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Old 07-20-2017, 07:27 PM
 
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My very first gun was a revolver 25 years ago, a 4 inch S&W 686 in .357 magnum. Later, I inherited a 2.5 inch S&W model 19 also a .357 magnum from a retired LEO friend. A couple of years ago, I went to the LGS S&W day and could not pass up on an excellent condition Model 10 in 4 inch barrell.


My latest acquisition - a Ruger Alaskan in 454 Casuall/ .45 Colt. All bears will recognize the awesomeness of this revolver on my hip holster as I will walk tilting one-sided.

Http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/u...pszrr0pxd0.jpg


Nice!

Ruger GP100 357/38 4"
Ruger super redhawk 454/45 7"


Lots of people hate it, but I love the look of the super redhawk and the unfluted cylinder. It's very beautiful in an ugly way. You can't tell from pictures, but the 454 is a humongous gun. It makes the gp100 look tiny by comparison. Not my gun below, but it pretty much looks the same. and with a similar design scope.







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Old 07-20-2017, 07:50 PM
 
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My first gun was a Smith 357 I bought new and had to send it back after every time I put 357 rounds throught it. It worked fine with 38's but for some reason not with 357's. According to some long time gun owners the quality of today's Smith's is not up to the quality of earlier models. I sold it and now have a 9mm semi but I would like to find an older Smith 357 as I do like wheel guns but I don't like sending them back for repairs after I use them.


From my understanding, the smith 357s are basically made to shoot 38s, and once in a while shoot 357s. I think they now include a disclaimer in the manual to that effect, but I don't know that first hand.


if you want a wheel gun to shoot a steady diet of 357 without issues, you'll probably want a ruger. ruger overbuilds the frame for the caliber being shot. Downside is that it's not as lightweight or pretty as the smiths. if you like older wheelguns, maybe look at a ruger security 6.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Only when hiking in bear country and then it is a .44 mag w/4" barrel. And not to try and shoot a bear running at me, cause that is one difficult shot, but to shove in the chest if it knocks me down if the pepper spray does not work. (NOTE: Pepper spray has worked twice for me on grizzlies.)
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Those Redhawks & Super Redhawks are badass guns, but the biggest Ruger DA revolver I ever bought was a Service Six which now is owned by my son.
Bought this SP101 .357 new in 1993, and just replaced the ugly black plastic grip inserts with these Altamont rosewood panels. Looks more "traditional" to me now...


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Old 07-22-2017, 01:02 PM
 
Location: USA
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I only have one revolver. A very nice USFA Single Action Army with 4 5/8 barrel. It is a keeper.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I only have one revolver. A very nice USFA Single Action Army with 4 5/8 barrel. It is a keeper.
No kidding! Those are on a par with the Colt SAA in quality & price-wise. Crazy how the owner stopped their production several years ago & took up some oddity thing.

How about a picture? Please?
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:32 PM
 
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From my understanding, the smith 357s are basically made to shoot 38s, and once in a while shoot 357s. I think they now include a disclaimer in the manual to that effect, but I don't know that first hand.

<<SNIP>>
There is a HUGE difference between K/L/N frame Smith's chambered in .357 mag.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:57 AM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I have the model 13 K frame in 4" barrel. When I inquired about feeding it .357- the good folks at Capital Sports said "Shoot away!"

I'm pretty much sticking to 158gr varieties, and boy is she a hoot to shoot!





I put some old school Pachmyers on it and painted the front blade with some fluorescent fishing lure paint.

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Old 08-18-2017, 12:51 PM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 26 days ago)
 
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Starting to really get the feel for that S&W..



I really like that firearm a lot.

Those stray holes in the board- not mine except the one high, lol. That was my friend and his baby Glock 9. That little thing is twitchy, lol.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:22 PM
 
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I have the model 13 K frame in 4" barrel. When I inquired about feeding it .357- the good folks at Capital Sports said "Shoot away!"

I'm pretty much sticking to 158gr varieties, and boy is she a hoot to shoot!





I put some old school Pachmyers on it and painted the front blade with some fluorescent fishing lure paint.
Are you sure that's a 4"? Looks an awful lot like a 3".
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