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Your Favorite Revolver Platform

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mr. Mosin, Oct 16, 2022.

  1. Mr. Mosin

    Mr. Mosin Member

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    What is your favorite revolver "platform" ? Do you prefer Smith J/K/L/N/X frames ? Single Action Revolvers of the Colt '73 or Remington '75/'90 pattern ? Colt C/D/E/I/SF/etc ? Ruger Service line, or perhaps the SP/GP/RH/SRH/BH/SBH lines ?


    What is your favorite cartridge in pairing with your favorite platform, and why ?
     
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  2. Fyrstyk

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    My favorite, and most accurate is a Freedom Arms Model 353 SA revolver.
     
  3. Jimster

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    1860 Army clone. More comfortable to shoot than my 1873 SAA clone.
     
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  4. gobsauce

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    I really like K frames with the pencil barrel, like the Model 10-5. They point almost naturally, balance really nicely.
     
  5. trackskippy

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    S&W K/L/N frames with the edge to the K frames.
     
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  6. jar

    jar Contributing Member

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    S&W K and 44 frames and Colt D/E frames.
     
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  7. DR505

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    N Frames.

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  8. MedWheeler

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    Six-shot, four-inch, DA/SA-capable, around K-frame size if centerfire, J-frame if rimfire. Examples I own are Ruger Police Service Six, S&W Model 67, S&W Model 63.

    For concealed carry, J-frame (five or six-shot depending on caliber), three-inch, all-steel, DA/SA-capable. Example I own is Taurus stainless 85 3".
     
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  9. alfsauve

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    L and then N. .357 then .44.
     
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  10. Pat Riot

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    Way to come up with a personal stumper, @Mr. Mosin :cool:

    I love my J, K, & N frame Smith & Wessons. I also love my Ruger Vaqueros and GP100. I think I will need to get an L frame, a Redhawk and an SP101 and get back to you. ;)
     
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  11. Eugen

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    Well, its not my inherited 38 S&W break top Iver Johnson. But, my favorite is my inherited 5 screw K 22 Masterpiece followed closely by my newly acquired 360 PD J frame.

    Did i forget to mention i only have three revolvers? ;)
     
  12. stanley_white

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    Ruger GP100 and Super Redhawk as I can do an amazing trigger at home.

    -Stan
     
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  13. wcwhitey

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    A K frame S&W, followed by a J frame S&W and the N frame also, see a trend? I love them all and they all have a purpose. I like Ruger Single Actions and a few Colts as well. I like everything revolver!
     
  14. NIGHTLORD40K

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    L-frame
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  15. Targa

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    N frames for me.
     
  16. Varminterror

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    Ruger Super Redhawk frame - preferably with a Bowen GP44 nose job. So much opportunity for so much horsepower, all wedged into a frame which is still serviceable as a belt gun. My favorites are 475 Linebaugh, and an upcoming 357/44 Bain & Davis (Gen 2 of my B&D Redhawk).
     
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  17. WestKentucky

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    Absolute favorite is the Taurus medium/large frame. Specifically the frame upon which the 66 series is built. Also a bunch of the best Rossi revolvers use that frame, and I believe that the Cyclops does as well. The frame is essentially a copy of the L frame S&W, and truth be told the S&W guns pre-1980ish were built better but the Brazilian Bull really pulled off some incredible work with the Taurus 689, Rossi 742, cyclops, etc. with a little work they slick up and do as well as or better than their more expensive counterparts.

    And yes, I have shot a lowly Taurus 689 against both a Python and a 686 (at different times) and both times came away happy I had my Taurus. It’s the one gun I truly regret letting go of… but I let it go to get a “better” gun in a gp100. Notice that the GP100 is nowhere else in the discussion of my favorites. There’s a reason for that.
     
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  18. highlander 5

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    Lately my 625 45 acp/auto rim. Going to the range this week with my Blackhawk in 44 mag.
     
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  19. Chevelle SS

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    N frames hands down, my primary collecting interest. 44 Special is my favorite as that covers my favorites, the first three models.
     
  20. Tinman357

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    K frame for me. L frame is a very close second.
     
  21. Mr. Mosin

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    Of what all I've shot and handled, not necessarily what I own; my vastly preferred favorite would be a 4-5/8" Ruger New Vaquero in .45 Colt - points like the hand of God Himself, and hits like a bolt of lightning. My runner up would be a 5" factory nickeled pre-M10, c. 1950, w/ checked service grips.
     
  22. hawg

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    1873 Colt/clones.
     
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  23. sparkyv

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    N-frames for me too. They just feel so good in my beefy clubs and soak up some recoil in my big bores.

     
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  24. Blkhrt13

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    J frames cause they conceal so well and I’m on my third or fourth one over a lifetime. With a close second of L frame with a three inch barrel cause of 17 inches of flame with full house 44 loads.
     
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  25. Targa

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    The only two N frames I own but they are two of my favorite revolvers. A 629-6 and a 27-2, the 27-2 is the cats meow to me.

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