What is your dream revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MidRoad, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. peacemaker45

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    I'm with the top break guys. A strong, modern take on the .45 ACP Webley. I've always thought the swing out cylinder, hand ejector was a step backward from the auto eject top break, especially when combined with moon clips.

    In a "they actually made it, I just don't have one," vein, I've got a couple.

    I've got a hanker for an early 20th century big bore double action. Colt New Service, S&W Triple Lock, Hand Ejector, or 1950 Target. Preferably in either .44 Special or .44-40. Not a Magnum, just a big bore the way they used to build them, without all the under lugs, bull barrels, and sundry modern ballast.

    The other is a Model 10 or 13, 3" round butt. I've been carrying a 4" square butt Model 10 lately, and it's pretty nice, but a friend loaned me his 13, in the above setup once, quite a few years ago, and I've always remembered what an easy carry it was.
     
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    I still have the 4" stainless Python that I bought new in 1992, but my dream revolver is the Ruger Super Redhawk "Alaskan" .454 Casull that I sent to Bowen a couple of years ago. It's everything I could want in a revolver for the back country. I have a lot of money into this revolver but I didn't have Bowen work his magic to increase the value. I had him make what I wanted and it was worth every penny.

    This is what it used to look like.

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    This is how it looks now.

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    Here's the SRH shown with my Redhawk in .45 Colt. I'd like to have Bowen work some magic on the RH too.

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  3. Bob Meyer

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    I already have my dream revolver, an 8" 357 Maximum Dan Wesson Supermag. It shoots magnums good too, but usually gets a diet of max's.
     
  4. Maximvs

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    Back in 2015 I purchased a .22LR Smith and Wesson model 18-7 Combat Masterpiece revolver from their classics line. This handgun has been an absolute DREAM - and as close to a perfect specimen of firearm as I have ever owned; The crew on shift when this revolver was built was on their A-game that day - fit is perfect. The mirror polished bluing is flawless, the smoothest trigger I've shot on a .22 revolver and incredible accuracy - I am a good shot to begin with and this fine piece has elevated my revolver skills even higher and shooting this gun has improved my performance with my other revolvers. Add to this it is a .22 and therefore dirt cheap to shoot is the icing on this masterpiece of a cake and I will NEVER part with it. BTW, I was so impressed with this revolver that in 2018 I purchased a Model 27-9 .357 magnum, again from their classics line and as fine a revolver as it is - it has a very slightly canted barrel (so slight I didn't notice it on inspecting it when I bought it) and a tiny blemish in the bluing under the crane. It is a beautiful revolver as well but just shy of being a dream gun.
     
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  5. Mr. Mosin

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    Mmm. Second entry. A 3" barreled 5 shot .45 Colt, similar in size to a Charter Bulldog Classic. Actually, a Charter Bulldog Classic in .45 Colt, with a shrouded ejector rod, shroud extending half way down the barrel length; with S&W style round butt grips, with a square butt conversion grip available. DA/SA.
     
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  6. Brian Williams

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    Taurus made a K frame sized 5 shot in 45 Colt, their model 450, was a 4" barrel with porting. Could have been cut down to 3" and made a sweet carry gun. One problem was it only had their ribber rubber grips. This was before they started the abomination shotgun Revo.
     
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  7. Mr. Mosin

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    That *is* an abomination of a gun. Though I wouldn't mind if Ruger made a version, that was steel through and through.
     
  8. Thibaut

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    Not sure (I admire the cobra classic 38 spl) but I am on the hunt for a J frame size, with hammer.
     
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  9. Safton

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    I've always wanted a Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 327 TRR8. The mix of retro and tacticool, the sleek appearance, the story behind its request -- all of it is very neat to me.

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    Honorable mentions to the Chiappa Rhino, Manurhin MR73, Colt Python, and the humble S&W Model 64.

    And yet I don't own a single revolver of any make and have an embarrassingly small amount of trigger time on them, too :oops: The closest I've come is my father's frankly craptastic Burgo 106S snubnose that's older than either of us.
     
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  10. Riomouse911

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    That's mine, too. :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
  11. ApacheCoTodd

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    In a .41 or .44 would be a hoot too!

    Todd.
     
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  12. Triggernosis

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    What's the story behind its request?
     
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  13. Mr. Mosin

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    LAPD needed a gun to fire around riot shields. Slides on their Blocks kept going out of battery
     
  14. Safton

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    To the best of my understanding, it was commissioned by the SWAT teams of one or more police departments in the U.S. Specifically, they wanted a sidearm that could be used by their point man carrying a ballistic shield/body bunker, who is often limited to firing a pistol around the side of the shield by sighting through the view port. Semiautomatics of any make had a nasty habit of their slide catching on the rim of the shield while cycling, thus causing the wielder to get only one shot off -- and it's hard to clear a malfunction with only one hand under pressure.

    The TRR8 was a revolver that could handle .357 loads, held eight rounds instead of the traditional six, and has provisions for a rail underneath the muzzle for mounting lights/lasers as well as up top for mounting a reflex sight if one is so inclined.

    EDIT: Mosin beat me to it.
     
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  15. WisBorn

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    41 magnum would be awesome ;)
     
  16. ApacheCoTodd

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    Holy cow - you got ME hooked now.

    8 rounds, moon-clip but NOT mandatory, scandium N frame, optional rails..... What's NOT to love? Well, other than the hideous barrel profile necessitated by the rail-mounting surfaces. Se la vie!

    I just spent a half-hour watching one of Hickok45's better videos on the beast.



    Todd.
     
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  17. Safton

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    Ha! Another convert! Enjoy pining after it like me:evil:
     
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  18. Mr. Mosin

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    Lucky y'all.
     
  19. ApacheCoTodd

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    Now, the issue is.... my inherent cheapness demands that I find one *at a rate* before jumping.:thumbup:

    Todd.
     
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  20. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    A couple years back my wife tracked down and procured one of my Grail Revolvers- A Webley Royal Irish Constabulary. Terrific gun and great fun to shoot.
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    Current Grail revolvers include an I-Frame Terrier in .38 S&W-
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    The other is an Astra Jovino Terminator .44 magnum. I stumbled into owning one in the late '80s, and it was awesome. Beautifully finished, awesome DA trigger, accurate and with mild loads a joy to shoot. I parted with it when my first wife and I moved to NYC, and have regretted it ever since.
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  21. Iggy

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    Five inch barrel Model of 1950 that shoots both 45ACP and 45 Colt.
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    Or maybe a 5 inch 38/44 Outdoorsman
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    Or maybe a pre-WWII 38/44 Outdoorsman
     
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  22. THEWELSHM

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    korth or manhurin in 367 magnum.

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  23. Sneakshot92

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    I like where this is going and would definitely buy!!
    Might even make for an interesting cartridge in a carbine of some sort but that's for another section of the forum.
     
  24. a075923

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    I too already own my dream revolver. It's my dad's service revolver a Colt Trooper III in 357 mag. It's a keeper.
     
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  25. walnut1704

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    I've bought several "dream revolvers". Once I shot them I found out they weren't quite there. I'm still looking, but the S&W 657 I've got may be as close as I get. Stay tuned.
     
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