That One Go-to .357

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Archangel14, Nov 14, 2021.

  1. Thomasss

    Thomasss Member

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    I think Clint would have looked better with one of those!
     
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  2. tomrkba

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    No point to a revolver them…use magnums for the terminal ballistics. Stepping down to 38 Special means getting about 9mm performance. Better to go with a small semiauto.
     
  3. Viper1357

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    8 rounds, lightweight, scope-able, light/laser mountable.

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  4. Toros

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    Some folks have an aversion to pistols and only like revolvers. +P and +P+ affords some alternatives to full .357 loads.
     
  5. WisBorn

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    What did the motorcycle patrol guys carry in Magnum Force ?
    Harry Callahan and his big ol 44.
    (I love my 686)
     
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  6. Anchorite

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    Didn’t they all carry Pythons?
     
  7. JanzEM357

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    Well, sounds like survival, life or death to me... So, my most bad ass strongest made, tight fitting with next to no gaps and. cylinder.frame spaces... 6" barrel hunting revolver... and no thought to scratches, etc... Would have to be this one...

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  8. 357smallbore

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    Well seeing as I have 4 357's. I will have to pick my 1984 S&W 4in 686. But my 1983 Ruger Speed Six with 2.75 barrel is a close second. Love em both. The S&W is a bit more useful as a one gun rig with it's 4in pipe.
     
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  9. 357smallbore

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    Mine looks just like that too.
    Love the original ones. Mine ain't going anywhere.
     
  10. Hookeye

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    Took mine out.
    Cold range, arthritis and new sights.
    Set even.
    Only had 15 rounds left of the Hornady 140 gr.
    Yup.....theres always one ....dangit

    First shot was high. Next 4 in the hole

    Only 21 ft, offhand. First 5 shots from it in over a year.

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    Used to shoot good groups at 25 yards.
    Bifocals are a curse.

    Will give the Kensight 2 clicks to the right and it should be good. Take outdoors for 25 and 50 yard checks.

    May end up w an EGW reflex base and leupold DPP the way things are going
     
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  11. mistermills357

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    Yes the motorcycle cops in Magnum Force carried Pythons, that’s what the Internet Movie Firearms Database states. And I dimly recall a discussion in the movie about the .357 Mag.

    http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Magnum_Force
     
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  12. mistermills357

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    I had a Security Six, and a Speed Six in .357, and I thought that they were great carry guns. I never fired that many rounds through them, and they would have lasted me forever.
     
  13. euclid

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    For pride of ownership the 4” S&W 586 is hard to beat. For utility purposes only, the 4” Ruger GP 100 would be the one. It’s like the cockroach of revolvers: It’ll be here long after we’re gone.
     
  14. jeepnik

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    No brainer. The original .357 mag, pre model 27. I catch hell from time to time at the range for shooting it. But that's what it was made for. Of course I also get grief over my Lefty Randall. Collectors are the bane of shooters.
     
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  15. Old Dog

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    Quickly becoming "that one go-to" in .357... still haven't found a holster that I really like for the 4.25". But what an awesome shooter.
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  16. 257x50

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    I have agree with the MR73. Handled one yesterday......DA was amazing.
    Better than the Korth IMHO ....he had a 5 shot Korth too.
    The MR73 you can adjust the trigger.....at home....at the kitchen table.
    A pair of leaf springs make the Nice DA possible.
    And the man has all 3...Janz included.
    Revolvers were an afterthought yesterday.........
     
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  17. someguy2800

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    It would probably be a GP100, but since I don't actually have one I will have to say my 4.2" SP101.
     
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