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Three inch barrel revolvers, a weakness ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by lincen, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. P5 Guy

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    Three inchers are Special, 38 and 44 Special that is.
    60-4 top 696 bottom.
     
  2. RJM52

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    Have had a bunch of 3" guns over the years...

    657...
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    60-10...
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    65-3
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    60-4...
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    66-2...
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    66-2/65-3...
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    One I'd like to get is a Ruger GP-100 in 10mm...should have grabbed one when I had the chance...

    Bob
     
  3. __steve__

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    Here’s my weakness. Not quite 3”, but a 3.5”
     

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  4. Sistema1927

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    Here are three 3" stainless revolvers. Ruger, Kimber, and S&W.
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  5. Dframe

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    My favorite barrel length. I have several, ok a lot. Most are colts but a few s&ws and a smattering of others too.
     
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  6. Buckeye63

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    Id like to get a S&W 686+ with a 3 inch barrel one day
    I have two 3 inch barreled revolvers at this timr
    A S&W no dash 36 and a Charter 357 mag 6 shot 357mag
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  7. bannockburn

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    My idea of the perfect S&W J frame was a Model 60 with a 3" heavy barrel and a round butt frame configuration. A Model 36 made that way was also at the top of the my want list.
     
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  8. stonebuster

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    I need a "like all" option for this thread.
     
  9. Riomouse911

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    I’ve been known to travel down that 3” barrel path once in a while...

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    Dan Wesson 3” VH 15-2 .357
    S&W 3” Model 317 .22LR
    Ruger 3” GP 100 .44 Spl.
    S&W 3” Model 13 .357

    Stay safe.
     
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  10. tomrkba

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    I don't see an N-Frame in there! You need a S&W 629 Deluxe (3") to shoot 44 Special from!
     
  11. SeanSw

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    I love them, but I sold the only one I've ever had. A fixed sight 3 inch Gp100 with compact grips. It was only, and I mean only, because I found it too much work to shoot. For as well as it fit my hand it just didn't suit me at the range. gp100.jpg
     
  12. DR505

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    I only have two of them...both Model 657 .41 Magnums.

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  13. outerlimit

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    Very nice. I had a snub .41mag a long time ago. I really wish that caliber would make a comeback.
     
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  14. WisBorn

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    This one is a 2 1/2" . Taurus 415 41mag.

    I would like a 3" 44 mag. It would be used with 44 special ammo most of the time. 44 mag while hiking. Until then the 41 mag is my go to.
     
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  17. chicharrones

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    Looks like a 3" long cylinder. Wow. :eek: :D
     
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  18. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Party Foul. Slipping the "G word" into a revolver photo. Shame, shame. :D
     
  19. DWFan

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    My Dan Wesson M14-2 wears a 3" EWK extra-heavy shroud with his conversion sight and a 1:12" twist tube. It also uses the factory birdshead-style "combat" grip.
     
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  20. Plan2Live

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    Can a 2.75" Ruger Speed Six play in the 3 inch playground? Ruger didn't make many 3" Sixes. 2.75 is the closest I've found (at an acceptable price) so far. The last 3" Six I saw go thru GunBroker went for over $1,000 if I remember correctly.
     
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  21. JFrame

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    Don't have that many, but I do love the 3" form factor... :)

    The Model 65...
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    My 60 Pro, recently configured with a CT305 laser...
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    The 317 kit gun (top)...
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    ...And the NAA Earl (left), configured here with a Black Widow grip...
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    ...And at a barrel length of 2.75", the Governor comes close to qualifying... :D
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  22. Sistema1927

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    But if you let 2.75" in, you don't have grounds to keep the 2" guns out either. See what I mean:
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  23. dahermit

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    I have one three-incher. A S&W 696 in .44 Special. 5-shot, L frame in case someone does not know.
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  24. Riomouse911

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    My 3” is an EWK set as well. The others are all factory sets.

    Stay safe.
     
  25. lincen

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    As Clint Eastwood said, “ a man has got to know his limits “. Very nice looking Colt but certainly not in my price range.
     
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