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What's your favorite revolver in your current collection?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Bones741, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Bones741

    Bones741 Member

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    As the title states what's your favorite revolver you currently own? Why is it your favorite? Even if it's your favorite "just 'cause it is" ,please share!

    Pictures encouraged!


    Mine is my Lipseys 5.5" bisley flattop in 44 special. Its my favorite because I simply enjoy shooting it the most, Its an excellent hunting side arm, points nice, and does everything I need it to ...and she is classy. This was my first single action and It is currently my only single action, but I have a feeling it has opened a new door, and many more shall follow. KIMG0752~3.JPG
     
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  2. jar

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    Tough task. Not sure there really is any one I could call my favorite but three colts are certainly near the top; two made in 1919; a Colt New Service in 45acp and an Army Special in 38 Special and a 1926 Police Positive in 38 S&W. They all simply feel as though they were made for my hand, are far more accurate than I am, as tight lock up as when new and have always been reliably with not even a single failure to fire over more decades and rounds than I like to admit.

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  3. cheygriz

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    Colt Anaconda .45 Colt with 6 inch barrel. (After a trigger job by a good gunsmith)

    Rifle accurate, and the closest thing I have ever felt to "perfect" ergonomics.
     
  4. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Tough call...favorite revolver???
    Well...my favorite .22LR is s Dan Wesson, blued with an 8-3/8" barrel.
    Favorite .38Spl is a Cimarron Richards-Mason replica.
    Favorite .357Mag is a S&W 686 Silhouette Model
    Favorite .41 Mag is a Ruger BlackHawk with a 6-1/2 " barrel.
    Favorite .44Mag is a Dan Wesson Stainless steel.
    Favorite .45Colt is a S&W 25.

    All of this is subject to change depending on my mood and the phase of the moon and time of year.
    I have lots of options and exercise them all regularly.
     
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  5. MedWheeler

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    I have thirteen revolvers, I think. If I factor out the sentimental elements in any of them (such as my dad's Ruger Police Service Six or his Undercover 38), then it probably comes down to which one I think is the overall "nicest", using criteria such as smoothness of operation, shootability, and craftsmanship.

    Since four of my wheelers have not been shot by me, I can't include the joy of shooting them in my decision.

    If forced to pick one now, it might be my recently-acquired older S&W 63-3, or my older (1995) three-inch Taurus stainless M85, a "poor man's SP-101", kind of. My recently-acquired older 3-inch Taurus 941, also in stainless, is pretty neat, too. But it, like the 63-3, are among that group that I have not yet shot.
     
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  6. NIGHTLORD40K

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    My 686 no dash (on the right, lol).

    I have many fine revolvers, but the L frame just does everything right.:D
     
  7. kidneyboy

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    This 15-3 is my current favorite. Sometimes my S&W 617 wins out :)
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  8. cfullgraf

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    My favorite revolver is a S&W K-frame with adjustable sights and a 4 or 6 inch barrel. Chambering does not matter although there is something special about shooting 38 Special in a gun chambered for 38 Special.
     
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  10. red rick

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    My 686-3 is my favorite .
     
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  11. CaptHank

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    Dan Wesson, 741 (8"). I will never let this one, get away.

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  12. Boarhunter

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    Smith PC 986 9mm snubby. I shoot it double action better than any other gun I own. Not too far behind it are my Colt Cobra and Colt Night Cobra.

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  13. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    A 3 inch L frame is super hard to beat... I got rid of it a few months ago but I miss my 586 L Comp. IMG_20180423_114759.jpg
     
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  14. earplug

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    Nice well used Model 14-3 I picked up years ago. It shoots holes in paper.
     
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  15. edwardware

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    My well-used 4" 19-3, that I re-timed and re-blued after buying. It's just a joy to hold and shoot.
     
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  16. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    Tough call, but it's one of these two-
    My 1949 Colt Detective Special .32 with the factory hammer-shroud, Franzite grips and a Tyle T-grip. Surprisingly good sights, amazing trigger, fantastic shooter! easy to rapid-fire, and keeps this hits where they belong- even DA at 25 yards!
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    Custom S&W .38 Double Action Safety Hammerless (4th Model) Barrel bobbed and crowned at 1-5/8", new front sight and custom Desert Ironwood grips. Another sweetheart to shoot, this was my most-carried gun for three years. It just drops into a pocket-holster so nicely!
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  17. 460Shooter

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  18. SteadyD

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    My sp101 I was carrying the day my son was born and my 642 that has a build date on my son’s second birthday. There’s nothing else special about them but they mean the world to me.
     
  19. WestKentucky

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    Isn’t the correct answer the last one that you bought, only to be surpassed by the next one that you bought?

    Favorite is such a relative term...
    Some are sentimental... first gun my wife bought me, Smith 30-1
    Some are heirlooms... Sportsman 999
    Some are great for certain things... Single Six, buntline, 327 snub
    Some just make you smile. Colt New Line
    Some you have poured time into... S&W 38 safety hammerless.
    Some are just classic... S&W 10-6
    Some you love for no real reason... arminius hw3.
    Some there’s more story than anything else...RG32 that was grandmas.
     
  20. mcb

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    I am partial to N-frames and my favorite is probably my 625.

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  21. ArchAngelCD

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    It's a toss up between two, my Colt Detective Special or my S&W M640 (.357 Mag) which was part of a special run for AcuSport. Too hard to choose, sorry.
     
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  22. Dibbs

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    What's that one on the left, a 645?

    What's my favorite revolver, this week? My 629, I guess.
     
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  23. NIGHTLORD40K

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    You got it, 645.....I was a big Miami Vice fan.:)
     
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  24. JT-AR-MG42

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    Tough choice for just one, so I settled it as one for each hand.

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    I grew up shooting this .38 Special Colt left handed (since I was usually carrying a rifle in my right) and still find myself shooting SAAs southpaw.
    And they do re-load more efficiently left handed as well.

    The 29 is a right handed pistol for me.

    JT
     
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  25. Fiv3r

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    Tough to beat my .357 Blackhawk with a 5.5" barrel. Short enough to carry, long enough to get full potential out of the .357 and won't break your wrist. Accurate and tank-tough.

    Factor in that it's a 9mm convertible, it's all the better for me. Been looking for one of these for some time.
     
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