeah, a SW or Ruger like that is the winner. As far as competition - depends on the sport and what you are trying to achieve. Chasing milliseconds and millimeters or EDC competency. Hunting - the little guys up to a deer and fairly close up? SD - the usual debate of one opponent guns, reliability, ease of use. Rounds - big boom vs. lower recoil dependent on application.

    Other companies guns - expense, reliability, etc. For what it is worth, I've had SW and Taurus revolvers go bad. A friend has a Ruger do that too! All companies screw up at times.
     
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  3. tubeshooter
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    Yep.

    Except Kimber, because they might fold next week.
    Or stuff not in new production.
    Or Colt, because their new stuff is not proven.
    Or anything over 1k.
    Or anything not in a "common" caliber.
    Or anything with a longish barrel, because I might carry it.

    Really pares it down.

    I think the 3" SP101 is a pretty good gun.
    Just my opinion.
    Doesn't have to be yours or corrected.
     
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  4. Lnf Crzr

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    Op stated preference for the Sp 101

    He responded to Information

    He knows what he wants

    He is “Seeking” alternative options that fit “his requirements”.

    When making a purchase or decision… Do you not do that or something like that as well?


    I feel the thread extended further - Becouse people enjoy the discussion topic.
     
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  5. Lnf Crzr

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    Ps- Not correcting, Asking
    Not arguing or talking at you either- just discussing
     
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  6. Lnf Crzr

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    Big difference
     
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  7. ThomasT

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    No he doesn't. Over the last year or more he has vacillated between every gun ever made including BP revolvers and then just buying the metal and building his own SAA copy. It has been my most mentioned thing to him to pick "A" gun and focus on it until he has one.
     
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  8. Lnf Crzr

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    Ok- Indecisive… Yet favoring the Sp101

    In this thread at least.
     
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  9. ThomasT

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    Yep SP-101, for this week. Next week, a new desire.
     
  10. Old Dog

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    Nine pages thus far.

    No, I have nothing of value to add at this time.

    Old Dog out.
     
  11. Great Scot

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    I’m not reading nine pages of discussion, but I’m weighing in. Smith 69 in 44 mag can flex for a huge amount of activities. 44 mag 300 semi wad cutters for hunting and knocking around woods. .44 special Hornady hollow points for home defense and as a CCW.
     
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  12. 45 Dragoon

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    Well honestly the best "do everything" revolver would be a 5 1/2" fixed sight or at this point adjustable sighted version ROA. None of the previously mentioned can handle cap and ball. A ROA with a Kirst conversion cyl will handle the cartridge side (whatever is available or as long as you have reload ability) but if cartridge ammo isn't available, cap and ball is still a viable option. All the others are paper weights without ammo. Just a thought

    Mike
     
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    Thank you for being willing to give one and
    all a little bit of your time.
     
  14. Mr. Mosin

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    Eh... my happy lil’ self just realized the absolute scarcity of what I want... a 3” SP101 (new) in .357 Magnum is like hen’s teeth... virtually nonexistent.
     
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    There's currently four of these "hen's teeth" 3" SP101 357s on GB now. One is new for $689.
     
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  16. The Happy Kaboomer

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    There's NOT one.
     
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    Let me respond to this . . . the trigger on my SP101 was very, very good. It was a model KSP-831 (Discontinued Model) .38 Special, from 1989. It was shot a lot! Wolf springs and a lot of polishing. Shims, also. I in no way meant to state that it had a "bad" trigger. The present owner is more than pleased with the trigger. More than pleased. But, as good as that SP101 trigger is, the DA pull is not as smooth nor is it as light as my GP100. My GP100 also has Wolf springs, shims and mucho polishing. I say that I "bothered to try". And succeeded.

    Larry
     
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    Easy. New production? Not a one.
     
  19. Old Dog

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    Not even my current favorite?
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    All it needs is grips and a tune-up.

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  21. chicharrones

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    Hmmm. I can't remember the details in this thread except the first post by the O.P. and the O.P. mentioning he has a Ruger Wrangler in another thread.

    3" barreled 5-shot revolver in .357 magnum . . .

    If this may be your only centerfire handgun for some years to come, I'd lean towards getting adjustable sights. That would allow adjusting between .38 special and .357 mag as ammo supply or interest in shooting changes.

    Does Ruger make the SP101 with adjustable sights and a 3" barrel?

    If not, I'd lean towards a S&W 60.

    Edit: This SP101 looks interesting.
    https://ruger.com/products/sp101/specSheets/15707.html
     
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    Here ya’ go, S&W 65-4, better than new. No lock, no MIM parts, no two piece barrel.

    And under $1000, you can have this one for only $999. lol
     
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    Now that is funny.
     
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  24. Mosin77

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    That’s a very good point.

    OP, if you don’t realistically see yourself buying a half dozen handguns in the next few years, and truly want one to do a lot of things decently, consider the sights. If you go .38spl, you can probably get away with fixed sights, especially if carry (open or concealed) is high on your priority list. But If you’re going 357, which means still probably planning to shoot a fair amount of .38 out of it for reasons of recoil and budget…. You will most definitely want a gun with adjustable sights. A 158gr wadcutter 38 doesn’t hit anywhere near a 124gr 357 defense load on the same target.
     
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    +1
     
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