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What's your favorite wheel gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by S&WMP45, Jun 29, 2009.

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  1. S&WMP45

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    i have a s&w 620 357magnum, put probably 800-900 rounds through, nice gun.

    might send it to smith for the action revolver package to smooth up the trigger though.

    let's hear some more favorites, and some pics too!
     

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  2. 9mmepiphany

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    blued, 4", .22lr Colt Diamondback...the last wheelgun i'd sell, even after the M-27 or Pythons
     
  3. armoredman

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    Smith 10-8, inheritance sidearm.

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  4. S&WMP45

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    pretty sharp looking smith 10-8, all business, i like that
     
  5. gmh1013

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    Easy, my 1968 Colt .38 4 inch Diamondback......never , ever would sell it....and I had plenty of offers.
    Smoooooothest DA ever made....only a Python would be equal
     
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  6. S&WMP45

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    yeah the pythons i've looked at had the smoothest trigger pull i've ever seen on a revolver. too bad my smith didn't leave the factory with that kind of a trigge pull lol
     
  7. Stainz

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    I have a lot neater looking (I don't like full lugs!), everything else is a larger caliber, and some are true perennial favorites, like my 625MGs. But... I have had a heck of a lot of fun with this 4" 617 10-shooter .22, bought new 9/08:

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    S&WMP45,

    Consider some nice wood grips - like Kim Akrends (ahrendsgripsusa.com). Those pictured on my 617 are his 'Retro Targets' in cocobolo, purchased unfinished so I could finish them in my own oil finish - it darkened them significantly. They are functional and a dress-up that is more reasonable than action work. Below is my 627 Pro from 5/08 with his regular finish Retro Targets in cocobolo. That's my old JM PC627 V-Comp with it (JM grip.). The 4" gets a lot more range time - and is my second favorite... today.

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    Interesting story about the 627 Pro. I went to my pusher's to buy a 620 - this was only $80 more then - I had not noticed it in the '08 catalog. I had sold my Rugers, so I had enough money... it was a 'spur of the moment' decision - that worked. That spring-loaded front sight is worth that difference - allowed me to put a HiViz on in seconds. The 620 is a keeper - nice package - congratulations.

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  8. S&WMP45

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    hi stainz, i thought about wood grips (they do look a lot nicer than rubber), but the rubber ones absorb the recoil better.

    i shoot a lot hot magnums and the wood one's would prob hurt more than the rubber ones already do lol

    your 6 shooters sure do like nice with those wood grips-are my assumptions correct? do the rubber ones make recoil sting a lot less? (i have small hands, that might be why lol)
     
  9. ArmedBear

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    Not the Hogues that come with the gun. They're narrow, and do little to prevent the steel backstrap from slamming my hand full-force.

    The Ahrends grips I put on my 686 are fatter in the back, so they distribute the recoil over a much larger surface area.
     
  10. S&WMP45

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    hmm i'll check out those ahrends
     
  11. PX4

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    Any caliber Ruger Blackhawk, have a thing for SA wheel guns.
     
  12. Guillermo

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    There is NOTHING like a python
     
  13. Oldtrader3

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    I would have to say a S&W, Model 17-6" Target Masterpiece, .22LR with target hammer and trigger, circa late 1950's. Shot a 293/300, 18X with it in an outdoor match about 15 years ago.

    Mostly, though I have owned Ruger Blackhawks and Colt New Frontiers.
     
  14. 10-Ring

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    My obvious choice would be my circa '69 Python but the one that has seen more range time has been my S&W mod 17-2 :cool:
     
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    Freedom Arms Premier Grade 6" .475 Linbaugh

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    After going through several revolvers in several different calibers I settled for the simple and efficient Model 10. I found this little gem at a gun store in Brighton, TN. Someone here dated it as being made in 1964. The Tyler T-Grips are a must.
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    My .45 Blackhawk, but it's not a CCW. Great for BBQs, though.

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    My S&W model 65 would be one of the last guns I'd part with.
     
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    I have had 8 revolvers in different flavors and calibers. My 1981 dallas PD commemoritive S&W 66 is the only one I have left. I would get rid of my remaining 6 pistols before I got rid of my 66........
     
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    I'm a huge fan of the GP100/SP101's. I'm an engineer, and I just love the modular design over the S&W. I would love to own a 686, though...
     
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    It's hard for me to choose just one as a favorite.

    I like these two for their functionality and accuracy. M19-4 and a M13-3.

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    This one for it's size and power. M624.

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    Hard to choose a favorite.

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  23. S&WMP45

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    nice looking 624, can imagine the recoil is mighty stout
     
  24. GUNKWAZY

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    I'm a selfish bastid.
    I have 3 favorites. Sorry.
    The Colt Python (any) the S&W model 27 (any) & the S&W model 66 snubbie.

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    Jeff (GUNKWAZY)
     
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    Colt Officers Model Heavy Barrel 38. 1941
     
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