Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Thlax, Mar 20, 2011.
Thoughts? Pictures would be great
Plus you can also shoot 38 Special with it.
I have the 2" snubnose and carry it everywhere and love it. This beauty feels just right in my hands.
Highly recommend it.
Classic? If you want a DA, the K-frame Smiths fit that description. Among the SA types, any good thumb buster has sort of a classic air to it. I like the Ruger NM S-6. The New Bearcat is also way cool.
I am jealous. I am 67. If I were 21 again...
Anyway, I recommend going classy. Attached is a photo of 4 of my favorite, non-cowboy action revolvers; a S&W model 18 .22 and a S&W model 15, both "Combat Masterpieces" (ain't that a cool name), and a pair of Colt Diamondbacks, a .22 and .38 Special.
They are not the cheapest guns around, but to celebrate your 21st, it should be memorable.
Pick one. Or two. Or four...
We are talking new revolvers here.... but there are lots of choices for good used ones made by Smith, Colt, or Ruger. I would stick to those three manufactures and more than likely get either a Smith or Ruger for shooting.
I like my Glock M23 also. It has earned its reputation for reliability.
if you so desired to shoot it, you could practice with the milder .38 Specials
then load her up with L-158 grain LSWCHP's* for defense~! Just be careful,
and not feed it a steady diet of any brand 125 grain +P JHP's; as that would
wreck the weapon~!
* FootNote - Lead Semi Wad Cutter Hollow Points
Revolvers are great, how about a 22LR?
Great for target shooting, great for affordability of ammo.
Heck, maybe kill two birds with one stone, and get a 22 revolver. Maybe a S&W 617 with the longer barrel.
Even better, IMO, would be a classic S&W 22 revolver. See what you can find used in your area.
Personally, I think 22 autos are nicer than revolvers. No need to cock them each time to have that nice single action trigger pull.
Now, I have to add that to me, about the biggest advantage to a revolver is not having to chase brass. (I'm a hand loader, so it gets old sometimes) Simplicity and forgivingness of bad technique is also good. Revolvers don't care if they're limp-wristed, for example.
Otherwise get a 4-6in 357, quite versatile, Smith or Ruger
I've only got 6 inch barrels on my own S&W's. While I love them dearly I've also gotten to shoot a buddy's 4 inch version and it's just that little bit nicer due to the balance.
On the Ruger side of the used classics there's many that have enjoyed or still enjoy their Speed Six revolvers in various formats. Again these are all steel guns that deliver the goods.
.....what a chore ! Ha
CCW is not your primary criteria, "practical & classic" fairly screams S&W k-frame
19 in blue, or 66 in SS
(though a 1st cousin L frame 686 will do, if ye must have NIB)
classic = k-frame, famous for good triggers, good ergonomics
no other handgun in any caliber comes even close to the amazing versatility of the 38/357 revolver
load a 38 wadcutter in chamber #1, a 38 SWC in chamber #2, a 38 sp in chamber #3, a 38+P in chamber #4, and a couple of 158 gr 357s in #5 & 6, you will find what you like in a hurry (most probably 'all of the above')
though a nice Ruger "Six", it must be fairly said, also stands up to same criteria
(or a GP100 if ye must have NIB)
hard to go wrong with any full size, all steel 357, when you get right down to it
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