What is your Favorite Revolver and its use

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by BKS, Jul 26, 2022.

  1. .38 Special

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    On any given day, it'll probably be one of these two.

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    The blued gun is a Lipsey's Bisley Flattop in .44 Special. It's nearly stock, with just a trigger job and firelapping. It was extraordinarily accurate right from the box, and after firelapping is about a 3 MOA gun. It's done a bit of hunting but is mostly my woods walking and pinecone shooting gun.

    The stainless gun is a Vaquero in .45 Colt, which has had the "Full Monty" cowboy action and accurizing job. It's not quite as accurate as the Flattop but still outshoots me from offhand, and is almost exclusively used with blackpowder loads. I haven't taken it hunting yet, but have plans...
     
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  2. .38 Special

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    For pure fun - it's otherwise not an especially useful gun - the nod probably goes to this full custom 1851 Navy.

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    It is #25 of 25, the last one made by a Texas gunsmith who imported raw forgings from Italy and built the guns to a high standard. Perfectly reliable, with useful sights and one of the best triggers I have ever pulled, it holds its own with just about any gun on the range - at least until it is time for a speed load!
     
  3. Ugly Sauce

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    Wow. Not that thar is a six-gun! And in .41...! What do that beast weigh?? (not that it matters, just curious)
     
  4. Ugly Sauce

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    I've got one, love it. Mine has been fine-tuned. Great EDC pistol. Once I chronograph'd mine next to a S&W with six inch barrel, using the same cartridges out of the same box. The Ruger was within 50fps of the longer barrel. Go figure! That was with heavy loads, and 180 and 200 grain bullets.
     
  5. Thomas Mayberry

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    Hovering my hand over three favorites (S&W K22, Ruger flattop .45, and S&W model 15 4"), the model 15 wins by a nose.
     
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  6. DR505

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    Depends on the day and the use I suppose. This one gets a lot of use and is a favorite: hunting, hiking, cold weather CCW, range, etc. S&W Model 625-7 .45 Colt Mountain Gun. Has Ahrends RB-SB conversion stocks made of Cordia.

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  7. Big Bore TX

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    It comes in just under 3 lbs. Very light for a hunting revolver in my opinion.
     
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  8. Haywood

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    I like the J-Frames. They are my favorite for pocket carry. Except for the 3” , these get rotated in a pocket everyday. 955C6C9D-08E2-40BA-AC46-B5B1BF145F9C.jpeg
     
  9. Hikingman

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    B9DEAB07-3F81-45A6-95B4-25D1BA4DCE0E.jpeg Convertible Ruger Single Six for shooting sports.
    Edit: w/ Ryan Grizzle gunbelt.
     
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  10. Ugly Sauce

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    No, that's very good. That's about the same as a Super Blackhawk with a 7.5" barrel. (which is 46 ounces) Nice pistol.
     
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  11. Ugly Sauce

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    A guy could live off the land for a month with a Single Six and one box of ammo.
     
  12. Arkansas Paul

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    This one for sure.
    It is my companion any time I'm in the woods.


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  13. BobWright

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    As others have pointed out, favorite for what?

    This 4 5/8" barreled .45 Colt Ruger Blackhawk is my constant companion, my everyday carry revolver, in a Doc Barranti Holster:

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    And for Sunday wear for church, its this holster, also from Doc Barranti:

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    Back during my hunting days it was one of these Super Blackhawks:

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    Both of those Super Blackhawks are super accurate and out to about 100 yards or so were still plenty potent.

    I just got this rig a short time ago, and now it goes a-wantin' for getting out, but those days are.................

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  14. sarge83

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    I would have to say my S&W Model 19-4 with target grips. Second runner up a tie S&W Model 27 and Ruger SP101 3 inch barrel. I like .357 magnums.
     
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  15. Choctaw

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    My favorite is probably this S&W Model 28-2 Highway Patrolman.

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  16. Don Van Winkle

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    #1 is my EDC while out, about, and home. #2 is my EDC on the Ranch while on my horse. Spurs and all tempImageW2NoEv.png tempImagenX6wlW.png
     
  17. Kevin Keith

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    I have a lot of fun with this 1st Generation .357 SAA.
     
  18. Styx

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    WOW, I never realized Ruger wrote a small novel on their barrels like that.
     
  19. Mark 40
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    Has to be my S&W Model 31-1 3" 32 S&W Long. Just something about it whispers to me "I'm your favorite".
     

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  20. stonebuster

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    The "billboard" was born in 1977 when Ruger realized people no longer accepted responsibility for their own stupidity.;)
     
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  21. Ugly Sauce

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    Yes, I've got one too, and it requires a book-mark to read. I thought about switching barrels at one time, but the thing is so accurate I didn't think that would be smart. Bill Ruger did a couple of funny things like that, thinking he could appease the communists.
     
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  22. jonnyc

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    #1 would be my S&W 317. After that would come any of my various Colt and S&W 1917s.
     
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  23. P5 Guy

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  24. UncleEd

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    Yawn. Same answer for me every time
    this subject comes up:

    S&W Combat Masterpiece

    defense and target shooting.

    Yawn, I"m boring. :(:(:(:(
     
  25. CaptHank

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    My Favorite is the Dan Wesson 41 Mag 8" barrel. This was my deer hunting rig when I hunted in Pennsylvania.

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