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Revolver questions

Postby cmgee67 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:30 pm

Lookin to add a revolver to the collection soon. I like the cowboy style revolvers. I really like the Ruger vaquero and single six's. I would like one in 357 so when my wife shoots its she can shoot 38 spcl. Any other guns I should be lookin at? This will be one of those "fun guns" and a good pass down one of these days. I'll carry it every now and then on the ranch or hunting just for the pleasure. Maybe even OC it one day. I don't care if it's single action or double action both are fine with me
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby parabelum » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:38 pm

I really like s&w 686 plus below, 7 shot 357/38, price is the only thing...

https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/model-686-plus-2

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I noticed you are looking for cowboy style so this may not be your choice. I'd say Vaquero then.
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby Jusme » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:43 pm

:iagree:

The Ruger will probably be your best choice. There are several replica revolvers made by Cimmaron, Chiappa, etc, but I don't know anything about their quality, or customer service. Your other option is to order a Colt Peacemaker, but you will pay a lot more. JMHO
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby parabelum » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:50 pm

Or Colt SAA :drool:
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby Jusme » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:53 pm

parabelum wrote:Or Colt SAA :drool:



Yeah that's what I meant, I too got excited just thinking about it, case hardened frame, Colt pony on the grips......... :drool: :drool:
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Re: Revolver question

Postby cmgee67 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:23 pm

I won't even look up the colt ! I know what will happen. The vaquero with the pearl white grips is calling me I think!
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:43 pm

I'd really like a Colt SAA, but a Ruger Vaquero or Blackhawk would be a lot more affordable and easier to find. Plus, c'mon......its a Ruger. It'll be practically indestructible.
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby puma guy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:35 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:I'd really like a Colt SAA, but a Ruger Vaquero or Blackhawk would be a lot more affordable and easier to find. Plus, c'mon......its a Ruger. It'll be practically indestructible.

:iagree: Buy a Ruger, take the money you didn't spend on a Colt SAA, buy some more Rugers and never look back, then buy some more Rugers with the rest of the money. Used Single Sixes are reasonably priced.
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby patterson » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:30 pm

I had somewhat the same idea I wanted a revolver for my wife so she could shoot at the range with me. I got a Ruger SP101 .357 so she can shoot .38 specials and I could shoot .357 magnum loads and we both enjoy shooting it


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Re: Revolver questions

Postby cmgee67 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:22 pm

Ruger it is!
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby C-dub » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:21 am

If a Ruger .357 Magnum Blackhawk can be found that it's owner is willing to part with you won't be disappointed. I shoot .38's in mine and can't remember the last time it fired a .357mag round. It shoots very well and is easy to wield.

I have one from my dad and another 3-screw in .22 from my father-in-law. Both are beautiful and in like new condition and very accurate. Both men were the original owners. Unfortunately for you, I plan on giving them both to my daughter and or her future husband.
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby JustSomeOldGuy » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:26 am

Personally, I'm very fond of the S&W 686, 610, and 625. In the single action arena, I'd suggest you take a good look at the Ruger Bisley Blackhawk (I'd go with the 6" 45LC in stainless, but that's just me....).
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby G.A. Heath » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:45 am

If you are buying a new ruger single action consider the convertible models. My Vaquero in .45 can eat .45 auto and .45 Colt with only a cylinder change. My friend Bobby Tyler recently did a 200 gun run where he color cased some .357 Vaquero convertibles. Those beauties have a cylinder for .357/.38 and another for 9x19 (I would point you in the direction to one of those but as far as I know they are all sold).
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby ckelly9460 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:02 am

Have you looked into the beretta stampede?
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Re: Revolver questions

Postby gtolbert09 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:29 pm

I bought a Ruger Blackhawk not long ago and it came with cylinders for 357/38 and 9mm. It's a lot of fun to shoot.
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