What's Your Favorite Revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Phil DeGraves, Sep 7, 2006.

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  1. Colt Smith

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    Love my 2.5" M19 Smitty. Love the others too but she'd be THE favorite.
     
  2. fireman5069

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    Ruger SP101 2 1/4" .357
     
  3. nonseven

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    S&W 632, 327 Federal. I've got some nice Smith's but this one's amazingly accurate, perfect size, weight, and that cartridge is amazing.
     
  4. LawofThirds

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    19-4 Nickel in the 2 1/2" flavor.

    Perfect balance between power, size and handling.
     
  5. 357sigRog

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    I really like my Colt Police Positive Special-38 Special. I am more accurate with that handgun than all my others.
     
  6. 340PD

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    Tuned S&W 625JM hands down.
     
  7. mrtwister_jbo

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    colt agent 38sp hands down carry it everyday that am out of the house:what:
    twister
     
  8. jimmyraythomason

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    The 4" S&W Model 29-2 I traded for a few months ago is fast replacing my 4" 686 as my favorite revolver. Using reloads (thanks CSA357!) from a rest,it amazes me how accurate it is.
     
  9. The Bushmaster

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    I can only choose a double action revolver? Damn! I would reall like to say Colt SAA with 4 3/4" barrel, but if has to be a double action then my S&W mod 19 Combat Magnum in 2 1/2" barrel.
     
  10. md7

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    Ruger GP100 4" Stainless.
     
  11. mcdonl

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    My Charter Arms Bulldog .357/.38SPL
     
  12. smoke5643

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    Mine would most definitely be my Smith and Wesson 627 Performance Center. 8 rounds of 38 spl that feel like a 22. With a Miculek spring kit and a little gun butter.....just like greased lightning.
     
  13. PzGren

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    If you scroll back in time to post #50 ( back in 2006! on page 2), I followed through on this one and it worked out.

    The Korth is my favorite!

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  14. Dirty Bob

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    So hard to choose! The Smith K-frames are wonderful, and the Smith Airweights are so easy to carry.

    But I gotta go with the Ruger SP101. Wonderful balance of shootability and size/weight. Sights are very good, and recoil with a Hogue hard nylon Monogrip is no big deal. The .38+P defense loads are fun to shoot.

    All my best,
    Dirty Bob
     
  15. PzGren

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    But for fast fun, the 65 is still unbeaten!

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  16. ScratchnDent

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    My 4" Model 19-3 is my favorite. I did recently get to handle an older 3" Model 25 in 45 acp that I'd dearly love to own.
     
  17. Old John

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    For me, it kinda varies, from week to week.
    But most days my Favorite is my Ruger SP101, 2.25", .357magnum. It's just a good every day carry gun.
    But my 2 close 2nd Favorites are my Ruger GP100, 3", .357 magnum and my Ruger LCR,
    .38 special +P. They are also good every day carry guns.
     
  18. Snobal

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    Ruger 3" SP101:D
     
  19. Taroman

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    Everything you need, nothing you don't. Traded for this one, and sent it into S&W for a factory tuneup.

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  20. glockman19

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    Hard to choose between my S&W 4" 686 & 5" 629
     
  21. TreeDoc

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    Old used police trade in $260 S&W 65-5 38, DAO, feels as natural as pointing my finger.
     
  22. Stainz

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    I guess I am a gun-slut - fickle as the wind. Eight years ago, my 625MG in .45 Colt was my favorite. So much so, I added a second one to my collection. Sadly, without my basement factory - and cache of .45 Colts - they would be expensive to keep fed - and hard to find said ammo, too, once my cache was expended. I then decided that the .45 ACP and .357M/.38 were better choices, ammo availability wise - and the .22LR 617 was even more frugal - and fun - to shoot. These choices all pre-supposed my continued ownership of a pocketable 642. What if my 'favorite' would be my 'only'?

    Last April began with me dropping a kilobuck, inc s/t, on a just re-released 1999 PC627 UDR, a 2 5/8" 8X .357M. Other than a poorly fitted grip, which was too small for my hands, it was an instant hit. It has been a common range bag occupant - even displacing my 627 Pro - which had displaced my original 627, a 5" JM PC627 V-Comp, holder of the best DA trigger S&W I have ever felt. Here is that UDR - with some moonclipped .38 S&W Special +P 158gr LSWCHP's, my defensive round for .38's & .357M's.

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    I funded yesterday's new purchase with the sale of my older 5" PC627. Said purchase was another 2 5/8" PC627 V-Comp - my second vote for that gun as my favorite revolver. I have one to keep loaded for a house gun; another, a range gun. Periodically, they will change roles. I could belt holster carry one as personal protection. They lay waist to the SPC plates with ease - and I never miss. As a snubby, they point beautifully - and have enough sight radii for my needs. No, Bambi and Thumper at 75 yd have nothing to fear - but a close in hog or small bear would likely be dispatched with .357M's. I believe I have found my favorite revolver!

    Stainz
     
  23. JFrame

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    That PC627 is a real beauty! :cool:

    I WANT ONE!!!


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  24. tuckerdog1

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    I had a couple early S&W 29s that were just wonderful to shoot. Sadly, both gone now:(

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  25. Black Butte

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    I feel lucky the 6.5" pinned and counter-bored M29-2 made my day.
     
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