Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by BKS, Jul 26, 2022.
Mine is my 5" 625 45 ACP. I use it for informal target shooting.
S&w 686+ 3”
It can do about anything but I mainly use it for woods carry and general plinking. Just a well balanced revolver with an extra round of 357
This is the one I shoot the most. I shoot it on almost every range trip and it's my most accurate revolver. I just shoot holes in paper with it.
Smith And Wesson K22 by Tallball posted Jul 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Amazing trigger, FO sight, combat grips.
I could take or leave the porting, along with the scroll work. Perfect with mid range magnums, just a great revolver.
Sock drawer and an occasional USPSA match.
Webley Mk VI from 1916. The markings make it appear it was issued and used in WWI but beyond that I don't much of its history. I bet it could tell some stories. It is currently doing woods carry duty for me.
A 3" S&W 65. There are nicer revolvers already listed, but if I traded my 65 for one of those, I'd just have to get another 3" 65. I carry it, I shoot it, it's always close.
My accuracy potential and consistency with a well-fitting medium/large revolver is better than with any other handgun. A GP100, with the original Eighties factory grip, is the perfect example. So, a GP100 might be my favorite revolver, regardless, but having used this GP100, in the above-described decisive moment, perhaps a life-saving moment, certainly adds to its status.
I still use revolvers, having retired from LEO-ing, and no longer fully trusting my gimpy right hand to provide a stable platform for reliable auto-pistol functioning, with all autos. I will generally use 4” and longer-barreled revolvers when away from town, and shorter weapons in town, though there is some cross-over. I have 3” to 6” GP100 revolvers. I also like Ruger Speed Six and SP101, and S&W K- and L-Frames. (We live in a small, independent city that is totally surrounded by the larger, sprawling Houston, Texas.)
*It was the old-school, “European” heel-clip mag version that was releasing, when it snagged on such things as the fabric of the patrol car’s seat cushions. The mag would not eject, because the heel clip maintained tension against the back of the mag. Even so, the top-most round, in the mag, would not have fed, with the mag in the partially-ejected state. After the fourth such incident, the P220 just had to be pulled from service. Notably, I returned to SIG, in 2004, in the form of the P229R, which became my longest-serving individual duty pistol, until 2015.
But today, it's my Cimarron Uberti 1860 Army in 45acp!! It's a "test bed"/ proof gun and the first to fire the new Kirst gated 45acp conversion cyl.
Tomorrow well, I'll be back.
Another way I maybe shoulda worded it was, Which revolver do you have the most fun with?
Most fun? Probably my S&W Model 17-4, which fires .22 LR, or my several USFA Single Action near-replicas of the Colt SAA, which fire .45 Colt. There is a .22 LR version of the GP100, but I have never seen one, and I rarely buy firearms sight unseen.
My current favorite is a Smith and Wesson 627 with the 2.6 inch barrel. I have around 2000 of my own reloads through it in a few months with no hiccups. I am a new reloader and was not seating my primers completely and getting occasional light primer strikes but that has resolved after researching the problem and seating the primers better. Here are some pictures from blasting 158 grain reloads today-before and after all cleaned up with the last picture the Buffalo Bore 158 grain “Heavy outdoorsman” 38 special +p I carry when I am out and about on our land at home. The trigger is breaking in nicely and I’ve had no issues other than the light strikes initially. The use is EDC and home defense.
Nice to have options.
Target shooting, self defense or hunting I am good to go.
I really like “understudy guns,” my term for matched centerfire and rimfire revolvers. I have a few sets of them.
My favorites of that group are my 6” Model 14-3 and Model 17-3. Both of these guns are fun to shoot and more accurate than I am.
I also like matched pairs, though I only have a couple sets of those. Of the pairs, these ivory and ebony 4” .38’s (Models 67 and 15) are great shooters that can do double duty as HD-bugout guns.
I have a soft spot for Specials. Especially.44 Specials. The Model 624 is a recent DA companion to my GP 100 .44, and the flattop Blackhawk is scary accurate with just about any load I come up with.
And I love semi-obscure, not your common guns and calibers, like my grail Model 57 .41 Mag and grail Bisley .32 H&R Mag. Both of these calibers are in revolvers that I have wanted to own for a long time. (I tried the wood grips, but the .41 bit me a bit too hard with them on.)
I left a bunch of others out… I guess I just can’t Schindler’s List only one as a heads-above-the-rest favorite
My S&W 617. I've been using it for Steel Challenge matches and really like it. It's soon to be replaced with a 4 inch instead of 6. Here's the new one:
but the gun I've shot more than any other and I've owned since the mid 80's, is probably the gun that I will never part with... Colt Diamondback .22lr.
As for my Favorite SA Revolver, that would be my Ruger Vaquero in .45 Colt. This is the first version of the Vaquero and it's one solid, well built wheel gun! Very comfortable to shoot one handed, it's accuracy is simply amazing with both factory and reloaded ammo. One smooth shootin' sixgun!
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