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What does "the ultimate revolver" look like to you, and who makes something close?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by DarkswordDX, Oct 11, 2021.

  1. StrawHat

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    Yours looks like the Georgia’s Highway Patrol Commemorative. A nice revolver with a good reputation. The one I showed was cataloged from 1950 through 1966. Not very popular, so discontinued. In 1957 it was renamed the Model 22.


    The Model 1950, 45 Target Revolver was built from 1950 through 1961. In 1957 it became the Model 26. The Georgia HPC is the Model 26-1(?).


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  2. Ru4real

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    This.

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  3. Jack B.

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    6" M-29
     
  4. RevolvingGarbage

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    The ultimate, for me would look almost just like this one:

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    The differences would be

    -Able to hold up to 9x19 para pressures, so I could throw a 150gr bullet at around 1000 FPS.

    -Stainless steel construction, or Np3 style coating. I want extreme corrosion resistance everywhere possible.

    -Tritium lit front sight.
     
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  5. Mr. Mosin

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    Now that... that, I like. Aren’t you the same gent that put a shotgun bead on a chopped break top ?
     
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  6. DR505

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    This one is about right; a S&W Model 25-9 4" barrel in .45 Colt, wearing Ahrends stocks.

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  7. jdh

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    As issued M&P R8.
    M&P 340 as a backup.
     
  8. Obturation

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    Combat revolver...
    Hmmmmmm.

    Well, my ultimate revolver wouldn't really be a combat revolver. If I had to pick a do all revolver with combat as a requirement I'd probably say the Dan Wesson 715. Change lengths at will and can handle a lifetime of 357s without much fuss.

    If I were to say ultimate revolver for everything , it's a different story. It isn't made, likely never will be. I'd want a 5 shot double/single action in 454 casull on a gp100 frame, 4-5" . tall order. To me there's so much versatility in that chambering and could do social work or woods defense equally well. There are single actions that would do fine but for defense I had to face reality years ago and come to terms with the fact that single action revolvers aren't ideal defensive firearms most of the time.
     
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  9. Boomholzer

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    I would like a indistinguishable 1873, with a 5.5" barrel, in 45C, that would have no problem handling 44M like pressures and abuse.
     
  10. Mosin Bubba

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    The Smith K Frame is just about ideal. Or L Frame if you want to run it a smidge bigger. 4"-5" barrel length seems to be the sweet spot for all combat handguns.
     
  11. Huntolive

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    The ultimate revolver has a 5 inch barrel and holds six or eight rounds of 357 ammunition.
    It is either a Smith and Wesson model 27-2 Nickel or 627 PC or. Blue Manurhin or DLC Korth

    either that or a 7.5” Freedom Arms 454 Casul :evil:

    I would let me throw in another feature how about supreme accuracy combine with interchangeable barrel system and super tight lock up yes I’m referring to the Dan Wesson 715 or 15 Dash two depending on your color preference
    I have 3 such Dan Wesson’s And a total of eight barrels for them all of which can inter change with each other ranging from snubby to 8 inches
     
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  12. Old Dog

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    Well, after 3 pages... it become obvious that some posters care naught about ergonomics, accuracy or a quality trigger pull. Just more fanboys touting the guns they currently own. Confirmation bias, availabilty bias and Dunning-Kruger always applies...
     
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  13. NeroM

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    How about an 1873 clone in 44 Mag ?
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  14. Ru4real

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    That’s one casual observation, for sure. But it’s not an accurate one, and here is why.

    Most (maybe 90%?) of the threads on THR are opinion polls about something that cannot be measured and analyzed. Not science. So your references to biases also do not apply, because they are in the context of science. People often confuse these, it happens way more often than not.

    This thread specifically is a popular opinion poll. Nothing more, and nothing less. And in opinion polls, every opinion counts and those opinions are not dumb, as you are implying with Dunning-Kruger, regardless if said opinion is in the majority or not.
     
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  15. John_R

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    Ultimate revolver... Double action, perfect timing, good lockup, doesn't spit lead or jacket material, comfortable grips, 6 rounds of .357, light smooth trigger, 3" barrel, good accuracy, well balanced.
     
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    I can’t be the only one who’s done so, but yes that sounds like my Iver Johnson snub. I also want to make a brass front sight for the Enfield pictured above. Not only would the increased visibility be nice, but the POI with the ramped sight pictured is a bit low even with proper 174gr .3802Z ammunition. Something just a little shorter would be ideal.
     
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  17. Old_Grouch

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    The other day I was passing by a news stand and realized that of the dozens and dozens of papers and magazines there were quite a few that I had no interest in. Some I thought were just plain ridiculous. My first thought was everybody should send condescending, insulting letters to the writers of the articles in the magazines that they don't like. Then I realized it might be much more appropriate to simply pass them by and not read them. A lot less work, too.
    Here's the best part -
    I paid for my coffee and sat down at a nearby table. While checking in on one of my frequented forums on my phone I had a revelation. WOW! I'll bet that same "don't read it or reply if you're not interested" concept could be applied to forum threads as well.
     
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  18. Mr. Mosin

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    I gathered that it probably was... the front sight is very tall
     
  19. Boomholzer

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    Is that a EAA?
     
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    I wish this had gone into production. I remember reading something about it as a kid in the early 80's. This is my idea of the ultimate revolver.
     
  21. Mr. Mosin

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    As do I
     
  22. DR505

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    What an odd thing to say. My choice above has all of the attributes you espoused, plus it shoots a cartridge that is very versatile and controllable. Is there a bias? Certainly…I had been looking to acquire that specific model and barrel length, right down to the dash-number, for several decades and finally found one. And it works exactly as advertised. I have owned SA, DA, Colt, Smith, Ruger, etc. I own J, K, L, and N frames. I have been shooting for over 40 years, and carried revolvers and autos on the job. I do believe I know what works for me.
     
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  23. Mr. Mosin

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    I’d hate to think a good single action in the 1873 pattern lacked good ergonomics, accuracy (which is generally an aspect of the shooter, not the firearm), and a good trigger pull. The same could be said for a S&W K frame, for most people.
     
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  24. CraigC
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    Isn't that a bit of a contradiction? A "combat" revolver isn't an ultimate, go-anywhere, do-anything revolver. In fact it's quite specialized.

    I've had two "ultimate" revolvers built and they're not combat guns. Though they could easily be pressed into that role if necessary.

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    In a factory gun, this is coming very close and is almost identical to the above stainless sixgun before its last trip to the gun doctor.

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  25. Armored farmer

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    I'll choose this model 25 also, or the redhawk in 45acp/45colt.
     
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