New .357 purchase

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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby lfinsr » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:16 pm

I bought one just like that off of this forum a few years back. You're going to love it. Sweet shooter, and for what it is, a pretty soft shooter. :thumbs2:
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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby AndyC » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:53 pm

J.R.@A&M wrote:
AndyC wrote:Reminds me I need to replace my old Speed-Six some day. Nice choice.


Your Speed-Six is a Ruger. It is probably telling some other revolvers, "I need to replace my old human some day."

Indeed. I should have been more specific, though: I haven't owned a .357 in about 15 years, so it's probably about time.
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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby WildBill » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:14 pm

That is a very nice revolver. I think that the 3 inch barrel the perfect length for concealed carry. :tiphat:
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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby jed » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:16 pm

I have a 6" blued, bought new in mid 90s. Really a sweet shooter. I only wish it was stainless. Only revolver that comes close is the 2-1/4" stainless SP101 .357 that followed me home a few months ago. You are going to love this GP.

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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby AndyC » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:55 am

I'm looking at Ruger's new 8-shot .357 in the Redhawk frame.
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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby timtheteacher » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:50 pm

Just replaced the main spring with a 10 pound and it's much easier to pull. Taking it to Defender Outdoors in Ft Worth next Saturday to shoot with my niece and her husband. :anamatedbanana


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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby bulletslap » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:35 pm

AndyC probably had to leave his Ruger behind in RSA.

That 44 spcl looks like my kinda snubbie :hurry:


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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby ml1209 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:05 pm

That's a nice Ruger. I like the 3" barrels. From a proportional standpoint they look good. Probably balances well too.


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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby JRG » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:17 pm

I have a blued 4.2" gp100 I bought about 3 years ago. It is a great gun. You will love yours.

I sometimes wish it was a 3"er. I may have to try to find one just like yours Tim. :cool:

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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby Deltaboy » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:30 pm

timtheteacher wrote:Image

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Put some wood inserts in and 9lb spring job is next.

Nice very Nice :patriot: :txflag:
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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby E10 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:59 am

AndyC wrote:Reminds me I need to replace my old Speed-Six some day. Nice choice.

Why would you replace a classic?! I have both, and they're both good guns, but there's no comparison. For shooting full-power .357 ammo, the Speed-Six is far better. For me, the 27 oz. SP-101 is too light for magnum ammo. The 34 oz. Speed-Six is only a little more difficult to carry, and a good belt and holster make it manageable.

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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby AndyC » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:13 pm

Because I don't have it any more - it's in South Africa someplace.
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Re: New .357 purchase

Postby E10 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:49 pm

Aw, man! Sorry for your loss. Yes, you need to replace it.


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