Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by wrdwrght, Jul 26, 2015.
every one the frame has turned plum colored.
That doesn't happen to Pythons.
Got rid of my Python this yr, but before then I hunted with it.
Blued E series.
If I ever get another one it'll be a reg 6" stainless, dual pin front sight.
I'd be just as happy running a 686 Smith.
I'd be a bit to inclined to just put the Colt in a safe. Actually, I wouldn't buy one at all at the current prices. A DW I would shoot a lot.
Good luck! I look forward to the pics when you go for it.
Not sure if this is meant for me, the OP. I'm not in the market for a Python. I don't collect queens for the safe, just amass shooters for the fun of discovering what makes them different...
As the OP, I had imagined chiming in just about now to summarize this thread's comments, but I now think that's a fool's errand, given all the drift.
I've heard that before.
The obvious response is to shake you head slowly, from side to side, bemoan the death of the value of craftsmanship, and say kindly, " You've never listened too records, have you?"...pause a moment and then add, "You must be a fan of MIM"
but which has the smoothest trigger b/w your Smith's: the 19 or 686? I really am looking hard @ 19-3 but if a 586 or 686 trigger is equally good or better, then that would influence my decision. Thanks!
Anyway I've fiddled with it at some length. I honestly think if I handled both of them side by side -- dry fire only -- I wouldn't have a strong opinion one way or the other.
I prefer the look and single action hammer cocking on the DW, and being able to swap barrels is a major asset in my mind. The first barrier when I buy any gun is the aesthetics. But I think both the DW and the Python look good, so once you add the functionality into it... I really have to side with the DW.
I don't fully understand the Python's astronomical price, despite the rarity and clearly high quality. But I'm glad the DW is so affordable, because otherwise I'd have neither.
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