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Pick my next revolver for me

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by SteelyNirvana, Nov 26, 2010.

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What should my next .357 be?

  1. Try to get the Smith back, man!

    60 vote(s)
    56.1%
  2. Ruger Blackhawk SS 4"

    8 vote(s)
    7.5%
  3. Ruger GP100 with either a 4" or 6" barrel

    27 vote(s)
    25.2%
  4. Ruger SP101 with 3 3/16 barrel

    12 vote(s)
    11.2%
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  1. SteelyNirvana

    SteelyNirvana Member

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    Had to do what I had to do yesterday. Had been without a car for months and traded my S&W 66 pinned and recessed for a good running '79 Datsun. I'm already running it through my mind on what my next .357 should be. The guy even said he would hang onto it for a few months JIC I try to buy it back. So I'm posting a poll what I'm thinking and I'll let you fine folks give me input on what I should do and why. I'll primarily be using it for target practice/range duty but it will also be my nightstand gun.
     
  2. Daniel Rando

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    model 66 ;}
     
  3. Guillermo

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    nothing wrong with a Ruger but they don't make Smiths like that anymore.

    GET IT BACK!!!
     
  4. Zundfolge

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    If you don't do what you can to get your P&R 66 back you'll be posting here in one of the perennial "What gun have you regreted selling?" threads.
     
  5. Creature

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    Good luck.
     
  6. oldfool

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    see sig line

    having said that, if the guy won't give it up (and he may not if he has had a chance to shoot it much), GP100 next best thing, with close competition from a 3" SP101 (if looking for a smaller package)
    the SAs are great, but once you have been a DA guy, it's hard to go back
     
  7. wow6599

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    3" SP101........it just feels perfect.
     
  8. 357 Terms

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    Try to get the Smith back. Was that Datsun a 280z?
     
  9. gordy

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    Get the S&W back.
     
  10. 19-3Ben

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    Exactly.

    You'll be able to get any of those Rugers next year. But there is no more P&R 66.
     
  11. SteelyNirvana

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    Nope, a B210 with 118,000 miles on it. Guy says it gets 30mpg. Seems to be a good running car so far.
     
  12. captain awesome

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    well I was torn between the gp100 (I Love my 4", my second most favorite gun to shoot, its wonderfully accurate and ironically I spent the least on it out of all my center-fires) and getting back your 66. I said get the 66 back, however the question is, to buy it back, what will be the price? straight up give the car back? cash? A lot would hinge on that.
     
  13. wep45

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    you traded a pinned barrel S&W for what:eek:

    sell the car, get the S&W back and find alternate forms of transportation.
     
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    Not on your list. 4" Python
     
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    Security six
     
  18. SteelyNirvana

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    I'm thinking of offering the guy $400 to buy it back. As I think that was a fair price for the car and he even delivered it from 100 miles away. Sound fair?
     
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    kick in a extra 50 and a six pack and get you six shooter delivered!
     
  20. captain awesome

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    if you could get it back for 400 I would do it in a heartbeat.
     
  21. content

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    Hello friends and neighbors // I had a similar experience with a transmission and a Ruger Red Hawk.

    As stated, about your choices, the Red Hawk was easily replaceable. Your P&R 66 is not so easily replaced.

    Can you start making payments on the S&W 66, this will make sure someone else does not buy it. In any case I'd let them know ASAP if you intent to buy back the S&W.

    You know the condition of the firearm but IMHO $500.00+ is closer to the value of the revolver.

    Good luck either way.
     
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    $500 to $550 for a Model 66 depending upon condition. I too would go with the Smith, I have one and I would only replace it with another Smith. Yes I have shot the Python, Blackhawk & SP101, I prefer the balance, grip and trigger of the Model 66.

    _BUT_!!!!

    May I suggest you forget about buying a new gun (or retrieving your old one) until you have a better financial reserve? I would not rely on a 30 year old car to keep running without money needing to be spent on it and there will be other unexpected emergencys in your life that consume cash. If you are financially that tight that you need to trade a gun for wheels then getting a good cash reserve should be a priority before buying any new toys.
     
  23. Jonah71

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    He's right. Don't let that happen if possible. I let a .357 Python get away from me years ago and I'll always regret it. Now I probably couldn't afford that same gun if I did find it.
     
  24. bannockburn

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    I would definitely get the Smith back. The other guns you have listed are readily available; your Model 66 may not be in a few months. Go with the one that you know.
     
  25. roaddog28

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    I traded my 686-3 4 inch for a semi-auto a while back. Regetted the trade after a month. But the good news is I bought a 686-2 4 inch recently and I am waiting for the background check to be complete and then I can pickup the revolver. Don't sell the classic S&Ws
    Howard
     
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